Weekend Courses Term 1 - 2018

Upcoming weekend courses in Term 1 - 2018:

17/18 March:

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14/15 April:



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EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP
TUTOR: JO DIXEY

Embroidery is back, and Etsy offers great kits far from our Grand-Mother’s designs. But before getting on the new trend of Zenbroidery, learn with Jo Dixey how to sticth.

During this weekend of embroidery, students will be introduced to a collection of basic embroidery stitches and learn how to use them within a design. The first day will be spent working on a sampler, learning how to control the needle and create beautiful stitches.

The second day students will start a small embroidered picture where they will learn how to choose which stitches to use and how to fit those stitches into a space.

Some examples of kits on Etsy to inspire you for your future projects:

Zenbroidery

SquidGirl

Sea Nursery 

Floral 

Zodiac 

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

SAT. 17 & SUN. 18 MARCH

$230


CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 12 MARCH


About Jo Dixey:

Jo Dixey is a freelance embroiderer, stitch artist and author of the embroidery book “Stitch People”. She teaches small groups a variety of embroidery and fabric techniques as well as design based workshops. She works on commissions which have included large altar cloths, university banners and work for the fashion industry. She also repairs old embroideries and holds exhibitions of her work. The work she does for exhibition ranges from large wall hung quilts to fine embroideries. These pieces are mostly based on the human form and often comment on issues she has with modern life!

Jo trained for 3 years at the Royal School of Needlework, followed by City and Guilds creative embroidery Parts 1 and 2. She worked for the Embroiderers Guild in the UK for a year promoting embroidery around the country. Jo moved to New Zealand in 2000 and now lives in Helensville.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly. 

  


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PHOTOSHOP WEEKENDER
TUTOR: PAUL SHADBOLT

A two-day Introduction to Adobe's Photoshop.

This course will introduce the beginner to Adobe's Photoshop software and its features, and will be of particular interest to digital photographers wanting to edit their images post-photography and prepare them for print.

The course will run for two consecutive days over a weekend and will show you how to get around Photoshop's workspace, change the size and quality of an image, work with layers, filters, effects and combine images, how to make selections, retouch an image and edit your own photos.

The course will deliver presentations demonstrating the features and various techniques of Photoshop, as well as setting practical hands-on tasks and small projects that will be supervised by your tutor in class.

The demonstrations, daily tasks and small projects will cumulate into a final project on the last day where you will be able to utilise your new skills to manipulate and edit an image suitable for high quality print.

At the completion of the course, the students will have a strong understanding of the potential of Adobe's Photoshop that will allow them to create their own work as well as setting a solid foundation for further self-directed learning.


ADOBE WEEKENDER

SAT. 17 & SUN. 18 MARCH

$250


CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 12 MARCH


About Paul Shadbolt:

Paul Shadbolt has been a graphic designer for many years and is an Avid traveller and photographer. He holds a Design degree from Unitec and attended the Axis Awards Advertising School. He worked at Seven Visual Communication and was head of creative and marketing at Redhead Clothing until he created his own design studio: Foundation Design. He also has experience as systems analyst, hardware and software procurement manager and the I.T. support. It is these extra roles that have given Paul a greater depth of business related knowledge and therefore makes for a better designer. Paul is a lecturer on the Bachelor programme at Whitecliffe and is dedicated to teaching: “promoting the industry to potential young designers is very close to my heart”

Foundation Design Website 


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  


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INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

TUTOR: TREVE DROMGOOL

This weekend course will introduce you to using your D-SLR camera on its manual setting to unlock your full photographic creativity. The focus will be on the visual language particular to photography and how to achieve results through manipulating shutter speeds, aperture and ISO. The course includes some practice with lots of shooting time during the weekend. The main photography styles will be covered: landscape, Portraiture and studio lighting.

Note from the tutor:

Please note students need to bring a D-SLR camera for the course. 


INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

SAT. 17 & SUN. 18 MARCH

$250


CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 12 MARCH


About Treve Dromgool:

Treve has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography, and a postgraduate qualification in Medical Photography. She is currently immersed in the photographic industry, practicing as an Ophthalmic photographer, working freelance, exhibiting, and teaching. www.treveimage.com


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

   


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FASHION UP-CYCLING WORKSHOP

TUTOR: NICOLE WESSELING

Bring your old cloth and op-shop treasures and re-design!

This workshop will be taken by former designer of menswear label French83, Nicole Wesseling who is now working as Production Manager for Ingrid Starnes. Nicole will take the students through the challenge of creating a new fabric accessory while up-cycling pre-own garments. This workshop is a great presentation to sustainable fashion. This workshop touches on the issue consumerism in the fashion industry and explores creative ways to eliminate waste going to landfill.

With Nicole’s guidance, students will develop and design an innovative and commercially viable accessory for either men or women. Student will work with their own pre-loved garments (or garments from op-shops) and up-cycle them into a new accessory of their choice. The design and final product should comprise of 90% of the pre-loved clothing. Students may use additional purchased notions (zips, buttons and fusing).

Be creative and think about fabric weights, textures and tones you like to work with.

Note from the Tutor:

Time is limited so it would be great to have some ideas of what you’d like to do (as an accessory) before you attend the class. All equipment will be provided for pattern making, cutting and sewing – you just need to bring your own fabric, colour matching thread, zip and buttons if you want.


FASHION UP-CYCLING WORKSHOP

SAT. 17 & SUN. 18 MARCH

$230


CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 12 MARCH


About Nicole Wesseling:

Since claiming the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award in 2009, Wesseling has received a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) where she travelled to India in 2014 to research sustainable practices in the industry.

Wesseling comes from a fashion-obsessed family, whose roots lie in the Netherlands, Europe. Her Dutch heritage has a strong influence on her refined attention to detail and continues to inform her design aesthetic.

With an extensive background in both women’s and menswear, Wesseling’s approach to design is distinctive and sophisticated. She has a strong understanding of organic cotton production, and enjoys experimenting with up-cycling and recycling materials.

Wesseling has extensive experience with up-cycling projects which began with her Whitecliffe Graduate Collection. She has also worked with Whitecliffe students since 2015 during the Restyle Project run by French83 wherein students are required to up-cycle donated suits into new and innovative products.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

  


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WEBSITE PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
TUTOR: SHELLEY SIMPSON

This workshop is designed specifically for creative people who would like to create their own website. By the end of the weekend, students will have set up a professional, easy to maintain, low cost website that showcases their work and acts as an archive using the online platform WIX.

Artists websites have specific requirements. Students will identify what they need their website to do and have a clear pathway to creating a website that works for them and their audience.

This hands-on weekend course will cover topics such as:

- Defining audience

- Project planning

- WIX overview

- Template choice

- Image sizing and uploading

- Text formatting

- Google search optimisation

- And more…

Note from the tutor:

  • Participants need to have a basic level of computer ability: Be able to use Word - Be able to transfer photos from their camera or phone or USB stick - Be able to send emails
  • Students will need to complete a task before the course and fill out a preplanning document including questions on their intended outcome: Website content: images, text, video, audio. This will be supplied a couple of week before the course, once the course is confirmed to run.
  • iMac computers provided.

WEBSITE PORTFOLIO DESIGN WORKSHOP

SAT. 17 & SUN. 18 MARCH

$250

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 12 MARCH


About Shelley Simpson:

Shelley has taught digital media for many years. She has worked previously at Media Design School and AUT. She has taught workshops at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Brownes School of Art and privately.

She ran her own business making websites for a long time and had many happy clients. Now, however, she prefers to give others the knowledge and skills to make their own sites.

Shelley is also a practicing artist and completed her MFA at Elam in 2016. You can look at her own art website here: shelleysimpson.co.nz

As an artist herself, Shelley is knowledgable about and sympathetic to the requirements that creative people have in the online environment. Shelley has a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from AUT


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

  


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ADOBE LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP

TUTOR: TREVE DROMGOOL

This weekend workshop is an introduction for beginner students to the photography retouching software "Adobe Lightroom". Different from Photoshop, Lightroom is a photographers' favourite, because it offers more adjustments, but mostly allows the photographer to apply changes to a group of images at once and has library and organising capacity.

Students will spend the weekend exploring the functionality of Lightroom and how this can transform and streamline their photographic workflow and archiving systems. After an overview of the software students will learn to import images, rename files, use the Library Module, use the Develop Module, explore the Catalogue function and review some popular Quick Tips.

Photo practice will become seamless, organised and efficient. 

Note from the Tutor:

Please bring a selection of your high resolution digital image files to work with.  We will be working on Mac computers using Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom, students are welcome to bring their own laptop with relevant software if preferred.

ADOBE LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP

SAT. 14 & SUN. 15 APRIL

$250

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 9 APRIL


About Treve Dromgool:

Treve has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography, and a postgraduate qualification in Medical Photography. She is currently immersed in the photographic industry, practicing as an Ophthalmic photographer, working freelance, exhibiting, and teaching. www.treveimage.com


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.
A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

 


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TOIORA MANAWHENUA: MAORI CONCEPTS IN ARTS THERAPY

TUTOR: ANITA VLASIC-MANAIA & TANIA LE PERE

This workshop offers an opportunity to experience and explore the application of Maori concepts in Arts Therapy practice utilising creativity as it relates to individual wellbeing. It is presented in a non-judgmental supportive environment that focusses on the process and not the outcome. You will be guided through the application of the following Maori concepts within Arts Therapy practice:

1.    Whanaungatanga: Relationship building.

2.    Turangawaewae: Belonging and kinship.

3.    Whakapapa: Ancestral awareness, understanding & knowledge.

4.    Kotahitanga: Individual strengths used collectively.

5.    Whakatauki: Traditional Maori proverbs.

6.    Pakiwaitara: Maori myths and tribal legends.

7.    Karakia/Whakatauki: Prayer/Proverb

8.    Te Ao Maori: A Maori Worldview

Each session will incorporate visual arts, a range of art materials, movement, and utilisation of voice for example, chanting. Students will be able to participate at a level that is comfortable and suitable for them. No prior knowledge or experience in Arts Therapy or Maori development is needed. Each day will start and end with Maori customs and protocols including karakia or prayer.

By the end of the workshop you will have gained knowledge and confidence using a range of creative processes and a deeper understanding of utilising creativity and Maori concepts for your own wellbeing and a connection with your own indigeneity. There will be opportunities for students to feedback and share throughout the workshop.

The course involves individual and group work with opportunities for participation in group discussion and shared experiences. An openness to working with others as well as self-directed art making is desirable. No prior knowledge of things Maori or the Maori language is necessary. This is an opportunity to utilise holistic Maori concept and processes for self exploration using creativity to inform wellbeing. All we ask is that you come with an open mind and willingness to participate in learning processes that you will be carefully guided through.

We are all Tangata Whenua / Indigenous to Papatuanuku / Earth Mother.

Note from the tutor:

It is important to note that this is not a typical class for training Arts Therapists and that the Maori concepts presented in this workshop are applicable to all ethnicities. Furthermore, this course does not teach any particular or specific arts therapy techniques. One of the main objectives if to help each participant develop and appreciate Maori concepts in their own creative processes and how to make meaning from this.

The workshop supports individual and group work with opportunities for participation in group discussion and shared experiences. An openness to working with others as well as self-directed art making is desirable. No prior knowledge of things Maori or the Maori language is neccesary just an openess to the process which you will be guided through.

TOIORA MANAWHENUA: MAORI CONCEPTS IN ARTS THERAPY

SAT. 14 & SUN. 15 APRIL

$250 (all material provided)

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 9 APRIL


About Anita Vlasic Manaia - BASW, MAAT (Clin) Hons. 

Anita is of Dalmatian, Scottish and Maori (Tainui) descent. She has a bicultural degree in Applied Social Work and a Masters in Arts Therapy (Clinical)Hons from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Her passion is working with indigenous peoples to strengthen identity and build resilience using arts therapy. Her Masters thesis was entitled 'Te Puawaitanga - Seeds of Social Change: The Restoration and Reinforcement of Identity using Arts Therapy.'

She currently works as an Arts Therapist with Maori and Pacific Island clients who live in low socio-economic communities with high and complex needs in South Auckland. Her work involves acknowledging ancestral, spiritual and intuitive knowledge and using creative modalities to use this as a resource for healing and building resilience. Anita also incorporates the making of traditional Maori cloaks (korowai) and the weaving of flax (raranga harakeke) in her therapuetic processes.

About Tania Le Pere - MAAT(Clin) Hons AthR 

My work offers an invitation to explore the creative opportunities and therapeutic benefits of combining an arts therapy process, Māori models of health & various creative modalities - image making; authentic movement; music/sound/rhythm; poetry; creative journaling; drama; myth/legend; symbols. This work offers individuals and groups. I have worked with: A bi-cultural, holistic context and creative communication medium to self-explore and an awareness of holistic health and wellbeing.

The essence of creativity for promotion of health & wellbeing combining arts therapy & Māori models of health in a multicultural context include: connections to self & others, to nature & landmarks, to other cornerstones of wellbeing; increased self-awareness; self-care; balance; imagination & creativity; sharing in a safe confidential nurturing environment; having a voice that is heard; celebration of culture/s; celebrating uniqueness; a complement to supporting health & wellbeing; a unique subjective experience.

In 2016 Anita, Tania and Lea Te Huia-Eastwood developed a model for indigenous arts therapy practice in New Zealand called Ngā Toiora Manawhenua Aotearoa: Kaupapa Maori Arts Therapy.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email. 

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.