Autumn School 2018 – 11th to 20th May 2018


The Scripted Journey 11-13th May

Creative Collage With Fabric 14-16th May

Art Doll Class (Mixed Media) 18-20th May

With Ronnie Martin

Ronnie lives in Nelson.  She is a textile and mixed media artist who has exhibited widely both in New Zealand and overseas. She has won many awards for her work and is an enthusiastic and sought after tutor. She is the Creative Director for the annual Changing Threads Contemporary Textile and Fibre Awards Show, and is an executive member of Arts Council Nelson.

Ronnie is part of the Creative Journeys group( which tutors and organises high quality arts education classes and events.


Sports Photography 11-13th May 

With John Napper

John has been a photographer for many years and was fortunate enough to be able to turn his hobby into a full time professional sports photographer career.

He started out with junior and local sports and progressed through to shoot Super Rugby, spent 4 years with the Gold Coast Suns AFL franchise, covered National and International Weightlifting, Dragon Boating, multi sport events such as the Pan Pac Games and the Police and Emergency Services Games.  He has covered Ten Pin bowling, Archery, Motor Sports, Soccer, National Skipping Championships, State and National Hockey events both indoor and outdoor, local and National Athletics Championships, local National and International Cycling, National Gridiron Championships, Netball, Basketball, Rowing, Equestrian Show Jumping, Jet Sprint Boats, Golf, Wrestling, Marathons, Triathlons from juniors to Sprint, Olympic distance and the ultimate Ironman, Surfing and Windsurfing.  He also spent time with the BBC on a nature documentary for 6 months.

It has been an adventure and coming from a teaching background he loves to pass on the skills, the excitement and the love of photographing sport and action to whoever wants to listen.

To find out more and book a spot on this workshop



An annual event that has been hosted in Hanmer Springs for many years. This same event now has a new twist. The Amuri Community Arts Council have passed the baton over to the Music and Arts Hanmer Springs Trust.

Our aim is to offer exciting workshops in a range of music and arts subjects. A continuation of the amazing event that already has an established history.

These workshops will all be held in Hanmer Springs. We are working towards offering these in the Soldiers Block in the hospital grounds. A combination of local and national tutors will lead participants in a learning experience second to none.

Join us in gorgeous Hanmer Springs for a 2 day break away from your usual routine. Immerse yourself in a group environment focused on extending your skills in an inclusive and friendly way.

There will be a social gathering and official opening on the evening before workshops start. Tutors work will be on display at this event. An opportunity to meet and greet all those involved – Tutors, participants, organisers.

At the end of the workshops a gathering to share learning and give feedback will be held.

Choose your workshop, gather a group of friends, book your accommodation and start an annual pilgrimage to join us at this event…