City Gallery City Gallery Wellington

Past event

School Holiday Programme Craftcamp

4 – 6 October 2016

Artist Gabby O'Connor's Craftcamp workshops are for creative kids aged 5 to 14 years. Choose from six sessions exploring different mediums. Be inspired by our current exhibitions.

All workshops suit beginners to more experienced learners from 5–14 years. Meeting place in the foyer of City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square.

All workshops are held in the Gallery’s Education Studio, upstairs.

October Craftcamp Sessions

Tuesday 4 October, 10am–4pm
Figurative Sculpture

Back by popular demand! Inspired by the exhibition Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs, make a standing or dancing figure, first creating an armature (skeleton) and building up layers, using fabric and making clothing. Use various techniques and found, gathered materials including wire, modelling material, fabric, glue and wood.

Wednesday 5 October, 10am–4pm
Printmaking without a press

Start the day by drawing and designing, inspired by the exhibition Sister Corita’s Summer of Love in this workshop. Techniques explored are drypoint etching, stencils, mono-prints and collographs.

Thursday 6 October, 10am–12.30pm
Antarctic Softies

Tutor Gabby O’Connor will return to Antarctica in October. To celebrate, come and make a Weddell seal, penguin or orca ‘softy’ using fabric scraps from local fashion businesses. Suitable for beginners to the more experienced hand sewer.

Thursday 6 October, 1.30pm–4pm
Word Sculptures

Pick a word or your favourite letter in the exhibition Sister Corita’s Summer of Love and create a 3D version of it using recycled materials, cardboard, fabric and the hot glue guns.

Bookings are essential | FULLY BOOKED 

$30 for half day / $50 for a full day

Light morning/afternoon tea supplied (please indicate any food allergies).

The lunch hour 12.30–1.30pm is supervised. BYO lunch and water bottle if staying for the whole day.