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Art studio at the Tiapapata Art Centre is fully equipped for all sorts of art. You can create your very own pottery, oil painting on canvas, collages, block prints or elei printmaking 

For more information on courses and fees and for directions to the Art Centre please call 751-9273 or email


Children Classes

Art Classes for children aged 4 - 10 years are currently held on Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00pm. Students are given the opportunity to work in various mediums - drawing, painting, ceramics and printmaking. Mothers and fathers are asked to not stay in the studio and can wait in the Gallery Cafe if they wish.


Fees are $25 WST per session for the 10-week term, payable by the session and covers the cost of all materials, including clay and the firing of pottery.

Adult Workshops

Special Adult Workshops can be arranged on demand with a minimum of six people. Workshops on any of the mediums listed below can be organised and are open to people over 15 years of age and all skill levels.


Fees: $40 WST per person per session, which includes all materials except for fabric (bring 2-3 meters of any colour).

Hand-built ceramics (tiles, clay pots, sculpture, masks) 

Collage and Mixed Media, Elei (traditional fabric printing)

Drawing (pastel, charcoal)

Printmaking (monotypes, block-prints, drypoint etching)

Painting and Drawing (watercolour, acrylic, tempera, oil)

Special Workshops

Artists in Residence often teach special art classes and workshops throughout the year. Contact the Art Centre to check if what might be running

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