Exploring Creativity

Jewellery Workshops - Old Cromwell [Les Riddell]

  • Jewellery Workshops - Old Cromwell - Les Riddell

Learn how to make your own piece of jewellery.

Les Riddell is a fine jeweller who operates from an historic old stone store in Old Cromwell. There he has a fine display of his work and a fully equipped workshop attached. 

$250 for 4 week block courses. Every Tuesday night between 6pm & 9pm. Held at Objects Of Art, 71 Melmore Tce, Murrell's Shed, Old Cromwell Town, Cromwell

Contact Les for more information on 03 445 3094 or 027 200 1712 or email: [email protected]

Kiwis Can Ukulele! [Call for more information]

  • Kiwis Can Ukulele! - Call for more information

Kiwis Can Ukulele!

Barry Bemrose teaches ukulele lessons for all ages. An affordable, fun instrument that is presently enjoying a global resurgence in popularity. Barry offers classes to anyone who is interested in learning to play the ukulele. Kids lessons, intermediate classes and adults classes. He will be running a class for intermediate players so call to find out more.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 448 7675 or 027 3764162

You can check out a short video of Barry playing his ukulele on Youtube click here

New Art @ Old Cromwell

  • New Art @ Old Cromwell

Join us for a fund and convivial art experience in the beautiful surrounds of the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. New Art @Old Cromwell is held in March every year. 

Participate in workshops run by well-know artists and experience the pleasure of creating you own artwork.

For more information and to book your place please go to or phone Megan Huffadine on 027 273 1909. 

Pastel Classes with NZ Master Pastellist Julie Greig - Maniototo [Sat, 25 February 2023 - Sun, 26 November 2023]

  • Pastel Classes with NZ Master Pastellist Julie Greig - Maniototo

Pastel Schools 2023 with Julie Greig will be held on the following dates.

25 & 26 February, 25 & 26 March, 28 - 30 April, 27 & 28 May, 26 & 27 August, 30 September & 1 October, 25 & 26 November.

Venue - Maniototo Arts Centre - Ranfurly.

Cost is $180.00. Contact [email protected] for further information and to enroll.

Cromwell Pottery Classes [Mon, 30 January 2023 - Thu, 7 December 2023]

  • Cromwell Pottery Classes

Have you always wanted to learn how to make pottery? Cromwell Pottery Classes offer courses taught by Victoria Claire Dawes who has over 10 years experience making pottery and teaching students of all ages and abilities. Her classes are designed to be educational, social and fun. The classes are held at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. For further information and to book visit

Central Otago Creative Wellbeing

  • Central Otago Creative Wellbeing

Free creative art sessions for those experiencing isolation or struggling with their mental wellbeing. Focusing on creativity as a tool for positive wellbeing and self expression. 

For more information check out the 'Central Otago Creative Wellbeing' facebook page, email [email protected] or phone/ text 0210 278 1078.

Arts Classes for Children 8-12 years with Marion Vialade - Worch [Mon, 30 January 2023]

  • Arts Classes for Children 8-12 years with Marion Vialade - Worch

Central Otago artist Marion Vialade - Worch teaches art to for children, 8-12 years old, in the learning hub at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra.

Classes run from 13th February 2023 - 6th April 2023, every Monday, Thursday and Friday - after school.

Contact Marion Vialade-Worch by email or text for more information and to book.

Phone 022 652 5036

Email [email protected]

Beginners Pottery Workshops with Kathi McLean [Mon, 30 January 2023]

  • Beginners Pottery Workshops with Kathi McLean

Central Otago artist Kathi McLean offers a series of Beginners Pottery Workshops through the year. In these classes you will be introduced to hand and wheel work and learn to make your own ceramic pieces. Classes are held in Alexandra Community House, Centennial Avenue, Alexandra. For further information contact Kathi McLean 021 025 28365

Central Otago Art Society 2023 Arts Workshops [Mon, 30 January 2023]

  • Central Otago Art Society 2023 Arts Workshops

The Central Otago Art Society will hold a series of Arts Workshops across a range of disciplines throughout 2023. To see what is happening now and/ or what is coming up visit the Central Otago Art Society Facebook page.

Email [email protected]

Phone Judy 021 147 9289