Art Groups

Once you become a member of Hutt Art you may join any of our Art Groups. This is a brief outline of all our current groups.

Please contact the office or the coordinators for more information.

Colourfest - Monday 9:30am-2:30pm

Coordinator: Christina Chappel Ph 569 8292

Come along and join our fun filled morning.  Enjoy your morning tea and lunch and good company while painting in any style you choose.  You are all welcome.

Depictions - Monday 7:30pm-9:30pm

Coordinator: Leon Ramakers Ph 569 4252

We’re a friendly, untutored group of artists painting various topics and styles in various media to an eclectic mix of quiet background music. Help and advice on your paintings is also available, if you want it, from the more experienced artists in the group.

The Rising Stars: Tuesday 9:30-12pm

Coordinator: Michael Bartlett Ph 565 0624

We are a friendly group, painting in Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour and pencil drawing.  We have morning tea.  We choose our own topics to paint and advice is available to people if required from experienced painters in the group.

Brushstrokes: Tuesday 1pm-4pm

Coordinator: Annette Undrill Ph 9774459

A lovely group of Artists who thoroughly enjoy the work they do in fantastic surroundings.

Life Art Group: Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm

Coordinator: John Hamlin Ph 5665256

The model is posed for two hours, allowing time for more finished work and the opportunity to use a wide variety of media including oils, watercolour pencils, acrylics, charcoal and pastels.  We have a good group of models from which to work and the studio is well set up with good lighting, drawing tables and easels.  Note – there is a fee charged for the model. LowerHuttLifeDrawing/

Colourwheel: Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm

Coordinator: Chris Bossley Ph 567 3987

An enthusiastic group of painters nurturing each others talents.

Portrait Class: Thursday 9:30am- 12:00pm

Coordinator: Patricia Bourke Ph 5671245

This group has been meeting for as long as the Society has been in existence.  The model usually comes for two weeks running.  It is a friendly group and it’s amazing the quality of work produced.  Everyone uses whatever medium they prefer and we help each other if asked.  Please do come along if you are interested, you will be more than welcome.  Note – there is a fee charged for the model. huttartportraits/

Buzz: Friday 9:30am-12:00pm

Coordinator: David Balm Ph: 973 7807

A lively mix of painters, with styles ranging from traditional to abstract, and all mediums from pencils to oils are utilised. A relaxed atmosphere where anything goes!

Pottery Groups: Coordinators: Daytime - Lesley Ranson Ph: 586 5835 / Evening - Bosa Novakov Ph: 577 1481

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There are no formal teaching sessions at these times and participants are welcome to do what they want. We do not provide clay or tools although there is a small number of tools for borrowing.

Monday Madness:  9:30am onwards 

Monday Evenings: 7pm - 9pm

Wednesday Mornings: 9:30am - 12pm

Thursday Mornings: 9.30am - 12pm - any 3D work is encouraged including pottery

Weavers: Monday 9am - 12.00pm

Coordinator: Janice Hay Ph: 566 8998

We are an untutored group of active weavers who use the equipment and resources of the Society while enjoying each others company. We share ideas and techniques and help each other with planning and executing projects. We meet regularly on Monday mornings and often also weave on Wednesday mornings. New members are welcome. Some experience in weaving is necessary.

Embroidery: Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Coordinator: Margaret Wilson: Ph 566 6651

Enjoy doing your craft in the company of others who also enjoy the craft. A wide variety of stitching styles are enjoyed by the members of this group.

Porcelain Art: Monday 10am-2pm

Coordinator: Pauline Backhouse Ph 565 1196

A lovely group of ladies who come together every Monday to paint. We are an untutored group who help each other. We bring our lunch and finish between 1:30 and 2.00pm.


Coordinator: Jo Constable Ph: 021 221 6460

As members of the Hutt Art Centre we have access to the printing presses and other necessary equipment. At present there are no regular printmaking groups but groups can be formed by arrangement with other printmakers. New members are always welcome. Previous experience using a press is necessary. Look out for workshops and 'print day in May' where you can come along, meet the printmakers and have a go at various printimaking techniques.

Book Art Group (BAGs): 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month

Coordinator: Sharon Andrews Ph: 478 1019

Not your average book group, we don’t talk about books we have read. We rip, stick, cut, dye, crunch, collage, glue, hammer, stitch, paint, print, stamp and create handmade books that are full of adventure and fun. All skill levels welcome.

Urban Sketchers: Wednesday at 1pm, returning by 4:30pm

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Formed to have fun while discovering our community through drawing, sketching and painting on location in the Hutt Valley and the wider Wellington region.

We car pool to a location where we sketch for one or two hours what we see around us in the media of our choice. Afterwards we meet at a nearby cafe where we have the opportunity to share our work and learn from each other.

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