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Monday, May 3, 2010

Art classes

Kathrin received this email during the week. If you'd like to organise a class then contact Kathrin for the relevant email address, or use the phone number below...

To Whom It May Concern

Hi, I am the manager of a small art studio, Studio2, based on Bond Street in Dunedin. Primarily we cater for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, but we are interested in running an art session for children (not just children with disabilities, every is welcome). we are wondering if any of your parents would be interested? the studio is small, we would only want 4-5 children per session. We are 'artist based' which means that we concentrate on finding out individual preference, and allow artists to develop their own style, and make their own choices without a tightly prescripted session plan. we work with each person to develop a project that they want to do, and encourage independence as much as possible.

Studio2 has been running for six years, we have organised many exhibitions and helped with the sale of art work (we do not take a commission, although several venues we use sometimes do). we value process over end product and strongly believe that confidence gained through art making helps confidence and esteem in all areas of life.

I have been managing Studio2 for five years, both part time and fulltime. I recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Otago Polytechnic, focusing on art education for Pacific Island students. I also lecture part time in the design department of the Otago Polytechnic, and work hard at networking on behalf of Studio2 in the wider Dunedin Arts community.

We run two sessions daily, monday - Friday, 9.15am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm. Preferably i would like to run the children's session during a monday morning or tuesday afternoon, but we are reasonably flexible. Please contact us through this email address, or ring (03) 474 5949 if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
Bridget Inder
(studio manager)

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