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Programme for Winter Arts Workshop series announced

May 30th, 2011

The Motueka Arts Council has finalised and released its Winter Workshops Programme for 2011, providing Motueka people once again the opportunity to learn new skills and have fun as they learn, and perhaps help winter pass more quickly.

A roster of 21 widely varying arts will be taught and shared over the coming months, most based in Motueka locations and using the skills of local artisans.

The programme includes:

  • Picture framing: Lance Trolle guides you in the professional framing of your precious art works, photographs and tapestries.
  • Terracotta garden art: Barbara Wilson and Lyn Shirley, members of the Motueka Workshop, teach a variety of methods to create a unique masterpiece for your garden.
  • Singing for pleasure: Barbie Cole, a member of Riverside Community, will help you to experience the pleasure of singing together in a group.
  • Screen printing and fabric design: Under the tuition of Val Griffith-Jones, try screen-printing cut paper stencils, painting on natural fabrics, and planning your own project.
  • Orienteering fun: Explore downtown Motueka on foot while searching for a number of orienteering control points strategically hidden by Whenua Iti's Charlie Martin amongst the parks, cafes and other points of interest.
  • Woodcuts: Linda Paul will lead you in print making using wood and water-based inks.
  • Cryptic crosswords: Betty Garrett will teach the tricks of the trade which, once understood, make cryptic puzzles no more difficult to solve than ordinary ones.
  • Percussion discussion: Learn how to hand drum on Bongos, Congas and other drums, and to play Latin rhythms such as Samba, mambo, jazz and funk.
  • Machine mania: Find new and exciting ways to use your sewing machine with embroidery techniques, including "free motion" and layering.
  • Drawing: a three part course With Rose Shepherd, working with both tone and line to create a finished work.
  • Felt bags: Janine Scott-Dickens will teach you how to felt bags, including a unique, colourful bag to keep or give away.
  • Italian banquet: You'll prepare, cook, then eat, a feast of Italian inspired delicacies, including Foccacia bread, anti pasto, pasta and desserts.
  • Oamaru stone carving: Design and carve a sculpture using Oamaru stone for your home or garden, and learn aspects of sculptural design and at basic carving techniques.
  • Advanced digital photography: A live-in weekend course at Teapot Valley studying Macro photographyand Portrait photography under tutor Alan Bilham.
  • Quilling: A very old type of paper craft which has evolved to include fringed flowers and other 3D aspects. Tutor is Julie Emma Anderson.
  • Patchwork bags: Diane will teach basic piecing and foundation piecing as you create a useful sized bag (with a shoulder strap).
  • Introduction to digital photography: A course with Alan Bilham to set you on the road to the taking of beautiful photos you'll be proud of.
  • Felted flowers and scarves: Regina Peter's two day felting course begins with felt flowers and then practising the new techniques in the creation of a scarf or a table runner.
  • Writing your family/town history: For those who have always wanted to record their family or their town's history. Jane Wells will show how you can publish your own book for a fraction of the cost of yesteryear.
  • Making photo gift books: Julie Marshall-Tideman will help you make three unique projects for special gifts or as treasured keepsakes: two books and one wall hanging.
  • Soap-making: A skill every family once possessed! Sue Rutherford will demonstrate how and then you'll have a chance to make your own.

Click here to download and view the complete programme and details of each course.

Click here to download and print the registration form.

For more detail, email or phone Jane Wells at 528 4995.


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