The last few weeks might have been chilly and wet but for many people in Mangawhai it has been a productive, creative and energising time. Rain, frost and bursts of sun – the painting, drawing, printmaking and so much more made the Mangawhai Artists Gallery Winter Workshop programme the place to be to avoid winter blues. With over thirty six learning opportunities, at times the Gallery was as busy as summer exhibition weeks.
Learning coordinator for Mangawhai Artists, Nicola Everett thanked the tutors who made sure the workshops were well run, stimulating and provided for beginners and the more experienced. People participating were thrilled at the variety with many remarking it was great it have so much choice but they hated not being able to do all the workshops. Many are planning ahead to next year and considering what they might do.
Mangawhai Artists Inc (MAI) is planning to expand their current Gallery to build a year round workshop space. Mary-Anne Boyd, Chair of MAI explained, ‘we know there is demand for lots of learning opportunities. We are delighted that with a designated art workspace we can offer so much more. Fund raising will begin soon’.
Print Week was supported by Kaipara Creative Communities.
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