Heritage Art Workshops

11/03/2019 - 15/03/2019
Making paint from clay

The popular art workshops are back at the Thames School of Mines.  Wellington artist Barry Thomas and son Max (fine arts graduate) will take you through the process from crushing clay to creating individual artworks.  The theme this time is Discover Transportation in the 19th Century - draw inspiration from horse-drawn, steam-driven, wind or pedal-powered transport of all kinds.

Selected artwork from the workshops will be exhibited during Thames Heritage Weekend.

Event Details


  • Children: 11-15 March (daily)
  • 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Adults: Tuesday 12 March & Thursday 14 March
  • 7.00 - 9.00pm

How Much?

Children's workshops: $5 each (maximum of 20 children at each workshop) Adults' Workshops: $12 each (maximum of 12 adults at each workshop).

Make a Booking

Contact the Thames School of Mines for enquiries or to book - email tsm@heritage.org.nz or phone (07) 868 6227.

Selected artwork completed at the workshops will be exhibited during Thames Heritage Weekend 2019.

These workshops are supported by the Creative Communities NZ Scheme.  We are grateful for the support.


  • Corner of Brown and Cochrane Streets
  • Thames
  • 3500

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday-Sunday, April - December.
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Daily, January - March
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Extended opening during school holidays 10am - 4pm
  • Closed all statutory holidays except Waitangi Day


$10 adults Accompanied children: free Unaccompanied children: $3.50. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.