It's Mastercraft season once again at the Whitireia School of Visual Arts. The workshops begin this year with world-renowned German jeweller Karl Fritsch. His exhibition Schmuck, containing works that are quietly complex, along with the work of Lisa Walker, is on at the Dowse Art Museum until the 1st of April.
During the workshop at Whitireia, Karl will focus on casting-related techniques using wax, with a strong accent on ideas development. Karl's workshops are supported by the Goethe Institut, Wellington's German Cultural Centre.
This workshop is the first in a series run by a diverse collection of national and international artists. Painter Allie Eagle will run one on water-based media painting. Garment and pattern-maker Luella Plimmer will be work-shopping wearable garment construction as art. Participants of Michel Tuffery's workshop will work through the conceptual development and application of woodcut and printing techniques. Owen Mapp's workshop offers a look into the intricate world of Netsuke carving while Hanne Eriksen will be teaching wheel thrown ceramics and oxide/slip decoration.
Although all workshops are open to Whitireia Visual Arts students, there will be places available to the public.