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Weaving ClassesWEAVING SCHOOL IN AKAROA –  Classes starting August 24 then weekly until 28 September. We are very excited about this! Master Weaver Ngaio Tuari, our Kaiwhatu, will guide us through the traditional methods of gathering the haraheke, preparing it for weaving, dyeing and working it into kete and other useful or just plain beautiful Maori objects. Who needs plastic bags when you can take a kete shopping! Any skill level welcome.
$299 for the full course or $55 per casual class.

A scholarship is available for this course.  To apply, please email us at with a short description of why you’d like to take this course and why you think that you would benefit from the free place. for full information on our winter programme or call Lesley 021 527184

Art workshopLearn from a master tutor over four weekly sessions with Akaroa Community Arts Council.  Classically trained in Holland, Siene is one of our most respected and successful working artists on the Peninsula. Oils are his passion.
All skill levels are welcome, with a limited number of students, Siene is able to work the room and give everyone the tuition they need. This is a rare treat!
September 5, 12, 19 and 26, thursdays, 10am to 4pm with an hour for lunch.
$270 for the course, $70 per casual class.
$30 extra for a ten tube box of Pebeo oil paints for those who need paint, all other materials included.
Please go to our website,

Click onto Oil Painting, you will find our registration form – fill it out and send to to register or call Lesley 021 527184 for further information.
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Singing Workshop29 September – MARIE ISLAND MUSIC – SINGING WORKSHOP –  11am to 2pm at the Okuti Valley Hall.   Discover and unleash your own unique voice through fun and interactive singing exercises.

Learn basic fundamental breathing techniques, warm ups and range exercises.  Enjoy a sing a long for practising your new singing tips and techniques.

To book phone Marie 0211 309 9235 or Sue 03 3251 301 or email

Price $60.00 (early Bird $48.00 if deposit made before 15th September.  Includes Light Yummy lunch.

Art ClassesART CLASSES – Develop your skills  in Drawing and Painting using a range of mediums.


The first set of classes focus on Portraits, learning proportion, perspective, observation, light, tone and colour.


To register for classed and/or for more information email or message her via Facebook.

 THE BONE DUDE’S BONE CARVING STUDIO bone-carving-studio 11 Poranui Beach Rd in Birdlings Flat is a “HANDS ON” carving studio, where you can make your own unique Bone Carving with a little help, in 3 hours or less.

No previous carving experience needed, just bring a sense of adventure and CASH!!!

Bookings are essential.

Session are limited to a maximum of 8 people but there’s no minimum, If it’s just you, that’s cool.

Phone  03-329 0947

david-at-work-300wDAVID IRVING – ARTIST design illustration artwork drawings and paintings.  Little River, New Zealand

Have retired to my art room and therefore am available again for art services as above. Pencil drawings water colours or digital media using photoshop etc.  Also art tuition.

Check my website for a few hundred examples. Cartoon work also. So if it’s a company logo or a gift for a friend or family member PM me or pop in for a chat. My art is better than my jokes.

STRUANSTRUAN MACDONALD – FINE ART – Landscapes.  “I am interested in painting landscapes particularly portraying remote, solitary locations.  Having lived most of my life in Otago and Southland, I have drawn inspiration from Central Otago with it’s craggy mountains, big skies, tussocks, crisp, clear air and schist outcrops.  To the west, Fiordland with it’s  misty mountains, waterfalls and beech forests provides endless inspiration.”

Viewings by appointment.  55 Western Valley Road, Little River, Banks Peninsula.    website

SHELLY VAN SOEST – Artist – Okuti Valley Little River.






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