What’s on in the Maker Workshop


July to September

Community led activities

Venue: Maker Workshop

Over the next three months individuals and community groups will be undertaking a range of creative events and workshops in the Maker Workshop. If you're a creative person or organisation interested in running an event or workshop click here to learn more about the Maker Workshop free use period.

Lots of these events are open to the public for free or at a cost. See below for a list of planned activities and details of how to find out more:

 

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One day felt-slipper making with Simone Bensdorp by Rekindle

22 August (SOLD OUT), 26 September 2020 (SOLD OUT)

10.00am - 4.00pm

$110 

Bookings essential

Suitable for adults 

In this workshop Simone Bensdorp of Wild Felt will teach you how to make felt slippers using natural, undyed, New Zealand wool and traditional felting techniques.

Wool felt-making is the oldest known way to make fabric, simply by combining wool, soap and water. This handmade product requires no fancy machines or chemicals, it is a simple practice that anyone can learn and use to make their own clothing.

You will design and make your own slippers to fit your feet and leave with the skills to continue felting at home.

To find out more, please visit www.rekindle.org.nz/collections/resourceful-workshops/products/saturday-26-september-10am-4pm-one-day-felt-slipper-making-with-simone-bensdorp

For more information, please contact Jamie at info@rekindle.co.nz

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Mini Mosaic Moments

11 and 18 August

5pm - 7pm

Adult Community Class

Koha Recommended: $5

Learn to Mosaic. Make a Ceramic Coaster in Three Easy Lessons

You can work with individual, pre-cut tiles, or make your own pieces from broken ceramics. Bring your bling and broken cups, vintage bits and bobs, old plates and tiles. With the simplicity of this type of project the end result can be enjoyed almost immediately. This isn’t an intimidating first-time custom mosaic piece. If you are a more experienced Mosaicer, bring a piece to work on and share your knowledge. Designed to inspire mosaic mindfulness, this will bring out some positive emotions. You will be encouraged to bring feelings of inventiveness and freedom.

Bookings are essential, please email Rama on ramaport@hotmail.com 

For further information please visit Ramaport.co.nz

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Figure Drawing at The Arts Centre

5 August to 2 September 2020

Every Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Adults only

$125

This course tackles the issues that beginners or even regular drawers confront in a figure drawing session which, if left unchecked, could result to distorted, flat, dead, disproportioned human figure drawings.

The tutor, who is both a painter and a professional animator, will guide you on how to capture the essence of a pose, how to quickly get a convincing proportion, how to give your 2D drawing a more solid look and how to see, utilise, and render surface anatomy on the human body to add a sense of realism to your finished drawings.

There will be lectures, actual drawing demos, individual tutoring and practical drawing exercises that are meant not just to teach drawing but more importantly to teach a student on how to study, practice and learn the human figure.

If you require more information, please contact Odi at idozepol@gmail.com

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Medicine Basket

9 August 2020

1pm - 4pm

$49.00

Suitable for all women, and girls over 14 years of age

What is in your Medicine Basket?

We all have magical gifts, and that those gifts can be our medicine. If you don't know what's in your basket, this is a wonderful way to take a look within to discover your own magic.  

“Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart" Rumi.

For more information, please visit www.rosiemac.nz/medicine-basket

To find out more, contact Rosie at rosie@rosiemac.nz

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Eco Printing on PAPER

8 August, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

29 August, 6.00pm - 7.30pm

This workshop is best suited for adults or teenagers 15 years and over.

Eco print paper with fallen leaves and flowers. Assemble a creative custom journal, try sample eco dyes and write down some recopies to re-create at home to use for dyes, paints, and up-cycling.

Prints can be framed, used as cards, further worked with paint or thread - loads of possible creative paths to explore!

To purchase tickets click here 

Find out more on the Blue Gum Fibres Instagram page or email bluegumfibres@gmail.com

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Eco Printing on FABRIC 

15 August, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

4 September,  6.00pm - 7.30pm

Participants must be aged 16 or over, and under 18's must be accompanied by an appropriate, paying parent or guardian.  

Come and make your own eco-printed creation. Join maker Ari Senior and learn how to do imprints on natural fibre and how to extract organic colours from fallen leaves.

Fashion is our social skin, it manifests our market trends as well as our beliefs. Recycling, conservation, sustainability. Te reo sums it in the word - Kaitiakitanga. Everything we do in life has to be done sustainably, casting thoughts to the future.

To purchase tickets click here

Find out more on the Blue Gum Fibres Instagram page or email bluegumfibres@gmail.com

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Felt 1

Felting Impact - Experience Both Needle Felting And Wet Felting In One Class

16 August

10.00am-12.00pm

Please note: this workshop is not suitable for children, as we will use very sharp tools.

As a new felter you will get to experience both needle felting and wet felting in one class by making basic projects out of pure New Zealand wool! You will leave with 2 to 4 your very own creations and skills in felting!

Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting, and the principles of both needle felting and wet felting! Find out which is your favourite!

You will learn how to transform some colourful bits of wool fluff into beautiful pom poms! Assorted colours will be provided! Design and create your project, like pin, necklace, home decor, baby mobile, interior defuser, hair tie, hair clip, garland, etc.

To find out more or purchase a ticket, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/682399282348122/

For enquiries, please email Haney at haney_design@163.com

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Felt 2

Wet Felting Workshop – Winter Edition - Make Your Unique Mittens

16 August

1.00pm-6.00pm

Please note: this workshop is not suitable for children

In this beginner friendly workshop, you will learn how to make felt mittens out of natural, undyed, pure New Zealand wool and wet felting technique. No experience is necessary.

Wet felting is a process that requires only soap, water, wool, and your hands to create felt, so unlike needle felting, there are no needles involved. Each participant will have a few options of pure wool colours to design and make your own mittens to fit your hands and leave with the skills to continue felting at home. You can choose one of the styles as shown in the photo to make.

To find out more or purchase a ticket, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/614154622819593/

For enquiries, please email Haney at haney_design@163.com

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Make your own Felt Bowl Workshop

Sunday 23 August 2020

11am – 1pm

Suitable for adults, children 10+ are welcome to attend with an adult.

$30

In this class you will learn the basics of wet felt making by making a beautiful felt bowl from natural NZ wool! Wool is a sustainable and local resource, which is great fun to craft with. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and create. You'll leave with your own felt bowl and all the skills to continue felting at home.

To find out more or to book tickets visit https://events.humanitix.com/make-your-own-felt-bowl-workshop-hon0p8ka or email simone@wildfelt.co.nz

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Felt 3

Beginner Needle Felting Workshop - Make Your Favourite Animal Pin

20 September 2020

10.00am-12.30pm

Please note: this workshop is not suitable for children, as we will use very sharp tools.

Let's start soft sculpture!

Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting, choose your favourite little animal from bear, bunny and panda! Design and create your own adorable wee animal pin/necklace/home decor/baby mobile/interior defuser/hair tie/ hair clip. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will have a few options of pure wool colours to create your wee animal. You will learn how to sculpt 3D creations entirely out of natural, undyed, pure New Zealand wool and needle felting technique.

At the end of this class, you can add a string at the top to make it a home decor or a baby mobile! Pure wool can remain fragrant, so it can become an interior defuser with a couple of your favourite perfume, hang it in your house or your vehicle! or simply make it into a pin or a necklace to wear at home, or as a gift!

Needle felting is time consuming, however, it's addictive and therapeutic as well! Easy to pick up, but hard to get your hands off!

To find out more or purchase a ticket, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1052383591824078/

For enquiries, please email Haney at haney_design@163.com

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Beginner Needle Felting Workshop - Make A Fluffy Sheep

20 September

1.30pm-5.30pm

Please note: this workshop is not suitable for children, as we will use very sharp tools.

Let's start soft sculpture!

Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting. Design and create your own adorable and fluffy sheep in a relaxed and supportive environment.

In this beginner friendly workshop, you will have a few options of pure wool colours to create your sheep, as well as options for adorning your sheep with botanical motif accessories. You will learn how to sculpt 3D creations entirely out of natural, undyed, pure New Zealand wool and needle felting technique. Learn how to create curly hair layer for the sheep.

At the end of this class, you can add a string at the back to make it a home decor or a baby mobile, or use it as a pin cushion! Pure wool contains lanolin, it's a perfect material for a pin cushion to protect your sewing needles! Pure wool can also remain fragrant, so it can become an interior defuser with your favourite perfume to sit on your desk or hang in your vehicle!

Needle felting is time consuming, however, it's addictive and therapeutic as well! Easy to pick up, but hard to get your hands off!

To find out more or purchase a ticket, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/744291289473797/

For enquiries, please email Haney at haney_design@163.com

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Embroidery Matters

21 – 25 September

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:30am – 3:30pm. 

Wednesday 10:30am – 7:00pm

Suitable for anyone interested in craft, including young people.

There is no cost, unless you want to purchase some supplies.

 

The Canterbury Embroiderers’ Guild, which is made up of six different groups, is showcasing their display of work “Embroidery Matters”. You will have the opportunity to see each group showcase what they do and see members working on pieces of embroidery.  There will also be small projects available to try, kits available for purchase and a pop-up shop for supplies. 

To learn more about the Canterbury Embroiderers’ Guild visit www.facebook.com/CanterburyEmbroiderersGuild/

For more information on this event, contact Ros on CEGstitchers@gmail.com

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Paint Pouring/Drip Paint Workshop

Sunday 27 September

1pm - 4pm

Adults & Youth

Cost: $80 (includes all materials)

This 3-hour art class will see you create a painting using a technique called paint pouring, as well as create a second painting using the drip technique using acrylic paints.

It’s a messy process but you will walk away with two beautiful, colourful paintings you created in class, ready to hang on your wall once back home. It’s a fun way to explore your creative side and to meet new people so why not give it a go!

This is perfect for beginners who don’t know how to paint. Seats are limited.

To book text Annie on 021 222 0524 or visit shoporiginalart.com. Alternatively, you can email drinkellannmarie@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location map

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