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June promises to be an exciting month at Lake House with most of our term classes in full swing and some great exhibitions on show in the galleries.
The Crafted Clay exhibition opens on 5th June, boasting an array of talented artists from around New Zealand. Clay is one of the most expressive of all sculptural mediums, allowing artists to mould and remodel, glaze, paint, cut and stamp its many surfaces. Clay also holds the memory of the artists’ hands with fingerprints, smeared lines and furrows forever imprinted, waiting for future generations to rediscover. Come along and enjoy the beauty of crafted clay sculpture – the exhibition is showing in the Becroft gallery until the 14th of July. Also on show during June are the gentle landscape paintings of Yolanda Whitehead. Yolanda’s exhibition, titled Light on Devonport reveals the otherworldly aspect of Devonport’s tree and villa lined streets. Devonport becomes a jazzed up Neverland of light, shadow, colour and tone. Yolanda uses vibrant colours juxtaposed with subdued brush work which creates an almost watery filter of light over the canvas. Light on Devonport is a truly delightful exhibition with something for everyone to enjoy.
We have some wonderful weekend workshops available for adults – an excellent way to spend a chilly or rainy winter weekend…
On Saturday June 22nd, Anne-Marie Grace will be teaching a Mixed Media Jewellery workshop from 10am-1pm. You will learn how to use epoxy resin and klayresin to make a silver plated ring and pendant and then use fused glass to make two other pendants.  All materials and two chains/cords are included with four pieces of jewellery being made in total.  Price per person is $90 for non-members and $81 for members.
Sunday 23rd of June offers a one day workshop, Plants and Pastels (10am – 4pm) with Denice Symons. You will create images on paper using oil & chalk pastels, conte, carb orthello & aquarelle pencils.  Instruction will be given in the use of these materials. This class meets the needs of those who already have some experience/confidence with drawing.  All the materials are supplied. With a maximum of five students in the class you will be guaranteed individual attention. Price per person is $100 for non-members and $95 for members

We have many more adult workshops on offer – please check our website for details

Lake House Arts Centre is located on Barry’s Point Reserve in Takapuna. It is a beautiful 19th century Edwardian/Victorian heritage building that once stood on Takapuna Beach. It was moved in 1996 to Barry’s Point Reserve to become an active and vibrant arts centre. The Lake House galleries have a constantly changing exhibition programme and the centre boasts 11 studios tenanted with a range of artists including a ceramicist and bronze caster, painters, printmakers, a film-maker, a costume and fabric designer and performing arts groups, as well as hosting the HQ of the NZ Body Art Awards. Lake House’s vibrant and varied arts education programme has something for every member of the family, including weekend workshops, after school classes, holiday programmes and adult daytime classes.
Lake House is open 9:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on public holidays.

by Channel Editorial