Wreath (Ōtepoti)

27th October, 3pm-5pm.

Join us for this seasonal wreath-making workshop and learn how to create a strong and beautiful twine from tī kōuka, which is then transformed into a wreath. Adorned with a selection of locally foraged leaves and flowers that are particular to the time of year, these wreaths look stunning on a door or table top, or as a festive, celebratory, or commemorative feature in the home. 

Please note:

  • Expect to get covered in tī kōuka.

  • Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring work gloves if you have some, and some scissors.

  • This workshop is for adults. 


Workshops will be held at the O Block Hub at Dunedin School of Art Otago Polytechnic on Anzac Ave (entrance beside the Anzac Ave Bridge, parking is available in Minerva street opposite). More detailed information will be provided prior to the workshop.


Based in Mohua Golden Bay, Gemma Stratton works predominantly as a brush maker. She majored in sculpture at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts where her practice focused on making tools and devices to assist her colleagues with their work. She weaves her long-held dedication to resourcefulness into everything she does. Gemma is teaching hand brush, pencil brush, whisk brush, and wreath-making.


Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking

Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


This Ōtepoti tour is generously supported by our hosts Dunedin School of Art, The Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, and Res.Awesome (check them out, they are awesome). We are ever grateful to Creative New Zealand for their continued support. 


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