Testimonials from our students
Woodcut Printmaking with Marty Vreede
I have thoroughly enjoyed learning under the tutelage of a Master Printmaker, it’s been such a pleasure I’ve repeated the course for three terms now!
From the moment we walk in we are welcomed and given the tools we need to expand our own practice, critique one another’s work and connect with Marty and each other.
I love going home with inky creations and inspiration from the space, my tutor and my peers.
Taonga Puoro with Elise Goodge
What an amazing journey. The professionalism and extensive knowledge base of Elise is incredible. I loved creating our own instruments, it’s wonderful having my own collection of Taonga Puoro. Learning to play the Koauau in particular has been a lesson in patience and focus, hearing it’s voice for the first time was quite an emotional experience.
I enjoyed every single aspect of this course.
Stone-set Rings with Craig Winton
Nice-sized class, everybody received plenty of guidance and 1:1 help when required. Craig was clear and precise with his instruction and had a lovely manner. I really enjoyed the comeraderie, the people learning together were great fun – what a great skill to learn!
Woodwork with Steve Rhodes
The instruction, new skills and creative opportunities were wonderful on this course. My confidence is improved so much, I can now use tools effectively and without fear of losing fingers!
Sharing ideas with the other students was really helpful and I have made a really useful item to use in my home.
Pasta and Ravioli with Gina Guigou
It’s such a privilege to be taught by someone with such talent, humour and obvious professionalism.
I was able to share this experience with my daughter, who gifted the course to me.
Autumn Leaves with Sandra Morris
I enjoyed the tutoring, learning techniques of colour-mixing and the use of watercolours. It was a small group so we got lots of feedback. The tutor had lots of positive energy and was very helpful.
Working with others was fun, I made some new friends and look forward to coming again!
- Drawing student
I am new to Whanganui, having moved here from Auckland last year. I am so glad I enrolled in your courses! I have made some great friends, learned some new skills and had a lot of fun. Thank you CEW for bringing people together and providing these opportunities.
Te Reo for Beginners
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend your classes. I have not only learned how to pronounce Maori words but I have also met new people and made friends.