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Summer School 2025

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Our Summer School 2024 was a spectacular success! So many amazing workshops and such vibrant people. And the work they made was just fantastic! 

We look forward to sharing more images with you from our summer school over our socials, and we are busy planning our offerings for Summer 2025!

If you have a desire to plan your next creative Summer holiday, and have a particular class on your wishlist - get in touch with us! We would love to know if we can help bring your dream to life. 

We hope to get the classes planned and listed midway through this year so that you can book and plan ahead.

How to build your own creative Summer Experience with bulk booking discounts!

 

  • Book one class and get 10% off your next class. 

  • When you  book your second class, you'll receive a discount code of 20% off your third class. 

  • Book your third class and get 30% off any of your next class bookings. 

The bulk booking discount still applies on top of Early Bird discounts so you can get

a gobsmackingly good deal if you book early. 

 

* This only applies to classes  within the Summer School programme and classes must be booked  for the same person or by the same group of people.

Our usual T's & C's apply. 

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What's on offer: Wellington / Pōneke & Kāpiti Coast

Class booking and full info links are below this list.

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Paraparaumu / 18 Jan

10am  - 4pm

There is so much inspiration for our creative work all around us, but how to begin? How often do you set yourself up to start making, ideas have been buzzing in your mind for weeks, you sit down ready to begin and … nothing. Your mind has gone blank. 

This class is all about filling in that blank. Join mixed media artists Sarah Brock and Keri-mei Zagrobelna  and give yourself a starting point to get creative. 

It is a fun experimental class where we know where we are starting - by taking a walk along a stream - but we don’t know where we will finish, because that is up to you.

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Ōtaki Beach / 21 Jan

10am - 1pm

This quick and fun workshop with jeweller Claire McSweeney will focus on crafting silver rings with natural textures. Using special jewellery techniques to press items such as feathers, dried grasses and leaves into the metal, you can create the most amazing impressions from these delicate materials, in lasting silver jewellery. 

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Pōneke / Wellington

27 Jan, 2pm  - 5pm

 We are super excited to be able to bring our fantastic glass tutor up from Ōtautahi / Christchurch for this Summer School. Emily Napolitiano is a lampwork glass artist and her glass bead classes are some of our most popular! Great for total beginners or jewellery students who've always wanted to try their hand with glass. 

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Ōtaki Beach / 4 Feb

10am - 4.30pm

 Don't miss this jewellery making experience with two creative power-houses: Vaune Mason and Jennie Denston of Heavy Metals Jewellery.  

Learn to create your own, natural casting sand and make simple moulds. Create incredible earthy textures that can't be replicated any other way. Explore other exciting casting methods such as salt and water casting. Open to complete beginners and advanced makers who want to expand their technique library. 

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Pōneke / Wellington 

20 Jan, 10am  - 1pm

Designed for family groups of mixed ages and including kids! 

Our super friendly tutors are here to guide you through a fun adventure of crafting fun and easy jewellery

using pre-cut shapes in silver, copper or brass. Simple textures and nifty finishing techniques mean

everyone is able to make something special.  

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Ōtaki Beach / 21 Jan

2pm - 5pm

Spend an afternoon with Claire McSweeney  creating gorgeous earrings or pendants using natural textures. Using special jewellery techniques to press items such as feathers, dried grasses and leaves into the metal, you can create the most amazing impressions from these delicate materials, in lasting silver jewellery. 

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Ōtaki Beach / 28 Jan

10am - 4pm

Spend a luxurious day in our Ōtaki studio with  Emily Napolitiano crafting glass beads and adding them to sterling silver to create vibrant wearable pieces.  This workshop is not to be missed! Take advantage of working with Emily and our local tutor Vaune Mason in this full day-class.  Students can focus on creating jewellery items or works that might be more sculptural or decorative. 

Silver Earrings

Pōneke / Wellington

20 Jan, 2pm - 5pm

Use sterling silver and decorative elements like sea-glass, shells and wood we will guide you through making your own original piece of jewellery to wear and treasure.  

This is an ideal class to take if you love dangly earrings and beachy themed pendants. All materials provided. 

Lampworking

Pōeneke / Wellington

27 Jan, 10am - 1pm

 We are super excited to be able to bring our fantastic glass tutor up from Ōtautahi / Christchurch for this Summer School. Emily Napolitiano is a lampwork glass artist and her glass bead classes are some of our most popular! Great for total beginners or jewellery students who've always wanted to try their hand with glass.

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Ōtaki Beach / 3 Feb

10am - 4.30pm

 Expand your jewelery vocab with this full day-class with Vaune Mason. With 20+ years experience in both jewellery and wearable arts, Vaune has a treasure trove of knowledge and experience to share. 

Learn to work safely with foraged natural materials to let their beauty shine. Combine with sterling silver, copper or brass to create fittings and elements that complete and elevate your work. 

Nothing to book right now. Check back soon.
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