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Due to public health concerns, Studio On The Square has regretfully decided to suspend all classes and workshops, and close their retail shop, until April 28. The suspension will be reviewed prior to this date and any changes announced.
Studio On The Square regret any inconvenience to their valued clients and to the arts community.
Keep well, and we will be back with you all as soon as it is safe to do so.
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Studio on the Square was established in 2016 as the need for an organisation to provide
art teaching and mentoring in the wider Manawatu community became apparent. We now have two administrators,
six tutors and more than 100 people participating in various art activities each week.

WHAT WE OFFER

Studio on the Square is a community group (under the umbrella of the Green Hub Trust) offering a wide range of art classes and workshops.
We have had significant interest from the community in our arts programme, with almost 1,100 people participating during the past year.
We work closely with Square Edge Community Arts Centre and their support enables us to bring you this Arts Programme for 2020.There is an exciting range of new classes and workshops planned.
We cater for a range of abilities; people can work at their own pace and learn new skills under the guidance of a tutor. Our classes are structured and supportive, ensuring learning outcomes are met. Join our art community and get to know other artists and those interested in learning.
Class sizes are limited. You need to enrol and make payment to secure your place. Our enrolment office and art supply shop are located opposite Café Royale in the Square Edge Community Arts Centre building.
Most classes have a class materials requirement. A list of materials required, together with the cost and other class details, is shown on our website.
Please come and talk to us if you require more information or are unsure about the materials list.

COMING UP

OUR TUTORS

Our tutors are art professionals. You will learn from these renowned artists who are excited to pass on their knowledge.

Frank Callear
Frank's portrait

I was educated at the Shrewsbury School of Art and have taught summer school and extension studies in portraiture at Canterbury University for the past decade.
I class myself as a good technician, know how to paint and enjoy passing on what I know.

Naga Tsutsumi
Ngaga portrait

I was born in Japan and have lived in Palmerston North for more than a decade.
I have had over 30 exhibitions in New Zealand, USA and Japan.
I was selected Overall Winner for the Manawatu Arts Review in 2011, and was a finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery's Adam Award in 2012, and the Parkin Drawing Award in 2013.
I hold a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, USA and am represented by Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North.

Dennis Greenwood
Dennis portrait

After graduating in design/illustration with a BCGD (Hons) and qualifying as a teacher, I taught visual arts at both tertiary and secondary levels.
I am presently a painter and graphic designer and live in the country on the outskirts of Levin with my novelist/fabric artist partner, Carole. Our three children fled home long ago.
Drawing and painting most often in watercolours, a passion for the outdoors results in my subject matter naturally inclining toward landscapes & seascapes.

Philip Holmes
Philip's portrait

Auckland-born Philip Holmes grew up in Hawera and Taupo during the 1950s. As a child he drew constantly and from an early age knew that he would pursue an artistic career.
Holmes began painting professionally in his twenties, exhibiting throughout New Zealand from early on in his career.
Having studied Maori art and history Holmes's early portraits often featured historical Maori figures with contemporary subjects appearing in more recent years. His work is a combination of traditional European technique embracing New World subject matter. Working in both conté and oil, Holmes has long been acknowledged as one of New Zealand's finest portrait painters.

Deb Mulholland
Deb's portrait

Deb Mulholland is a teacher, director and performer. She has worked as an artist for more than 30 years across most disciplines. Deb has studied in London and Paris and teaches her classes using a wonderful fusion of techniques, wrapped up in fun.

Tim McAninch
Tim's portrait

I have always enjoyed making art as a way of changing dreams into reality. My images involve a process of discovery, contemplation, transformation and relationships. I draw upon my personal experiences and perspectives, from being a paratrooper to teaching in a classroom. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Northern Iowa, in 1987.

ART PROGRAMMES, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & GROUPS, 2020

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CHILDRENS ART PROGRAMMES

›   Fundamentals Of Drawing Tutor: Debbie Mulholland
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3.30pm-5pm
Cost: $135.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 4 February (9 weeks), 28 April, 21 July, 13 October

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Date & Time: Thursdays, 3.30pm-5pm
Cost: $135.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 13 February (9 weeks), 30 April, 23 July, 15 October

›   Introduction To Colour Tutor: Debbie Mulholland
Date & Time: Wednesdays, 3.30pm-5pm
Cost: $135.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 5 February, 29 April, 22 July, 14 October

These classes are designed to encourage young artists to develop their own style, using colour. They will learn new drawing techniques, the colour wheel, colour mixing and other aspects of painting and using colour.

OLDER (11+) CHILDRENS ART PROGRAMMES
›   Design Your Own Journal Tutor: Tim McAninch
Date & Time: Mondays, 4pm-5.30pm
Cost: $150.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 3 February, 4 May (8 weeks), 20 July, 12 October (9 weeks)

An art journal is a place for creative expression. This is an exciting course that will teach young artists how to create their own unique journals to treasure. We will supply the journal and materials.
›   Sketching & Painting Tutor: Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time: Thursdays, 5.15pm-6.45pm
Cost: $150.00
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Dates: 13 February, 30 April, 23 July, 15 October

This course is for young artists who possess some drawing skills and the format will be 'following along with the tutor demonstrating'.

ADULTS ART PROGRAMMES
›   Fundamentals Of Drawing Tutor: Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time: Thursdays, 7pm-9pm
Cost: $180.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 13 February, 30 April, 23 July, 15 October

You will be taught techniques for successful, realistic drawing and then draw, using subject matter of your choice, such as landscapes, portraits, architecture or still life.
›   Painting With Watercolour Tutor: Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time: Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm
Cost: $175.00
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Dates: 5 February, 29 April, 22 July, 14 October

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Date & Time: Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
Cost: $175.00
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Dates: 5 February, 29 April, 22 July, 14 October

This course contains a variety of guided, practical sessions that will help you develop paint-handling skills and techniques. You will work with watercolour on a chosen project, simple enough for an absolute beginner but challenging for those with some experience.
›   Life Drawing Tutor: Frank Callear/Naga Tsutsumi
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm
Cost: $180.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 4 February, 21 July

You will have the benefit of two very professional life-drawing tutors in this class. They will teach you the basics of life drawing, such as proportion and measurement. There will be close focus on various parts of the body. Five of the ten sessions will be tutored and five will be guided practice sessions, using a life-model. Specific artistic skills or background are not required.
›   Sketch With Pen, Ink & Watercolour Tutor: Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time: Wednesdays, 5pm-6.30pm
Cost: $150.00
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Dates: 5 February, 29 April, 22 July, 14 October

This course will teach you how to sketch creatively, using pen, ink and water colour. Your drawings will come alive in your sketchbook. We will supply the sketchbook.
›   Urban Sketching Tutor: Tim McAninch
Date & Time: Saturdays, 10am-12 noon
Cost: $150.00
Duration: 8 weeks
Start Dates: 15 February, 2 May, 25 July, 17 October

Urban sketching is an authentic activity, a way to capture the people, places and things around us. You will sketch locations around Palmerston North using various chosen art materials.
›   Painting With Acrylics Tutor: Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time: Thurdays, 1pm-3pm
Cost: $180.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Dates: 13 February (9 weeks), 30 April, 23 July, 15 October

Acrylic is the most popular painting medium today. It has all the attributes of oils without the long drying times and smelly solvents. Join this class and learn how to go about establishing techniques that will allow you to create your masterpiece in this flexible and forgiving medium.
›   Four Paintings In Four Weeks With Four Tutors
Tutor: Frank Callear/Tim McAninch/TBA
Date & Time: Mondays, 12 noon-3pm
Cost: $200.00
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Dates: 9 March, 8 June, 10 August, 12 October (excludes 26 October)

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Date & Time: Mondays, 6pm-9pm
Cost: $200.00
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Dates: 9 March, 8 June, 10 August, 12 October (excludes 26 October)

We have an exciting line-up of tutors who will challenge you into producing a different artwork each week. Your tutor will demonstrate and you will follow along. We will supply a large (16 x 20 inches) canvas each week. You will need to supply your own brushes and paint.

ART WORKSHOPS
›   Charcoal Making & Drawing Tutor: Naga Tsutsumi
Date & Time: April (TBA) or Sunday 6 September 9am-5pm
Cost: $100.00

Drawing with charcoal is addictive. It's fast and immediate and the final product looks fantastic. In this workshop, you will make your own charcoal and learn charcoal drawing tips and tricks to help you produce your own masterpiece.
›   Watercolour Painting Tutor: Dennis Greenwood
Date & Time: Sunday 8 March or Saturday 1 August, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

The painting technique, fundamental to Impressionism, is 'broken colour', which gives the beautiful sensation of light in a painting. In this workshop, using landscape subjects, you will learn several Impressionist watercolour techniques and then incorporate them into your own work.
›   Japanese Painting Tutor: Naga Tsutsumi
Date & Time: Sunday 8 November, 9am-4pm
Cost: $150.00 (fee includes Japanese materials of $50)

In this workshop, you will learn Japanese painting techniques, how to make your own ink and study the philosophy of Japanese art.
›   Colour & Carbon Tutor: Philip Holmes
Date & Time: Saturday 7 March or Sunday 9 August, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

Philip Holmes describes his method Colour and Carbon as "idiosyncratic" and is a technique he discovered almost by accident. He starts with a monochrome image in charcoal, carbon or conté crayon and then begins the process of removing in order to shape it. Finally, tints and glazes are used to apply the colour. In this workshop, Philip will demonstrate and share his method so you can create your own work of art.
›   En Plein Air Landscapes In Oils Tutor: Philip Holmes
Date & Time: Saturday 21 March, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

Join us for a picnic lunch and paint a landscape outdoors. The techniques of working with oils will be explained. Lunch will be provided.
›   Capturing Reality With Coloured Pencils Tutor: TBA
Date & Time: Sunday 2 August, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

Capture your own slice of nature’s beauty using oil-based coloured pencils. You will learn how to blend and layer, along with techniques for drawing landscapes and bird life.
›   Creative Journalling Tutor: Carole Brungar
Date & Time: Sunday 5 July, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

Make and customise a visual journal to reflect your personality and interests by combining text, illustration and photography with your own drawings or paintings. In this workshop, you will learn about drawing techniques, material choice, inks and text layout.
›   Drawing Still-Life With Oil Pastels Tutor: Frank Callear
Date & Time: Saturday 2 May or Sunday 18 October, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

Pastel is an expressive medium which can be used on its own or worked in with other mediums. You will learn to work with both oil and chalk pastels to create your own colourful, still-life art work.
›   Understanding Colour Theory, Colour Mixing & Types Of Paint Media Tutor: Frank Callear
Date & Time: Sunday 3 May or Saturday 7 November, 9am-4pm
Cost: $100.00

In this workshop, you will learn about colour theory and colour mixing. Brush types and uses will also be taught, along with realist and abstract techniques, types of paint and paint media. Tuition will be given on an individual basis, regardless of experience.

SOCIAL ART GROUPS
›   Social Life-Drawing (Non-Tutored)
Date & Time: Thursdays, 10am-12 noon. Commences 13 February
Cost: $8.00/session

Come along and draw various poses from a life-model.
Morning tea is supplied. Enrolment is not necessary, just drop in.
›   Social Evening Life-Drawing
Tutor:
Date & Time: Tuesday 11 February or Tuesday 28 July, 6pm-8pm
Duration: 5 sessions
Cost: $20.00/session

A tutor will be present at each session to give guidance. A Life Model is supplied.

ENROLMENT & PAYMENT

We welcome enquiries from all people interested in the visual arts. Classes and workshops are usually limited to 12 participants. Unless classes have a minimum of 8 participants they may be cancelled or postponed, so prior enrolment is essential.

ARTS MANAWATU WEBSITE

Studio on the Square manages the new Arts Manawatu website www.artsmanawatu.org.nz which: ...and more!

If you would like to be listed on this website, please contact us on 06 353 2802, or visit the website for more information.

ART SUPPLIES SHOP

Our art supplies shop, opposite Café Royale in the Square Edge Community Arts Centre building, stocks a wide range of art materials: All our supplies are at very competitive prices!

CREATIVE ART SPACE

Come along and meet other people interested in art, work on your own projects, enjoy social activities and learn from other artists. with the exception of the following days when the room is occupied for workshops: Our Creative Art Space is your place to paint, in your own time, alongside other artists.
Cost to join: $50.00pa

CONTACT DETAILS

'phone us on: (06) 353 2802

email us at: Studio On The Square

or call in and see us (admin. staff hours are from 9am - 3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays) at:
the Studio on the Square
Square Edge Community Arts Centre (rear Courtyard)
47 The Square
Palmerston North
PO Box 1478