Art classes for New Plymouth and Hawera

A series of creative community art classes are coming to New Plymouth and Hawera, and some of them are free.

Witt art tutor Ged Guy says she thinks there are many people with a secret desire to try their hand at creating drawings and artworks – but they are just too nervous.

So she and fellow Witt tutor Ian Clothier have created a series of classes to run from March through to July. Some are one day only, while others run for a few sessions.

The mix of day classes and night classes aim to be affordable and include as many materials as possible.

Guy says she and Clothier will cater for beginners through to experienced students, and unlike other Witt courses there will be no assessments at the end.

The first course kicks off on Tuesday March 26 in Hawera and is called Drawing Made Easy. The same course will also be held in New Plymouth.

Guy will also run courses in screen printing for beginners, life drawing and drawing portraits.

Clothier will be offering workshops creating video poetry, a zine, and a free website. He will also run a class on how to manage a short exhibition.

His first class starts on Saturday May 11 and all of his workshops are all free, however the exhibition may involve some costs.

As well as this, Taranaki painters are being invited to an event at Witt’s New Plymouth campus on July 11.

They will spend a day painting a choice of two still lifes and their work will be judged by the community before being sold to raise money for charity.

For more information, visit the Witt website.