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Creative Junk

All year round

Creative Junk is a not-for-profit, registered charity that specialises in safe, recyclable items from a wide variety of sources. Workshops and materials are available. They encourage the reuse of materials to reduce waste and pollution.

Make Kit

All year round

Simple, modern craft kits loved by people of all ages. Finish in less than 2 hours. No experience necessary. Put more fun in your day!

Browne School of Art

Auckland, Online
All year round

Quality, accessible, professionally delivered art courses and plenty of constructive personal feedback and encouragement.

Art Yoga

Auckland, Online

A holistic project based on art activities and guided meditations to express your feelings and thoughts. The main purpose is to encourage everyone to restore, align and empower themselves in order to become a strong individual with a life purpose.

Mosaic Heirlooms

Book online

Mosaic workshops are taken by world-renowned mosaic artist Janice Corbishley. She would love to share her skills with you.

Sitara Mosaics.Gallery

Northland, Online
All year round

Sitara Morgenster is a mosaic artist whose studio is nestled off-grid in native bush near the Far North’s Mount Maungataniwha. She cuts all materials by hand – no power tools. Her work is exhibited and collected throughout New Zealand, as well as sold overseas. Contact her for classes and download her free guide.

Suzi Brown Glass

Palmerston North
By appt

Interested in learning how to cut glass, make a copper foil suncatcher, or build your own leadlight? Suzi collaborates with Eddie McKay to provide workshops for beginners and beyond. There are also limited opportunities to collaborate on a piece of your own art practice.

Otago Stained Glass

Tues 11am-2pm and 6-9pm

Imagine making your own Tiffany-style lamp! Take a private class at Otago Stained Glass to start your journey.

Trinity Glass

Book online

Want to learn the techniques of elegant leadlighting? Have a project in mind or seeking inspiration? What about trying a class.

Leadlight Expressions

Bay of Plenty, Tauranga

Incredibly popular classes, sign up to their mailing list to be first to hear of new dates. Or if you really want to get stuck in, they offer private tuition by arrangement.

Höglund Art Glass Studio & Gallery

All year round

The Höglund family invite you to their glass-blowing studio and showroom which is fully stocked with stunning art glass.

Grinter Glass

Contact Keith

Keith Grinter is the glass artist based in the Town Basin, Whangarei. Glassblower, painter, sculptor and tutor of glass blowing. You may have seen Keith's gorgeous work at the Auckland Art Gallery shop amongst other places. Take admiration to the next level by taking a class for an hour or a weekend.

David Traub 

6 workshops a year

David Traub works from his own studio called 'The Glass Factory'. Also onsite is a small gallery space where a sampling of finished work can be seen. Workshops are available. These one-day workshops are aimed at beginners or people with basic skills.

Amokura Glass

Book online

The good people at Amokura are excited that every day they get to work with glass and they love to share that excitement with visitors to the studio. Their favourite thing is to give people who would never imagine themselves working with hot glass the chance to experience this incredible medium. The workshops are a fun and accessible way to try something new and make something that you’ll be proud of for the rest of your life.

Caz Hurst Craft

Te Kauwhata, Waikato
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Great fun, create something lovely and make new friends. Caz can't wait to meet you.

Cherry Pie Bernina Levin 


Come learn a new skill or develop your skills further in a great range of overlocking, patchwork and sewing classes.

Macs Mosaics

Sat. Contact for bookings

​Are you interested in giving mosaic art a try but just don't know where to start? Or do you already know the basics and want to upskill and learn new techniques? Join these fun classes!

Crushes Social Club


The Karangahape Road and online store showcase hand-picked vintage and over 60 local suppliers from all over Aotearoa, making Crushes the home of conscious consumerism. Join one of their markets, workshops, or gatherings and meet like-minded people. Get creative, and have some fun again!


Hawke's Bay, Napier

Texture, colour, creativity. Beautiful supplies available and occasional classes.

Louise Herdman Mosaics

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Louise has been teaching since 2006. She would love to meet you and share her passion about this creative art.

Waiau Pa Central Market

3rd Sun each month

Family Fun Market hosted every third Sunday of the month. A variety of stalls, food and entertainment. Team with the theme - they do Halloween and Christmas markets. Fun!

Light from Tate: 1700s to Now 

25 Feb 2023 — 25 Jun 2023

Features the historical paintings of visionary artists J.M.W Turner and John Constable, the impressionistic brushstrokes of Claude Monet, paintings that explore colour by Wassily Kandinsky, Bridget Riley and Josef Albers, alongside the experimental photographers of the 1920s. a sensational exhibition. Every space is a homage to the transformative power of light and to the artists who sought to harness and explore it. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will encounter a variety of ideas and theories and will experience the sensory and emotional impacts of light.’

Funky Glass Art

Fri 10am-2pm ​

Funky Fridays for mosaic making! Come on your own to the mosaic class, or bring a friend. Groups of 5 or more can book in for a private class.

Pat George Contemporary Mosaic Artist

By appt

Pat has shared her knowledge of mosaic techniques through teaching for many years, and now teaches classes from her home studio 'Foxhanger Studio'.

Ali Brown Weaving

Nelson, Online
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Online instruction and occasional workshops for both beginners and advanced weavers held at the Ngatīmotī Community Rooms, Motueka Valley Highway, Ngatīmotī, Tasman. Lovely books also available.

Flaxworx NZ


A subscribers only learning space for experienced or advanced weavers as well as selling weaving supplies and Mahi Raranga / woven treasures.

Artisan School of Lost Arts

Bookings essential

It all begins with an idea. Start with a block of carbon steel, design, shape and craft it into your very own tool. The same way humans have been doing for thousands of years!

Sue Engels Shoemaker

Waiheke Island

One on one tuition from an experienced hand in a fully equipped artisan studio. Tailored to suit your skillset. Three day, six day or shorter leathercraft sessions on offer. Simply email your course choice with preferred dates and if a booking is available, a confirmation payment can be done online.

Stackhouse Knives

Bookings essential

Stackhouse Knives offers a wide range of artisan classes where you can produce all sorts of objects.1 hour sessions to 6 day classes. All levels catered for.

The Solo Blacksmith

By appt only

Create your own simple, handmade products. Workshops for the truly materialistic. The truly materialistic are people who care about the things they own, not just about owning stuff, or having more stuff.

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