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2 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, February 18, 2013 www.times.co.nz NEW INDEPENDENT APARTMENTS OPEN DAY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 10am-3pm Your life, your lifestyle YOUR CHOICE With a choice of Independent Apartments, Villas, Serviced Apartments and a Rest Home, Pakuranga Park Village now has something for everyone. LICENCES SELLING NOW www.pakurangaparkvillage.co.nz 116243-V7 All courses start in February. Open to NZ citizens and permanent residents. For a Free Info Pack txt the keyword above or phone 0800 872 466 www.trainme.org.nz TrainMe is a division of ATC New Zealand (Est. 1984). NZQA Accredited. 25 Springs Road, East Tamaki FREE Agriculture course for Txt FARMING to 027 557 8839 WANT TO USE QUADBIKES,CHAINSAWS & TRACTORS? Free Retail & Hospitality course Txt RETAIL to 027 557 8839 RETAIL & HOSPITALITY GET INTO THE INDUSTRY Free computing course Txt COMPUTER to 027 557 8839 COMPUTER TRAINING THAT WILL SET YOU UP FOR LIFE FREE COURSES FOR16&17 YEAR OLDS LAST CHANCE TO ENROL! 118063 By CHRIS HARROWELL SCULPTOR Ramon Robert- son believes creating three- dimensional forms allows the public the chance to engage with art in more ways than one. Mr Robertson, who arrived in Howick from Scotland at the end of 2011, was a fnalist in last year’s Estuary Artworks compe- tition, held at Uxbridge, How- ick’s creative centre. He’s holding a series of new workshops in contemporary sculpture at the public arts cen- tre in Uxbridge Road on Febru- ary 23 and March 2. The art and design teacher says everyone who participates will get something out of it. The workshops allow people to create their own sculptures by shaping wire armature and then applying to it mixed media mate- rials and plaster of Paris. “Armature is a sculpture’s internal structure,” Mr Robert- son told the Times. “The plaster of Paris can keep being added or reduced with sanding to get a textured smoothness. “I’m biased, but I always think sculpture has more impact than other art mediums, but painters would disagree. “When it’s done well, it has huge impact. I fnd sculpture quite powerful as it’s in your physical space, which impacts the way you interact with it.” One of the people who will be at Mr Robertson’s sculpture workshops is art lover David Weston. The Highland Park resident won a free place in the classes when attending the opening of the Masterclass exhibition at Uxbridge on January 24. Mr Weston has taken classes previously at the arts centre with painters Amanda Brett and James Lawrence. He’s excited at having the chance to create in a whole new medium. “I’ve been doing art my whole life and used to go to art classes back home in England,” the 45-year-old says. “With this workshop, it’s really another aspect of art and working with different materials and techniques. “It’s a new medium for me. It will be interesting and I’m really looking forward to it.” Ramon Robertson’s contem- porary sculpture workshops run from 9.30am-4pm on February 23 and March 2 at the public arts centre at 35 Uxbridge Road. Places cost $170. To book, phone 535-6467. Sculptor lends expertise NEW IDEAS: Art lover David Weston, left, won a free place in an upcoming sculpture workshop run by Ramon Robertson. Times photo Wayne Martin "When it's done well, it has huge impact." -- Ramon Robertson, sculptor Howick Funeral Home CHAPEL • RECEPTION LOUNGE • OFFICE For personal, professional service to all districts at all hours 121517-v3 35 Wellington St Howick Ph 534 7300 Vernon Warren M.B.I.E., N.Z.E.A. Michael Rowe C.A.
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