Kaiapoi Art Expo Festival 

OPEN STUDIO DAY - Artists invite you to visit their studios. 

Carol Moffatt: Watercolours | 5 Rapley St, Kaiapoi  
This is a working studio, which has several works at various stages of completion. Carol will be working on these and is happy to explain any processes involved in watercolours and preparing for exhibitions.  There will be displays of framed, unframed paintings and prints of earlier works.

Naked Art: Sculpture | 65a Cass St, Kaiapoi    
Reverence for the human form is the underlying value behind each of the sculptures created from taking a mould from a live model. Brent and Shirley's creative skills bring out the beauty in each of the people that offer to model for them with techniques developed to capture minute detail. Their work is represented by galleries throughout New Zealand and Australia and is in homes, offices and museums in 15 different countries.

Paul Smith
: Abstract Acrylics | 53 Cam Rd, Kaiapoi  
Paul will be starting an abstract on canvas from beginning to end, going through various stages. This will give an insight into the way he works with potential ideas that may change as he progresses to the finished artwork.

Wilson Henderson, Frederika Ernsten and Marie Rusbatch Dawson: Weaving and Pottery  | 54 Fletchers Rd, Loburn
Osclay weaving studio is a working studio with three compu-dobby looms capable of weaving complex weave structures. You will see a range of art pieces and wearable woven articles including scarves and wraps. On display will be the range of yarns used, with examples of how they weave differently. For those interested in spinning there will also be spun yarns and a wheel to 'have a go'. Also at Osclay you will be able to view a working pottery and pots made by Marie Rusbatch Dawson and Frederika Ernsten. The potters will be working with clay demonstrating the techniques they use.

Rangiora Pottery Group
: Ceramics | Loburn Domain
Members of the Group will be present to demonstrate wheel and handwork. Some work will be for sale.

Jackie Saunders: Ceramics | 39 Smith Rd, Leithfield
Jax Pots is a rural artist's studio. Jackie will be working on building pieces for wall installations, and preparing forms for smoke firing including application and burnishing of Terra Sigillata. Jackie will be happy to explain any of these techniques. Ceramics of various styles will be able to be viewed: glazed, salt fired, raku, oxide wash, slip layered, inlaid, mono-prints.

Rosie Pack: Watercolours | 11a Buckleys Rd, Rangiora
Rosie will display her work both currently being developed and a selection of paintings/drawings/workbooks. Watercolour work and acrylic canvases will be demonstrated for visitors interested in the creative process. Her studio was used for many years for after school art classes and Rosie is happy to welcome children to visit and have a go at some art on the open day.

Michael & Amy Michaels
: Ceramics | 57 Ayers St, Rangiora 

Amy and Michael will be working a 'typical' day in their home studio and welcome you to come and view, ask and discuss their themes, processes and finished works. Amy uses mould making and slip casting processes to achieve the intricate textures and delicate forms of her sculptural and functional work. Michael does mainly wheel thrown and altered ceramics from functional cups, plates, bowls, jugs etc. to stand-alone and wall-mounted sculpture. Some work will be for sale.

Watch ice artist Victor Cagayat from Auckland in action at Blackwell's Department Store. 

festive and fun night market, including Fire Poi Performances, mulled wine, market bargains, fabulous food.
The ice sculptures lit up at night are a sight to behold and with the fantastic sights, sounds, and tastes on offer it will be a spectacular winter evening for people of all ages to enjoy.

A range of arts activities will give you the opportunity to 'have-a-go'.
Ground Floor, Kaiapoi Club
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