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Workshops And Short Courses At Nathan Homestead

Great Weekend Workshops And Short Courses At Nathan Homestead

As we near the end of Term Two, there is still time to get creative at Manurewa Community Arts Centre (Nathan Homestead) with some great weekend workshops and short courses coming up.

Manukau City Council Programme Co-ordinator Pat Kardarmia says “Back by popular demand on the 21st June is tutor Gillian Elmslie with her successful Soft Stone Sculpture one-day workshop. Using composite stone, first time students and experienced artists alike will find their ideas can be quickly realised and modified working in this medium.

“The Timeless Handcrafts: Pulled-Thread Bag workshop on 7 June, is designed for those with experience in counted thread embroidery and who have a sound knowledge of the pulled-thread technique. Our current creative embroidery tutor, UK trained Pat Hollister who holds certificates for City and Guilds in embroidery and design, will be taking the one-day course.” says Ms Kardarmia.

A first for Nathan Homestead this term is a 3-day workshop commencing on the 7 June, Introduction to Glass Casting. Under tutor Pam Olver, learn how to create a wax model and a mould for the firing process and how to de-mould and come away with a beautiful finished object.

Other workshops being held include the Handmade Ceramic Tile workshop where you can create and decorate a hand-made tile from raw clay and our one day Floral Design workshop with award-winning floral designer Rosemary Weir.

Short courses being offered include:

Photography for Kids: Children will learn from an experienced photographer how to handle a camera and what makes a good photo.

Fabric Painting: Learn to transfer patterns on to plain calico as well as the painting techniques to complete your design.

Mosaics: In this very popular four-week course you will be guided in completing 2 – 3 mosaic projects.

Picture Framing: Learn the basic skills of framing. Sessions one and two of the course will be held at Nathan Homestead with sessions 3 and 4 taking place at G & L Picture Framers, Ronwood Avenue in Manukau.

Enrolments for these courses are being taken now. Courses are detailed in the free Arts in the City catalogue which are available from libraries and art centres around the city or by phoning Manurewa Community Arts Centre (Nathan Homestead) on 267 0180.

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