Saturday Arts Social

Drop-in Sessions

Saturday Arts Social
April 20, 2024


May 18, 2024
Te Atamira

Saturday Arts Social is a multi-arts programme and morning tea designed for our 60+ community. We gather every Saturday morning for a broad programme of events including concerts, art workshops, dance/movement classes and artist talks. Saturdays | 10:30 - 12:30 | FREE

To secure your spot for each session please call 027 180 02868, or email

Saturday 20 April - Poetry Workshop with Bethany Rogers

Join freelance copywriter, storyteller and communications specialist Bethany Rogers for an ekphrastic poetry workshop.  In this workshop, we'll delve into the art of crafting verses inspired by visual art, allowing images to ignite words and breathe life into our compositions.

Saturday 27 April - Chinese Calligraphy with Eric Lim

Join us for an exploration of the rich history and profound beauty of the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy, guided by our Arts Facilitator, Eric Lim. Unlock the secrets of brush and ink as you embark on a journey of self-expression and cultural discovery.

Saturday 4 May - Charcoal exploration with Raquel Carter

Join Te Atamira’s resident artist Raquel Carter for an enjoyable session exploring charcoal subtraction techniques, where we'll use a bird form to discover medium values, highlights, and tones ranging from dark to light.  

Saturday 11 May - Creative Collage with Lizanne Knights

Join Lizanne Knights for a dynamic collage class delving into the depths of "my creative self." Unleash your imagination as we blend various materials and ideas to craft unique expressions of our inner creativity. Don't miss this opportunity to explore, create, and connect in a vibrant atmosphere of artistic discovery.  

Saturday 18 May - Drawing Workshop with Emma Theyers

Join Glenorchy based artist Emma Theyers for a drawing workshop that utilises various drawing techniques and experiment with alternative mark-making materials to capture both macro and micro perspectives. Participants will develop skills to observe and depict both intricate details and the broader context of their subjects.

Saturday 25 May - Singing Workshop with Margaret O'Hanlon

Artist in residence here at Te Atamira, Margaret is renowned for her work as a Singer, Actor, Director, Vocal Coach, Vocal Tutor and Improvisational Theatre. Margaret's method is based around the natural ability to sing. Using an instinctive approach to producing sound and breathing Margaret allows students to discover the natural resonance within their bodies. Join us for a morning filled with melodies

Saturday 1st June - Angklung Music workshop

Discover the enchanting world of angklung at our upcoming workshop. Dive into the mesmerizing sounds of this traditional Indonesian bamboo instrument and learn to create lovely melodies. Unleash your inner musician and make beautiful music with angklung.

Please call 027 180 02868 or email for any questions.

Thank you to Te Hau Toka for their support in bringing this programme to our community:

Previous Sessions (Saturdays):


15 April - Concert – Pianist Louis Koopman

22 April - Art Workshop - Colours of Autumn with Raquel Tamara Carter

29 April - Movement workshop with Theresa Swain

6 May - Film - Hip Hop-eration

13 May - Concert - Turn Up The Music students

20 May - Art Workshop - Exploring drawing with Raquel Tamara Carter

27 May - Tea Dance with Dance Social

3 June - Feldenkrais awareness lesson

10 June - Still Life Collage

17 June - Piano Recital with Mark Wilson

24 June - Film Screening - Ever the Land

1 July - Weaving working with Roka Cameron

8 July - Sculpting Poetry with Nataysa Zambri

15 July - Art Workshop with Raquel

22 July - Film Screening - Te Matakite O Aotearoa / Māori Land March

29 July - Concert - Turn Up the Music students

5 August - Origami Workshop with the Japanese Origami Club

12 August - James and Isey - Film Screening

19 August - Tea Dance with Emma Dagg

26 August - Mark Wilson Piano Recital

2 September - Pottery with Raquel Carter

9 September - Turn up the Music concert

16 September - Mindful Movement with Sunny Sky

23 September - Painting Poetry with Natasya Zambri

30 September - Portrait Art workshop with Raquel

7 October - At the World's Edge festival dress rehearsal

14 October - Meet the artist: Abhi Chinniah

21 October - Macrame Workshop with Emma Peers

28 October - Embrace the process art workshop with Queenstown Art Society

4 November - Origami workshop

11 November - Angklung performance

18 November - Mindful Movement with Sunny Sky

25 November - Turn Up the Music Concert

2 December - Christmas Decoration Workshop

9 December - Christmas Tea Dance


10 February - Feldenkrais with Nicky Tompkins

17 February - Colour therapy with Sunny Sky

24 February - Phone photography with Scott Kennedy

2 March - Mark Making with Muireann

9 March - Mark Wilson piano recital

16 March - Kristin O'Sullivan Peren printmaking workshop

23 March - Turn up the Music Concert  

30 March - South Georgia: Tales from Tegan Allpress's Expedition

6 April - The Heart Dances Film Screening

13 April - Irish Music Circle

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