The Dunedin School of Art is offering FREE workshop experiences in their world-class facilities for Open Day.

If you’d like to try out a specific technique, or are interested in what they get up to, please come along.
The workshops are suitable for anyone - no prior experience required. Registration is NOT required ALL WELCOME.

Studio workshops include: > Ceramics > Drawing > Painting > Photography > Jewellery & Metalsmithing > Printmaking > Textiles

Tours of the school will be available during the Open Day. For those interested in studying in 2019, bring along copies of your artwork or portfolio to discuss with school staff a provisional placement for 2019.

For more information:
0800 762 786 or


Full Programme below:

The Dunedin School of Art Open day is an opportunity for anyone to visit our world class workshop facilities, to see what goes on, explore our studios and gain a sense of our creative community. Workshop activities and materials are free. There is no need to register, please come along any time during our open hours and join in on one or all of the workshop activities.

• Clive Humphreys will give a talk in the lecture room 10.30am – 11.00am.
• Tours of the Dunedin School of Art will take place throughout the day

Studio Workshop Activities
Ceramics. “Have a go on the wheel” with Rob Cloughley. Tours of the Ceramic Studio, demos & some basic tuition on making with clay. Here is an opportunity to have a go making work on the pottery wheel. At 12 noon we will demonstrate the Raku firing process. Raku is a Japanese process that involves opening the kiln up while red hot to take the work out.
Drawing. “Observational Drawing” with Michele Beevors and Kiri Mitchell. Have a go at drawing still life with charcoal and an eraser. Also try the concept of creating a blind contour drawing.
Digital Photography “Lighting Studio” with Frank Pawluk and Stephen Hillman. Explore 3 point lighting setup for video and photography stills. Utilise the cameras to shoot low key portraits or video a self-promo.
Jewellery and Metalsmithing. “3D Printed Jewellery” with Brendon Monson and Andrew Last. Customise a ring or pendant using simple CAD software, 3D print the Jewellery and cast it in pewter using the Delft Clay technique.
Painting. “Painting in Miniature” with Anita De Soto, Graham Fletcher and Michael Greaves. You may discover skills that you never knew you had. Learn an easy way to achieve instant results.
Photography. “Partake in a photography experience under the red light” with Rachel Allan. Create a photographic drawing in the darkroom
Printmaking. “Etching Workshop” with Neil Emmerson and Marion Wassenaar. Introduction to the intaglio process of dry point etching on clear plastic. This involves inking and printing works on paper through the etching press.
Textiles “Textile Screen Printing” with Victoria Bell. Come and explore screen printing with pre-made photo-stencil screens and paper stencils, in our Textiles Workshop. Fabric supplied. Come play with colour and cloth, using provided designs or free-hand paper cut outs.

Postgraduate Study Information Session 11.00am - 12.00noon with Alex Kennedy. Postgraduate study provides the opportunity to develop as an art practitioner as you develop a deeper understanding through practical- and theory-based research. Choose to study at the Dunedin School of Art and enter into a lively and challenging environment where you will benefit from the nationally unique workshop facilities, a focus on individual supervision and the expertise of lecturers who have a diverse range of approaches and understandings in the Visual Arts.

Thinking of applying to study at the Dunedin School of Art in 2019?
Staff will be available to discuss application entry requirements for our art programmes, assist with your portfolio preparation and your application. We are now offering provisional placements in our programmes for 2019 if your work clearly meets our entry criteria. Bring along samples of your art work and discuss this option

Published on 3 Aug 2018

Orderdate: 3 Aug 2018
Expiry: 26 Aug 2018