Printmaking with Marci Tackett
The Learning Connexion has a well-established Printmaking programme, taught by exceptionally skilled artists. We spoke to popular tutor Marci Tackett, whose latest exhibition Energy and Matter is currently running at Solander Gallery in Wellington. Find out what makes printmaking at TLC so special.Posted on 03 Sep 2020 Comments
Billy Wilson wins People’s Choice Parkin Drawing Prize
Artist Billy Wilson, who is also a mentor at The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art, is the winner of this year’s Parkin Drawing Prize People’s Choice for his work ‘Mungyo’.Posted on 02 Sep 2020 Comments
BOOTLEG UTOPIA by TLC artist Ed Bats
The artist known as Ed Bats adopted a pseudonym during his days as a graffiti artist, covertly painting murals on streets around Aotearoa and across Europe. Bats, who recently joined TLC's team of mentors, is bringing a new exhibition of work to Wellington.Posted on 19 Aug 2020 Comments
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