Waimea College


Art & Creativity

Pattern Drafting/Design – Skirt:   Monday 7.00 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)              NEW

Learning basic pattern drafting skills you will establish your individually fitted skirt block pattern. From this, you will design and draft the skirt pattern of your choice, fitted to you, ready for sewing. Paper, card and calico materials supplied by the tutor for $20 in addition to course fee.

Tutor: Larisse Hall  25 Feb – 1 Apr                                                                                                           Fee $125


“Shabby Chic” One Day Workshop:      Saturday 10.00 am  –  4.00 pm

Shabby Chic is inspired by French and Italian interior design styles.  Learn how to distress, apply texture and transfer images onto your piece of furniture.  Bring a small piece of furniture.

Tutor:  Margaret Klink        16 Mar                                                                                                             Fee $75


Sewing With Confidence:   7.00 – 9.00 pm (6 or 8 weeks)

For beginners to experienced sewers. Improve your confidence in using the sewing machine, over-locker, choosing patterns and fabrics.

Tutor: Karen Richards            Tuesday  19 Feb – 26 Mar (6 weeks)                                                             Fee $105

Tutor: Deb Baker           OR   Thursday 7 Feb – 28 Mar (8 weeks)                                                              Fee $135


Drawing For All Levels:   Thursday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)

For beginners through to experienced students. You will explore various drawing approaches with a range of media to develop your observational and expressive skills.

Tutor: Caroline Jones  21 Feb – 28 Mar                                                                                                    Fee $150


Painting For All Levels:   Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)

A fun and relaxed painting class for the beginner through to the experienced artist. Choose your medium to paint in (eg: acrylics, oils or watercolours). Each session will begin with a short introduction on a different subject (eg: colour theory, values, perspective, figures, composition, painting from live vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own subject and style. Paint from a still life or your photograph.

Tutor: Nicole Russell  25 Feb – 1 Apr                                                                                                       Fee $140


Flax Weaving:        Weekend two day workshop     9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Creative, hands-on flax weaving weekend for beginner and intermediate weavers. Beginners will create three small weavings during the weekend, intermediate weavers with previous experience will create one larger kete or backpack.

The workshop will include instruction about flax preparation and harvesting. Come and enjoy learning some new skills, and be happily surprised at how much you can achieve.

Tutor: Maureen Harte       30 Mar – 31 Mar                                                                                              Fee $130