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Uxbridge - Howick's Creative Centre

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Uxbridge is an arts centre located in the heart of Howick. We have a Theatre, Gallery, Studio teaching spaces, cafe and rooms for hire. For 25 years we have offered courses, exhibitions, events and performances for the enjoyment and edification of the community. Once again we offer you a fantastic array of classes covering all aspects of the Arts. There is always something new to learn, to expand your experience and stimulate the mind. There are many activities to choose from, with classes and workshops which are held in the daytime, evenings and weekends.

Collection Type
Art


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 38 591, Howick, Manukau
Telephone number icon09 535 6467
Web address iconhttp://www.uxbridge.org.nz
Email address icon info@uxbridge.org.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Manukau, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon - Fri 9am - 4pm, Sat 10.30am -3pm. Closed Public Holidays.


Facilities
Wheelchair accessCafeParkingShopFunction SpacePublic Programmes



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Dinner Plates

A great intro to clay: Yes, you can make your own set of gorgeous, unique dinner plates… in a day! Roll them out, let them sit, form the edges and decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 21-Sep-2018

Sauerkraut & Fermentation

Improving gut health with Sauerkraut & nutrient rich Fermented foods packed with minerals and probiotics is an ancient and essential part of kitchen skills. Feed and repopulate your good bacteria. Julie will teach ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 21-Sep-2018, 18-Nov-2018

Laundry Product Making

Be the master of your domain and learn to make home-made, natural laundry items with no nasty chemicals. Julie will walk you through how to produce healthy, excellent products that leave your family nurtured and ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Sep-2018, 16-Nov-2018

Oils - Alla Prima

Alla Prima means wet paint applied to previous layers of wet paint. We will use this technique to create a realistic style oil painting using photo reference. Alvin will teach you some of the many advantages of ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Sep-2018

Soap Making

They look and smell as good as food right? What is soap? How is it made? Let’s get started by using the cold process method. You will learn about different materials and ingredients used in all soap making, ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Sep-2018, 24-Nov-2018

Outside the Box - Dark Room Installation

Out of the box is a yearlong project which has been funded by Creative Community allowing Uxbridge to work with local Installation Artist Lucy Olcese to deliver four interactive artworks over the school holidays. We ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 01-Oct-2018, 02-Oct-2018, 03-Oct-2018, 04-Oct-2018, 05-Oct-2018, 06-Oct-2018 View more sessions

Crazy Clay - 6-12 Yrs

Get ready to get messy! Create unique items while learning essential clay forming techniques. Attend the first Friday session and have your art bisque fired or register for both clay work and glazing sessions so your ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 04-Oct-2018, 05-Oct-2018, 11-Oct-2018, 11-Oct-2018

Novelty Cake Decorating – Parents and Kids

Mums or Dads get ready to spend a beautiful day with your son or daughter. On completion, you will take home a professionally iced and decorated cake along with the skills and techniques you’ve learned so you can ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 08-Oct-2018

Cast Glass Birds – 8+ Yrs

A unique cast-glass opportunity for children to come and make their own glass bird to sit on a post in the garden. Choose your bird shape and then learn how to cast it in your chosen colours of beautiful crystal glass. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 08-Oct-2018

Wrap It Up – 6–12 Yrs

Let’s make designer cards and gift wrap which is unique and especially made by you. First let’s look at some well known artists for inspiration, then we will get experimenting using links, dyes, crayons, pencils and ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 08-Oct-2018

Soap Making – 8+ Yrs

Join soap maker Jackie and we’ll get started brewing some beautiful soaps. You’ll make your own soap and bath bombs which you’ll get to take home with you. These workshops will be a great opportunity to hand-make ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Oct-2018

Revealing the Colours – 6–12 Yrs

Children absolutely love this ‘scratch the surface’ art experience as it makes a beautiful surprise when the colours underneath are revealed. First we cover the card with explosions of every crayon colour imaginable ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Oct-2018

Pots 'n' Rocks – 8+ Yrs

No dirt or water required for these potted gardens. First we will design and paint our themed terracotta pot (the garden). Then we’ll get cracking with all our separate plants (the rocks). Choose your perfectly shaped ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Oct-2018

Sketch, Shade, Texture – 8+ Yrs

The “Illusion of Space”. Using pencils, inks and water children will explore shading and mark making techniques. We’ll use simple shapes and render them to show in 3D. Your children will be encouraged to explore ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Oct-2018

Cup Cake Creations - 8+ Yrs

What’s nicer than ‘edible art’? What’s nicer than icing and cupcakes? Yummy! What an opportunity to learn this great life skill: make fondant cake toppers (simple or detailed) and you can decorate cupcakes for ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Oct-2018

Theatre Masks – 6–12 Yrs

Every now and again it’s so much fun to become someone else right? What better way to do this than with a mask. Use your creative imaginings and not only make a theatrical mask but learn how to bring that mask and its ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 11-Oct-2018

Shadow Play – 6–12 Yrs

Join Chocolate Lantern Theatre Company to create a magical world of shadows and light. Discover how to make some spectacular shadow puppets and learn some puppetry skills to help bring them to life. We can make a volcano ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Oct-2018

Kids Art Day

Come and join our free arty party. The biggest arts event for children in East Auckland! Dedicated to youngsters and the young-at-heart, the focus is on children aged 3–12yrs but this free event is for the whole ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 12-Oct-2018

Uber Funny

“Had the room roaring.” – NZ Herald Ever had an Uber driver who was a bit of a comedian? Well we’ve got a comedian who is a bit of an Uber driver. Take a ride with Tarun Mohanbhai and catch the stories from ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 26-Oct-2018

Photomarathon

Join our photography competition with a twist: you have 10 hours to take 10 pics on 10 given topics. Your creativity, fab originality and your natural eye for a great image will get you through the day. Grab your ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 26-Oct-2018

Take the Floor

Let’s start with Cha cha cha then slow it all down with a Waltz before moving on to the much loved Foxtrot. A great opportunity for beginners to ‘have a go’ before committing to our Ballroom Basics course ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 29-Oct-2018

Cast Glass Introduction & Continuation

If you’re new to cast glass or you want to learn more then this workshop can cater for both. Yes, you can make birds while using beginner or more advanced techniques and skills, achieving great results.

Region:Howick
Dates: 02-Nov-2018, 10-Nov-2018

Softstone Sculpture

The softstone method is easy to learn. Work as the block hardens and complete a sculpture in one rewarding day. First timers and experienced artists love it! Create a simple but beautiful garden sculpture to keep or ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 03-Nov-2018

Unorthadox – Cabaret Evening

A cabaret evening of all things unconventional, offbeat and just down right fun! We challenge you to consider the unusual, offbeat and well unexpected! Enjoy music, dance and everything in-between. A night not to be ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Nov-2018

Pen & Watercolour Sketching

Want to turn your travel memories into a treasured painting? Ginette Wang will teach you to use ink pens and watercolour washes to capture a scene quickly while you are travelling. Theory and practical exercises for ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Nov-2018

Beginner Ballet

Ballet is balance and posture. Alaric will guide you gently through some basic positions; give you demonstrations of good posture and explain why the barre is used. So many dance styles stem from ballet even Hip Hop ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Nov-2018

Jewellery: Pendants & Pet Tags

Let’s design first; then we will marry both copper and silver precious clays together to make beautiful ‘one of a kind’ metal pendants or pet tags. Treat yourself and/or your pet by making a unique piece of ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Nov-2018

The Ladykillers

New Zealand singing legends Suzanne Lynch, Jackie Clarke and Tina Cross are The Lady Killers and together they make beautiful music bursting with harmony and power. Their sound defies pigeonholing, wilfully crossing ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 17-Nov-2018

Clay Pendants & Beads

What better pieces of art to have than those you make yourself and wear with pride around your neck. In this workshop, you will make different shaped ceramic pieces which will end up being both simple and colourful. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 16-Nov-2018

Drawing - Domestic Animals

Simplify the challenge of capturing a likeness in Realistic Drawing. We’ll use photo references of your preferred animal and learn methods for starting a drawing and using shading, outline and texture to make it ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 17-Nov-2018

Comedy Night

Comedy at its best with Andrew Clay & special guests Graeme Clarke, Darren Jardine and keeping this crazy group of nutters together is our very own Tarun Mohanbhai MC. You will be laughing your way into the weekend!

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Nov-2018

Abstract: Big, Bold, Fresh & Loose

For abstract artists to truly paint with freedom, spontaneity and expression they must first learn the foundations of structure and design. James will explain how to get great results from the ground up. This ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Nov-2018

Watercolour Landscapes

Let multi-award winning watercolour artist, Claudia, teach you how to plan and proceed with a painting. Claudia brings her distinctive and contemporary feel to this beautiful, traditional medium. This workshop covers ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Nov-2018

Watercolour Florals

Watercolour florals don’t have to be those prints on Granny’s wall: learning to paint flowers provides a huge opportunity to really play with and enjoy a wide range of watercolour techniques. Learn how to ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 24-Nov-2018

Glass Fusing

This introduction to the fascinating and beautiful art of glass fusing will teach you how to safely cut glass and then, using hot glass and diachroic glass, make jewellery of your own design. If there is time, we will ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 24-Nov-2018

Bowls

Food in a bowl; it’s right on trend and that’s because food just tastes better in a bowl! Come and make six, one of a kind bowls to pop your overnight oats, poached pears or sassy summer salads in. Roll, cut, ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 30-Nov-2018