Otago Polytechnic

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ALL PROGRAMMES

CREATIVE PROGRAMMES

 

Communication Design Winter Camp

  • Dunedin
  • 5 days (10.00am-1.00pm and/or 2.00pm-5.00pm)
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2018
  • Apply anytime

Digital Animation and Digital Illustration are offered as part of our visual design short courses for 2018. Our Communication Design Winter Camp is held during the mid-year school holidays.

Design and Graphics short course

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts (Semester 1) Fri 23 & Sat 24 March, 2018 (Semester 2) Fri 17 & Sat 18 August, 2018
  • Apply anytime

Learn to create your own professional marketing and promotional materials using Adobe Suite design software.

Drawing with confidence night class (held in Wanaka)

  • Wanaka
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Explore art methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most and develop creative ideas!

Industrial Garment Construction Techniques (Fashion Design Technology Series)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 evening classes (5.00pm-7.00pm)
  • Starts Tuesday 8, 15 & 22 May, 2018
  • Apply anytime

Explore the world of industrial sewing and garment construction with no-fail solutions to perfect pockets, flys, zippers and collars.

Introduction to Photoshop night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Do you want to learn basic Photoshop skills? Then this is the course for you! We will use Adobe Photoshop as our main image manipulation program and amongst other things you will learn about enhancements, special effects, and basic photo adjustments such as cropping, sizing, colour and brightness.

Laser Cutting for Design short course

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Starts Fri 25 & Sat 26 May, 2018
  • Apply anytime

Be introduced to the latest laser cutting technology and CAD software with an opportunity to create your own designed object/s from a range of materials including wood, card and plastic.

Pattern Making (Fashion Design Technology Series)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 evening classes (5.00pm-7.00pm)
  • Starts Tuesday 13, 20 & 27 March, 2018
  • Apply anytime

Create patterns from base pattern blocks with this basic to intermediate level course, taught by our technical expert, Annette Cadogan. Learn about pattern manipulation, standard size & fit, and bodice, skirt, dress and/or trouser blocks depending on your skill level.

Photography night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Time to start crafting your photos!! This class is great for those that have completed the Introduction to Photography course and want to add to the skills they have previously learned. It is also ideal for those who are confident with the setting of their camera but would like to work on the composition of their images. This course covers Composition, Lighting (in the lighting studio), Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, a Darkroom Taster, Digital Scanning and Printing.

STAR Fashion Skills

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2018
  • Apply anytime

Come and join us at the School of Design for a two day hands-on workshop where you will learn how to pattern make and construct an accessory or garment in a creative and fun environment.

Textile Printing short course

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Starts Fri 20 & Sat 21 April, 2018
  • Apply anytime

Learn how to create your own personalised fabrics for fashion and interiors. During this practical workshop you will be introduced to textile print processes including screen printing using stencils, techniques and colour. You will design an original textile print and produce samples and a final piece of resolved work.

Ceramics night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

The Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic has the largest ceramics department in New Zealand. Benefit from an emphasis on hands-on experimentation in clay-making workshops.

Darkroom Photography

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Want to further develop your darkroom photography skills? During this night class, a master black and white printer will be able to help you with your problems and critique your prints.

Introduction to Ceramics night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

The Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic has the largest ceramics department in New Zealand. Benefit from an emphasis on hands-on experimentation in clay-making workshops.

Introduction to Jewellery night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Jewellery classes will have a different skill focus per term. These may include basic ring making or using resin for colour, translucency and embedding.

Introduction to Painting night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

These classes will explore the material language of acrylic paint. Emphasis will be on your discovery of mark-making through painterly experimentation and play. Each lesson has a different theme. Classes are suitable for beginners.

Introduction to Printmaking night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

We deal with printed images every day. Anything that is made in a reproducible format is a print; photocopies, posters, photographs etc. This class teaches a process-based approach to making prints.

Jewellery night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Jewellery classes will have a different skill focus per term. These may include basic ring making or using resin for colour, translucency and embedding.

Life Drawing night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

The aim of this class is to expand your perception and ability to express that perception through drawing.

Painting night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

These classes will explore the material language of acrylic paint. Emphasis will be on your discovery of mark-making through painterly experimentation and play. Each lesson has a different theme. Classes are suitable for those with previous experience.

Printmaking class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

This class teaches a process-based approach to making art, covering the technical aspects of printmaking, looking at how the processes and functions inform the strategy of making art; at how the medium or technique exists as the means to realise an idea. It is suitable for those with prior printmaking experience.

Sculpture night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to build forms and figures in clay? This night class will introduce you to the hand building techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building. The workshop is ideal for those with no previous clay experience but also for those who have some experience with clay.