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Upcoming Workshops

Kids Art Session with Fiona Garlick

For kids under 12 years of age. Fiona is an Arrowtown sculptor and ceramic artist who holds regular creative workshops for kids at The Making Room as well as lecturing remotely at the Otago Polytechnic

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Stitching Post

Come and join in at the Stitching Post and share
your skills and the love.

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Painting with
Ro Bradshaw: Interpreting the Otago Landscape 

New methods of painting with mixed media, acrylic and watercolour. Participants will explore new methods of painting using a choice of mediums and supports.

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Joy of Singing with Sue Patterson 

The workshop starts with a relaxing 45 minute group session when all learn the basics of singing: posture, breathing, forward placement of sound, warm ups and how to care for your voice. This workshop is suitable for singers of all abilities.

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En Plein Air Painting with Samuel Earp

Samuel Earp is a traditional realism artist who loves to paint landscapes in oils, especially scenes of New Zealand, Australia and Guernsey among others.

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Guitar Jamming with Tony Marshall & John Bell

John runs a weekly guitar group. Tony busks and plays in a local band.Genres of popular music - 60s to now.

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Photography with
Sara Lindstrom

Born and raised in the far north of Sweden, Sara Lindström is a travel & outdoor lifestyle photographer passionate about mountains and adventures in remote and wild terrain. 

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Printmaking with
Sue Marshall:
Intro to Collograph & Drypoint

learn a simple Collagraph and Drypoint technique to create an A5 printmaking plate to ink and print out their design or drawing. 

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Crime writing with Brian Stoddart

Brian Stoddart is the workshop host and was long listed for the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best NZ Crime Novel with A Straits Settlement.​

The aim is to have some fun and learn some new tricks.

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Printmaking With
Sue Marshall: Kitchen Table Relief Printing 

learn how to create a Relief printmaking plate and print their design without a press. This process can be used at home on your kitchen table with simple tools. 

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