Otago Polytechnic

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!

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.

Introduction to Photography night class

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

Learn the basics of digital photography! Great for beginners that are looking to get control of the technical aspects of their camera. The course also covers Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, a Darkroom Taster, Digital Scanning and Printing.

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.

Introduction to Darkroom Photography

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

Want to learn about darkroom photography? Under the warmth of a yellow safe light, you will be introduced to gelatin silver photography and the practice of processing and developing your own black and white films and prints.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Textiles night class

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

Explore a variety of techniques associated with textiles and develop the skills and ability to translate these to fabric through a textiles-based project.