Weekend Courses Term 4 - 2018

Upcoming weekend courses in Term 4 - 2018:

27/28 OCTOBER:


Photoshop_01

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP® 

WEEKEND INTENSIVE

TUTOR: PAUL SHADBOLT

A two-day Introduction to Adobe Photoshop.

This course will introduce beginners to Adobe 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 the 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. 

Note:

You do NOT need to bring your computer to this class.

Please ensure you enrol with a valid email address. 

Course material and hand-outs will be provided to students during the course.

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 

WEEKEND COURSES - TERM 4

SATURDAY 27 & SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 

$250.00

DOWNLOAD/VIEW THE MATERIAL LIST 

ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN UNTIL 22 OCTOBER

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

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

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


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INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

TUTOR: ANTON MAURER

An Introduction to Digital Photography with Anton Maurer

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.

About Anton Maurer

Anton has been practicing photography full time for almost ten years. He freelances as a digital operator and lighting assistant, managing the technical aspects of advertising, commercial and fashion photoshoots.

This supports his art practice which has seen works exhibited and published locally and internationally. Anton has taught on the undergraduate programmes at the Unitec Institute of Technology and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and is currently engaged in postgraduate study at Elam School of Fine Arts. Anton lives and works between Aotearoa and Deutschland.

Website

WEEKEND COURSES - TERM 4

SATURDAY 27 & SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

$250.00

DOWNLOAD/VIEW THE MATERIAL LIST 

ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN UNTIL 22 OCTOBER

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

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

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

  


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NGA MAHI TOIORA MANAWHENUA: THE APPLICATION OF MĀORI CONCEPTS IN ARTS THERAPY

TUTORS: ANITA VLASIC-MANAIA & TANIA LE PERE

This workshop offers an opportunity to experience and explore the application of Māori 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 Māori concepts within Arts Therapy practice:

1.    Karakia: Prayer

2.    Whakataukī/Whakatauākī: Traditional Māori proverbs

3.    Whakawhānaungatanga: Relationship building

4.    Tūrangawaewae: Belonging and kinship

5.    Whakapapa: Ancestral awareness, understanding & knowledge

6.    Kotahitanga: Individual strengths used collectively

7.    Pakiwaitara: Māori myths and tribal legends

8.    Te Ao Māori: A Māori Worldview

Each session will incorporate visual arts, a range of art materials, movement, music and utilisation of voice for example, chanting. All will be able to participate at a level that is comfortable and suitable for them. No prior knowledge or experience in Arts Therapy or Māori development is needed. Each day will start and end with Māori 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 Māori concepts for wellbeing. There will be opportunities for all to feedback and share throughout the workshop.

This workshop provides a creative opportunity to experience the application of Māori concepts in arts therapy practice. It examines traditional Māori customs, protocols values and beliefs within an arts therapy setting that is comfortable for all participants. It is for anyone interested in creative ways of working with arts therapy from a kaupapa Māori persective. It is a user friendly opportunity for anyone even if you have no knowledge or experience with Arts Therapy or Māori development.

'We are all Tangata Whenua / Indigenous to Papatūānuku / Earth Mother.' (Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere)


Note from the tutors:

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 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 Māori or the Māori language is necessary. This is an opportunity to utilise holistic Māori concepts 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.

MATERIAL LIST:

All arts material provided. Please bring pen and notebook if you want to take notes. 

    WEEKEND COURSES - TERM 4

    SATURDAY 27 & SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

    $250.00

    ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN UNTIL 22 OCTOBER

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

    Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO


    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 Māori Arts Therapy. This workshop outlines and presents the application of Māori concepts in Arts Therapy practice outlined in this model.

    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, PGCHS, BAN, DPA 

    Tania is of French, English and Māori (Ngati Kuia, Nga Puhi) decent. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nursing Degree/Tihei Mauri Ora, Diploma in Performing arts and a Master of Arts in Arts therapy (clinical). Her Masters thesis was titled ‘Nurses experiences of creative arts therapy for promotion of wellbeing from an Aotearoa New Zealand perspective.'

    Tania offers an invitation to explore the creative opportunities and therapeutic benefits of combining an arts therapy process with Māori models of health and various creative modalities including image making; authentic movement; music/sound/rhythm; poetry; creative journaling; drama; myths, legends and symbols.

    She has supported those in professional roles and those who access services for wellbeing individually and in groups with a bi-cultural, holistic context and creative communication medium to self-explore and bring an awareness of holistic health and wellbeing from Te Ao Māori (A Māori Worldview).


    Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

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