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Date: Friday 11th May

Time: 10:30 – 12:15 – first workshop on “Skateboarding”; 12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch; 1:00 – 2:45 – second workshop on “Rugby”

Place: Reformed Church, 541 Ruahine St; Palmerston North

Age: 7yrs up. (If parents want to participate they need to pay the fee. However if you are helping a young child there is no fee).

Cost: For both workshops: (3 – 4 hours of tuition!) $16 per student for MHE (DCA) members $20 per student for non members

Contact: Antoinette K (see  — When registering please let me know if you are a MHE (formerly Dayspring) member or not. Payment is on the day and cheques are acceptable and should be made out to Manawatu Home Educators.

Registration: You need to register.

Details: Graham Braddock is a well known Christian, New Zealand artist who has produced many stunning paintings (see

Garden Tomb in Israel

Graham de mystifies the art of drawing and teaches techniques that he wishes he had known about in his youth. These techniques challenge the student to venture beyond his/her ‘comfort zone’ and to get excited about drawing. His workshops engage and inspire even the more experienced artists among us. So parents don’t be afraid to have a go.

In this year’s workshop the children and young people (age 7 and up) will be working from projected images. Starting with stick figures they will learn about figure proportions, be introduced to ways of conveying movement, and begin to think about dynamic balance.

Graham has been coming down from Auckland and holding drawing workshops for MHE for 7 years. They have been well attended, worthwhile and much appreciated. He informs us that, although another teacher has been trained up to take his place, this will be his last time. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Mark this date on your calendar and send in your registration to Antoinette K — numbers are limited.

REFRESHMENTS: Tea and coffee will be provided for the adults but please make sure your children have their own drinks and everyone provides their own lunch.

MATERIALS REQUIRED: 6B sketching pencil (silver/grey Staedtler ‘Noris’ maxi sketching pencils are ideal) , a black pen that makes lines about 0.5mm-1mm thick, a black ball point pen, coloured pencils or colour felt tips and a book or something similar (at least A4 size) to use as a drawing surface. Two sheets of white paper will be provided for each student.