New Artist Orientations
At the moment we are still operating under our Covid 19 Alert Level 2 restrictions. As soon as we are in Level 1, we are going to be having weekly orientations for new artists:
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.
Covid 19 - Vincents Opening Policy at Level 2
Vincents Art Workshop will operate at Level 2 until at least Wednesday 16 September for registered and booked artists until the Ministry of Health announces that the country is back in level 1
We will not be registering any new artists during this time.
The Main Studio will be open for up to 10 artists for two sessions per day, and one session on Saturday.
Artists will be able to book in for one session per day by phoning on 499 1030 between 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday or when they are in the studio. Artists will need to give a day’s notice to book in or cancel attending a session.
The two sessions will be from 10:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm.
Thursday morning will be a staff only time so the weekly opening hours will be:
Monday 10:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Thursday Women only 1.00pm – 3:30pm
Friday 10:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 10:30am - 1:30pm
Artists attending Vincents will need to observe social distancing including being spaced 2 meters apart while waiting outside the studio. Artists will have an allocated area to sit and work in during the session to maintain at least a 1 metre distance between artists.
There will be a limited range of art materials available including drawing materials, paper, paints, brushes, pastels, printmaking and collage, which will be issued by staff at an ‘Art Bar’.
Artists will be given a box to store the art materials in, which will they will then store at Vincents for the duration of Level 2 and then returned.
There will be no access to the kitchen, so artists will need to bring their own drink bottle and personal snacks. We will not be able to have shared food.
The Pottery Studio and the Tool Workshop will be closed at Level 2.
Sewing machines and fabrics will not be available for use.
Access to the toilets will be one person at a time.
There will be no regular Tuesday Workshops, Eating Meetings, Life Drawing or gallery openings during Level 2.
Artists will need to tidy and clean their own workspace 15 minutes before the end of the session.
Disinfectant and gloves will be supplied to wipe down tables and chair handles.
During the break between sessions 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 2
We have an announcement to make. Because we are currently in level 2 and our Semester Break is due to begin on 7 September we have decided to postpone our Semester Break. This will mean that people don't have to worry about collecting their finished works before 7 September.
Also, we have decided to open the pottery studio from today for glazing bisque ware. You may book in for a 30 minute time frame during one of our level 2 sessions. Our normal procedures for level 2 will be in place. Only one person will be booked into the Pottery Studio at time. There will be a fifteen minute cleaning time and then another person can be booked.
Monday: 10am - 5pm General Studio
Tuesday: 10:30am - 1:30pm Tutored Class
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
Vincents will be closed on the following days:
Semester Break is now postponed until a later date due to Covid 19 Alert Level 2.
Monday 26th October for Labour Day
Vincents Clay Room Inductions
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.
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 these times:
Thursdays (Women only) 11:00am
These will be the only times 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 note that the clay room is closed for cleaning at the following times:
Our studio is on street level and is fully accessible. There are accessible toilets available in the Village courtyard.