25-29 April 2022


Postponed until October 10-14 2022


The current uncertainties with Covid have led us to conclude that postponing the 2022 school until October 10-14 was our best option.


We will continue to take bookings until the end of March and then re-open them in July to fill the remaining courses.

Welcome to the 32nd annual school. We are delighted to offer an exciting programme with highly talented tutors from New Zealand and Australia. Some are new to us, some returning from previous years.

The school is based at the modern Mt Aspiring College campus with practical classes exploring the district. It will be a stimulating week in the stunning autumn environs of Wanaka - an opportunity for learning and exchanging ideas and techniques as well as meeting a variety of people with diverse interests.

Full details of the classes are posted here


Latest Covid situation

Under the current Government traffic light system if we are still in Orange the school can go ahead with My Vaccine Pass requirements in place (participants must be vaccinated and hold a MOH My Vaccine Passport to attend). Any further information will be posted here.


All classes, unless indicated otherwise, will run from Monday to Friday with registration from 8.30am on the first day. Normal hours are 9.30am to 4.30pm although these are flexible according to class activities.

A social hour will be held at the end of classes each day – a chance to meet participants on other courses and hear from a number of our tutors discussing their work.

On Thursday evening there will be a casual meal available at the College. Bookings for the meal must be made prior to the school. Please include payment with your enrolment. Friends are also very welcome.

A Mini-market will be held following classes on Wednesday. Both tutors and participants are invited to sell anything they produce themselves.


See ‘Course Details’ for fees which all include G.S.T. Please note that for some courses an extra charge will be required to cover materials, models, etc. Where these charges are not included in the brochure, they will be paid to the tutor during the course.


The organisers reserve the right to cancel classes if necessary. This will be decided by March 26th and fees will be refunded in full.

If students cancel before March 26th a refund of fees paid less an administration fee of $30 will be made. Refunds will not be given for cancellation after this date except in special circumstances. All applications for refunds must be made in writing.


Lunches at a reasonable price will be available on campus. Tea and coffee will be provided each day.


A wide variety of accommodation is available in Wanaka including several backpackers’ hostels, motor camps, lodges, B & Bs, private holiday houses, motels and hotels. Participants are to make their own arrangements, but if you require a list of facilities, please refer to www.lakewanaka.co.nz


The status of each class will be regularly updated on this site. Please register early to avoid disappointment and facilitate planning.