Winter Workshop Programme

Get creative over the winter months at the Creative Cottage workshops at Stoddart Cottage.
No previous experience required for any of the classes

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Matariki Lantern Making 

Sunday 4th July, 1-4pm, $5
Make a lantern for Matariki with Stoddart Cottage artisans using a range of recycled and decorative materials. Drop by any time over the afternoon, no need to book. All ages.


Under the Sea – Children’s Clay Workshop

Thursday 15th July, 10am - 12pm, $15+bf

Children are introduced to clay by experienced ceramics tutor, Christine Davey through creating sea creatures that will be fired to create permanent pieces. Suitable for ages 5-10.

Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/under-the-sea-childrens-clay-workshop-tickets-159578275919


Natural Dyes for Every Home and Artist

Sunday 18 July 3-4pm, Koha

Discover more about the importance and applications of natural dyes at this taster talk by Arina Terekhova prior to her August eco-dye workshop.


Temple of Flora - Botanical Assemblage

Saturday 31st July – 1.30-4pm, $45+bf

Create a plant-based artwork using local botanical specimens and explore the traditions of Botanical Art, Vanitas and Memento Mori, with Botanic Artist, Sarah Amazinnia.

Book essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/the-temple-of-flora-botanical-assemblage-tickets-159046096155


Exploring Eco-Dyes

Sunday 1 August, 1-5pm, $45+bf

Hands-on natural dye and ink making with Blue Gum Fibre’s Arina Terekhova using plants you will forage. Take home your own dyed fabric wrap and ribbons.
Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/exploring-eco-dyes-workshop-tickets-159049428121


Craft a Clay Cup

Saturday 14th August, 1-3pm, $25+bf

Craft your own pottery cup using clay slab hand building technique with award-winning ceramic artist, Jane McCulla. The cup can be painted and includes firing.

Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/craft-a-clay-cup-tickets-159579246823

Felting Flowers

Sunday 29th August, 1.30-3pm, $20+bf

Acquire felting skills using wool from local sheep and alpacas to felt a flower you can make into a brooch or attach to a bag or hat. With woolcraft tutor, Rowena MacGill.

Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/felting-flowers-tickets-159580408297