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Because of the effective response of all New Zealanders to the lockdown call, we can announce
THE START-UP OF TERM III CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS AS FROM THE FOURTH WEEK OF JULY.
Please see the ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS section below about changes in the programme of courses from those previously advertised.
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Studio on the Square was established in 2016 as the need for an organisation to provide
art teaching and mentoring in the wider Manawatu community became apparent. We now have two administrators,
six tutors and more than 100 people participating in various art activities each week.

WHAT WE OFFER

Studio on the Square is a community group (under the umbrella of the Green Hub Trust) offering a wide range of art classes and workshops.
We have had significant interest from the community in our arts programme, with almost 1,100 people participating during the past year.
We work closely with Square Edge Community Arts Centre and their support enables us to bring you this Arts Programme for 2020.There is an exciting range of new classes and workshops planned.
We cater for a range of abilities; people can work at their own pace and learn new skills under the guidance of a tutor. Our classes are structured and supportive, ensuring learning outcomes are met. Join our art community and get to know other artists and those interested in learning.
Class sizes are limited. You need to enrol and make payment to secure your place. Our enrolment office and art supply shop are located opposite Café Royale in the Square Edge Community Arts Centre building.
Most classes have a class materials requirement. A list of materials required, together with the cost and other class details, is shown on our website.
Please come and talk to us if you require more information or are unsure about the materials list.

COMING UP

OUR TUTORS

Our tutors are art professionals. You will learn from these renowned artists who are excited to pass on their knowledge.

Frank Callear
Frank's portrait

I was educated at the Shrewsbury School of Art and have taught summer school and extension studies in portraiture at Canterbury University for the past decade.
I class myself as a good technician, know how to paint and enjoy passing on what I know.

Naga Tsutsumi
Ngaga portrait

I was born in Japan and have lived in Palmerston North for more than a decade.
I have had over 30 exhibitions in New Zealand, USA and Japan.
I was selected Overall Winner for the Manawatu Arts Review in 2011, and was a finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery's Adam Award in 2012, and the Parkin Drawing Award in 2013.
I hold a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, USA and am represented by Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North.

Dennis Greenwood
Dennis portrait

After graduating in design/illustration with a BCGD (Hons) and qualifying as a teacher, I taught visual arts at both tertiary and secondary levels.
I am presently a painter and graphic designer and live in the country on the outskirts of Levin with my novelist/fabric artist partner, Carole. Our three children fled home long ago.
Drawing and painting most often in watercolours, a passion for the outdoors results in my subject matter naturally inclining toward landscapes & seascapes.

Philip Holmes
Philip's portrait

Auckland-born Philip Holmes grew up in Hawera and Taupo during the 1950s. As a child he drew constantly and from an early age knew that he would pursue an artistic career.
Holmes began painting professionally in his twenties, exhibiting throughout New Zealand from early on in his career.
Having studied Maori art and history Holmes's early portraits often featured historical Maori figures with contemporary subjects appearing in more recent years. His work is a combination of traditional European technique embracing New World subject matter. Working in both conté and oil, Holmes has long been acknowledged as one of New Zealand's finest portrait painters.

Deb Mulholland
Deb's portrait

Deb Mulholland is a teacher, director and performer. She has worked as an artist for more than 30 years across most disciplines. Deb has studied in London and Paris and teaches her classes using a wonderful fusion of techniques, wrapped up in fun.

Tim McAninch
Tim's portrait

I have always enjoyed making art as a way of changing dreams into reality. My images involve a process of discovery, contemplation, transformation and relationships. I draw upon my personal experiences and perspectives, from being a paratrooper to teaching in a classroom. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Northern Iowa, in 1987.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS; TERMS 3 & 4, 2020

Enrol from this page, or
Phone 06 353 2802 Tues-Thurs, or
email studioonthesquare@outlook.co.nz

Check out the Arts Manawatu site for information on the July 2020 Painting Competition

Hover cursor over class name to see details

CHILDRENS ART CLASSES

›   Fundamentals Of Drawing Tutor:
Mondays - Tim McAnnich
Tuesdays and Thursdays - Debbie Mulholland
Date & Time:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.30pm-5pm
Cost:
$150.00
Duration:
10 weeks
Start Dates:
Term 3 - Week of 20th July
Term 4 - Week of 15th October

›   Introduction To Colour Tutor:
Debbie Mulholland
Date & Time:
Wednesdays, 3.30pm-5pm
Cost:
$150.00
Duration:
10 weeks
Start Dates:
Term 3 - 22nd July
Term 4 - 15th October

These classes are designed to encourage young artists to develop their own style, using colour. They will learn new drawing techniques, the colour wheel, colour mixing and other aspects of painting and using colour.

TEENS ART CLASSES

›   Fundamentals Of Drawing Tutor:
Tim McAninch
Date & Time:
Fridays, 4pm-5.30pm
Cost:
$150.00
Duration:
10 weeks
Start Dates:
Term 3 - 24th July
Term 4 - 16 October

An art journal is a place for creative expression. This is an exciting course that will teach young artists how to create their own unique journals to treasure. We will supply the journal and materials.
›   Sketching & Painting Tutor:
Tim McAninch
Date & Time:
Thursdays, 5.15pm-6.45pm
Cost:
$150.00
Duration:
10 weeks
Start Dates:
Term 3 - 23 July
Term 4 - 15 October

This course is for young artists who possess some drawing skills and the format will be 'following along with the tutor demonstrating'.

ADULTS CLASSES

›   Fundamentals Of Drawing Tutor:
Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time:
Thursdays, 7pm-9pm
Cost:
$180.00
Duration:
10 weeks
Start Dates:
Term 3 - 23 July
Term 4 - 15 October

You will be taught techniques for successful, realistic drawing and then draw, using subject matter of your choice, such as landscapes, portraits, architecture or still life.
›   Life Drawing Tutor:
Frank Callear/Naga Tsutsumi
Date & Time:
Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm
Cost:
$180.00
Duration:
10 weeks
Start Dates:
Term 3 - 21 July
Term 4 - 13 October

You will have the benefit of two very professional life-drawing tutors in this course, which will be divided into two 5-week modules. Each tutor will teach a different aspect of drawing. Specific artistic skills or background are not required.
›   Social Life Drawing Tutor:
Date & Time:
Thurdays, 10am-12noon
Cost:
$8 per week
Start Dates:
23 July
15 October

Come along and draw various poses from a life-model.
Morning tea is supplied. Enrolment is not necessary, just drop in.

ART WORKSHOPS (All workshops run from 10am - 4pm)

›   Charcoal Making & Drawing Tutor:
Naga Tsutsumi
Date:
Sunday 6 September
Cost:
$100.00

Drawing with charcoal is addictive. It's fast and immediate and the final product looks fantastic. In this workshop, you will make your own charcoal and learn charcoal drawing tips and tricks to help you produce your own masterpiece.
›   Watercolour Painting (2-Day) Tutor:
Dennis Greenwood
Dates:
Saturday & Sunday 19 & 20 September
Cost:
$180.00

Put a weekend aside and treat yourself to some ME time. Dennis will cover all the important techniques in this challenging medium. A great opportunity to be inspired and to create your own 2-day masterpiece.
›   Colour & Carbon Tutor:
Philip Holmes
Date:
Sunday 9 August
Cost:
$100.00

Philip Holmes describes his method Colour and Carbon as "idiosyncratic" and is a technique he discovered almost by accident. He starts with a monochrome image in charcoal, carbon or conté crayon and then begins the process of removing in order to shape it. Finally, tints and glazes are used to apply the colour. In this workshop, Philip will demonstrate and share his method so you can create your own work of art.
›   Pastels (Oil & Chalk) Tutor:
Frank Callear
Date:
Sunday 27 September
Cost:
$100.00

Pastel is an expressive medium which can be used on its own or worked in with other mediums. You will learn to work with both oil and chalk pastels to create your own colourful, still-life art work.
›   Simple Portraiture (Using A Photo Reference) Tutor:
Frank Callear
Date:
Sunday 13 September
Cost:
$100.00

›   Understanding Colour Theory, Colour Mixing & Paint Media Tutor:
Frank Callear
Date:
Saturday 7 November
Cost:
$100.00

In this workshop, you will learn about colour theory and colour mixing. Brush types and uses will also be taught, along with realist and abstract techniques, types of paint and paint media. Tuition will be given on an individual basis, regardless of experience.
›   Landscapes Tutor:
Tim McAnnich
Date:
Saturday 31 October
Cost:
$100.00

›   Floral Still-Life Tutor:
Robyn Laing
Date:
Saturday 21 November
Cost:
$100.00

›   Painting With Acrylics (2-Day) Tutor:
Dennis Greenwood
Dates:
Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 August
Cost:
$180.00

A great opportunity to devote a whole weekend to learning a new skill...or improving your existing skills. Dennis will explain and demonstrate the techniques you need to create work you can be proud of.

ENROLMENT & PAYMENT

We welcome enquiries from all people interested in the visual arts. Classes and workshops are usually limited to 12 participants. Unless classes have a minimum of 8 participants they may be cancelled or postponed, so prior enrolment is essential.

ARTS MANAWATU WEBSITE

Studio on the Square manages the new Arts Manawatu website www.artsmanawatu.org.nz which: ...and more!

If you would like to be listed on this website, please contact us on 06 353 2802, or visit the website for more information.

ART SUPPLIES SHOP

Our art supplies shop, opposite Café Royale in the Square Edge Community Arts Centre building, stocks a wide range of art materials: We are open from 9am - 3pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays and all our supplies are at very competitive prices!

CREATIVE ART SPACE

Come along and meet other people interested in art, work on your own projects, enjoy social activities and learn from other artists. with the exception of the following days when the room is occupied for workshops: Our Creative Art Space is your place to paint, in your own time, alongside other artists.
Cost to join: $50.00pa

CONTACT DETAILS

'phone us on: (06) 353 2802

email us at: Studio On The Square

or call in and see us (hours are from 9am - 3pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays) at:
the Studio on the Square
Square Edge Community Arts Centre (rear Courtyard)
47 The Square
Palmerston North
PO Box 1478