Events

Foodlovers Masterclass: Food Waste Reduction with Kate Meads

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food…

At this educational masterclass, learn lots about what Kiwi’s waste and how we can save money. Plus, lots of other interesting topics like the difference between “Use by” and “Best before” dates, and how much of what we throw out can be composted, or frozen for another day!
What else? You will also receive a free pack full of food waste minimization products!

This workshop is suitable for all households, flats, ages and stages. In fact, everybody should attend!

When: Tuesday 25th May 2021
Where: Historic Village Cinema, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $25 . Includes a $100 Goodie Bag.
There are limited spaces and packs available.

Book Here

 

 

 

Relaxed Spiritual Circle – Meditations on Life

A series of guided meditations and interactive group discussion on things that are important to YOU.The format is relaxed and flexible and you lead the direction!

We start with a 20/30 minute meditation and then a discussion about it afterwards. The middle part of the evening is up to you..whatever you want to share, discuss or learn. The last bit of the class is the same as the first. A 20/30 minute meditation that will bring us to the end of class at 9pm. You are welcome to stay behind for tea/coffee/refreshments if you want!

Run by Kevin Reed, a psychic medium healer and mystic, with over 40 years working in Spiritual Churches and Communities, this spiritual group is open to everybody.

Come and go as you please. So, when you ask, ‘are there any psychic or spiritual classes or groups to attend?, then this one is always ticking along open for you.

Spread the word, learn with the best, only $10 each night, pay as you go.

Meetings are Tuesday nights 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

Walk-In English ESOL Evening Class

The Tuesday evening class commences in Term 2 on 4th May

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status.  The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Contact Janice Bailey on 027 282 3921

Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.15 pm:

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

 

 

Ring or Pendant Making in Sterling Silver

Learn the traditional skills of making an original sterling silver ring or pendant by hand.  Explore your own design with Alexandra a professional silversmith who has studied Silver smithing and Jewellery Design at Chelsea and Kensington College.  Alexandra is passionate about jewellery making and teaching the craft to others. 

Tutor: Alexandra Mostyn – Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery

Date: Weekend Workshop, 10th, and 11th April 2021
Time: 11am-4pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $220

BOOK HERE

Supplied: Tea, coffee, and biscuits. Some Tools and materials.  However, students will need to bring some tools and silver listed below.  You will need to wear safety goggles, apron, closed shoes, and your hair tied back.   Bring your own packed lunch or visit the Whipped Baker Café just down the road.

Please bring: Sterling silver sheet metal 8cms squared. Easy, medium & hard solder in 5-gram pieces.  Jewellers saw and 0.2 size blades.  Metal ring mandrel for shaping.  Ring ball pene hammer.    Needle files for filing and medium size files in flat round and half round.  Round nose pliers, and flat nose pliers.

Contact Regal Castings to order tools
or Alex for more info at alexandramostyn@hotmail.com.
Some tools will be available at Hardware Stores.

This is the fourth of 4 silver workshops.

1. Silver Ring or Pendant Making Workshop. 17th February 2021
2. Silver Ring with Stone Setting. 3rd March 2021
3. Silver Ring Wax Carving and Casting. 17th and 31st March 2021
4. Ring or Pendant making in Sterling Silver. 10th & 11th April 2021

NOTE: Special Discount – Book all four classes and workshops and receive a 10% discount credited back to you at the end of the final class.

Emma Prill Art Workshops for Aults

Tauranga-based artist Emma Prill will be running a limited number of creative art workshops for adults (ages 18+). Using a combination of inks, watercolours and pens, participants will draw inspiration from forms, animals, plants, birds and corals found in our natural world.  Exploring line, composition and mark making, Emma will also teach how to add depth to the art work with layers and details.

Workshop One: Friday 9 April, 5pm – 7pm
Workshop Two: Saturday 29 May, 1pm – 3pm
Cost: $40 per participant. Cost includes materials and refreshments. Please book for one workshop.

To make a booking click HERE

Our booking platform has changed slightly. Press ‘Book Now’ and once through to the booking page ‘Log In’ to see your preferred workshop date/time. If there are any issues with bookings please contact education@artgallery.org.nz.

Children’s Workshops with Emma Prill

11th April & 29th May: To make a booking click HERE

Poetry Club: Read Between the Wines

We welcome emerging and established poets and lovers of poems to come along to a supportive collective in a relaxed atmosphere.

Come along to share your poetry, and listen and enjoy poetry in all its forms.

The last of Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm – $5 koha
New poets and poetry lovers always welcome.
Bring some nibbles and wine, of course!

Join our Facebook group page here for updates

Find out more

Wine and Clay Repeater Night

Especially for those who have been before and who know how to roll out their clay.

Let’s take a leap forward !

When: Tuesday 30th March 2021 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Godards Centre, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Cost:  $30

Click Here to book your workshop

Waste Free Parenting with Kate Meads – Tauranga

Did you know… That each baby goes through approximately 5500 nappy changes throughout their childhood? That’s a lot of single-use items being thrown out across New Zealand!

Attend my longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around!

At the workshop you will learn about lots of exciting ways you can reduce waste at home, be introduced to modern waste minimising household products, find out how you can save money, and learn about what impact your choices will have on future generations.

Who would benefit from attending this workshop?
– Parents to be
– Parents with children in the home
– Grandparents
– Anyone interested in reducing waste in the home

What else? You will receive a gift pack full of waste minimization products, including a couple of cloth nappies to have a go at!

When:  Tuesday 30th March 2021  6.00pm – 8.00 pm
Where: Historic Village Cinema, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Cost: $25 ,Includes a $100 Goodie Bag.

Booking Page

Next Kate Mead’s Workshop

Tuesday 27th May 2021: 
Papamoa Community Centre,
15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa

Ink Affair Book Club: Tu by Patricia Grace

This month’s book:

Title: Tu
Author: Patricia Grace
Description:
Three brothers, one war and multiple secrets.

u is proud of his name: it belongs to the Maori god of war. But for the returned soldier there’s a shadow over his war experience with the Maori Battalion in Italy. Three young men from the one family went to war, but only one returned – Tu is the sole survivor. Now, when his young niece and nephew come looking for answers, Tu is brought face to face with the past. What really happened to the three brothers as the Maori Battalion fought in the hills and valleys of Italy is contained in the pages of his war journal, and this he now decides to give to his niece and nephew. The time for revelations has come.

Patricia Grace has drawn on the war experiences of her father and other relatives and ventured into new territory. The result is a prize-winning novel of great authenticity and drama from one of our finest storytellers.

This is a meet up.
For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/

 

Painting Happiness 1-day Experience

Join me for a day of artistic play, where you’ll let go of the outside world and discover the life you long to live.

Through creative play and guided meditation, you’ll shift from your logical ‘to do list’ mindset, to your love based creative mindset. I’ll guide you to paint your own mandala, a visual representation of your universe with you at the centre. As you sink into the joy of simply creating, you’ll infuse the canvas with all your positive energy, hopes and dreams.

The only rule in this free-flowing workshop is that there are no right or wrong. I’ll be there to gently support you in exploring your innate creativity, while playfully kicking perfectionism and comparison to the kerb.

Painting Happiness is about you and the canvas, loads of glorious colour, permission to play and a whole lot of belly laughs in the company of like-minded women. Come join us and discover the inner world you never knew existed.
When: Sunday 28th March 2021
Where: The Artery, Historic Village, Tauranga
Cost: $180
Click here for more info or to book and take advantage of my easy payment plan of 4 fortnightly payments of $45.00

Tauranga Scottish Society Sequence Dance

Social & Sequence Dancing on the 4th Saturday of the Month from February to November.

A very warm welcome to all.

Where:  Wesley Church Hall, 100 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga
Time:  7pm – 10pm

Cost: $7 includes supper and raffle

For info:
Contact: Margaret Falconer
Phone: 07 572  5938
Emailmargaretfalconer@xtra.co.nz

Upholstery Workshops: Beginners and Follow Ups

One Day Workshop Dates: (Saturdays OR Sundays)

Tutor: Paula Jones

2021 Dates:
February 1st or 13th or 15th or 28th.
March : 27th or 29th
April: 17th
May: 1st or 3rd or 10th or 15th or 22nd
June: 5th or 26th or 28th

Time
: 10am – 4.30pm

Cost: from $145 depending on the project.

Learn Upholstery in a beautiful fun environment at the Historic Village. You’ll not only take home your newly upholstered piece but also important techniques and confidence that will make you look at furniture in a whole new light.

Bring either foot stool, piano stool,office chair , blanket box,ottoman or dinning chairs (seat only) or you could choose from some pieces I’ve collected $10-$15
Choose upholstery grade Fabric .
Cost: Varies depending on the project, from $120
*Lay-buy option x2 payments.
Bring a friend or organize a group outing.
PROVIDED in the cost.
*Elastic Webbing
*Foam
*Dacron
*Dust cloth
* Glues
*Use of Air powered staple gun and tools
*Learn Techniques from your piece and the other pieces people have brought.
as well as on going support and advice after the workshop.
* 10% discount toward next workshop
*Tea Coffee
For booking inquiries, send pics of your piece to cover chairup.upholstery@gmail.com

You can also bring your own project and hire the tools

Dates TBA

Getting Your Board On Board

Getting your Board Onboard is a one day workshop run in partnership with BayTrust.

The workshop is usually $950 per organisation. BayTrust subsidises qualifying organisations. Your organisation can only qualify for a subsidised spot at the workshop if you satisfy Bay Trust funding criteria and you can commit to having at least 80% of your Board and the GM/CEO participate in the workshop.

We run the workshop on a Saturday to ensure trustees/committee members are more likely to be available to attend.

Cost for your organisation: $400 (incl GST)
Spaces are limited, to book please call Gillian on 07 571 8819 or email: gillian@exult.co.nz

Are you a new trustee looking for clarity about your role and responsibilities?

Are you an experienced trustee who wants to keep up-to-date with the latest ways of thinking?

Are you a Manager who wants to know what you can reasonably expect from your Board?

Getting your Board Onboard is a one-day workshop that gives you a practical guide to your role without all the fluff and jargon. Short on time? We can tailor a workshop to suit your trustees time and work commitments.

In this workshop you will discover:

Common Models for Non-Profit Governance: Policeman, Partner and Pilot

  • What model does your Board currently use? Is this still the right model for your organisation?
  • If not, how can you transition from where you are, to where you want to be?

Board Roles and Responsibilities

  • What does this look like in a real sense? Who does what?

Expectations of Trustees

  • What can be reasonably expected from individual trustees?
  • What behaviours should trustees demonstrate on a consistent basis?

 Best Practice Governance

  • What are the practices that ensure Boards are working at their highest level?
  • How do you measure up?
  • What small changes can you make to create even more impact as a Board?

Succession Planning

  • How do you move-on stale or poor performing trustees?
  • How do you ensure that you always have good people lining up for a Governance role?

 What is the purpose of a Strategic Plan…really?

  • How to develop a useable Strategic Plan that doesn’t gather dust in the bottom drawer.

This workshop is a great introduction to Governance, and ensures that both new and experienced trustees all have the same understanding of what’s involved. Non-Profit Governance has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, so even if you’re an experienced Board member, you’ll find it useful to come along.

When: Saturday March 27th 2021 from 9.30am to 4pm
Where:  Tauranga Coastguard, 72 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga
Cost: $400

To register please contact Gillian on gillian@exult.co.nz or phone 07 571 8819

These workshops are full of practical ideas you can easily implement in your organisation. Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your space

What others say:

“This has started some really strategic and policy driven conversations which we can go away and work on. It has clarified our structure so we can move forward without burning out.”
Robyn McLeod, Mockingbird

“We are only in our second year so this has been so valuable to our future sustainability, professionalism and where to from here.”
Deborah Nicol, Empowerment NZ

Woodwork & Power Tools 101 (Make a Chopping Board)

In this workshop The ReCreators will teach you about woodworking and how to safely use tools and provide tips that will help you get started on your own creative project.

You will leave with your own upcycled chopping board.

There will be a health and safety briefing at the start of the workshop to inform participants of safety precautions before we begin using tools. Tools that will be covered in this workshop are a power drill, jig saw, sanders and a variety of hand tools for deconstructing wood.

All participants must wear covered shoes and non-flowing clothing (tight-ish!). Some work will be outdoors, so please wear a hat, suncreen and bring water & snacks.

When: Friday March 26th 2021 9am to 12 noon.
Where: Our Place, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $70

Get your tickets here

Presented by: The ReCreators & The Remaker Space

Climate Change Speakers Forum: Doing the Mahi

Hear from a panel of experts about the best ways forward to combat climate change.

After a series of speakers forums dedicated to educating about the many intricacies of climate change this forum will be dedicated to what we can do at an individual, community, business and government level.

Speakers Include Chris Battershill of Waikato University, Marty Hoffart of the Zero Waste Network, Stacey Mareroa of Tūhono Whenua Horticulture Ltd, Professor James Renwick, Climate Change Commissioner and other national speakers to be confirmed.

When: Friday 26th March 2021
Where:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $11.27

BOOK HERE

Clay & Wine: Cup Night

There are lots of different ways to make hand-made cups, and they can look amazing. And it is SO nice to have your morning coffee or tea in something you have made yourself.

When:  Thursday 25th March 2021
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30

The price  includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Click Here to book your workshop

Wine and Clay Pre-Easter Night

Pottery eggs, bunnies, chickens and everything Easter.

Little jewellery porcelain items would fit well here too.

When: Wednesday 24th March 2021
Where: Godard Arcade, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Click Here to book your workshop

Clay & Wine: RRR Memory Pot Fundraising

RRR meaning Rescue, Revive, Rehome. Dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless and rescued animals. RRR is a not for profit animal rescue organisation providing a safe haven for all kinds of animals that have been rescued for whatever reason they need rescuing. They are always looking for volunteers, fosters and of course donations.

Our special night is about helping out with $5 pp proceeds go toward RRR on this night. A free for all and make just whatever you wish and enjoy

RRR meaning Rescue, Revive, Rehome. Dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless and rescued animals. RRR is a not for profit animal rescue organisation providing a safe haven for all kinds of animals that have been rescued for whatever reason they need rescuing. They are always looking for volunteers, fosters and of course donations.

Our special night is about helping out with $5 pp proceeds go toward RRR on this night. A free for all and make just whatever you wish and enjoy

When: Tuesday 23rd March 2021 from 6pm-8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30  The price  includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

Click Here to book your workshop

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Authentic Argentine Tango- Free Intro Class

The close-embrace dance that will change your life !

A friendly group of people of various ages and nationalities wanting to learn Argentine Tango

No partner required and no experience necessary.

Free Tango Introduction class every 3rd Sunday of the month from 6.30-7.30pm at Tauranga Citizens Club

Beginners Tango Class
Day: Mondays  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Cost: $10 per session


Contact
:  Denise 0204 006 1340

Venue: Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 13th Ave, Tauranga

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TangoinTauranga/

A Cool Way to Paint – Cold Wax Workshops

Come along with friends and have an enjoyable time together learning a new Art medium for NZ. It was used in the late 1500’s by Titan and other painters of the Renaissance period. Even Rembrandt in the 1600s used it.
This is an amazing half day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do with it. Learn what rules you can break when using cold wax, and what special benefits (namely, amazing texture) come with this medium. See what kind of paints you should reach for and discover the simple tools you will need. Explore the surfaces that will work best when working with cold wax, and how you can combine it with other art mediums such as mixed media, photography, painting and encaustic wax.
A finished cold wax painting has several layers and with drying time, can take weeks to complete. You will however, come away with a better understanding of the cold wax painting process and the possible beginnings of a painting you can continue to work on at home/studio.
Tutor: Sue MacDougall
Email: kiwisuemac@gmail.com
Dates:
20th March
Time: 9am -12.30pm

Cost: $79.00 per session
All materials supplied

“It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but the cold wax medium is one such medium. Cold wax painting is not defined by subject matter nor the degree of realism or abstraction; cold wax painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers.”
After over 20 years of living in Greece, Sue now lives permanently in New Zealand, although she does visit Greece once or twice a year. She is recognized for her bold and colourful work in different mediums that create structure, depth, movement and texture.

Clay & Wine: Breakfast Set

Making a breakfast set such as a bowl cup and plate requires you to work with three different techniques and when finished will give you a feeling of accomplishment. Lots of fun these workshops and you will be shown how to complete you set

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice

instruction

Silver Ring, Wax Carving and Casting

Carve Jeweller’s wax into a ring to be cast in silver. Your creation will be hand carved by you then sent away to Regal Castings.  It will be retuned and you can finish it by hand during your second class

Explore your own design with Alexandra, a professional silversmith who has studied Silver smithing and Jewellery Design at Chelsea and Kensington College.  She has also worked for prestigious fine jewellers such as Tiffany & Co, David Morris and Theo Fennel. Alexandra is passionate about jewellery making and teaching the craft to others.  

Tutor: Alexandra Mostyn – Alexandra Mostyn Jewellery

Date: Two Day Course, 17th, and 31st March 2021.
Time: 11am-3pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $165

Supplied: Tea, coffee, and biscuits. Some Tools and materials.  However, students will need to bring a medium size metal file and Sanding papers of different grits. Bring your own packed lunch or visit the Whipped Baker Café just down the road.

Contact Regal Castings to order tools or
Alex for more info at alexandramostyn@hotmail.com.
Some tools are available at Hardware Stores.

BOOK HERE

This is the third of 4 silver workshops.

1. Silver Ring or Pendant Making Workshop. 17th February 2021
2. Silver Ring with Stone Setting. 3rd March 2021
3. Silver Ring Wax Carving and Casting. 17th and 31st March 2021
4. Ring or Pendant making in Sterling Silver. 10th & 11th April 2021

NOTE: Special Discount – Book all four classes and workshops and receive a 10% discount credited back to you at the end of the final class.

Tauranga Book Chat

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Tauranga Library.

Choose from one of two sessions:

  • 10.30-11.30am
  • 5.30-6.30pm

Discover new parts of your library with these monthly themes:

17 February 2021: Armchair Travel: where would you like to go in 2021?

17 March 2021: Books about food

14 April 2021: Chose a book by its cover

19 May 2021: Colonial/Historical New Zealand/Aotearoa

16 June 2021: Young adult/youth coming into adulthood

21 July 2021: An old favourite or book that has made an impact

18 August 2021: Alternative history

15 September 2020: Challenge yourself: a genre you normally avoid

20 October 2020: The Deep South (US)

17 November 2021: Biography of a favourite person

15 December 2020: Finale: your best and worst books of the year!

 

Other library book groups:

Mount Maunganui Book Group: 4th Tuesday 10am-11am
Contact: Gail on 574 3376

Pāpāmoa Book Group: currently in recess but if you are interested in joining contact Betty on 542 4322

Greerton Book Group:  3rd Monday  10.30am-11.30am
Contact: Marian on 544 2624

Monthly Friends of the Library general meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 10am
Monthly guest speaker and morning tea.
Contact Pam on 571 2566

 

Clay & Wine: Family Night

Family night is all about….well families. This is a great opportunity to bond with the family so will be open to all families and tonight you can choose what you want to make weather it be a combines piece or individual pieces. Time to have lots of fun as a family

The price for this workshop is $30. Children will be $25. If you have a large family let us know. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

Please note this workshop starts at 5.30pm

Click Here to book your workshops

Tauranga Anglers Club

This is a friendly trout fishing club.
Visitors are welcome.

Trips, talks and tuition, magazine and monthly club nights.

Club nights are the 3rd Monday of every month.
When: Monday 7.30pm
Where: Fish & Dive Club Rooms, Sulphur Point, Tauranga

Contact
Phone: President 5441192
Email: taurangaanglersclub@hotmail.com
Websitehttps://taurangaanglersclub.webs.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1805775919451515/

Tauranga Social Dance Club

Sequence and old time dances. Supper & raffles.

When:  2nd Saturday of the month

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Where:  Baptist Hall, corner of Cameron Road & 13th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $7

Contact:  Barbara 027 284 3795

Genealogy Informal Group

What are your ancestors stories ?
This informal group meets to share info, to help each other and to get people started in the fascinating world that is genealogy. Discussions on research, websites etc. Guest speakers also feature. Visitors welcome.

Day:  Second Saturday of each month.
Time:  1.30pm
Venue: Hall at the rear of the Brain Watkins House, 233 Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Phone: Cathy- 541 3335 (A/H) or 027 695 0279
Emailtgasunshine@gmail.com

Free Circus in a Flash Workshop

HEY KIDS – COME JOIN THE CIRCUS!
Hey kids … and adults too!!!

Come join our FREE Circus Workshop on Saturday March 13th from 11am – 2pm

Circus In A Flash will be on Wharf Street with their big box of circus equipment for all to try. Learn from a professional tutor who performs real circus skills, from basic right up to the most advanced. There will be so many fun circus antics to learn and play with including:
Juggling balls, rings and clubs
Flower sticks, diablo
Spinning plates
Hula hoops
Poi spinning & More!Bring the family, have some fun, enjoy a coffee, refreshments or lunch on Wharf Street and ‘roll up, roll up’ to our fun, FREE Circus Workshop!

Sustainable Backyards: Worm Farming Workshop

Always wanted to get into worm farming ?
Tauranga residents, now is your chance.  Get your tickets to come along to the Tauranga City Council’s worm farm workshop to learn the art of worm farming.

By attending the workshop, you can take home a worm farm bin, worms, lime and starter compost so you can get started straight away.

When: Saturday 13th March  10.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Historic Village Hall, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $40

Contacthttps://www.tauranga.govt.nz/living/rubbish-and-recycling/minimising-waste/community-waste-programmes/community-workshops

Stained Glass Workshop

Learn an age old craft in our stained glass workshop!

This is usually held as a one day workshop on a Saturday, though we can arrange other days and times by arrangement.

We will teach you how to work to a pattern to make a stained glass item using the Tiffany, or Copper Foil technique.

You can pick any project that you fancy, depending on your glass cutting skill level, and your level of confidence, but it needs to be reasonably simple in order to get through all the stages and get it finished, ready to take home. Once you have all the techniques, then you can go on to make more complex pieces either at home or in future workshops.

We will help you choose your design and we have loads of patterns and ideas and loads of interesting glasses to choose from.

To undertake the Stained Glass class you will need to have existing glass cutting skills. If you don’t already have experience in this area then you will need to complete our short Glass Cutting Class prior to enrolling.

See our Glass Cutting class for more information

For more infohttps://leadlightexpress.co.nz/about-classes/stained-glass-workshop/

Next Dates in 2021
Classes fill rapidly so book ASAP

13th February –  Sorry full

13th March – Sorry full

15th May – Sorry full

12th June

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 3 or more people

The Artery Print Club

A group of like minded printmaking enthusiasts who get together on the second Friday of every month.

We meet in the Artery Art Learning Space which is part of the Incubator Creative Hub in Tauranga’s Historic Village.

There is plenty of space for many to work collectively with great company, motivating and inspiring each other while teaching each other new tricks. We have a great press. Please bring your own tools and materials.

Tea and coffee provided and there is a fantastic Whipped Baker cafe in the Village – good donuts!

Please bring a $5 contribution fee towards the venue and equipment.

Join our Facebook page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/219876665350266/

When: 2nd Friday of every month
Time: 1 pm -5 pm
Cost: $5

Social atmosphere. Tea and coffee provided.

We welcome any print makers to join in. Meet other printers and connect.

Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group

Members of the group meet at the Art and Craft Centre , 177 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Meets:- First & Third Tuesday nights; 7pm – 9:30pm
Second & Fourth Fridays; 10am – 3pm

Facebook link

For more information contact:

Contact: Denise Lee

Phone:  027 291 9917

Emailtaurangaquilters@gmail.com

Glass Cutting Workshops

About the Classes
This glass cutting workshop is ideal for you, whether you are brand new to cutting glass or wanting to improve your existing techniques. Our aim is to give you the skills to cut and break all those tricky shapes successfully,. You will find that there are a surprising number of tricks and skills to learn and we will show you all that we can.

The cost includes two high quality tools that you take away with you – an oil filled glass cutter and a pair of running pliers.

Glass cutting is an essential skill for leadlight or stained glass work of course, but you will also find it extremely useful for mosaicing and even more useful for glass fusing. You might even like to use it for a little bit of glazing or picture framing!

All the glass, and use of other tools, are included for use during the workshop.
CLICK FOR DETAILS

Next Dates in 2021

12th March Sorry full

14th May Sorry full

11th June   Book now or miss out !

Or contact us to arrange a private workshop for 3 or more people

Stained Glass and Fused Glass workshops are also available.

Tauranga Opera Forum Screening:

Tauranga Opera Forum presents regular DVD screenings of your favourite operas.

This month: TBA

Tickets ($20) for the screening may be purchased from:

  • Bureta Pharmacy, 76 Bureta Road
  • House of Travel, cnr Willow & Spring Streets

Tickets include entry to the event, a preliminary glass of wine, delicious finger foods and the Lucky Ticket Spot Prizes Draw.

When: March 11th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Tauranga Boys College

For further details:
Phone:  John 027 284 9738 or
Emailtof.scholarships@xtra.co.nz

Drawing Level 2 with Nick Eggleston

Drawing Level II for those that have been lucky enough to attend one of Nicks beginners’ classes in the past.   Nick will show you new techniques and help you to achieve a more advanced skill level.   You will be able to produce a more professional standard with outstanding results that will give you greater confidence in your artwork.   Be a part of a fun workshop that focuses on improving your skills and meet other creative’s who are working on the same level; to share ideas and inspiration.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston
Four Wednesday Nights

Dates: 10th to 31st March 2021
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Cost: $195.00
All Materials Supplied

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A practical guide to learn the skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors! He graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design and is a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. Nick is world famous for his amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers. He’s a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and recently the art of bespoke shoe making.

Clay & Wine: Nick Nack Night

Haha what does Nick Nack mean?? It means you can play around with whatever you want to experiment with. Think outside the square and be different, Makes odds and ends, jewellery, place mats, tiles, tea-light, incense, mossy holders,  and a whole host of ideas…

The price for this workshop is $30. This includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, firing and glass of wine or juice.

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Circular Economy Solutions for Textiles

Textiles play such a major part in our lives both in a practical way and as an expression of who we are. Whether clothing or furnishings, they are often chosen for their beauty and how they make us feel. Unfortunately the environmental and social impact of many of these beautiful textiles is not good and typically something we are not aware of.

Usedfully is on a mission to reduce the impact that textiles and the fashion industry is having on society and our environment – the impact of textiles on our environment is second only to food waste and there are so many different touch points with community, industry, waste and commercial opportunities. Come along and learn more about this industry, and explore some practical things you can do at home and within your community to lesson the impact of textiles.

Sign up for this FREE seminar as part of Envirohub’s Sustainable Backyards

When
Wednesday 10th March 2021 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where  ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, TaurangaView Map
Who Deborah Crowe
If you’d like to find out more about what is happening in the textile industry in Aotearoa, have a read of our recent report written by Bernadette Casey and Brian Johnston – 2020

Sew a Zero Waste Dress

Local zero waste fashion designer Emma La Rocca will teach you how to cut and sew a zero waste summer dress.  This is a simple, multi sized garment which you can enjoy wearing this summer.

For your dress material, choose a sheet from your local opshop that has no stains or holes with a print or color you enjoy. It can be any size from a single to a king.

Can’t find a sheet? You can use an old duvet, a large old piece of fabric, or even a curtain as long as it’s not too thick. Bring matching thread if you have it, otherwise we have some available to use.

Basic experience using a sewing machine is required and we encourage you to bring your own if you have one!

When: Wednesday 10th March  4.00pm – 6pm
Where: ReMaker Space, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga
Cost: $40
Tutor: Emma La Rocca

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Colouring Clubs – Tauranga

Adult Colouring Clubs

Come along and enjoy a relaxing, social colouring session at a library near you. Bring your own colouring book and equipment; or give it a go using our basic materials supplied.

All sessions are free of charge. For more information, please call 07 577 7177.
Tauranga Library

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

Also at Pāpāmoa Library

On the 3rd Thursday of the month
from 10.30-11.30am

Social Potting with Clay

Interested in clay ?

Looking for a great new hobby and the opportunity to meet with others? Designed to work in with a busy schedule and to develop your skill. Make it a regular “thing” and you can work on more complicated projects.

When: Wednesday 10th & 24th March 2021
Time: 10am – noon
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30 per session

The price includes the tutor, clay and paint, glaze, and firing.

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Floral Art Group

Come along, meet the group and see what happens at a monthly meeting of the Tauranga Floral Art Group.

Meetings are held (generally) on the second Wednesday of each month (10am-12.00 noon), and on the Saturday following the second Wednesday of each month (9.30am-11.30am). Meetings include workshops and demonstrations.

 

Absolute Beginners Watercolour with Nick Eggleston

Nick will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing results, he is extremely patient and loves to help you find your creative vibe. You can achieve an exceptional piece of art with his help, we have seen his students results, they are outstanding.

You’ll be rewarded with a great sense of achievement and have a great time connecting with others in our terrific Artery space.

Tutor: Nick Eggleston
Dates: 4 Tuesdays – 9th, 16th, 23rd &  30th March.
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $195.00
All Materials Supplied

BOOK HERE

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for watercolour, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors! He graduated from Chesterfield College of Art and Design and is a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Nick is world famous for his amazing water colours of English Bull Terriers. He’s a master craftsman of clay, water colour, occasionally wood carving and recently the art of bespoke shoe making.

Clay & Wine:  Buttons & Brooches – Knobs & Knockers

These are small decorative items that hang or are attached.
Re-handle a kitchen item, make ceramic knobs for a recycled set of drawers, a set of individual buttons to upcycle your favourite piece of clothing. These are all about the decoration and design.

When: Tuesday 9th March 2021 6pm-8pm
Where: Godard Centre, Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $30

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Genealogy Support Tauranga Library

Want some help with Family History Research?

Call in at one of the Library Drop In Genealogy Help sessions hosted by local genealogy experts.

No booking necessary.

Bring along your laptop if you have one and any details you have already collected.

Genealogy Research Assistance

Tauranga Library

Where:  Nga Wahi Rangahau Collection, 1st floor, Tauranga Library, Willow St, Tauranga
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12noon
On call help
Give one of our genealogists a call to negotiate a time that suits.

Tauranga Bird Club Night

Interested in birds and breeding them ?
Want to learn more ?

The club has regular meetings on the second Monday of the month

Day: Meetings on Mondays
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Matua Hall, Levers Road, Otumoetai

Contact the Tauranga Bird Club:
Phone:  Sheryl 027 216 3568
Email: sheryl@barons.co.nz

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/taurangabirdclub/

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

Beginners Lessons start 22 Feb 21  from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm

Relaxed social evening of dancing.

Lessons

Lessons run in 5 week blocks on Mondays throughout the year.
Time: 6.45pm – 7.30pm
Cost: $30 per 5 week block

Social/Club Dancing

Day: Mondays
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Mount Senior Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Road, Mt Maungnaui

Cost: Members Fees have been set at $35 per year with NO door charge for Tauranga Club Members.
Visiting club members on producing their club card will pay $3.
Non Club Members will pay $5. 

Visitors are most welcome.

Acting Classes for Adult Beginners

Are you interested in attending  acting classes for adult beginners?

The classes are for adults (18 years plus) who would like to give acting a go and have little or no previous experience or training. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to stage-craft, playing a character, working with a script, and auditions. The classes are the perfect introduction to acting for community theatre.

They are a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Tutor: Kim Williamson. Kim is a theatre tutor, director, and actor with 25 years of theatre experience. She is employed by the Detour Theatre Trust.

If you have any questions please do contact the theatre at info@detour.co.nz

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Two  options. Don’t wait, do it now.

Thursday Morning Option
Start Date
: Thursday 11th February 2021
Time: 10.30am – 12 noon

Monday Evenings Option
Start Date: Monday 15th February 2021
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Detour Theatre, Historic Village on 17th Avenue West, Tauranga
Cost: $87.50 for seven sessions

Note: Detour Theatre also runs Teens’ Classes & Children’s Classes. Contact the Theatre for details.

Italian Classes

When: Monday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Start Date
: 22nd February 2021: 5 initial sessions

Duration: 5 weeks

Where: Multicultural Centre, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Tutor: Isabella

Venue: Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Text: 022 698 6653
Email:  flyisa23@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.trmc.co.nz/

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing

Come and enjoy learning to dance, making new friends, exercising your mind and body as well as extending your social life. Friendly classes.  Newcomers and beginners welcome. If you need to know more…..

Tauranga
Day: Monday evenings
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Beginners
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm All levels
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church Hall, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga
Cost: $7

Phone: Pat Wilson on 544 2574  or 021 0271 2467
Email:  patdancer01@gmail.com

NB: There are Classes in Arataki on Wednesdays

Free English Language Classes

These group classes  provide free English tuition to all-comers, whatever their immigration or visa status. The aim is to provide life based vocab and structures to improve communication skills so friendships can be formed in the wider community.  All ages and all levels of English are welcome.  Just turn up  find the level that suits you.

Monday Morning Classes

9.30 – 11.30am in the Foyer.

ESOL and Christian Conversation.

Contact Heather Waldergrave for further information ph 578 8486.

Holy Trinity ESOL

Phone: 578 7718

Emailreception@holytrinitytauranga.com
Websitehttps://www.holytrinitytauranga.com

500 Card Group

Have you always wanted to play 500 but didn’t know how ?

We will teach you how.
A friendly fun group gets together every Monday from 9.30am – 11.30am.

Light refreshment provided.

All are welcome.

When: Mondays 9.30am – 11.30am (except public holidays)
Where: Age Concern, 177A Fraser street, Tauranga
Cost:  $2 donation

Honest Liars Improv Comedy Jam

A New Year and New Laughs.
Bring the gang and come out for some hilarious comedy improv.

Hilarious Comedy Improvisation like “Whose Line is it Anyway.”
Nothing scripted, suggestions from the audience inspire scenes for the show. Spontaneous, entertaining and fun. Anything can happen and often does.
Clever, quick-witted, and charming. Dumb, silly, and potentially offensive.
Both statements equally define an Honest Liars Improv Show. The audience suggestions make up the content of the show. Fun comedy games such as World Worst, Props and Emotional Symphony are sure to delight audiences.

When: Sunday 7th March 2021
Where: The Jam Factory, Historic Village
Cost: $10

A great night out for a group of friends. Honest Liars are the Bay of Plenty’s only comedy improv troupe. Evolving from a group of players from Papamoa, this group has grown to doing commercial shows, performing for events and parties and offers corporate improv training for businesses.

BYO or check out the great new bar across the way – Mood Lounge.

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NB: Next impro workshop Feb 28th 2021

Medieval Sword Fighting

The Northern Horde of Tauranga are a Medieval re-enactment group, we meet for combat training, archery, dance and crafts.

Learn to fight with swords, axes, spears etc in a controlled and safe environment.

Where: Memorial Park, Tauranga
When: Sundays 1.30pm

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Ninja Knits Hook Up

Monthly Sunday morning get together for knitters and crocheters. We spend the morning motivating and inspiring each other while teaching each other new tricks. We meet at The Incubator in the Historic Village on 17th Ave, Tauranga. Tea and coffee are provided and there is a fantastic Whipped Baker cafe in the Village (good donuts!)

There is a koha jar for a small contribution towards the venue.

Date/time: Every first Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm. All welcome.

We’re a social collective of mad yarn bombers, sultry stitchers, happy hookers and arty nutters. We share yarns, both woolly and tall, laugh heaps, swap patterns, show off our latest projects and have found there is nothing a good needling won’t fix. All are welcome to come and join in. We can even teach you crochet or knitting…

Ask to join our Facebook group

Or check out our Facebook page

City Art Walk

When: Anytime

Tauranga’s city centre is jam packed with an array of public artworks. From tidal stairs, to famous pooches, and some of the best street art in the country. Grab the kids, your best friend or nana, it’s time to discover some of the stories and meanings behind the art in the city!

CITY ART WALK app is a self-guided tour of 20 public artworks.  Download the free mobile app beforehand, or at any of the artworks via an on-site QR code. Each entry in the app gives an insight into the artwork and the artist who created it.

Designed for all ages, there’s even fun questions for kids. Love paper? Pick-up a postcard map from i-site or locations around the city centre.

Experience as you encounter works, or do the 1 hour tour  (2-3 hours with shopping, coffee and lunch). The tour is free of charge.

Download the app and take yourself on a journey.
Download here >

Developed by Supercut Projects. Find out more on Facebook and Instagram @cityartwalktga

Big thanks to CITY ART WALK Corporate Partner Cooney Lees Morgan and Funding Partners Creative New Zealand and Creative Bay of Plenty.

Image credit: Askew One, Untitled, 2017

A Taste Of Ink: Beginners Printmaking Workshop

Learn a new skill and try a variety of printmaking techniques onto a variety of papers. Have fun making making prints onto a geli plate.

Try out some mono print making techniques. Design a poster or create your own Tee-shirt design. (bring your own 100% Cotton tee-shirt).

THIS WILL BE A FUN AND EXCITING DAY TO EXPERIMENT.  Joanne will provide you with all the techniques to create your own individual pieces of art!

Tutor: Joanne Black
Cost: $20
Date: Saturday 6th March 2021
Time: 10am to 4pm

Please contact Joanne directly – info@joanneblack.co.nz to book.

Joanne Black is an award winning artist and photographer from Whakatane. She has an Honors and Advanced Diploma in creativity and art through the Learning Connextion.  All levels and abilities are welcome. This workshop has been funded by Tauranga Creative Communities, so the cost has been subsidised.

Clay Workshops in the Afternoon

Afternoon workshops are from 1pm to 3pm

Beginner Clay:
Saturday 6th & 13th & 20th & 27th March 2021

Friday  Clay Workshops:
5th March:  Garden Pots
12th March: Breakfast Bowl
19th March: Cups
26th March: Trinket Box

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