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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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Roots

Roots, written by Oliver Chong, is one woman’s fascinating quest to find her familial identity in Singapore’s cultural melting pot. Digging up ghosts of the past, and filled with absurd, surprising and strangely ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018

Sea & Landscapes

Surrounding us everyday is the fabulous subject ‘nature’. Let’s paint in either realism or impressionism, whatever your preference. Learn how to paint blue skies or rising storms, rolling meadows or majestic ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Feb-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: 23-Feb-2018, 02-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 16-Mar-2018, 23-Mar-2018, 30-Mar-2018 View more sessions

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: 27-Feb-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018, 20-Mar-2018, 27-Mar-2018, 03-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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: 27-Feb-2018, 27-Feb-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018 View more sessions

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: 26-Feb-2018, 27-Feb-2018, 05-Mar-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 12-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018 View more sessions

Kill Your Mortgage and Sort Your Retirement

Hannah is a financial force. She is the founder and director of enableMe – Financial Personal Trainers, a Chartered Accountant, a Master of Taxation Studies, Best-Selling Author, TV Personality and Mum of ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 27-Feb-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: 27-Feb-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018, 20-Mar-2018, 27-Mar-2018, 03-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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: 27-Feb-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018, 20-Mar-2018, 27-Mar-2018, 04-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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: 28-Feb-2018, 07-Mar-2018, 14-Mar-2018, 21-Mar-2018, 28-Mar-2018, 04-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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: 22-Feb-2018, 28-Feb-2018, 01-Mar-2018, 07-Mar-2018, 08-Mar-2018, 14-Mar-2018 View more sessions

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: 27-Feb-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 13-Mar-2018, 20-Mar-2018, 27-Mar-2018, 03-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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: 28-Feb-2018, 07-Mar-2018, 14-Mar-2018, 21-Mar-2018, 28-Mar-2018, 04-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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: 22-Feb-2018, 01-Mar-2018, 08-Mar-2018, 15-Mar-2018, 22-Mar-2018, 29-Mar-2018 View more sessions

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: 22-Feb-2018, 01-Mar-2018, 08-Mar-2018, 15-Mar-2018, 22-Mar-2018, 29-Mar-2018 View more sessions

Experimental Drawing

Do you understand the process of drawing? Can you take what you see and, using line and tone, replicate it onto your chosen medium? In other words, can you draw what you want, the way you want to? Learn the three ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 21-Feb-2018, 28-Feb-2018, 07-Mar-2018, 14-Mar-2018, 21-Mar-2018, 09-May-2018 View more sessions

Workshop: Bowls In a Day

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: 02-Mar-2018

Photography Introduction

Reach your photographic creative potential! Do you know what your camera can do? Do you want to discover the full range of your D-SLR’s capabilities? Join us as we experiment and discuss composition, landscape ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 08-Mar-2018, 15-Mar-2018, 22-Mar-2018, 29-Mar-2018, 05-Apr-2018, 12-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Chinese Painting

Follow multi award-winning watercolour artist Ginette stroke by stroke and learn how to paint a beautiful Chinese painting. Each step is explained and demonstrated. In this workshop you will also enjoy an ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Mar-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: 13-Mar-2018, 15-May-2018, 26-Jun-2018

Master the Wheel

Four wheels, four participants – and this exclusive opportunity! If you’re a keen amateur, an improver or a complete beginner then join us. Learning to throw pots is immensely satisfying. In this course learn ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 15-Mar-2018, 22-Mar-2018, 29-Mar-2018, 05-Apr-2018

Jonathan Crayford - Piano by Steinway

One of NZ’s most inventive musicians, Crayford is touring the country performing solo piano and was the first pianist to play the recently acquired Guggenheim Steinway for what is planned to be an annually occurring ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 16-Mar-2018

Workshop: Kokedama

Kokedama is a centuries-old garden form, it is a style of Japanese bonsai where a plants root system is wrapped in sphagnum moss and bound beautifully with string, transforming any ordinary plant into a sculptural art ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 16-Mar-2018

Lightroom Essentials

Individuals and photography professionals like using Lightroom for its overall superior management system. After an overview of the software students will learn to import images, rename files, use the Library Module, use ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 16-Mar-2018, 17-Mar-2018

Watercolours Modern 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: 17-Mar-2018

Workshop: Cast Glass Introduction

This is an introductory ‘mini workshop’ on the wonderful creative world of cast glass. You will learn all the processes involved in making glass objects and make your own beautiful crystal glass house to take home. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 10-Mar-2018, 17-Mar-2018

Rado & Raybon Save the World

Leading comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado team up for a two hour show. The first half is a stand–up comedy set by each comedian. In the second half, they take the stage together and answer questions, throwing fuel ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 24-Mar-2018

Classical Showcase

This unique night, presented by UXBRIDGE, gives some of our local classical musicians a platform to share their musical talents up front and on stage. Expect a great evening of classical music from Bach to Chopin. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 05-Apr-2018

Workshop: Natural Perfumery - The Florals

Of the five main fragrance families, the floral is perhaps the most beloved. In this workshop we’ll look briefly at the history of the floral family, then concentrate on some of the beautiful natural aromatics that ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 06-Apr-2018

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin Smith singer songwriter is back but with her own band and sound performing a tasty program of originals, a selection of songs from her spiritual parents Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen and some beautiful tunes ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 07-Apr-2018

Workshop: Jewellery Hollow Form

This fascinating process will allow you to create stunning hollow-form pieces of jewellery. First mould your shape to make a pendant or earrings and then you will create the silver outer skin. When the piece is ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 07-Apr-2018

Bubble Extraordinaire

Join Mr. Bubbles – he has beautiful soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. The Bubble show is ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 07-Apr-2018

Pop-Up Painting

Uxbridge and Basalt have teamed up to give you a night to remember. Everything provided for you to unleash your creativity and enjoy painting a canvas ready to hang. What could be better than enjoying canapes and a ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Apr-2018

Outside the Box - Art Installation

Come and experience our balloon room installation. This will be a unique visual experience that allows you to get inside the artwork and enjoy true sensory involvement. Everyone is invited to draw an image on a ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 15-Apr-2018, 16-Apr-2018, 17-Apr-2018, 18-Apr-2018, 19-Apr-2018, 20-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Workshop: Going Dotty

Our inspiration comes from Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist who uses lots of dots in her work and bright, vibrant colours. Students can choose from fish, sea creatures or flowers as their subject matter. We’ll build ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 22-Apr-2018

Workshop: Pacific Tapa (6 - 12 yrs)

First let’s look at existing Tapa clothes from different Pacific Islands, the beautiful patterns and designs used and how the clothes are traditionally made. Then we will get started, making up our own fabulous ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 23-Apr-2018

Total Barre

Sculpt lean, toned muscles with this energizing, dynamic class. Challenge arms, legs and core. Strengthen and lengthen the body. Change your body – no dance experience or tutus required! Total Barre blends Pilates ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 03-May-2018

Workshop: Softstone Sculpture

The soft stone 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: 04-May-2018

Snot Gobbler

A new, family-friendly puppet show from the Chocolate Lantern Theatre Company, The Snot-Gobbler tackles oft-avoided conversations in a magical and witty way, about children and families coping with illness and loss. ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 04-May-2018, 05-May-2018, 05-May-2018, 06-May-2018

Olive Copperbottom: A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and Pox

A new musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton, follows the sold out global success of Promise and Promiscuity. Ashton (Radio NZ’s The Panel and Hot Pink Bits) swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-May-2018

Workshop: 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: 14-May-2018

Crossing Rachmaninoff

This will be an evening of inspiration and pure enjoyment which starts with a film about an aspiring pianist preparing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 for the biggest night of his career. The pianist must ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 18-May-2018

Workshop: Dinnerplates In a Day

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: 18-May-2018

Nathan Haines Jazz Evening

After a sell-out concert in 2017 Nathan Haines and his band, featuring guitarist brother Joel, return to UXBRIDGE Theatre. Blending jazz and soul harmonies with hard hitting beats and electronic textures; saxophonist ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 19-May-2018

Workshop: 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 ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 25-May-2018

An Evening With Marjan

Marjan has spent virtually her whole life as a performer, appearing in national and international productions. A versatile and distinctive vocalist with a strong onstage presence, Marjan will perform a mixture of ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Jun-2018

Workshop: Jewellery The Earring Project

Precious Silver Clay is non-toxic and a user-friendly substance that, once dried and fired, turns into pure silver. In this workshop enjoy making a beautiful (matching or not) pair of earrings unique to you, dangling or ...

Region:Howick
Dates: 09-Jun-2018

Watercolour Wash & Ink Pen

Want to turn your travel memories into a treasured painting? Ginette, 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: 15-Jun-2018

Watercolour Wash & Ink Pen

Want to turn your travel memories into a treasured painting? Ginette, 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: 15-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