Otago Polytechnic


Dunedin School of Art, Riego Street (off Albany Street)

Take note of this date in your calendar and come along with friends and whānau to enjoy and experience our hands-on workshop facilities at the Dunedin School of Art. The Dunedin School of Art is offering a range of FREE workshop experiences and tours in our world-class facilities at our OPEN DAY on Saturday 19 August.

If you would like to take part in a workshop or are interested in what we get up to, please come along, registration is not required. These workshops are suitable for anyone and no prior experience is required. Please wear closed shoes for your safety in our workshops.

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FREE Art Workshops and Open Day  |  Suitable for everyone, no prior experience needed.

Registration is NOT required ALL WELCOME

Dunedin School of Art, Riego St (off Albany Street). Dunedin
Saturday 19 August 2017 10.00am – 3.00pm
Enquiries phone: 0800 762 786 Email: artadmin@op.ac.nz

The Dunedin School of Art Open day is an opportunity for anyone to visit our world class workshop facilities, to see what goes on, explore our studios and gain a sense of our creative community. Workshop activities and materials are free. There is no need to register, please come along any time during our open hours and join in on one or all of the workshop activities.

Tours of the Dunedin School of Art will also be available on request.

POP-UP GALLERY AND SHOP will be on site with student works for sale. Cash sales only, no credit or EFTPOS. Nothing over $100.


CERAMICS. “Have a go on the wheel” with Rob Cloughley. Tours of the Ceramic Studio, demos & some basic tuition on making with clay. Here is an opportunity to have a go making work on the pottery wheel. At 12 noon we will demonstrate the Raku firing process. Raku is a Japanese process that involves opening the kiln up while red hot to take the work out.

DRAWING. “Observational Drawing” with Michele Beevors. Have a go at drawing still life with charcoal and an eraser. Also try the concept of creating a blind contour drawing.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY “Lighting Studio” with Frank Pawluk. Explore 3 point lighting setup for video and photography stills. Utilise the cameras to shoot low key portraits or video a self-promo.

JEWELLERY AND METALSMITHING. “3D Printed Jewellery” with Brendon Monson and Andrew Last. Customise a ring or pendant using simple CAD software, 3D print the Jewellery and cast it in pewter using the Delft Clay technique.

PAINTING. “Painting in Miniature” with Anita De Soto, Graham Fletcher and Michael Morley. You may discover skills that you never knew you had. Learn an easy way to achieve instant results.

PHOTOGRAPHY. “Partake in a photography experience under the red light” with Rachel Allan and Mark Bolland. Create a photographic drawing in the darkroom.

PRINTMAKING. “Etching Workshop” with Neil Emmerson and Marion Wassenaar. Introduction to the intaglio process of dry point etching on clear plastic. This involves inking and printing works on paper through the etching press.

TEXTILES. "Wet Felting" with Vivien Dwyer & Helpers. Join our 'felting circle' and make a felt artwork to take home. Wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and yarns into one piece of felt fabric. Tutors will demonstrate how pictures or patterns can be felted into small art works. Come join in."

POSTGRADUATE STUDY INFORMATION SESSION 11.00am - 12.00noon with Alex Kennedy Postgraduate study provides the opportunity to develop as an art practitioner as you develop a deeper understanding through practical- and theory-based research. Choose to study at the Dunedin School of Art and enter into a lively and challenging environment where you will benefit from the nationally unique workshop facilities, a focus on individual supervision and the expertise of lecturers who have a diverse range of approaches and understandings in the Visual Arts.

Thinking of applying to study at the Dunedin School of Art in 2018?

Staff will be available to discuss application entry requirements for our art programmes, assist with your portfolio preparation and your application. We are now offering provisional placements in our programmes for 2018 if your work clearly meets our entry criteria. Bring along samples of your art work and discuss this option.

For more information:
0800 762 786
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Published on 14 Jun 2017

Orderdate: 14 Jun 2017
Expiry: 19 Aug 2017