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Keep cool and get creative

Media Release
5 November 2003

Keep cool and get creative

The end-of-year rush can be a killer. Chill out and get creative at the Nathan Homestead which has vacancies at some fabulous workshops that will have you relaxed and ready to face the many demands of Xmas with a smile.

For beginners keen to learn Glass Casting a 3-Day Workshop will be run by Pam Olver on Saturday and Sunday 15-16 November, 10am – 4pm and Saturday 22 November, 10am – 1pm. Students will make wax models to put into a mould to create a bowl shaped vessel at a cost of $100 course fee and $45 for materials.

At this time of the year our thoughts turn to decorating and gardening. Why not get some advice from an expert at the ‘This Old House: Indoor & Outdoor Living’ series 2. Sylvia Sandford will give you new insights on how to maximise the potential of your property with wonderful design, decorating and landscaping tips. The 4-week course, starts 10 November, on Monday evenings, 7-9pm and costs $65.

*Bonus offer: complementary reception at Mokum Textiles, Parnell, 11 Nov, hosted by Sylvia Sandford & Debbie Abercrombie (details available on enrolment)

What better course at the yuletide season than Positively Paua: An indigenous NZ Christmas, with stylist Maree Wilson who will present inspired ideas for Christmas home decorating. Maree will present home decorating themes from table settings to tree trimming as well as gift wrapping. The course is on Saturday, 15 Nov, 10.30am-1.30pm and costs $35. (NB: some products used in the demonstrations will be available to purchase on the day at reasonable prices).

And finally in what is a coup for Manukau, the Homestead proudly presents the Antique Road Show, with Mary Dixon. Have your treasures valued at this event on Tuesday evening 25 November 7 – 10pm by antique expert Mary Dixon who has appeared on TV with Mary Lambie & Jim Hickey.

Mary has a long established career in antiques, and for the past 20 years has owned and operated John Dixon Antiques. Although Mary is an expert in antiques over 100 years old, she has a broad knowledge of all antiques. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take some of your precious pieces (no more than three transportable items) of china, porcelain, glass, silver and collectibles, and enjoy seeing and hearing about others’ objects too.
The event is on Tuesday, 25 November, 7-10pm at a cost of $15.

Finish the year on a high note by honing your creative skills at Nathan Homestead. For more details please phone 267 0180 or details are available in the latest Arts in the City brochure from your nearest library, arts centre, or website www.manukau.govt.nz

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