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Welcome to Vincents

entrance to Vincents Art Workshop 

Vincents Art Workshop is a fantastic award-winning art studio in downtown Wellington. Vincents celebrates diversity and welcomes all people – whether you have done a lot of art or none at all. And it’s free!

We offer …

  •  A warm welcome
  • Art materials, equipment, expertise and inspiration
  • A place to learn new skills and explore your creative side
  • A safe environment to work in
  • Friendly, helpful tutors who are skilled artists
  • Opportunities for artists to exhibit their work
  • A chance to work on community art projects
  • A day just for women (Thursdays).

We are located at Willis St Village, 5 / 148 Willis St.

 

Covid 19 Update

From Saturday 26th March 2022 when attending Vincents you will no longer need to scan in using the QR code or complete a contact tracing form. Staff will still be recording artists attending the studio on our ticksheet, so please continue to let staff know when you arrive and when you are leaving.

From Tuesday 5th April 2022, you will no longer be required to present a vaccine pass to attend Vincents.

Mask wearing will continue to be mandatory in the studio unless you have an official exemption.

Please continue to follow all public health guidelines including not attending the studio if you have any cold or flu symptoms such as:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • a fever
  • temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the staff team on 04 499 1030 or email vincentsartworkshop@xtra.co.nz

 

New Artist Orientations

Fridays 10:30am

You will need to attend a New Artist Orientation before you can use the studio, attend a Tuesday Workshop or use the Clay Room. 

The orientation will take about 15 minutes and will introduce new artists to the kaupapa of Vincents, including values, behavioural guidelines and expectations.

This will also include a general tour of the studio and a time to complete registration forms and art plans.

We will be taking bookings for up to 10 people each week.

Orientations can be arranged outside of these times for people referred from other organisations, those attending with support workers and those wanting to attend on Women’s Day.

If you want to use the Clay Room you will also need to book in to attend a Clay Room Induction (see below).

Clay Room

You will need to book in to attend a Clay Room Induction before you use the Clay Room.

Due to the huge increase in popularity of the Vincents Clay Room, we are now offering weekly induction sessions for those wanting to use our clay room for the first time. You may book in for a session once you have already attended one of our weekly New Artist Orientations.

These sessions will involve a Health and Safety induction, an overview of how to create ceramic artworks in the room and a demonstration of basic handbuilding techniques including pinch pots and joining methods.

There will be a limit of 8 people per session so you will need to book by calling us on 04 4991030 or talk to staff when you are at Vincents.

The sessions will begin at this time:

Wednesdays 3:00pm

This will be the only time that you can have an induction to the clay room. You will also need to do this if you want to attend one of our Tuesday Workshops involving clay. The clay room will be closed to other artists from 3:00pm on Wednesdays so we have enough space in the room.

Please be on time for the session or you may miss out. If you are attending the Wednesday session, please arrive by 2:45pm.

Vincents' Artist Group on Facebook

We have created a Facebook group for any Vincents artists to join.

Through the creation of a positive and supportive environment many people have found their involvement in Vincents to be therapeutic. Vincents offers a unique model that uses the creative process to help resolve the internal conflicts a person may be experiencing, enabling the development of self-esteem and individual potential.

During this time of Alert Levels, we offer this page as an extension of Vincents. It can be a way to continue to explore art and creativity and to stay in touch with each other.

Please click on the link below and request to join the group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/218379032576510/

Click here for Online Tutorials

Donations of Art Materials and Equipment

Vincents Art Workshop relies on donations of art materials and equipment so our artists can continue to explore a wide range of art mediums. Donations of the following are always appreciated:

Artists’ acrylic paints
Artists’ oil paints
Paint brushes
Printing and Screen Printing inks
Good quality paper e.g. watercolour paper
Wool
Tools
Sewing Machines in good working order
Wood (especially sheets of plywood)

We can turn almost anything into works of art!
Please contact us on 04 499 1030 or by email vincentsartworkshop@xtra.co.nz if you are able to help.

 

 
 

Farewell, Glen

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Glen McDonald, Coordinator of Vincents Art Workshop in downtown Wellington, is leaving her beloved creative space after nearly 30 years of service to its community. Read more

Vincents' documentary


Watch a short documentary about Vincents Art Workshop. Made by Reuben Commons, Reuben Nicolas, Alexandra L Rooji and Sacha Leonidas.

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