Saturday 5 September, 10am-2pm, Whisk brush making workshop

This class with Gemma Stratton is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

In this workshop, you will learn our string-making technique to make a strong, even length of tī kōuka (cabbage tree) leaf cordage, then used to bind the prepared fibres into a whisk-style hand broom. 

If you have access to fallen tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves, please do bring in as big a bundle as you can! If not, don’t worry -  we have enough for you to use, but are  always happy to receive more of this valuable resource.

There are 10 places available in this workshop and booking is essential, and non-refundable.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.

We are grateful to the support of CNZ, which has enabled us to offer this workshop at a subsidised rate.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members;  hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.

Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.





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