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Summer Workshops 2020

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  • Tue 21 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 22 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 23 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 24 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 25 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 26 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Toi Whakaari - NZ Drama School, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird (until the 27th of December): $200.00
  • General Admission: $250.00


Toi Whakaari

Toi Whakaari brings you five 2 to 3 day creative workshops that gives you a taste of the tertiary experience our students receive here on campus.

Fire up the New Year with the options below:
Lighting Design for Beginners
Tutor: Elekis Poblete Teirney – 2 days starting on the 21st of Jan
This two day workshop is designed for beginners and whose who are interested in studying lighting design at Toi Whakaari. Day one of the workshop will cover the technical basics of lighting for live production/performance and on day two you will explore how to use these techniques to develop a piece of artistic lighting design.

Introduction to Stage Management
Tutor: Ashley Mardon – 2 days starting on the 21st of Jan
A practicle guide into the role of the Stage Manager with a special focus on:
– The role and responsibilities of the SM in the rehearsal room. Setting up, running and recording the rehearsal room.
– The role and responsibility of the SM in performance. Preparing and running a performance.
– Health & Safety of the theatre and what hazards to look for in preparation for a performance.

Introduction to 3D Printing
Tutor: James Searle – x3 One day workshops 21st, 22nd, 23rd of Jan
Come and discover the core skills of 3D modelling and printing at our intensive workshop.
3D printing is an amazing technology that can be used to make precise and detailed objects that would be near impossible to create by any other means.
Over the course of the workshop you’ll learn core 3D Computer Aided Design skills and how to set up and run the printing machines. Next, you’ll print your own personal designs, which you can keep. Finally, we’ll explore the process of preparing your prints for painting and mould-making.

Screen Acting Intensive
Tutor: Vaughan Slinn – 2 days starting on the 21st of Jan
Spend two days exploring core fundamentals of screen acting. This will be an invigorating and physical couple of days exploring how an embodied approach is vital to camera work, investigating principles such as Connection, Flow, Presence, and Emotional Availability.

Flat Pattern Drafting: Bodice
Tutor: Leimomi Oakes – 2 days starting on the 25th of Jan
Learn the basics of flat pattern design and manipulation. Develop design ideas in half-scale. Draft your own bodice block from your measurements, and create your own working pattern to make a bodice.

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