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I run a selection of workshops throughout the year - generally on Sat mornings (except for DEC+JAN).   I can however schedule other times if you have a group of 4-6 interested.  Just contact me ( to arrange.
So, which workshop is the right one for you?  To help you decide, just click on the video below.  The one thing in common with all my workshops is small group numbers, learning in a fun and hands on environment, and coming away with a
mind awash with ideas, backed by knowledge.

I look forward to you joining me soon.

All workshops are small size, hands on learning in a fun and supportive environment. 
On the day I also offer a 10% discount on any purchase made from my home showroom.


Workshops marked ‘Create’ are where  you will have hands on fun working on a fabulous take home project such as a metal/wood tray (using paint & stencils and perhaps a transfer); or a pair of terracotta pots that you will create your own French look clay moulds for and then paint & decorate


Workshops marked ‘101’ are all about learning a new technique in depth – generally with a range of mediums. It’s all about the tips and tricks and practicing these new techniques –– and taking the art from basic to new heights.


Getting Started 101’ is by far my most popular workshop – and is aimed at either beginners, or people who have done a few projects and want to learn more.  This workshop takes you through what to look for when you buy a piece, how to prep (and what products to use), sanding & priming through to paints (chalk, mineral, clay & enamel) available to NZ upcycler’s – you will get to have a play with about 15 different brands so you can get a feel for their differences and we finish up with different painting techniques and finishing products (varnish, hemp oil & wax).  This is a full 3 hours of hands-on learning backed by a professional 50 page take home workbook.

"I realy love attending your classes Karen.  Great time getting to experience the variety in products AND create.  You really put your heart & soul into providing a learning space with fun.  Thanks for opening up your home and sharing your knowledge" Jo, Nov 2023

"I really enjoyed the day - you are a great teacher, and my family were most impressed by my work" Nicky, Nov 2023

"I attended one of Karen’s beginner classes.  It was a fabulous morning; Karen is full of knowledge and doesn’t hesitate to share what she knows. If you want a fun couple of hours spent with like-minded people go to one of her classes, you won’t regret it." Cindy, 2021

"Karen has a wonderful way of explaining things to you - very informative & great material to take away with you. Really enjoyed it & learnt lots - highly recommend her classes." Annette 2020

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