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Honest Liars Improv Comedy

Ink Affair Book Club

Film Bay of Plenty

Migrant Connect

4 Week Introduction to Yoga

Printing Fun with Gelli Plates

Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston

Seasons Art Class

Indian Music Classes

Inklings Art: Creative Design Course

500 Card Group

Tauranga South Garden Club

Artists Feedback Lab

BOP Rose Society

Poetry Club: Read Between the Wines

Fun Improv Dance Class

Bay City Rockers

Chair Up Upholstery

Young at Art Studio Classes

Ninja Knits

Community knitting and crocheting group

Tauranga Scrabble Club

New members welcome

Events

Simple Chair Upholstery Workshop

Simple arm chair or dining chair workshop
Bring a simple dining chair or simple arm chair and turn it into a master piece.
One Day Workshop Dates:
Saturday 21st November 9.30am -4.30pm OR
Sunday 22nd November 9.30am -4.30pm OR

Please send pictures of your chair to chairup.upholstery@gmail.com. Once approved for suitability you can book your space and start stripping it down.

+ Bring along a chair that has one or two panels to cover. No re-springing (that’s to come next year). Any springs must be strong and in good shape.
+ Strip the piece down at home safely (staple/tack remover, Stanley knife, pliers, scissors, hammer, dust mask, gloves). Check out YouTube videos on how to strip furniture.
+ Bring with you the fabric panels, foam, screws, legs, hardware.
+ Take pictures as you go for reference.
+ If sewing is required you will need to be a confident sewer and bring in your own machine. Or ask that friend who sews!

Techniques you may learn:
* Attaching webbing and building comfort core
* All about foam (cutting and shaping)
* Measuring and cutting fabric
* I,Y cuts for your chair posts
* Correct stretching and attaching of fabric
* Single and double corner pleats
* Attaching of buttons
* Applying metal back tack, straight, curved or card strip
* Add gimp or piping to your piece single or double (optional)

COST $180
Includes:
*Webbing
*Dacron
*Hessian
*Calico
*Dust cloth
*Metal, card back, tacks
*Use of pneumatic staplers
*Tools
*All instruction
*Refreshments
*Upholsterers card sheets
*Button cord
*Piping cord

Does not include:
Foam
Fabric
Buttons

Once you complete this workshop you’ll feel confident enough to tackle other projects alone.

Phone: 027 252 4414

Law Series Tauranga: Family Trusts

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Family Trusts

Family trusts can/may be used for a variety of reasons. If you are in business, they offer protection from creditors, and an opportunity to split income between family members. They protect the interests of future generations and can avoid estate litigation. Many people want to know about whether they will help with rest home subsidies. We have worked with family trusts for many years and can tell you how they work, why you might want them and what they can achieve. We will also look at how you administer a trust.

Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 28 October from 5.30–6.30pm

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Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 4 November from 5.45–6.45pm

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Paintvine: The Wharf Sunset

The concept is simple – take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!
Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!
The need to know:
Address: Cornerstone Bar & Eatery, 107 The Strand, Tauranga, 3110
Date: Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Time: 7pm to 8:30/9pm (Arrive for 6:45pm, painting starts at 7pm)
Cost: $45
Drinks: No drinks are included in your ticket but are available for purchase.
Food: Want to enjoy dinner too? Cornerstone’s dinner menu will be available throughout the event

Tauranga Orchid Society

The Tauranga Orchid Society would like to introduce you to the world of orchids.
They are the ultimate hobby plant!
Join us and we’ll do everything we can to help you grow and bloom the most fascinating, beautiful plants in the world.

The  Society meets at the Wesley Church Hall, 13th Avenue, Tauranga at 7.00pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Visitors are welcome.

Coming up:
The Orchid Society Sales Day
When: On Saturday 28th November from 9am -3pm
Where: Wesley Church, 13th Ave, Tauranga

Tauranga Anglers Club

Tonight: 

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/

Law Series Tauranga: Enduring Powers of Attorney

Library Law Series starting in September. Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

We should all have powers of attorney. These are the documents that appoint a person who can make decisions on your behalf if you cannot. As we get older, or if we suffer from unexpected illness, we need to make sure that someone is ready to help us pay bills, sell our house and arrange any medical care on our behalf. When preparing a power of attorney, you need to consider who is best for the different roles – personal care and welfare, and property. We can highlight some of the issues and explain how these important documents work.
Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 14 October from 5.30–6.30pm

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Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 21 October from 5.45–6.45pm

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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.

 

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

Drawing from Life

A new opportunity to try life drawing in a visually exciting workshop with experienced life drawing tutor Carol Bisset. Carol has been teaching life drawing for 20+yrs. This three hour workshop will guide you through a series of life studies with an experienced model and a range of exciting backdrops and props.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a life model in a tutored workshop. Be guided through some of the essential principals of life study in a visually stimulating environment.

Tutor: Carol Bisset
Date: 20th September OR  11th October
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: $60

Easels and boards supplied. Bring your own paper and a range of drawing materials. You could bring a selection of papers (cartridge, sugar paper, newsprint, etc.), preferably A3+ in size, and a range of drawing materials (charcoal sticks or pencils, graphite pencils 2B & 4B, pens, pastels, felt markers and an eraser and bulldog clips to secure the paper).

To enrol contact Carol directly:  carolbisset1@hotmail.com

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

Stone Carving for Beginners

Learn the basics of how to use the tools needed to craft shapes from stone. Create and design a 3D sculpture. Covers basic carving techniques in soft stone (Oamaru stone); all the stone and carving tools supplied. Participants to arrive with an idea in mind to produce a stone sculpture over the weekend. Very small class with a max of 5 students.

Tutor: Rex O’Brien

Explore how to use tools to shape stone with award winning and experienced tutor and artist Rex O’Brien. Rex holds a Diploma in Art BOP Polytechnic, has been carving for over 18 years and been instrumental in organising and participating in carving symposiums nationwide.

Dates: 10th and 11th October 2020 (One full Weekend)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $295

All Materials, Safety Gear and Tools Supplied. Bring a packed lunch any tools you wish to use, wear closed shoes.

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 Numismatic Society Club

Interested in coins, banknotes, medallions ?

The club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

Place: Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave
Time: 7.30pm -9pm

All ages welcome.

Phone: Sean 027 634 7417

Tauranga South Garden Club

The first Wednesday of the month, the group holds their monthly meeting, where there is usually a guest speaker plus an exhibition space for members to show the results of their gardening activities.

This is a friendly, mixed gender, social garden group.  Guys are most welcome too.

The second Wednesday of the month, there is usually a garden focused walk.

Monthly meeting: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Place: Central Baptist Church, Cnr 13th Ave& Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Contact: Margaret  578 1017

Cafe Scientifique: A Party in Your Mouth or Just Mastication ?

Cafe Scientifique welcomes Prof Bryony James, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Waikato University.

When we eat food we are aware of a range of “textures”, crispy, crunchy, creamy, smooth, chewy… Texture contributes just as much to our enjoyment of food as flavour, but is far less well-understood. Studying food texture is difficult, not least as food oral processing (all the movements of tongue, teeth and cheeks) happens, hopefully, out of sight, in a closed mouth.

Perception of texture is remarkable, and starts before we even put something in our mouths. Think of the satisfying “snap” of high quality chocolate, or the luxurious unctuousness of a spoonful of Greek yoghurt. Once something gets past our lips then all the mechanical sensors in our mouths start to tell us if a food is soft or hard, gritty or smooth. Our hearing plays a huge part too, what is “crunchy” without the noise?

To make this more challenging still, we are all highly reproducible chewing machines but we vary enormously one to another. One person might chew their toffee, and they will always chew a toffee; another person might suck the same toffee, and they will always be a sucker. As we age our behaviours change, as we lose some of the function of our chewing muscles, or we lose teeth, or our saliva starts to dry up. Different cultures have different preferences for food texture, which may come from expectation, habit, physiology or a combination. Different ethnicities have different appreciation of texture too, Americans have around 80 terms for food texture, Japanese have over 400.

Prof Bryony James will explain some of my recent and current research projects that aim to link food texture perception to the material properties of food (She is a Materials Engineer), and encourage a new appreciation of something we usually take for granted.

  • Register on Eventbrite so we know the number of attendees to cater for
  • $5 door fee covers the venue hire, tea / coffee and nibbles
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm for start at 7pm. All over by 9pm
  • No need to print your ticket
  • You are welcome to wear a mask

Paint Your Inner Badass Workshop with Angela Murray

This is an opportunity to take time out from your obligations and commitments to connect with your inner creative, strong, courageous badass self.

This is a workshop Angela has reinvented and she is bringing it to Tauranga!    It is a gentle but FUN process of uncovering your inner goddess combining meditation, journaling and paint.

You deserve this YOU time to create a daily reminder of who your inner badass really is, among women who would just love, love, love to meet her too. And the best bit … you don’t need any creative skills to do this! It’s not about creating a masterpiece it’s about uncovering the masterpiece you already are.

Tutor: Angela Murray

Date: Sunday 4th October

Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

Cost: $125 (early bird discount to $111)

All Materials Supplied

For bookings or any questions please contact Angela directly: angela@angela-murray.com .
Wear an apron or old tee shirt.  Tea and coffee are supplied, a café is a few doors down the road.

Angela is a creative life coach and her passion is to guide women back to their creative selves.  https://www.angela-murray.com.

A Cool Way to Paint – Cold Wax Weekend 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 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
Date: Saturday 19th September 2020
Time: 9:00am -12.00pm
Cost: $79.00
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.

Dates: 

19th September  OR  4th October OR 1st November OR 12th December

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

Fundamentals of Painting: Saturday Workshops

These workshops will start by using the portrait as a starting point to look at building up a painting in either oils or acrylic and branch out from there.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new and then build on it from there. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre. As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

Damien has a Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic.  He is passionate about art in general, with his main focus being Painting and Drawing. He has designed these courses to demystify the process behind painting and show individuals approaches to quickly start to enjoy a wonderful and enjoyable painting medium. Oil or acrylic paints.

https://www.sanderson.co.nz/Artist/173/Damien-Kurth.aspx

Tutor: Damien Kurth

Date: Saturday one day workshops on either
* 12th September
* 3rd October or
* 7th November

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Cost: $130
Bookings: or any questions contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Bring Paper towels or cotton rags with you. Basic starting materials are supplied, guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes. Tea and coffee are supplied, a café is a few doors down the road.

Note: Damien is also offering a 4 week week time  Fundament​als of Painting Course beginning in October. 

Life Drawing Sessions

Come along to our Life Drawing bi monthly Life Drawing Session
Life Drawing Session Friday (first and third Friday of the month)

Where: 171a Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga
Koha: $10.00 for Society Members, $15.00 for Guests

Life Drawing, Figure Drawing… the act of drawing a living person.
It’s one of the most challenging and interesting ways to develop your drawing skills. Skills that translate to all aspects of art making.
It’s also a great way to escape into your own world for a little while.
This is an untutored session, however, we won’t leave you completely alone if you are new to it and need a little help getting started. It is a very friendly, mixed level, session and you will be surprised what you can learn and achieve with a little encouragement.
If you are an experienced artist or student a Life Model will give you unlimited inspiration and a chance to experiment with your technique, materials and style. And we all appreciate and are inspired by new approaches.
We always take time for a feedback session before we leave. This is a positive and invaluable part of the session. It is inspiring looking at what worked during the session and why; sometimes the less obvious “works” provide the most interesting insights. There is always something to learn.
Bring your own drawing/painting gear (any media is fine), there is usually sugar paper available for sale at the Art Room. We do have some easels at the rooms, but they are limited. If you have your own please feel free to bring it along.
Please turn up in time to assist with set up, and stay on to assist with pack down. We are a self supporting group and if everyone helps it is very quick and easy.

PS:  If you are interested in modelling and are available please feel free to PM me. We love experienced Models, but are happy to use a sprinkling of “new” models… so don’t be reluctant if you haven’t done it before.

Law Series Tauranga: Relationship Property

Library Law Series starting in September.
Come and hear from an experienced lawyers on topics such as Wills, Buying & Selling real estate (focus on 1st home buyers), Relationship Property, Enduring powers of attorney and Family Trust.

It’s free and open to all.

Relationship Property

Understanding your rights and obligations is important to all people in relationships, whether married or not. The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 details how ownership of assets is dealt with both during relationships and after they terminate. You should know how this law applies to you and how to contract out of the legislation if you so choose.
Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 30 September from 5.30–6.30pm

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Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 7 October from 5.45–6.45pm

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Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild

The guild meets:

Day:  Wednesdays
Time: 10am – 2.30pm  and  7.00pm – 9.30pm.
Location: Tauranga Rowing Club, Devonport Road, Tauranga

Contact: Carol 0273 485 875 or 07 466 0075

Email: taurangaembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taurangaembroiderersguild

Happy people say:

* A great place to meet new like minded people & learn new stitches.

Tauranga Toastmasters

Tauranga Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We’re back to physical meeting at  7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start every Tuesday evening at Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Building at 72 Keith Allen Drive Sulphur Point from 2nd of June 2020.

NOTE: Our online service for virtual attendance is temporarily ON HOLD.  

Come along for your three FREE visits and see how Tauranga Toastmasters can benefit you. We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday evening!

Guests are Warmly Welcomed!

Each member has taken the plunge and stepped through the Toastmasters door for a myriad of personal reasons; which makes us a very supportive team with oodles of personality, fun, and enthusiasm. Some of which have been members for several months, and some for (more than) several years! As a guest, there is no expectation for you to jump in head first – only when you are ready to.

At Tauranga Toastmasters you will receive encouragement to attain your personal goals.

 

Through Photographers Eyes Photography Course

Starts Tuesday September 22nd 2020
We have been looking forward to this, and now we can finally bring you a new six week course with professional photographer Greg Wilson. The course will amp up your technical skills, inspire your creativity and elevate your photography to the next level. This course will suit most skill levels from beginner to enthusiast and you will enjoy tapping in to the experience of a skilled photographic expert with decades of experience in the field and in the classroom.

The course will cover six main topics over six weeks.

  • Week 1 – Sept 22: The camera, sensor, lenses and your bag
  • Week 2 – Sept 29: Photographic Vision
  • Week 3 – Oct 6 : Light & Exposure
  • Week 4 – Oct 13: Focus
  • Week 5 – Oct 20: Composition
  • Week 6 – Oct 27: The Art of Editing & Output

Sign up today – this event will sell out !   REGISTER

For more information and to register, see our website.

Check out Greg on Instagram and Facebook

When is the class held?
The course runs for 6 weeks, every Tuesday night at 7:00 to 9:00pm starting from Tuesday September 22, 2020.

Where is the course held?
Carters Photographics, 42 Grey Street, Tauranga

What do I need to bring?

  • Camera
  • Fully charged battery
  • Memory card
  • Note taking device or notebook and pen

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

 

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

Beginners Drawing 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: Four week course  Tuesdays 8th-29th September 2020

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue:  The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Cost: $195.00  All Materials Supplied

More Information :

The Artery – Art Learning Space
Phone 07 571 3232
Email info@theincubator.co.nz

BOOK HERE

Doing Art Together – Adult & Child

Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or caregiver. Enjoy the benefits of this adult-child bonding experience through art while being screen free. Awesome creative atmosphere in a relaxed and purpose-built room.

Do something different with your children or grandchildren over the school holidays? How about creating a treasured piece of art together? It will be good enough to go on the wall, no matter what their skill level is (or in fact yours!).

Tutor:  Christine Williams

Date: Tuesday 29th September – QUIRKY BIRDS

Date: Wednesday 30th September  – PIRATE SHIP

Date: Thursday 1st October – MY BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOUR

Date: Tuesday 6th  October  – MARIGOLDS

Date: Wednesday 7th October – COLOURFUL CATS

Date: Thursday 8th October – THREE LITTLE PIGS

Time: 1 – 4.30pm

Cost:  Produce a Collaborative Adult/Child piece of art by:

* 1 Child & 1 Adult jointly creating one artwork between them. $45

* 3 people (min 1 adult) jointly creating 2 pieces between them $80

* 1 Child & 1 Adult creating one piece of art each (2 artworks). $80

* Cost of Framed Artwork (optional) $20 extra  per painting/frame.

All Materials Supplied

4 Week Course: Fundamentals of Painting

Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon for 4 weeks.

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment. Get stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week. This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the genre. As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion, and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

Damien has a Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic.  He is passionate about art in general, with his main focus being Painting and Drawing. He has designed these courses to demystify the process behind painting and show individuals approaches to quickly start to enjoy a wonderful and enjoyable painting medium. Oil or acrylic paints.  https://www.sanderson.co.nz/Artist/173/Damien-Kurth.aspx

Tutor:  Damien Kurth

Day: Tuesdays OR Thursdays for 4 weeks

Time: Tues 9.30am – 12noon OR Thurs  1pm – 3.30pm.

October Course begins 13th Oct OR 15th Oct

Cost: $260

Bookings or any questions contact Damien directly: bopatelierpainting@gmail.com

Venue: Classes held at The Incubator

Bring Paper towels or cotton rags with you. Basic starting materials are supplied, guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes. Tea and coffee are supplied, a café is a few doors down the road.


Walk In English 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.

Tuesdays 9.30am – 11.30 am :  Advanced level, not for beginners.

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

Tauranga Scrabble Club

Scrabble is a great mental stimulant. Take up the challenge. Find that top word and top score.

The Tauranga Scrabble club meets every Tuesday morning at the Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga from 9.20 a.m. for three games of scrabble.  Play commences at 9.30 a.m.  There is a mix of competitive and casual games.
They play 3 games of competitive scrabble per morning. 3 games $2.50

Contact: Barbara
Phone:  Barbara Dunn 544 8372 or Pam Fulton 027 746 4850
Email: dunn.barbara44@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangascrabble.wordpress.com

Tauranga Rock ‘n’ Roll Club

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: 7.30 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.

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

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

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Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book is:
Title: Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Description:
Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals.

As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.

This is a Meet Up.
For full details: https://www.meetup.com/Ink-Affair/events/272224828/

Explore Japanese Culture through Kokeshi Dolls!

Participants will be designing and painting their wooden dolls with the tutor’s guidance, and will take home their very own unique creation. Engage with Ulemj a renowned local artist who resided in Japan for many years. Ulemj is excited to be able to share her experiences with you and give you a practical and engaging way of exploring Japanese culture in a wonderfully sunny creative environment.
Two workshops to chose from.
Tutor: Ulemj Glamuzina:
Sunday: 9am – 12.30pm
Dates: 27th September
Cost $65
All Materials Supplied. Age 15+
Bookings: To secure your space, please DM or email glamuzinart@gmail.com

Tauranga Fuchsia Group

The Tauranga Fuchsia Group holds monthly meetings at 1.30pm on the last Saturday of the month.
At each meeting there is a mini workshop on some aspect of  fuchsias or fuchsia growing. The meetings are held at the Arts and Crafts Centre. 

Fuchsias look like dancing ballerinas, especially after the rain.  There are over 2000 varieties in a range of colours from the pinks and reds to the orange and white. They are not hard to grow.  They need to be fed and protected from nasty bugs and things, like most plants, but they are very easy to grow from cuttings.  In fact, they can become quite addictive.

All are welcome to the monthly meetings.

Day: the last Saturday of each month.
Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: Tauranga Arts & Crafts Centre, Corner Elizabeth Street & Takitimu Drive, Tauranga

Contact:  Pat Mitchell (07 579 1655) or Noeleen (578 4643)
Emailpatem@xtra.co.nz

 

 

 

Beginners Upholstery Workshop

One Day Workshop Dates:
Saturday 26th September 2020
Saturday 17th October 2020
Sunday 15th November 2020

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

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: $145    Only 5 Spaces. *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 and send pics of your piece to cover chairup.upholstery@gmail.com