How it works:



Prices are based on the length of the workshop but usually range between $45 - $90.


Our workshop pricing is kept very low as we hope to make these attainable to a wide range of artists and creatives. We know all too well the realities of an artists income!

How to book

Places are limited to enable everyone the opportunity to interact with the presenter and the group.

Please register your booking HERE. Payment is required to confirm your place.

Upcoming workshops:

Design for Artists, with Kate Hursthouse

When:   Saturday October 17, time 10am - 1pm 

Where:  Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Price:     $65

Art and Design, while similar, are quite different disciplines. Understanding your brand and visual aesthetics is an important part of creative business and making your work shine when you present it to the public.

In this workshop Kate Hursthouse will talk you through the basic principles of design, and how you can use them to complement and enhance your artwork when presenting it in scenarios such as launching collections, exhibition posters and brochures, advertising, social media. She will walk you through the free design software Canva which is a great alternative for those who don’t have the Adobe Creative Suite.


Kate Hursthouse is an artist and illustrator with a love for colour, pattern, hand lettering and abstract calligraphy. With a background in architecture and graphic design Kate has been working for herself as an artist and illustrator since 2014. Her work takes on a number of forms from contemporary typographic artworks and commercial illustrations, to custom brands and large scale hand-painted murals. Her first illustrated children’s book ‘A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies & other such collective nouns’ was published in April 2018.




Proposal Writing Workshop with Emil McAvoy

When:   Saturday October 31, 1pm - 3:30pm 

Where:  Online via Zoom

Price:     $55

Having a considered and convincing proposal when applying for exhibitions, awards, residencies, funding or sponsorship is a valuable asset in a competitive environment.


Join us for this two and a half hour introductory workshop focused on the art of writing an authentic, robust proposal and supporting portfolio with artist, art writer, educator and consultant Emil McAvoy.


You are also welcome to use a draft proposal, or an idea for a proposal, to inform possible questions but this is not required. There will be a broad presentation covering principles, proposal elements and tips, followed by an open Q & A session.


Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer, educator and consultant. A former lecturer in Photo Media at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Emil now works primarily as an independent art writer and researcher, also mentoring selected emerging artists, running workshops and leading tours of local galleries. His art work is grounded in an examination of the cultural roles of artists: as medium, activist, citizen and public intellectual. He works across a range of media and publishes widely as an essayist, critic and commentator. You can read examples of his recent writing in Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand and Art Collector.

Photo credit: Elise Manahan / University of Auckland



Running a Self Generated Project with Michelle Beattie

When:   Saturday November 7, 10am - 12pm 

Where:  Online via Zoom

Price:     $45

All the tips and tricks you need to run a successful self-generated project.  Figuring out your objective, working within your means, pulling together your audience and launching a project.

We’ll look at case studies from exhibition projects and a small creative business. Plenty of time for Q & A, so bring along any burning questions.


Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College Of Arts And Design. She then went on to organise and participate in a number of artist run exhibitions and projects. She has a background working in arts administration for a not-for-profit career development organisation for artists. She helped run mentoring programmes and professional development workshops to assist artists build their career in this field.

More recently, Michelle works outside of the arts continuing to help and facilitate others in their career changes. In her spare time, Michelle is a prolific knitter and sewer. 

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