A Little Boy’s Dream - paintings by Shayne Nankivell
Shayne Nankivell suffered a serious brain injury as a young man. In 2014 he discovered The Learning Connexion and is now celebrating his journey in a new exhibition - A Little Boy's Dream. Shayne shares his inspiring story with us.Posted on 01 Jul 2020 Comments
What’s it like being a political cartoonist?
Cartoonist Jeff Bell came to The Learning Connexion after 10 years in journalism and communications. After completing a Diploma in Creativity, he’s now drawing a weekly cartoon for Stuff.co.nz. We spoke to Jeff about his work as an editorial cartoonist, and how The Learning Connexion gave him the confidence to realise his dream.
36 Days Lock-Down Project – The Household Edition
How does an artist respond to lockdown? By getting creative of course. Johannes Mueller-Welschof, Advanced Diploma of Art and Creativity (Level 7) graduate and Community Liaison at The Learning Connexion, set about on a project turning the everyday into the beautiful. Here, in his own words, he shares the process - and results.Posted on 11 May 2020 Comments
What makes our Study from Home programme so successful?
When our distance delivery study from home programme began in 1996 the Internet was only starting to take off. ‘When I searched the word ‘Creativity, it would only generate 10 search results, now it’s around 377 million!’ says Jonathan Milne.Posted on 11 May 2020 Comments
Children's art and learning to make mistakes
Leda Farrow teaches children art at The Learning Connexion. Her students get the chance to find out what they are passionate about, and the freedom to learn from their mistakes. It's that philosophy that makes her one of New Zealand's best children's art teachers.Posted on 06 May 2020 Comments
Teaching in Lockdown: Keri-Mei Zagrobelna
Entering a new job at the beginning of a nationwide lockdown is something Keri-Mei Zagrobelna can now add to her CV. The Learning Connexion’s new mentor – who is also an accomplished contemporary jeweller – has started at an extraordinary time, but is finding lots of positives.Posted on 01 May 2020 Comments
Reinvent your future: Creativity and Art Scholarships for study at home
The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art has announced a new, one-off scholarship to assist people wanting to study a creativity programme from home.Posted on 08 Apr 2020 Comments