Laborartry Summer School 2023

Advance Notice for 2023 Summer Arts School

Drawing on rich traditions of contemporary arts, experimental art and modern multimedia technologies and practices, the Laborartry tutors show and inform in an ongoing expansion of immersive workshops and weekly courses.

With weekly courses based on the NZ school terms, you can develop at your own pace. Weekly courses include painting, printmaking, photography, web design, sculpture and life drawing.

Immersive 3 day workshops will be run throughout the year, starting with the 2023 Laborartry Summer School, in 2 sets of modules, running January 20-21-22 and 23-24-25. In these focussed sessions you’ll have every opportunity to explore and develop your own creative visions.

Full details of the Summer School are here.

All Laborartry arts courses and workshops are held in Raglan Whaingaroa, and often in the artists’s own studios and workshops.

In this respect, they follow a melting pot of creatives of all descriptions – artists, musicians, photographers, potters, weavers, sculptors, jewellers – who have made names for themselves while living and working in Raglan.

The Laborartry team includes tutors and mentors holding academic recognition in fine art, cinema and literature [M Fine Arts RMIT; B Media Arts (Hons); Dip Teaching; M Creative Writing (Hons); Dip in Art & Creativity]. Collectively they posses more than 100 years of experience in the creative arts fields.

In brief, the tutors are:

Arshad Mirza Baig, a veteran animation artist who has dedicated his life to the art form of hand drawn animation.

Brian Thurogood, graphic designer and web designer, and unapologetic Apple ecosystem fanboy.

Dyana Wells, artist, author and Somatic Movement coach, who emphasises experimentation in her courses.

Elisabeth Denis, an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on relational aesthetics and community oriented arts.

Marten Ten Broek, with a bachelor in mediarts and honours in painting, and a post graduate diploma in teaching.

Rodrigo Hill holds a PhD in creative practice research and is a lecturer at the University of Waikato School of Arts Screen and Media.

Stuart Shepherd worked as an art director and sculptural model-maker for the commercial TV industry in New York.

Wanda Barker is a well-known mixed media artist and writer, with a wonderful studio on Hills Road to facilitate her art.