Welcome to Vincents
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!
- 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 Virus - Opening at Level 1
Following the government announcement on 8th June, we are pleased to announce that Vincents will be fully open again in Covid 19 Alert Level 1. We are busy setting up the studio again so we will be back to our normal opening hours from Wednesday 10th June. The Pottery Studio and the Tool Workshop will be open as well.
We will still be playing it safe in terms of hygiene practices in the studio, so please have a read of our Level 1 policy below.
Welcome back to Vincents!
Vincents Opening Policy at Level 1
Vincents Art Workshop will be open at Level 1 from Wednesday 10th June
The studio will be open to new and registered artists.
The studio will be open during our regular opening hours:
Monday: 10am - 5pm General Studio
Tuesday: 10:30am - 1:30pm Tutored Class (will start from 23rd June)
1:30pm - 7:00pm General Studio
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm General Studio
Thursday: 11am - 4pm Women's Day
Friday: 10am - 5pm General Studio
Saturday: 10am - 2pm General Studio (will start from 20th June)
If you are unwell, please stay home and do not attend Vincents.
If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5433 and make sure you get tested.
Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
All artists, staff and visitors to Vincents are encouraged to use the Ministry of Health QR code displayed at the entrance to the studio for contact tracing purposes.
There will no longer be restrictions on seating and numbers of artists per day.
The Pottery Studio and the Tool Workshop will be now be open.
Sewing machines will now be available for use.
Life Drawing will start on Tuesday 16th June.
Tuesday Workshops, Eating Meetings and gallery openings will begin again during Level 1. Specific starting dates for some of these activites are still to be confirmed.
Artists will need to tidy and clean their own workspace 15 minutes before the end of the day.
Disinfectant and gloves will be supplied for artists to wipe down tables and chair handles after use.
Staff will check that cleaning has been done thoroughly. Staff will also regularly clean door handles, handrails, taps, sinks etc.
This policy will be reviewed regularly during Level 1
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:
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
Printing and Screen Printing inks
Good quality paper e.g. watercolour paper
Sewing Machines in good working order
Wood (especially sheets of plywood)
We can turn almost anything into works of art!
Please contact us on 4991030 or by email email@example.com if you are able to help.