Back by popular demand, Wikuki and Tania’s Introduction to Carving workshop will focus on the design, construction, and carving of traditional Waka Hoe or wooden paddles using both hand and power tools. Starting with an introduction to carving, Wikuki will work with participants to create their own paddle and understand its use, form, and function. Traditional stories and chants will be shared to broaden knowledge of waka, navigation, and paddles.
Includes most materials and guest speakers.
As a Summer School 2022 participant, you will receive a 10% returning discount for a Summer School 2023 workshop : )
About Wikuki Kingi:
As a Tohunga Whakairo/Master Carver, with over 40 years’ experience, Wikuki has created many heritage taonga, including the intricately carved masterpiece Pou Kapūa, the tallest Māori/Pacific carving in the world. Wikuki has many relationships throughout NZ and the Pacific and continues to learn and build on his passion for Mana Whenua and indigenous community development, cultural resilience and robust futures, believing stronger identities make stronger people and families.
About: Tania Wolfgramm
A creative designer, strategist, voyager and storyteller, Tania (Maori/Tongan/Pacific) seeks to ignite and empower people to come together and collectively expand the horizons of the Maori, Pacific and Indigenous worlds. With deep cultural intelligence and wisdom, thought, word and action, Tania focuses on making the natural native world visible through Indigenous culture, art, science, and technology.
Alongside the workshops, Summer School students are invited to take part in the following activities;
MONDAY 17 JANUARY: 9 –10am
Meet and Greet Students and Tutors: All Summer Schools participants are encouraged to attend this event to meet the tutors and fellow Summer School participants. Light refreshments provided.
WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY: 4.30pm – 6pm
Artist Studio Visits: CEAC is home to 20+ artists in studios and this week we have planned a tour of several of these. Come along and meet the artists, tour their studios and talk to them about their work.
NB: All visitors should meet at the main reception at 4.30pm for a welcome where the tour of studios will begin.
THURSDAY 20 JANUARY: 4.30pm– 6pm
Exhibition inside the Barrel Store onsite at Corban Estate Arts Centre. Enjoy an exhibition of the Summer School tutors current working practice, with floor talks and light refreshments. This will be an enjoyable, inspiring evening not to be missed! Say ‘thank you’ and ‘goodbye’ to those tutors who are completing 4 day workshops and for participants to come together.
FRIDAY 21 JANUARY: Final day for 5 day courses. Classes run as usual (10am - 4.30pm)
What you will learn
- Back by popular demand, Wikuki and Tania’s Introduction to Carving workshop will focus on the design, construction, and carving of traditional Waka Hoe or wooden paddles using both hand and power tools. Starting with an introduction to carving, Wikuki will work with participants to create their own paddle and understand its use, form, and function. Traditional stories and chants will be shared to broaden knowledge of waka, navigation, and paddles.
What you will get
- COFFEE STUDIO The Coffee Studio will offer delicious organic coffee, tea and healthy smoothies, fresh lunches, snacks and blackboard menu throughout the week. ACCOMODATION The Quest Apartments are situated directly across the road from the estate in Henderson. Please view www.questhenderson.co.nz for details or www.destination-waitakere.com for other accommodation and information.
What to bring
- Water bottle • Light work gloves • Ear plugs • Bring your own tool kit if you have equipment such as rasps or chisels that you like to work with as they may be useful. If you wish, bring along drawing material to record ideas + inspiration. Also feathers if you would like to incorporate in your finished carving.
What to wear
Safe clothes to work in (i.e. not loose flowing tops), hair tied back. Low comfortable covered shoes.
Beginner to advanced individuals alike.
Thank you for booking. We look forward to seeing you!
The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located in Henderson, West Auckland.
We’re home to artist studios, our very own cafe, art classes for adults, youth and children, and an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events.
Set within park-like grounds amongst historic winery buildings. Open 7 days a week, entry is free, everybody’s welcome.
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o An administration fee of 10% of the admission price per booking applies to all refunds.
o A 50% refund will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop less than 5 days before the start date. However, participants are welcome to transfer to another class/workshop or accept credit for another class/workshop taking place at a later date.
o NO refund will be given if you withdraw after a class/workshop has commenced.
o A Deposit is required to secure your place and payment must be made in full to confirm your booking.
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o If a class is cancelled, you will be notified no less than 7 days before the start of the class, and a full refund will be given.
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Terms & Conditions
ADULTS, YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES/WORKSHOPS
Enrolments are taken on a ‘first in first served’ basis.
A Deposit is required to secure your place and payment must be made in full to confirm your booking.
CEAC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class that does not reach a viable enrolment number. If a class is cancelled, you will be notified no less than 7 days before the start of the class, and a full refund will be given.
Please be advised that your contact details will be made available to your Workshop Tutor who may need to contact you over the duration of your course. Please notify us if you prefer that we do not do this.