Film Bay of Plenty

ArT Doll Workshops

Beginner Samba de Gafieira Classes

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 Workshop

Young at Art Studio Classes

Ninja Knits

Community knitting and crocheting group


Paint & Wine Night: The Kiss

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!

What is included?

All you need to bring is yourself. We supply the paints, brushes, canvases, easels and more. Best of all we do all of the setup and cleaning up so you can focus on just having fun.

What drink is included with the ticket?

The ticket includes one complimentary house beer, house wine or non-alcoholic drink for those already creatively charged

What is Paintvine?

It’s a fun social painting class where our artists will run you through step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own masterpiece in a fun and relaxed bar in Tauranga City. Perfect for dates, catching up with mates or for meeting new friends.

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book:

Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
From Blake Crouch, the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human – a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Ready Player One.

‘Are you happy in your life?’
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before the man he’s never met smiles down at him and says, ‘Welcome back.’

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined – one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

This is a meet up.
For full details:

Staying Safe Driver Refresher Workshops

Refresh your knowledge and understanding on:
– Give way rules
– Intersection rules & use of roundabouts
– Road markings & signs
– Searching & scanning skills
– Car care & maintenance
Free for aged 70 plus.

Workshops are theory based. No test or exam.
Participants find a workshop particularly useful prior to renewing their drivers’ licence and regaining confidence after a break from driving.

Tea & coffee will be provided but please bring your lunch.

When & Where

  • Wednesday 18th March 2020: Greerton Citizens Hall, 33 Maitland Street, Greerton
  • Friday 3rd April 2020 : Matua Bowling Club, 108 Levers Road, Matua
  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020: Mount Maunganui RSA, 544 Maunganui Road, the Mount
  • Friday 15th May: Tauranga Senior Citizens, 14 Norris Street, Tauranga

To register, contact Age Concern Tauranga on 07 578 2631

If these dates aren’t suitable, contact Age Concern and place your name on the waiting list.
You are welcome to attend as many times as required.  Register with a friend.

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

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.

Your workshop will be situated outside in a courtyard behind the artery under a gazebo.

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:

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.

Samba de Gafieira Classes

Samba de Gafieira (also called Gafieira)is a dance expression of the Brazilian samba rhythm also found in many contemporary, R&B and popular music.

These weekly classes will help you master the foundation moves that make up this fun dance. The classes are complimented by a teacher to help you and a community of students at various stages of their own learning. We also hold small social events offering an opportunity to apply what you learn in the classes.

Dancers enjoy Gafieira because of its vitality and room for creativity.

Improver Samba de Gafieira
Thursdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Next Level Samba de Gafieira Performance Team
Thursdays 7.30pm -8pm

Cost: $80 for the course, $15 casual
Tutor: Sarah Sargison

Introduction to Square Dancing

6 week Intro Course
Starts Thursday 26th March 2020

We have  informal learning sessions, lots of laughs as Square Dancing is fun, we don’t teach Rounds to learners we let them concentrate on the basic moves. No experience needed, just to be active, no partner required and we do require ladies to wear low heeled comfortable shoes, no high heels. Children 12 and upwards welcome but must be accompanied by a parent.

Time:  7.30pm
St Enochs Church Hall, 16th Ave, Tauranga
: $20  for the course

Tutor: Warwick McKay (577 1100)
For more info: Jean Salmons 578 6516


Orange City Squares
Club nights are on Thursdays at 7.30pm at St Enochs Hall. Cost: $4 per evening
Contact: Noel 543 1063 for more info.

Kickstart Toastmasters Club Tauranga

Kickstart Toastmasters holds a weekly club meeting where everyone gets a chance to improve their public speaking, listening and leadership skills. We always have a laugh and the cafe opens at 6:45am giving you time to buy a coffee and/or breakfast that can be enjoyed during the meeting.

Guests welcome – we offer three free attendances per person before signup, giving you a really good chance to find out what Toastmasters and our club is all about. No pressure to speak so come along and enjoy the atmosphere.

Day:  Thursday
Time: 07:00am
Venue:  Alimento Cafe, 74 1st Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand
Contact Phone/Txt : 027 543 2777 (Brian – President) or 022 4444 501 (Alex)


For other Toastmaster groups in the Bay of Plenty:

Taoist Tai Chi Beginner & Advanced Classes

We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.

From Monday to Saturday there are different classes at different times and for different levels in Tauranga, Te Puke, Papamoa, Mount Maunganui and Katikati.

Please see our website for more information:

Remember – You can come along to any beginners class at any time and try Taoist Tai Chi for free.


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

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


Happy people say:

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

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 7.30pm – 9.15 pm :  2 different levels

Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Phone: 578 7718

Ecstatic Dance Workshop

Ecstatic dance is an intuitive freeform dance; we come together to connect with and through our body. Dancers are guided by the rhythms of the music to their own spontaneous flow that allows them to freely express through sound and movement.

There are no judgements; there is no right or wrong. This is simply a space to explore the way your body moves to the music that is presented. Allow yourself to be taken on an internal journey and be surprised by what unfolds.

The music is personally selected each week to take you on a journey, starting out slowly to allow you to land in your body after your day and building to a place of release before coming back to rest again.

Soma Ecstatic Dance Tauranga
Every Tuesday
$10 cash
Pay at event

Find out more Facebook

Contact Improv Jam

If you have done any contact Improvisation before you are welcome to come and jam.  New to the dance? You are welcome to come along and join in, but be aware this is not a workshop and we will all be teaching each other. You are welcome to come watch and solo dance/play/yoga also.

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: 544 8372

Ottoman Day Upholstery Workshop

ANYONE CAN DO THIS! Transform your tired old coffee table to a beautiful Ottoman that will sit at the end of your bed to match your Headboard or proudly in the middle of your lounge.

You’ll come away with techniques like adding buttons, corner pleats, dealing with curves, choosing fabric, piping and more, that will give you confidence to carry on your new hobby. Be sure it’s a strong table, choose your funky fabric and send me a picture of the table for approval.

When: 28th March  2020   9.30am – 4.30pm : Ottoman Day
Where: The Artery – Art Learning Space, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Price $145. Discounts for 2 or more people.

I’ll supply the foam, Dacron, dust cloth tools, air gun, informative and a fun filled day at the village.


Next One Day Saturday Workshops

4th April 2020   9.30am – 4.30pm
2nd May 2020   9.30am – 4.30pm
The Artery – Art Learning Space, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

Want to learn upholstery? Recover that stool? Kick-start your new hobby? It’s easier than you think. Come and enjoy the awesome atmosphere of the Historic Village while you learn a new skill.

Beginners bring your own footstool/basic dining chair, seat only upholstered.   OR
Make your own headboard plain/shallow buttons. fabric extra.  OR
Beginners bring your own coffee table strong enough to convert to an ottoman.
Bring fabric, lunch, water bottle, covered shoes.

(Don’t have a project? Ask a friend, check out the op-shops, Trade Me or Facebook Marketplace. Keep it simple! Make sure it doesn’t need TOO much sewing; you’ll need to be a confident sewer.)

Cost: This varies, depending on the project, from $145 – $225


Send 3 different angled photos of your project to (for a suitability check)

Young at Art Adult Evening Class

Discover the amazing freedom that Mixed Media can bring.
I share techniques as well as my own tips and tricks
Feel liberated in using different mediums together, to express your feelings and your emotions. Heal, let go and CREATE
You can work on different substrates (i.e. paper, cardboard, canvas, wood)
Learn to recycle, up-cycle, re-use, revamp 🙂
Most materials used during these lessons are included in the course fee.
There are plenty of papers etc. free to use, you just provide your canvas or other substrate of your choice for larger works.

The weekly classes are on:

TUESDAYS 7 pm – 9 pm
Term 2 Dates: To be confirmed.  Contact Joyce for details.

Cost: $275 for the term

Young at Art Studio
Building 25B
Historic Village on 17th – Tauranga
ph: 07-578 4648 historic

Ink Affair Book Club

This month’s book is:

Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece

Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

This is a Meet Up.
For full details:

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 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Visitors are welcome.

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

Phone: President 5441192

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

:  Denise 0204 006 1340

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


Learn macrame while making your own shoulder bag in a colour of your choice

Always wanted to learn macrame? Seeing macrame bags everywhere and wondering how to make them yourself?
This workshop is for total beginners through to people who used to do macrame in the 70s. You’ll be guided through making your own shoulder bag in the colour of your choice.
Spaces are very limited due to the size of the venue and equipment needed for this project. All materials are provided and there will also be refreshments.

When: April 19th 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: The artery, Historic Village, Tauranga


Introduction to Alcohol Inks

Alcohol ink is a fascinating medium that literally has a mind of its own. This class is designed particularly for beginners who have never used alcohol inks before. The inks have a versatility and vibrancy that when blended with pure isopropyl alcohol, create movement and beautiful abstract designs. With the addition of gold enhancements these make visually attractive pieces of art even for beginners.  A full one-day course that will enable students to produce a finished abstract artwork ready to hang on the wall. In addition, students will also learn how to use the alcohol inks on other objects such as planters, cannisters, infusers. Each student will have a choice of two other items to decorate and take home

Tutor: Marion Aitken

Date: Saturday 18th April

Time: 9.30am-3.30pm

Cost: $120.00   Book Here

All Materials Supplied

Refreshments Provided

Please wear old clothes

Morning tea will be provided. Students are asked to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there is a cafe in the village where you can grab a quick bite and a coffee.

Create Your Own Comic

The Basaloid workshops: The workshops offer healing through art. It’s a chance for you to explore your own story and creativity as you create your one-page, autobiographical comic using a variety of art supplies. These stand-alone, three-hour workshops will be held at the Artery on Tuesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition in April. Only book into 1 workshop. Limited spaces, bookings essential.

Tutor: Tutor: Kalou Koefoed
3 Individual Workshops – Tuesday evenings
Dates: 14th, 21st and 28th April
Time: 6.30-9.30pm
Cost: $40.00
Refreshments provided
All materials supplied

The Basaloid Project is above all a call to creativity. The idea for the project emerged not long after starting treatment for cancer in March 2019. Named after the type of cancer that resided temporarily in my rear unit, the Basaloid Project has three parts: A 24-page graphic novel, the exhibition at the Incubator, and 3 workshops. The Basaloid graphic novel: Told through metaphor and symbolism, it’s a story about journeying through the storm and emerging on the other side.

Find out more



The Seasons Arts Class: Free Online Tutorials

Welcome to Seasons ‘Lessons at home’, this is our way of thanking you for your interest in Seasons Art Class, and a way to keep you occupied with some projects in this time of our national shut-down.

We hope you are feeling well and suitably rested.

We have a selection of projects below, each from our main disciplines of sketch, Oil pastel, Watercolour and Acrylics. Hopefully you have adequate supplied for at least one, if not all, of these projects.

Please note: The lessons are from the Beginners Course and also from the Returner Artist level (second or third course).

Example Week 1 Beginners