Art workshops on offer

by Paul Campbell

The winter months are time to spend indoors, and Mangawhai Artists have come up with just the ticket to keep cosy and also enhance your creative experience at the same time, with Winter Workshops.

“Beginning on June 24 as the chilly weather sets in, unleash your creativity and have a go at some art!,” says learning coordinator Raewyn Vague.

“The tutors are experienced; there is something for all levels. Beginners will be supported, and the more confident will be encouraged and supported to expand. The workshops are listed on the website

“There are lots to choose from; look on the website for the calendar, a list of tutors and workshops. Each workshop has information at the end on how to book. Lino printing and working with clay with tutor Nicola Everett, felt wool pictures and playing with colour using beeswax crayons and citrus turps with Christine Moginie, painting workshops with tutor Elena Nikolaeva plus workshops on how to develop your ideas, introduction to silver clay, quilling and paper filigree, digital drawing and more.

Raewyn says “it’s important to book as soon as possible because some workshops are filling up.

“Each has a limited number of places to make sure every participant has a good experience. The downside is that without the number of participants being reached, some workshops will be cancelled.”

You can email Raewyn for more information The workshops this year continue, as for previous years, to be in the gallery.