Group Singing for Fun

Tutor: Sue Thorby

This 6 week course is for anyone who has ever thought about singing lessons but has been too shy to give it a go. Come along and learn about vocal anatomy, the physics of resonance and sound, the techniques of warming up and most of all have fun singing. Suitable for beginners.

Tuesday evenings, 6.15-7.45pm


6 Sessions, $80

T 1 starts: 2 May

Painting with Watercolours
Tutor: Michael Haggie
Covera all the basic techniques of watercolour painting with both wet and dry methods demonstrated. The aim is to unlock the mystery behind watercolour and to build up confidence by planning out a painting carefully and thoroughly. Suitable for beginners and the more proficient. (Basic materials provided)
Tuesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm
8 Sessions, $130
T 2 starts: 16 May

Acrylic Painting
Tutor: Michael Haggie
Covers all the techniques of painting with acrylic media. We will use paper as the ground and cover transparent layering as well as impasto techniques. The emphasis is on students becoming fluent and familiar with this media. (Basic materials provided, you will need to provide own paint).
Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm
10 Sessions, $130
T 2 starts: 17 May

Mini-Retreat Writers' Workshop
Tutor: Joan Rosier-Jones
A writers' retreat with a difference....this weekend will provide a retreat-like atmosphere without the costs of a residential writers' retreat. Over the weekend you will have plenty of time to write without interruptions, have some one-on-one sessions with Joan, and then have time to share your writing at the workshop. Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am-3.30pm
1 Weekend, $95
T 2 starts: June 3

Cheese Making
Tutor: Gina Guigou
If you are planning to make your own cheese, this class will give you all the skills and hands-on experience your need to make soft cheeses. (All ingredients supplied).
Saturday, 20 May, 9am-3pm
1 Session, $125
T 2 starts: 20 May

Wild about Weeds
Tutor: Margi Keys
Purslane, fat hen, chickweed and nasturtium are all edible, and grow freely in Whanganui. Join Margi and learn about what weeds can be eaten, enjoy a wild salad from her garden and find out how easy it is to make herbal teas. The second session will be a walk on the wild side, foraging for other plants.
Sunday afternoons, 2-4pm
2 Sessions, $35
T 2 starts: June 11

Four-Letter-Word Stories
Tutor: Margi Keys
Writing short (<100 words) four-letter-word (FLW) stories is a lot of fun.
Four-letter-word stories may be thought of as silly biographical fiction, or true stories with embellishment. Written without articles, most pronouns and prepositions, the challenge of constructing stories using only four-letter words is fun and stimulating.
The icing on the cake will be the sharing at the end of each session!! Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8pm
3 Sessions, $45
T 2 starts: 24 May

Coloured Pencil Drawing
Tutor: Michael Haggie
As far as ease of use, portability and clean-up it won't get much easier than Coloured Pencil Drawing! This weekend will open your eyes and your creativity to a whole range of new and beautiful possibilities using coloured pencils, ideal for both beginner artists and experienced artists getting started with coloured pencils.! Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am-3.30pm
1 Weekend, $130
T 2 starts: 10 & 11 June

Painting, from start to finish
Tutor: Pauline Allomes
Do you need help with planning, design, preparing canvas, transferring images to canvas, underpainting etc? Get that help that you long for in the early stages of your painting. (Due to time restrictions this is an acrylic workshop). There is a small list of materials that will need to be purchased for the workshop.
Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm
1 Week, $160
T 2 starts: 10 July

'Danika & Rocco' Fabric Doll Workshop
Tutor: Jill Maas
Danika, (meaning morning star) comes from Taumarunui where her grandparents settled after immigrating to New Zealand. She was brought up on a sheep station where she mustered sheep on horseback and bagged manure for pocket money.
Locally known as 'The Marchioness', possibly as her advice is given freely and she has quite a strong disposition, but she also has a large degree of kindness and is a hard worker. Rocco, (of questionable breeding) was found marauding at her boundary fence. She fell in love with his cute face, adopted him, registered him, micro chipped him and he had a small operation, he's not quite forgiven her for that! But they have become constant companions. He protects her from wild beasts and only does trivial misdeeds when he feels ignored. A list of requirements will be provided on enrolment. (There is a $10 fee for the pattern payable to Jill over the weekend). Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am-3pm
2 Days, $95
T 2 starts: 15 & 16 July

Still on our list are music, languages, upholstery, woodwork, photography and photoshop courses.

For more details see the website