English Conversation Classes

Every Thursday | Starting 12th May


Would you like to feel more confident in speaking English to your Doctor, Dentist or Mechanic? Then these classes are for you.

Learn in a relaxed environment to feel confident in such dialogues, improve grammar & spelling, as well as connecting with different cultures.

The tutor Francie taught at Christchurch Polytechnic, where she created conversation/dialogue resources to meet the students’ needs in a very practical way.

These classes are free to the community, booking is essential. Please email admin@highburyhouse.org.nz

Art From Direct Observation Workshop

8 week course | 5th May – 23rd June

Thursday | 10:45am-12:45pm

Explore the practice of making art from direct observation by each week looking at different sets of objects/subjects & collected images of a particular theme.

The heart of the process will be to practice a variety of timed exercises using different mediums such as pencil & paper, pastels & paints, in order to translate the three-dimensional world around us.

All levels are welcome

Cost is $160+GST for 8 weeks, this includes all materials.

booking is essential please email admin@highburyhouse.org.nz

Sew Social

Every Second Wednesday | Starting 27th April


Learn to sew, mend clothes & connect with others in a fun & lively environment.

Our new fortnightly evening sewing group is all about learning to sew while mending clothes. We have the machines & a tutor who is volunteering her time to teach us. You can choose to sew a project that, mend clothes that you have at home or learn to mend clothes we already have so that you can do this yourself when needed.

Booking is essential, email admin@highburyhouse.org.nz or phone 09 4805279.

Its Free.

Evening Community Art Class

8 week course | 3rd May – 21st June

Tuesday | 7:00-8:30pm

A Class to explore a world of materials and techniques with no rush or fear. Learn how to find inspiration, how to observe your sources, process your ideas and bring it to life in your creations

All levels welcome.

7 week course

cost: $160+GST all materials included

Booking essential, please email admin@highburyhouse.org.nz

Terrarium Class

25th June & 30th July | 11:00am-1:00pm

Come and enjoy a two hour class where we learn layering techniques needed to create a healthy Terrarium and how to care for it.

Terrariums have become a popular addition of beautiful greenspace in homes and workplaces, you will make a 20cm glass vase Terrarium, with mixed plants and treasures provided to help you create your special Little World to take home.

Book via website www.littlworlds.co.nz

Kokedama Class

11:00am-1:00pm |11th June & 16th July

Come and enjoy two hours of fun making and learning the art of Kokedama. You will get to make two Kokedama to take home and light refreshments to keep you going!

This class is a light and fun approach to the traditional Japanese Garden Art that has become so popular all over the world, by the time you leave, you will be ready to create and gift your own beautiful living Kokedama.

Book via website www.littleworlds.co.nz

Pop, Rock Vinyl Record Sale

10:00am-1:00pm | 7th, 14th & 21st May

Hundreds of LP vinyl records in great used condition and at unbeatable prices!! If you are a serious vinyl collector or a bargain hunter, don’t miss this one! Beatles / Fleetwood Mac / Grease / Whitney Houston / Billy Idol / Elton John / Queen / Rolling Stones & many more!!


Don’t miss this opportunity to find that one record that you have always wanted to add to your vinyl collection. Remember, a good vinyl record is the perfect gift!

Kids Coding and Robotics Workshop

Sunday 29th May

5-8 years | 10:00am-12:00pm

9-13 years | 1:00-3:00pm

Learn the world of coding & robotics with Brain Play.

Workshop Details:

• Learn the basics concepts of programming

• Do some coding of your own at a level catered to your experience

• Get hands-on with our very own robots

• Apply your new coding skills to programming the robots for simple tasks

The cost is $32+GST

Email admin@highburyhouse.org.nz to book

Art & Tea for Seniors

6 week workshop |19th May – 23rd June

10:00 – 11:30am

Art & Tea is a workshop which allows Seniors to get involved in Art projects and practices of Mindfulness. The intention of these sessions is to offer a creative way to connect with others, reducing the feelings of isolation and loneliness.

This course supports everyone to express ourselves and communicate with others providing a visual means of communication.

We strongly believe that art expression and mindfulness are vehicles for meditation and self-connection that can help us to be steady and centered.

Anyone can enjoy the benefits of making art.

No knowledge or prior skills surrounding art is required to start.

Switch off any negative influences to embrace our inner creative voice.


• 90 minutes session divided into welcome, discovering activities, sharing and farewell.

• All the art equipment is provided (material to draw or paint on and tools to draw with).


• Improves self-esteem

• Increases self-awareness

• Reduces stress and anxiety

Registration required: contactus.artyoga@gmail.com

Success Starts Here Event

New date to decided

Highbury House has teamed up with Dress for Success to bring a team of wonderful experts to help you get that job. Our aim is to give you that confidence boost to start looking for work. We will style you with work clothing (that you get to keep), give you make up tips, talk to you about interview tips & techniques & then end the event with any questions you may have.

We have Dressing Up with Monique Doy & Fromjess2you Makeup Artistry joining us to share their pro tips.

Please note this is a FREE workshop, but spaces are limited & booking is essential. You can email us at admin@highburyhouse.org.nz

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