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.
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.
Our tutors are art professionals. You will learn from these renowned artists who are excited to pass on their knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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CHILDRENS ART PROGRAMMES
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.
'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
PO Box 1478