Art Workshops

Would you like to enhance and discover new skills? Join our art workshops tutored by a selection of talented guest artists. 

We encourage artists of any level to attend. Our workshops held at the Short Street Studio provide you with the opportunity to really get into the creative flow, and give you plenty of ideas and information to carry on with your artistic journey.

2 Day Weekend Workshop - Beginners Watercolour with Lynda Scott

January 29th and 30th

Cost – TBA

This workshop is to held at Short Street Studio between 9.30 – 3.30pm each day.

Bronwyn Shimmin is an accomplished acrylic and oil painter who has kindly offered to teach at our Art Workshop in January.  Bronwyn welcomes beginners to this course.

Students are expected to bring their own materials and reference landscape photos and a list of what to bring will be provided nearer the course date.

Places are limited so be quick.  Payment secures your place in this exciting workshop.

For all enquires  please  email or Phone Roz Ledingham on 021 718 633



2022 –  Dates to be arranged for another of Vanja’s workshops.

Vanja Venrooy has agreed to run another one of her popular fused glass workshops.

This is being held at Short Street Studio.

Vanja is an artist who enjoys fusing glass into beautiful works of art.  She won the Ashburton Contracting Award at our Annual Exhibition for her beautiful glass work entitled “Fabric Vision”.  In this workshop you can try your hand at jewellery pendants or earrings, or coasters.  Items will be fired and returned to Short Street for collection later in the week.

Costs – Members $65.00         Non Members $70.00

Any queries please email or  phone Roz on 021 718 633 or Pauline on 027 471 6660 

Limestone Sculpture with Paul Dean

Date – TBC

Cost $85 per person plus cost of materials TBC, at Short Street Studio.

This is an introduction to sculpting with Limestone. Enjoy the tactile hands-on skill of working with Limestone, congenial company and Paul’s gentle guidance through the creative process.

This workshop will benefit painters and sculptors alike with emphasis on the anatomy and proportions of the head, neck and shoulders.

Summer School 2022

Learn new skills from guest artists, join us in January/February for our annual summer school. 

2022 Artists to be confirmed.

Future Workshops

Date – TBC

Our Workshop Committee are constantly sourcing new artists to share their knowledge with members – watch this space for more information.