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Winter Weekend Workshop Series at Lake House

We are attempting to ignore the biting winter chill by occupying ourselves with some fabulous weekend workshops and term long classes. Our Winter Workshop Series features some talented new tutors – all practicing artists.
Alysn Midgelow-Marsden’s Tangled Treasures class is proof that even if you have never knitted or crocheted before, you can produce some wonderful ‘tangled treasures’ with fine coloured wires and beautiful glass beads. The Bags of Fantasy class also taught by Alysn is inspired by the hanging spice bags of the Indian gypsy tribes. Participants will use the fabulous, fusible ‘Angelina’ or ‘Fantasy’ fibres to create a delicate and bijoux bag with stitching, beads and finished
with tassels.
Kim Haze is a magical ‘beader’ extraordinaire! After having her beautiful jewellery in our Gallery Shop we have managed to persuade her to offer a class to teach us how to make these gorgeous pieces ourselves. In her Beaded Cabochon Pendant or Brooch class students will learn how to create their own jewellery artwork using handmade glass “Buzz” cabochon and seed beads and fabric. The Beaded Paua Cuff class uses Paua chunks, bugle and seed beads of various sizes to create cuff backed with faux suede fabric and edged with seed beads.
Lake House is trying out the art of glass! Roselle Amoore is a new tutor, with a lot of experience teaching and producing beautiful art glass works. In her class you will explore the process art glass making using kiln formed glass and glass fusing techniques. You’ll learn the basics from cutting glass safely to trapping inclusions and using different types of colouring materials. Great for glass art beginners and those who would like to brush up on their skills.
We are also trying out a new initiative – a Kids and Parents Ceramic Sculpture class – you and your child can bond during a fun clay class making ceramic sculptures for your house or garden. Learn the basic techniques of clay hand-building and glazing by working on several pieces throughout the term and
learn the processes involved in taking them from raw clay through to completed glazed artworks.
We are currently taking enrolments for our Term 3 classes – Kids and Adults. Check out the diverse range on offer on our website Joining as a member of Lake House will give you discounts off all the classes – well worth it if you or your family are taking more than one class per year. A family membership of $50 per annum covers everyone at a particular household address.
Lake House Arts Centre is located on Barry’s Point Reserve in Takapuna, housed in a beautiful 19th century Edwardian/Victorian heritage building that once stood on Takapuna Beach. The Lake House has a constantly changing exhibition programme, a café with delicious homemade fare, artists studio’s and a vibrant and varied arts education programme with 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 - Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Public Holidays.

by Channel Editorial