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Riversdale Arts

Riversdale Arts runs a series of workshops during our exhibition period each July as well as other times during the year from our Art Rooms situated in Newcastle Street Riversdale.

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Macrame Christmas Trees with Aleisha Eden

Sunday 26 November 2023
Join Aleisha from Knot & Beau to create these stunning Macrame Christmas Trees to get you in the festive mood. 12 cord colours to choose from.
Riversdale Arts Centre
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Floral Hoops with Zoe Dale (CANCELLED)

Sunday 26 November 2023
Create a gorgeous floral loop with talented tutor Zoe Dale. Dried flowers are very on trend at the moment – so make one for yourself or as a Xmas gift for someone else.
Riversdale Arts Centre
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Copper Foil Leadlighting Angels with Kim Pitcher

Saturday 25 November 2023
Full day workshop 9.30 – 4pm Make a set of 5 Angels in Copperfoil Leadlighting for your Christmas Tree Whats involved in making: Cutting Glass, grinding, Copper foiling, Soldering, Applying Patina & Polishing finished product All materials supplied
Riversdale Arts Centre
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Pantry Basics with Clare Ryan

Saturday 25 November 2023
Pantry Basics – Get ready for Xmas Make your own Butter, Sour cream, Cream Cheese, Crème Fraiche and Cottage Cheese – with Clare Ryan
Riversdale Arts Centre
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Mozzarella and Pizza with Clare Ryan

Saturday 25 November 2023
Mozzarella is quick, easy to make and a great last minute homemade gift – and a fantastic pizza recipe is really handy for holiday entertaining. Learn how to make both in this 2hour workshop with Clare
Riversdale Arts Centre
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Wire Christmas Trees with Lee van der Geest

Saturday 18 November 2023
Make your own large (600mm high) wire Christmas tree. All trees come complete with a star and fairy lights.
Riversdale Art Centre
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Cheesemaking with Clare Ryan

Between Saturday 29 July 2023 and Sunday 27 August 2023
Clare is running a workshop where students will make a delicious bomb proof Camembert and ricotta to take home and practice making butter, various other dairy products such as sour cream and yoghurt and cover the basics of other cheeses like mozzarella and feta, learning to make these staples is a fantastic skill in the world we are currently living in. All materials provided - wear an apron or old clothes.
Riversdale Art Rooms
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Kokedama Balls with Anna King

Sunday 30 July 2023
In this workshop participants will make Kokedama Balls - Kokedama, translated “moss ball,” is a Japanese form of garden art. Simple yet elegant, it's made by wrapping a plant's roots with soil, sphagnum moss and string. Participants will need to bring their own succulent-style plants to use. You will make 2-3 balls. All other materials are provided.
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Macrame Wall Hanging with Aleisha Eden

Saturday 29 July 2023
Join Aleisha from Knot n Beau at this workshop to create this stunning macrame wall hanging – in the cord colour of your choice (see options in booking email and email Aleisha with your colour choice). No experience required.
Riversdale Art Rooms
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Wire Sculpture with Lee van der Geest

Sunday 23 July 2023
Join Lee’s popular wire workshops to create either a Kiwi, Chicken or Duck Size approximately 400mm high and 400mm long. Please email Lee (refer booking notification email) with your preference. Note you are now able to have the option of making 3 poppies instead of the above animals. Please advise Lee when emailing which option you will be making.
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Southland Plein Air Painting with Janet de Wagt

Sunday 23 July 2023
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. Learn the techniques with Janet de Wagt whilst exploring locations in the area. Each session will be going to different places to paint. If the weather is terrible techniques for painting outside will be taught indoors, with the option of working in sheltered areas outside of artrooms.
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Floral Hoops with Zoe Dale

Saturday 22 July 2023
Join this half day workshop with Floral artist Zoe Dale to whip up a very on-trend floral hoop. Zoe will guide you through the art of designing with dried foliage.
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Riversdale Arts 50th Celebrations - GALA Opening

Gala Opening Night
Celebrating 50 years of Riversdale Arts Exhibitions: Friday 21st July 6.00pm Meet and Mingle | Riversdale Community Centre Mavor Room Tea/Coffee/Wine/Early Supper 6.30pm Unveiling of Commemorative Sculpture/Speeches 7.00pm Exhibition Doors open – Complimentary Glass of Wine/Canapés /Bar Open 7.30pm Video presentation a recap of 50 years of Riversdale Arts 7.45pm President's Welcoming Speech/Awards Presented/Cutting of Cake 8.00pm Exhibition and Giftshop Open
Gala Opening Riversdale Community Centre
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Riversdale Arts 50th Celebrations - Celebratory Luncheon

Friday 21 July 2023
Celebrating 50 years of Riversdale Arts Exhibitions: 12pm Luncheon - Croydon Lodge When: Friday 21st July What to expect: 12pm Celebratory Buffet Luncheon, Croydon Lodge Gore - Cost: $35 per person Luncheon Function price includes 50th Celebration Commemorative Book
Luncheon to be held Croydon Lodge Gore
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Wire Xmas Trees with Lee van der Geest

Sunday 13 November 2022
Sunday 13th November Wire Xmas Trees – Lee van der Geest 2 half day works shops 9am-1pm and 1.30pm-5.30pm Make your own large (600mm high) wire Xmas tree. All trees come complete with a star and fairy lights. Lee’s workshops are always popular – get in quick! $180 per person
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Dried Flower Hoops with Zoe Dale

Sunday 13 November 2022
Sunday 13th November Dried Flower Hoops – Zoe Dale Full Day workshop – 10am-4pm Spend the day creating a gorgeous floral loop with talented tutor Zoe Dale. Dried flowers are very on trend at the moment – so make one for yourself or as a Xmas gift for someone else. $90 per person
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Watercolour Greeting Cards with Jo Jago (CANCELLED)

Sunday 13 November 2022
Sunday 13th November Watercolour Greeting Cards – Jo Jago Two half day workshops 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Returning after her popular exhibition workshops. Jo is back with a festive spin on card making this time. $75 per person
Riversdale Arts
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Wire Christmas Trees Lee van der Geest

Saturday 12 November 2022
Saturday 12th November Wire Xmas Trees – Lee van der Geest 5pm - 9pm Make your own large (600mm high) wire Xmas tree. All trees come complete with a star and fairy lights. Lee’s workshops are always popular – get in quick! $200 per person (note this class is slightly more expensive than Lee's other workshops due to the fact that we apply for funding to run these workshops and they get subsided - unfortunately we have already applied for the funding which doesn't include this workshop which has been added due to popular demand)
Riversdale Arts Art Rooms
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Clay Xmas Decorations with Kerryn Miller

Saturday 12 November 2022
Saturday 12th NovemberClay Xmas Decorations- Kerryn Miller Two half day workshops 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Make some serious funky clay Xmas tree decorations. Kerryn has a variety of cool options for you to create using clay techniques - all decorations clear glazed and fired and in approx 3 weeks ready for pick up $75 per person
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Driftwood Santas with Christine O'Connor

Saturday 12 November 2022
Saturday 12th November Driftwood Santas – Christine O’Connor Two half day workshops 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Get ready to brighten your garden or house with funky painted driftwood Santas. All materials supplied. Decorate as many Santas as you wish during our half day class. $75 per person Children up to age 17 of attending with an adult $15 pp
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Paverpol Sculpture with Theresa H Art

Saturday 12 November 2022
Saturday 12th October Paverpol Sculpture – Theresa H Art Full Day workshop - 9am-4pm Get immersed in the art of paverpol sculpture, Theresa will guide you through the skills involved in creating your very own sculpture suitable for garden or home. $135 per person
Riversdale Arts Rooms
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Macrame Basics with Aleisha Eden “Knot & Beau”

Sunday 10 July 2022
Learn the basics of macrame knotting and create a practical wristlet to go away with. Wristlets are very handy for attaching to your keys or bag. Participants will have the materials to make 2 styles of wristlets. Aleshia will also showcase some of her macrame projects and demonstrate a range of knotting techniques to get you started on your next project.
Riversdale Arts - ART ROOMS
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Riversdale Arts - Wire Hearts, Poppies, Daisies

Between Saturday 9 July 2022 and Sunday 10 July 2022
Wire Hearts, Poppies, Daisies with Lee van der Geest 9th/10th July Two ½ day workshops $165 per class Lee will guide you through the skills of creating these wonderful wire creations. You will make 3 of either Poppies, Hearts on Sticks or Daisies.
Riversdale Arts - ART ROOMS
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Riversdale Arts Workshop - Earring Making with Ruth Napper

Saturday 9 July 2022
Earring Making with Ruth Napper Sat 9 July – two ½ day workshops. Make some gorgeous earrings for yourself or as gifts. Participants will come away with at least 2 pairs of earrings and if proficient they may make more. The fee includes materials for the two pairs. Take this short class and have great fun exploring your creativity, while making beautiful earrings, at least one pair in sterling silver and one in copper and learn some essential jewellery skills. Class is suitable for beginners.
Riversdale Arts - Art Rooms
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Riversdale Arts Workshops -Creative Picture Making

Sunday 3 July 2022
Creative Picture Making with Andrea Sexton 'Feel the fear and do it anyway'. Unleashing the playful artist within. You will be looking at a range of creative processes... creating your own mark making tools, loads of stuff. Andrea often finds adults are very nervous and shy about getting paint to paper? Where do you start? Andrea will be teaching a range of starting points with unique outcomes.
Ruiversdale Arts - ART ROOMS
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Riversdale Arts Exhibition Workshops - FLORAL WREATHS

Between Saturday 2 July 2022 and Sunday 3 July 2022
Floral Wreaths with Anna King Sat 2 July/Sun 3 July two ½ day workshops $75 per workshop. In this workshop participants will get the choice of making either a heart or wreath using dried materials. All materials will be provided however participants will need to bring a glue gun and gluesticks.
Riversdale Arts - ART ROOMS
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Riversdale Arts Workshops - WATERCOLOUR CARDS

Saturday 2 July 2022
Watercolour Card making for Beginners with Jo Jago Sat 2 July two ½ day workshops $75 Jo will guide students through creating a variety of greeting cards using watercolour techniques and sharing her tips and techniques. This workshop is aimed at absolute beginners or anyone not confident with watercolour paint.
Riversdale Arts - ART ROOMS
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Riversdale Arts 49th Mixed Media Exhibition GALA OPENING

Friday 1 July 2022
Join us at our GALA OPENING evening on Friday 1st July 2022 at the Riversdale Community Centre with drinks and nibbles as we celebrate the opening of our 49th Mixed Media Exhibition. Showcasing the exquisite mixed media artworks of guest artist Tanith Norton of Christchurch
Riversdale Community Centre