Arts, Crafts And Creative

BONE CARVING

Design and produce something uniquely New Zealand to gift to a friend or keep yourself. This practical, 5-week course in carving bone will cover preparing your piece of bone, the cultural significance of bone carving, choosing a design, using hand machine tools to make and finish your carvings and finishing and ying pre-plaited cord.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this course until further notice.

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS

This course is for those who have never crocheted before or are only just starting out on their own. We will be starting with beginning stitches and techniques and the final product of the course will a hat and scarf. There will be time for extra special creations for those that are faster or have slightly more experience.

When: September 6th - September 27th, 2017 [4 sessions: Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm].

Bring: 4.5mm crochet hook 
3 balls of 100 gram 8 ply wool (in colours of your choosing)* 
*Try to avoid darker colours like black or navy blue as these are harder to see while first learning to crochet

Where: Room 5, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $45.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

This is a practical course in digital photography tailored for people who have recently brought a digital camera, or have one that they are unsure of using and would like to improve their skills. This course will cover (but may not be limited to) basic camera operation, shutter, aperture and ISO, basic image composition, practical shooting, care of your camera, file and image types, fundamentals of light, accessories, basic software and editing, night and sunset photography and other topics suggested by the class.

When: July 18th - August 15th, 2017 [5 sessions: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm].

Bring: SLR digital camera (with instructor manual and charger). A laptop, tripod and USB cable are recommended also, but not compulsory.

Where: Room 2 (plus field work where conditions allow), OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $70.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS

This course will teach you the “line/s of drawing”, properties of different grade pencils, observation skills, the drawing “process”, beginner “techniques” and helpful hints and the use of tone/charcoal to depict form. You’ll primarily draw from “real life” objects (as opposed to photographs). There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and lots of encouragement to develop your own style. This course is a judgement free zone. This course is run in conjunction with Ma-Fi Arts. Fiona Shaw-Robertson and Mathew Robertson both hold BFA degrees and are practising artists working skilfully with a diverse range of methods and media.

When: Due to tutor illness this course will now start on August 2nd - August 22nd, 2017 [4 sessions: Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30pm].

Bring: HB, 2B and 4B pencils, sketchpad and eraser.

Where: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $33.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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FLAX WEAVING

This is your chance to do a 5-week introductory course to learn the traditional skills of Maori flax weaving. You will make a wide range of finished products including simple mats, konae (2 cornered basket), rourou (4 cornered basket) and putiputi (flowers).

When: Unfortunately we have had to cancel this course for this Semester. Hopefully will be back Semester One 2018!
Bring: Please wear old clothes, and bring 8 “spring” clothes pegs if possible. Plus a cushion (optional as you will be sitting on the floor)

Where: Room 3, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $44.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

HENNA FOR BEGINNERS

This course will give you an introduction to hand henna. You will cover the history, traditions and science behind henna, health aspects and an introduction to black henna as well as the theory behind making your own henna. You’ll look at a multitude of stencils, test your skills on paper before moving on to plenty of practice on your own hands.

When:
Stream 1: August 14th, 2017 [1 session: Monday 5:00 - 8:00pm]

Stream 2: September 18th, 2017 [1 session: Monday 5:00 - 8:00pm]


Bring: You are not required to bring anything, the henna is provided.
NOTE: this course will be using 100% pure henna. This is the safest form of henna. How ever we can not guarantee that you will not react. Reactions that could potentially occur range from redness to itching, burning, swelling, scaling, broken skin, blistering or scaring. Therefore we recommend those with sensitive skin or dermatitis DO NOT enrol for this course.

Where: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $15.00 (incl. Early Bird Discount)

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HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING

This course will give you a good grasp on the art of herbal medicine. You will make several products throughout the course including teas, vinegars, oils, scrubs and more.

When: September 11th - October 9th, 2017 [5 sessions: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30pm].

Bring: some common household items/ingredients. These will be discussed with the tutor on the first session. 

Where: Kitchen, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $43.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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LIFE DRAWING

A course for everyone from beginners to experienced artists. These are tutored sessions i.e. both an instructor and a model are provided. This course aims to provide direction, constructive feedback and a basic skill set to aid in your drawing abilities whatever they may be. A step-by-step prescription for the perfect drawing is not provided. Instead you are encouraged to develop your own style.

When: September 5th - October 3rd, 2017 [5 sessions: Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30pm].

Bring: Any drawing material i.e. soft pencils, charcoal, conte, crayons or paints. A3 sized paper (at least cartridge quality), eraser, pencil sharpener, roll of masking tape (for attaching paper to drawing board). You can also bring water colour paints and suitable paper if you wish to draw directly with paint.

Where: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $64.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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PAUA JEWELLERY MAKING

Learn how to drill and thread Paua to make your own gorgeous jewellery! In this workshop you will make specific pieces, learn and develop the skills to make a range of necklaces and/or bracelets that make ideal, cheap yet elegant presents. It is simple once you know how - you are limited only by your imagination.

When: September 19th, 2017 [Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm]

Bring: Everything is provided however we recommend you bring a container to take your precious new jewellery away

Where: Craft Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $43.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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PICTURE FRAMING

This workshop will teach you how to prepare and mount your picture, then put all the pieces together to create a finished work of art. After you have completed the course, you are welcome to use our Framing Studio to work on any future projects and we can advise you on the most cost-effective way to buy your materials. Refresher workshops: If you have already done a beginner’s workshop and are interested in brushing up on your skills, you are welcome to join in with a beginner’s class and pay the refresher’s price. You bring your own materials and project and James will be on hand to help you with your piece.

When: August 17th OR September 14th, 2017

[Thursday 5:00 - 8:00pm]

Bring: A print (no larger than 155mm by 210mm)

Where: Craft Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $69.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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POTTERY ON THE WHEEL

This basic five-week introductory course will cover a range of wheel throwing pottery skills where you learn how to build a variety of creations, under the expert tutelage of local Potter Riki Julin. During the first week you learn to work clay, centre your project and make a basic small cylinder, then in the second and third weeks you will learn how to make cups, saucers and bowls. In the fourth week you can get really creative while playing and experimenting with your own creations. The fifth and final week will be spent decorating and glazing your finished pieces. Those with previous pottery experience are encouraged to use the class time to work on their own projects, or join in with the rest of the class. Your finished pieces are returned to the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre following the final firing and will be available for collection from the Centre (usually within 2-3 weeks after the final class).

When:
Stream 1: July 18th - August 15th, 2017 [5 sessions Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm].

Stream 2: September 5th - October 3rd, 30th, 2017 [5 sessions Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00pm]

Bring: All equipment and materials is provided. Please wear comfortable, warm old clothing and an old towel to keep your clothes and hands clean whilst working.

Where: Otago Potters Group, 6 Neville Street, South Dunedin (just down from the old Carisbrook Stadium site).

Cost: $86.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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SEW GOOD

Want to learn simple effective tricks to working with fabrics and using a sewing machine while saving money and reducing your impact on your environment? Sew GOOD are simple, fun and practical workshops that anyone can take part in and start living the good life. All sessions beginner-friendly. All materials and equipment provided.

When: 1-4pm Saturdays: 16th & 30th September and 14th October, 2017.
Session 1: Beeswax Food Wraps: Protect your lunch without the need for plastic film.
Session 2: Produce Bags: Handy durable drawstring bags to collect/sort your fruit 'n' veg or bulk-bin buys.
Session 3: Cloth Pads: Liberate yourself from buying disposable sanitary pads, without compromising on convenience.
Bring: We will provide machines, sewing related tools and materials
Where: Room 4, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street
Cost: $45:00 (with Early Bird Discount).

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SEWING BASICS

This is an introductory course to the basics of sewing. You will learn how to set up a machine, the use of different stiches and feet and you will get the opportunity to complete a simple project (such as a pillow case or simple bag). The possibilities of modern sewing are endless, so come and start your own personal journey.

When: July 27th - August 10th, 2017 [3 sessions Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm].

Bring: We will provide machines, other sewing related tools and basic calico fabric is provided to practice on. You will be required to bring your own fabric to complete your project. Suggestions and measurements for this will be discussed at the end of session one. 

Where: Room 5, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $60.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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SEWING CONTINUING

This class would suit those who have completed our Beginners class or have a basic knowledge of using a sewing machine. The class would reinforce the skills learnt previously and move on to more advanced skills such as inserting a zip and making button holes. Each session we will work on project/s that will teach you these new skills, as you continue your journey on the sewing highway.

When: September 7th - September 21st, 2017 [3 sessions Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm].

Bring: We will provide machines, other sewing related tools and basic calico fabric is provided to practice on. You will be required to bring your own fabric to complete your project. Suggestions and measurements for this will be discussed at the end of session one.

Where: Room 5, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $60.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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