Welcome to WSA

School Holidays

Our Spring Holiday programme for October is open for bookings now!


Our classes are suitable for 5-12 year old children and run from 9am to 12pm. The fees are $30 per session or $125 Monday to Friday. For bookings email artschool@wsa.org.nz

And this spring break we offer adult workshops for the opportunity to spend a whole day with your chosen medium or subject. Have a look what is on offer below and contact us in the office to enrol: artschool@wsa.org.nz

Children

2 October to 6 October, 9am to 12pm, 5 to 12 years, $30 per session or $125 Monday to Friday

Monday
Learn & improve techniques for mixing and blending acrylic paint and use clay to make easy roses, 3D pencil holder, twisted coaster, Picasso faces & many much more

Tuesday
Create beautiful watercolour background washes to then paint images over top and learn drawing & shading tips to help your drawings look like 3D

Wednesday
Make large vibrant individual letters to then create multi 
dimensional sculpture. Try paper craft - weave, fold,
cut & glue papers to make stunning artworks

Thursday
Make crazy egg tray people using acrylic paint and learn
how to shade, blend, highlight & define using charcoal

Friday
Use chalk pastels to create beautiful multi tonal
3D landscapes and have fun doing detailed perspective
abstract pen & pattern artworks


Adult workshops

Monday 9 October, 10am to 4pm

Figure drawing and portraiture with Alex Pearce

All levels

Explore the human figure with different techniques and materials. A model will be available for part of the time

$140, $125 for members, incl. materials and model

 

Tuesday 10 October, 10am to 4pm

Watercolour with Paulette Bruns

Advanced beginner to intermediate

Discover experimental watercolour methods and take the time to play around with watercolours.

$120 for member, 135 for non-members, incl. basic materials

 

Thursday 12 October, 10am to 4pm

Abstract paining in oil & acrylics with Pieter Swanepoel

Advanved students

Develop an understanding of elements leading towards the construction of an abstract painting

$100, $85 for members, materials not included

 

Friday 13 October, 10am to 4pm

Drawing the Line with Sybille Schlumbom

Advanced level

Explore  lines, dare to be big in a small and modest medium - and experiment with unusual and repurposed materials to draw the line

$115, $100 for members, including materials

Art School

Our Art School is situated in the iconic ArtsPost building.

Following you find our class schedule for the following term.

Entrance of art school

With experienced tutors covering a range of mediums, we offer art classes for all ages.

You can download the schedule for term four here. Follow us on facebook to keep up to date. 

Programme description

The Waikato Society of Arts has established the Art School in the 1970. 
All our tutors are professional creatives, and we try to keep the balance between solid skill building classes to strengthen student’s core competency and new, contemporary classes that will push their boundaries. 
See how far you can push the boundaries of your painting experience.

Monday 9.30am - 11.30pm, Untutored painting, $80 , members $65
Join an untutored class get some input and inspiration for your work. Many of our long term students join an untutored class at some stage to make use of our studio space and enjoy company while working. This class works in painted mixed media

NEW CLASS ! Monday 9.30am - 11.30pm, Beginners Watercolours, Paulette Bruns, $135, members $120                           Learn the basics of a fascinating medium

Monday,  Drawing + Painting Portraiture/ morning and lunch time class, Alex Pearce, 9.30-12pm: $150, members $135 incl. model; 1pm - 2.30pm: $95, members $80 incl. model. This class gives you the opportunity to develop portraits from drawing to painting in your own medium

Monday 4pm-5pm, Children’s art, 5 - 7 years, Paulette Bruns, $88
Our afterschool children’s classes are developed for certain age groups. Art and creativity are fostered by exploring a range of materials and techniques

Monday 4pm-5.30pm, Craft club, 8-12 years, Wendee Barrett,  $88
Explore, create, get inspired by materials and colours- and just do it!

Monday 6pm-8pm, Watercolour, Paulette Bruns,  $135, members $120
Our watercolour classes are small in size, which makes it easy for the tutor to adapt to beginners and continuers alike

Monday 6pm-8pm, Oil painting, Nici Peacock,  $135, member$120
Structured introduction to oil painting, suitable for absolute beginners but mixed class with continuers and advanced students

Monday  6pm-8.30pm, Experimental printmaking, Caroline Peacocke, $145, members $130
Discover the principles of printmaking and continue the creative journey by creating experimental woodcuts

Tuesday 9.30am - 11.30am, Oil painting, Jennie De Groot, $135, member$120                                           Get support and instructions while working on your own projects in oil

 NEW CLASS ! Tuesday 9.30-11.30, Oriental painting, Danbee Park, $135, members$120                                                    Oriental painting focuses on brush control, use of water and ink and incorporating the elements of yin and yang in your work

Tuesday 9.30am - 12pm, untutored woodcuts, includes materials,  $75, members $65
Work along experienced printmakers and inspire each other. Not suitable for absolute beginners, an introduction to the use of our printing press in one of our tutored classes is prerequisite

Tuesday 4pm - 5.30pm, Art after School, Sarah Oliver $88                                                                         Aimed to inspire and extend children's art skills in a fun environment

Tuesday 4pm - 5.30pm, Drawing + painting 13 - 18 years, Grace Elgie, $88                                             Fine art graduate Grace engages young individuals with contemporary art, whilst supporting each artist’s creative opinion and process. “The term contemporary art is loosely used to refer to art of the present day and of the relatively recent past, of an innovatory or avant-garde nature” TATE

Tuesday 4pm-5.30pm, Exploring art techniques, 8 - 13 years, Vivien Hendy , $88                                       Children explore art and design using different materials in this after school class               

NEW CLASS ! Tuesday 6pm to 8pm, Contemporary watercolour, Kate Symmans, $135, members $120                              During our Contemporary Watercolour class we will be experimenting with illustrative applications, creating textures using a variety of materials and playing with colour…or a lack of!

“During our Contemporary Watercolour class we will be experimenting with illustrative applications, creating textures using a variety of materials and playing with colour…or a lack of!. Limiting the control over our application will leave us free to play with dripping, splattering and quick gestural movements to create fun and lively works of watercolour art. Using a combination of still-life, urban scenes and landscapes utilising images and our imaginations, we can explore a variety of water colour techniques from the traditional to the modern and everything in between.”

Wednesday  9.30am-11.30am, Watercolour, Paulette Bruns, $135, members $120
Start or extend your watercolour painting skills in this class. Beginners and continuers will be able to pick up new tricks in this small mixed level class

Wednesday 9.30am - 12pm, Painting + drawing techniques, Nici Peacock,  $145, members $130
Develop and refine your painting and drawing skills. A lot of the students return in this class, so you will learn alongside fellow artists with a wide range of skills

Wednesday 9.30am-11.30am, Acrylics as you like it, Haydn Rive $145, members $130.                            This is a mix of step by step instruction as well as being encouraged to follow your own direction and vision

Wednesday 4pm - 5.30pm, Art after school, 7-9 years, Paulette Bruns, $88
Children develop art skills in a range of media

Wednesday  4pm - 5.30pm , Art after school, 10 - 14 years, Sarah Oliver,$88
Aimed to inspire and extend children’s art practicing skills 

Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Watercolour, Paulette Bruns, $135, members $120 
Start or extend your watercolour painting skills in this class. Beginners and continuers will be able to pick up new tricks in this small mixed level class

Wednesday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Life drawing, Alex Pearce,  $165, members $150 (incl. model)
Observing and drawing - classical human figure study allowing for exploration in different media.  Model fees are included in the class fees

Wednesday 5.30pm-8.00pm , Exciting etching untutored, $75, members $65
Entry level experience in the etching process is required to work alongside this group of enthusiastic print makers. Please express your interest in our beginners etching class starting in term two (Friday morning) to gain the necessary experience

Thursday  9.30am - 11.30am, Watercolours, Haydn Rive $135, members $120
Watercolours for beginners and continuers

Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am, Experimental works on paper untutored, $80, members $65
Take your works on paper further by bouncing ideas with like minded artists

Thursday 9-30am - 12.00pm, Etching and drypoint, untutored, $75, members $65
Entry level experience in the etching process is required to work alongside this group of enthusiastic print makers. Please express your interest in our beginners etching class starting in term two (Friday morning) to gain the necessary experience

Thursday  4.00pm-5.00pm,  Children’s art, 5 - 7 years, Paulette Bruns, $88
Art and creativity are fostered by exploring a range of materials and techniques in this after school class

Thursday 4pm - 5.30pm,  Exploring art techniques, 8 - 13 years, Vivien Hendy,  $88
Children explore art and design using different materials in this after school class

NEW CLASS ! Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Life Drawing, Pieter Swanepoel, $165, members $150(inc. model)

Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Evening Portraiture, Alex Pearce, $165, members $150(incl. model)Observing and drawing - classical human figure study allowing for exploration in different media.  Model fees are included in the class fees

Friday 9.30am-11.30am, Watercolour workshop untutored,  $80, members $65
Watercolourists working side by side

NEW CLASS ! Friday  9.30-11.30, Advanced in acrylic and oil , Pieter Swanepoel, $135, member$120
Reflective painting in any medium or even multi-media:not just pictures, not just techniques, but thinking about both content and making, during the process of painting. Be challenged, don't be a bore, come and explore