Textile Classes - starting May 2021

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Reticella Notebook

Tutor: Sue Swann

4 Sessions

18th May

15th June

22nd June

20th July

Tuesdays: 10-12am or 6-8pm

Reticella is a needle lace dating from the 15th century.  It is a form of drawn thread embroidery where some fabric threads are removed, in the horizontal and vertical direction. The boundaries of the cut areas are then stabilised with: satin stitch and 4 sided stitch. The cut area is then filled with a variety of stitches.

This piece has been designed as a sampler so you will get the opportunity to learn needle weaving, detached buttonhole stitch and picots.  The book cover is completed in surface embroidery that continues the cornflower theme of the lace.

Stitching level:   this is a counted thread technique so some experience in counted thread work desirable.

$140

Drawing Essentials

Tutor: Roger Key

7 weeks commencing 25th March

Thursdays: 6.30 - 9pm

Drawing realistically is the vital foundation for painting and all other creative media you wish to use. Whether a complete beginner or experienced, this class will give you techniques that will transform your drawing abilities and confidence, in a fun and friendly environment.  Come and discover that drawing is something we can all do and what a difference it will make to what you can achieve!

Materials: 1st Session:1 x HB pencil, 1 x sharpener or knife, 1 x A4 or A3 drawing pad

Other materials supplied. 

$140

Creativity for Kids

Tutor: Patrice Buescher

8 Weeks 

Mondays commencing 3rd May

or

Wednesdays commencing 5th May

 3:45-5:15 pm

The artistic journey is the focus of this class for each child, where we nurture their innate creativity and foster their love of learning. In this class we will develop creative thinking skills and express ourselves by exploring a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, collage, illustration and more.

All materials supplied.

$150

Pottery - Beginners

includes materials, firing extra

Tutor: Anthea Grob

9 weeks commencing 4th May

Tuesdays: 6:15-8:15 pm

An introduction to making pottery making. The first two sessions will cover preparation of clay and hand-building techniques, the rest of the sessions focus on the wheel including: how to centre the clay, how to pull up the walls, shaping actions, shaping bowls, turning the foot, making glazes or slips and the final class covers glazing. Students should bring an apron and old towel with them.

$230

Pottery - Beginners

includes materials, firing extra

Tutor: Anthea Grob

9 weeks commencing 6th May

Thursdays: 6:15-8:15 pm

An introduction to making pottery making. The first two sessions will cover preparation of clay and hand-building techniques, the rest of the sessions focus on the wheel including: how to centre the clay, how to pull up the walls, shaping actions, shaping bowls, turning the foot, making glazes or slips and the final class covers glazing. Students should bring an apron and old towel with them.

$230

Textile Art

An opportunity to learn a new technique in hand embroidery, machine quilting, machine embroidery or print your own unique piece of fabric.  Our experienced tutors are teaching the following classes in 2021.

If you are interested in other classes/styles, please send an 'expression of interest' to huttartsociety@xtra.co.nz.

Classes commencing May 2021

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Jacky Pearson - Tutor:  Fortnightly Classes during school terms.

Watercolours - classical painting methods, step by step demonstrations and all the theory to go with it.
Each term there is a theme such as skies, tone, colour theory, still life, water and reflections, some thing for everyone. I provide all the necessary teaching aids and reference. Beginners are made very welcome.  Classes are generally in term time and usually fortnightly, but this may vary from time to time.

Apply to Jacky direct.

For full details - www.jackypearson.co.nz