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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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Portrait Oil Painting

Want to explore realistic portrait painting? There are many challenges in capturing a likeness and Alvin is passionate in sharing his knowledge on how to achieve this. We’ll get started using photo reference, first ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 19-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018

Clay Sculpture

Talented local potter, Raewyn, teaches coiling and slab building; pinch pots; working with moulds and experimenting with different styles, textures and finishes. Create sculptural pieces or useful domestic ware. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 19-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018

Jewellery Design & Construction

Simon draws on more than 30 years of experience to help beginners with the basic construction of plain rings, stone-set rings, pendants and earrings and extends advanced students’ knowledge of design and construction. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 19-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018

Mostly Abstract

The core focus for the morning class is abstract, you may choose your own imagery. James will cover different techniques, drawing, colour use and composition. James encourages free-form drawing, texture building and ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 19-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018

Abstract & Printmaking

This afternoon session* welcomes anyone interested in printmaking or abstract painting. - Printmakers attend from 1pm - 3:30pm - Abstract attend from 12:30pm - 3pm

Region:Howick
Dates: 20-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018

Mixed Media

This course is for all those who enjoy exploring colour, composition and the use of different materials and subject matter. A mix of media such as paint, pencils and collage will be explored, the use of pens, pencils ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 20-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018

College Art Station

This class is about freedom, growth and loosening up! Working on a personal project and need help or do you just need a break from school art to explore some of your own ideas? Every artist is different so let’s ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 20-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018

Painting for Pleasure

This open group of painters welcomes newcomers. You may have attended classes previously and are now an accomplished artist and ready to enjoy the love of painting. These sessions are a specific time to paint and a ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 19-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018, 03-Jul-2018

Stained Glass/Leadlighting

Learn or develop your knowledge of the basics, from copper foil to lead lighting, while you work on your own stained glass project. Beginners are taught glass cutting techniques while making fantastic objects. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 20-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018

Painting Essentials

Learn to paint! This fun, introductory arts course has a variety of guided, practical sessions to help you develop your skills and paint-handling techniques. Work with acrylic paint on a chosen project that’s ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 21-Jun-2018, 28-Jun-2018

Ready to Paint

Eager to learn the techniques of drawing and painting? Explore colour mixing, texture and composition in your preferred medium, oils or acrylics. Create in a fun learning environment. Ready... Steady... Paint!

Region:Howick
Dates: 21-Jun-2018, 28-Jun-2018

Workshop: Sideplates In a Day

Side plates are the perfect size for savouring sweet treats and enjoying your much needed morning toast; they’re the ones we use the most in the kitchen and what a great gift to give away homemade baking to friends or ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Jun-2018

Drawing & Sketching

Whatever your preference landscape, portraits, architecture or still life… let’s do this! First we’ll use photo references to shape realistic drawings. You will learn about outline, texture, shape correction, ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Jun-2018, 29-Jun-2018

Albi & The Wolves

This is folk music but not as you know it, pulling inspiration from a spectrum of genres including swing, bluegrass, soul, R & B, rock and world music, Albi & The Wolves offer a decadent serving of double bass, guitar, ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Jun-2018

Watercolours

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. Course covers colour ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Jun-2018

Little Wild Story Nights

What’s the perfect recipe for unforgettable story nights? Take a handful of little munchkins, aged 2-8, slip them into some comfy jammies, add a dash of blanket and a smidge of soft toy, wrap them all up in music and ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 26-Jun-2018

Florals In Acrylic

Are you ready to loosen up your painting style and be more expressive and spontaneous with your approach? If yes and you’re keen to experiment with new ideas then great, see you in this workshop! You will use photo ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 29-Jun-2018

Workshop: Natural Perfumery - The Chypre

Chypre perfumes are generally characterized by a haunting contrast between a fresh, citrus top and a woody mossy base. In this workshop we’ll look briefly at the history of the chypre, then concentrate on the natural ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 29-Jun-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: 16-Jul-2018, 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: 17-Jul-2018, 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: 17-Jul-2018, 09-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: 17-Jul-2018, 10-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: 18-Jul-2018, 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: 19-Jul-2018, 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: 19-Jul-2018, 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: 20-Jul-2018, 10-Oct-2018

Seed

Seed of contentment or chaos? Winning play tours with AOTNZ 4 July - 4 Aug 2018. IVF isn’t fool proof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 28-Jul-2018

The Changeling

Sometimes the one you love... Isn't the one you want. Beatrice hires a hitman to murder her fiance, only to become trapped in a vortex of lust and deceit. Every virtue pales beside her sins. Few Jacobean tragedies ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 02-Aug-2018, 03-Aug-2018

Lloyd Spiegel

Blues ‘power-house’ Lloyd Spiegel returns to New Zealand in 2018. Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel brings his high energy solo show back to New Zealand in 2018. Lloyd returns in August with a new show, new tales ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Aug-2018

Enchanté Cabaret

An evening of tease. Peep through the theatre doors of Uxbridge and enter a world of glamour, opulence and a whole lotta tease! For one night only, five of New Zealand’s top, multi-award winning burlesque ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 11-Aug-2018

Comedy Night

The Ladies are taking over for one night only, comedy at its best with Justine Smith & special guests Savanna Calton, Lauren Mabbett and holding this crazy group of nutters together is Melanie Bracewell MC. Get in quick ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 24-Aug-2018

Showcase Evening

Calling all budding musicians! This unique night, gives some of our local musicians a platform to share their musical talents on stage for a live audience. Open to all ages and genres, from folk to pop and from jazz ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 07-Sep-2018

Laura Collins and The Back Porch Band

Enjoy a toe-tapping good old southern time on the back porch with ballsy blues and soulful ballads from these seasoned musicians and entertainers. Songs from Nina Simone, Koko Taylor, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, a ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Sep-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

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

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

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