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Urban Aerosol Street Art with Michael Cropp

by Grum Frith
Urban Aerosol Street Art with Michael Cropp

Urban Aerosol Street Art

with Michael Cropp

May 2022

 

Michael is an urban artist based in Christchurch.

He fell in love with the use of aerosol cans as a media. Their versatility for murals and larger artworks was hard to match in terms of fast coverage, shading, effects, contrast, blending, fine bold lines and also stencil work. He loves pushing the boundaries, capabilities and the huge variation of artwork that can be achieved with the aerosol can.

 

The course will begin with a theoretical introduction and breakdown of the aerosol can itself.

They will learn the basics of can control and speed, body positioning, varying paint flow and pressure, and different stokes/patterns in relation to the different size caps and there main uses.

We will focus on important techniques and tricks concentrating on blending colours, shading, concentrating on hand control and the varying angles of the can to achieve different outcomes.

 

 

 

There will be an addition charge for materials.

Have a question? Ring Grum 027 539 8484

or email Tutor Michael: Michael_Cropp@yahoo.co.nz

A Two Day Workshop Costing $165

Postponed until 2022

LIVE @ HANMER

by Grum Frith
LIVE @ HANMER
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LIVE @ HANMER

Featuring the

PORT HILLBILLIES

The first in a series of concerts featuring NZ based bands, being recorded live.

2pm Sunday 7th November 2021

Anglican Church

Jollies Pass Rd

Hanmer Springs

 

Door sales only

$15

Live @ Hanmer

by Grum Frith
Live @ Hanmer

 

Music & Arts Hanmer Springs, along with Barrie & Marguerite Clubb are starting a new venture, Live in Hanmer. We are focusing on bringing you interesting live acoustic music in a unique and intimate setting – the Anglican Church in Hanmer Springs Village which has great acoustics. Your support will help the artists to be able to create a CD of the concert which in turn will not only help them promote their music but will also create a record of grass roots music for generations to come. So please come and support the artists – you’ll enjoy some great live music, and also provide the foundation for the creation of the recording – the better the audience, the better the album!

 

Who: The Port Hillbillies

Where: Anglican Church, Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs

When: Sunday 7 November at 2pm

Cost: $15 with the option to pre-order a barista made hot drink (total $20 – cash only please) drinks delivered during the interval….supporting a local cafe’

Jam Session: There will be a jam session after the concert for those wishing to perform in front of a friendly audience. Don’t forget to bring an instrument.

Current NZ Government Covid Level Rules and maximum church capacity numbers for concerts will dictate audience numbers. Please book to reserve a seat.

Bookings to Marguerite: txt 021 125 4062 or email mclubbnz@gmail.com

The Muisc & Arts Hanmer Springs Trust is involved in many aspects of “The Arts” including theatre, and a wide range of craft and music workshops. So, bookmark the website for interesting upcoming items: http://musicandarts.co.nz/

Hanmer Springs is a great place to combine your artistic passions with some relaxation.

We look forward to catching up with you – Barrie, Marguerite & Grum

 

The Port Hillbillies

Emerging from the shadows of the Port Hills, one American, Justin Rogers on mandolin, guitar and vocals, one Aussie Gary Elford on guitar, acoustic bass and vocals. They meet up with a six-toed Kiwi singer, banjo and guitar player Steve Stern to share their love of Bluegrass, Old Time and Americana music.

Playing together now for over four years they have formed into a well-balanced instrumental and vocal trio, driven by Steve’s banjo playing and Justin’s sympathetic and innovative mandolin ornamentation. Gary’s contribution on guitar and bass pulls the whole thing together into the tight unit that is the Port Hillbillies. They play a range of songs and tunes from toe tapping recognisable standards to obscure songs from neighbouring genres that are given the Port Hillbillies once over.

The Port Hillbillies formed out of the Christchurch Folk Music Club’s open mic concerts in 2016, where the duo of Steve Stern (banjo) and Kris Brown (guitar and vocals) was joined by Gary (always-looking-for-a-retirement-gig) Elford and recent arrival Justin Rogers. The group started life as a four piece with guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin, getting together each Tuesday night to trade tunes. As with some good things, they often morph. The dark shadow of change was cast upon the group when the lead singer/guitarist (Kris Brown) accepted a job opportunity in upstate New York. The 3 remaining Hillbillies decided to continue as a trio based around guitar, banjo and mandolin.

The band’s set lists are based on the principle of shared vocals and variety in both instrumentation and style. While each player often plays to their strengths, a song is occasionally mixed up by rotating instruments, or swapping in a bass or harmonica for variety and a more textured performance.

The Port Hillbillies have been popular additions to various festivals over the last few years building up a wide band of followers from the deep south, where they have performed at the Catlins Bluegrass, Blues and Roots Festival and the Riverton Harvest Festival. Closer to home in Canterbury they have been in concert at the Christchurch Folk Music Club, Balcairn Hall, Oxford Town Hall, Lyttelton Farmers Market as well as the very popular Canterbury Folk Music Festival held every Easter at Waipara.

SCHOOLS BIG BAND CONCERTS

by Grum Frith
SCHOOLS BIG BAND CONCERTS

 

FREE CONCERTS

CHRISTCHURCH YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

3.30pm Tuesday 12th October

Village Green

(Memorial Hall if weather inclement)

 

CHISNALWOOD INTERMEDIATE BIG BAND

1pm Thursday 14th October

Village Green

(Memorial Hall if weather inclement)

Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone & Clarinet Section Play with Lana law

by Grum Frith
Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone & Clarinet Section Play with Lana law

Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone & Clarinet Section Play

with Lana Law

October 9/10th 2021

 

Ever wondered how those professional Big Bands sound so good?  It’s the little things that make the difference in a saxophone section.  Lana Law lifts the curtain on how to play better as a section.  In this workshop you will discover the secrets of phrasing, length of notes, articulation, blending and balance. Dynamics are key, and Lana will talk about when to follow the leader and how to take charge of the melody line. 

Bring your instrument and be ready to play!

 

Lana Law picked up the baritone sax at 13 at Burnside High School and knew it was the right instrument for her straight away. After completing her Bachelor of Music (BMus) Degree in Jazz Performance at Massey University she spent time touring the world as a professional musician. Her passion is teaching students and groups, both privately and as an itinerant music teacher and Band Director in schools.  Lana is the co-founder and Music Director of NZ’s first female big band The All Girl Big Band, and Music Director of the Garden City Big Band. She is in high demand as a session musician for many different types of bands, CD recordings and shows.

 

Have a question? Ring Grum 027 539 8484

or email Tutor Lana : lansdeb@yahoo.com

A Two Day Workshop Costing $90

To Register Click Here

Ukulele and Guitar Collaborative Playshop (Novice level) with Jillie Toogood

by Grum Frith
Ukulele and Guitar Collaborative Playshop (Novice level) with Jillie Toogood

Ukulele and Guitar Collaborative Playshop (Novice level) with Jillie Toogood

October 9/10th 2021

Do you play ukulele or guitar and want to expand your performance experience or just play more confidently? This playshop invites you to collaborate with other musicians heading in the same direction by giving you the opportunity to perform in a group or on your own.

The sessions are suited to those who have learnt their instrument to a basic level and will be facilitated by Jillie Toogood who has many years of experience as a choir leader and a band member. Very strong emphasis will be given to fun, inclusivity and giving it a go!

For more information, please contact Jillie at Jillietoogood@gmail.com

 

Saturday: 

Session One: Introduce and learn repertoire for Sunday concert

Session Two: Add simple vocal harmonies and texture

Session Three: Practice what we’ve learnt

Saturday Evening:

6 pm: Tech Session – Set up system and play

7 pm: Workshop participants: Open Mic

(Come along with your original tunes or covers and perform in a safe and encouraging environment – solo or group)

Sunday:

10 – 11.30 Session One: Practise

12 – 1 pm  Session Two: Practice in venue

2 pm – Concert

Have a question? Ring Grum 027 539 8484

or email Tutor Jillie Toogood : jillietoogood@gmail.com

There will be an extra cost of $5 per student for photocopying.

A Two Day Workshop Costing $90

To Register Click Here

An Introduction to Cartonnage with Tracey Miles

by Grum Frith
An Introduction to Cartonnage with Tracey Miles

An Introduction to Cartonnage

(the French art of box-making & fabric covered boxes)

with Tracey Miles

October 9/10th 2021

Tracey is a retired Nurse who has always loved crafting and finding creative ways to use fabric. She learnt about Cartonnage when she was living in France and fell in love at once with its sustainability and its use of recycled and biodegradable materials.

                       

Students will learn the basic techniques used in constructing and decorating beautiful boxes and other decorative items. Using 100% recycled 3mm board we will begin by making a basic box to get a feel for the materials and tools used in Cartonnage, then use those skills to make a more complex and personalized project on day two.

Have a question? Ring Grum 027 539 8484

or email Tutor Tracey : the.hand.crafted.box21@gmail.com

Students will need to supply some materials. A list will be sent upon registration.

A Two Day Workshop Costing $90

To Register Click Here

Physical and Devised Theatre with Harry Lawrence

by Grum Frith
Physical and Devised Theatre with Harry Lawrence

Physical and Devised Theatre

with Harry Lawrence

Postponed until October 2021

 

 

Harry Lawrence has been a working professional in the theatre industry for the last five years and a co-founder of the Hwyl Theatre Company.

Fresh off touring his original show ‘Distantly Connected’, he’s really excited to help you discover your own style in physical theatre.

 

 

In this workshop, you’ll get to grips with the fundamentals of physical theatre and gain the tools you need to create your own productions from scratch. 

Have a question? Ring Grum 027 539 8484

or email Tutor Harry Lawrence : hwyltheatreco@outlook.com

A Two Day Workshop Costing $90

To Register Click Here

Creative Arts Therapy with Kate Willis

by Grum Frith
Creative Arts Therapy with Kate Willis

Creative Arts Therapy

with Kate Willis

Postponed until October 2021

This two-day course invites participants to explore themselves through creative arts therapy. The course will cover creative journaling, mindful activities and creative exploration. The experience will be an inclusive, connected and fun weekend that will teach you how to discover your strengths and beaer develop your self-care routine.

 

Kate Willis is a fully qualified Creative Arts Therapist.

Have a question? Ring Grum 027 539 8484

or email Tutor Kate : kate@creativeartstherapy.nz

There will be an extra cost of $10 per student for materials.

A Two Day Workshop Costing $90

To Register Click Here