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Toi Whakaari Sculpting A Creature Marquette: POSTPONED

Toi Whakaari Sculpting A Creature Marquette: POSTPONED

Sorry this event has been postponed


  • Mon 25 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 26 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 27 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $1,500.00
  • Early Bird: $1,300.00


Toi Whakaari

We are honoured to have the skills of Senior Conceptual Designer and Sculptor from Weta Workshop, Johnny Fraser-Allen join us for this three-day Creature Sculpting workshop.
His skills can be seen in major films like King Kong, Tintin, Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit and he is currently creating 3D sculptures for The Labyrinth board game by Riverhorse.
Over three days you will take your creature creation from page to marquette, learning the basics of sketching, sculpting, and a range of new skills to apply to your hobby or work.
By the end of the workshop you will have a unique pot plant homunculus to take home!

Use the discount code EARLYBIRD when booking - only offered while places are available. Don't miss out!

About the Tutor:

Johnny Fraser-Allen is a senior conceptual designer and sculptor with over a decade¹s experience in the film industry at the Award-Winning Weta Workshop. He has designed characters and creatures for Peter Jackson’s King Kong and The Hobbit Trilogy, Andrew Adamson's Narnia Chronicles and Stephen Spielberg's Tintin. With the help of Weta's facilities and its creators, Richard Taylor and Tania Rogers, Johnny has spent over eight years creating the immersive world of The Gloaming Trilogy. With three novels worth of written story, the Gloaming has been illustrated with over 40 sculptures, over fifty illustrations and more than one hundred watercolour painting which are now touring the world in the Gloaming exhibition. Johnny is also working on another sculpture based book project titled The Wandering Woods, as well as a children's book titled The Preschool Pirates. He also created all of the illustrations for The Squickerwonkers written by actress Evangeline Lilly, published through Titan books.

Image: Artist Stephanie Quennell (2020 Set & Props grad), photo credit Philip Merry.

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