Blogging is a popular, easy, and fun way to communicate with the world. Inspire others by sharing your story, hobby, business, or ideas. Enjoy engaging with online fans and readers. Practice your writing and communication skills. Promote your favourite interests and passions. Start a FREE blog in this one day workshop. Practice blogging skills and techniques. Discover if Blogging is for you and how to take the popular hobby further.
Drawing is a relaxing, affordable, easy hobby that everyone can enjoy. Explore a wide range of drawing techniques and discover your favourite way to draw. Not an artist? You don't need to be. This workshop is designed for both beginners and those with some art experience. Need some creative inspiration? Try out some drawing techniques designed to break through creative blocks and get you making art again. All materials provided.
Design a website that works. Does your website need updating? You may need to make your website more user-friendly or have been told to fix your SEO. Or maybe you have been relying on Facebook and found your target audience don't use facebook – what to do? Explore the easy ways to update or create your own website. Discover how to make a website that works for you and how to stretch your marketing dollars further. In this workshop we will create 3 free websites that explore website skills and techniques.
Paint a Mini Mural onto corrugated iron for your garden, shed, or entrance-way. Bring your own design or adapt one of ours. Never painted before? No experience necessary. All materials provided including iron and paints.
Explore digital techniques that will keep your family photos and documents safe and secure for future generations. Learn future proofing tips and tricks so nothing will get lost. Manage, transfer, update and save files. Easily share digital files with those who matter!
Ancestry is a popular, fun, and free way to discover more about your family. Use easy techniques to create a family tree you can enjoy sharing with relatives. Learn how to find cousins all over the world and safely chat with them online. Explore genealogy research skills that will help you track down your ancestors from centuries ago. Learn why everyone's talking about DNA tests - what the options are and how to do it. Bring along the names of some of your ancestors and we'll see what we can discover.
The Internet is a fun, safe place to explore when you know how. Computers are powerful tools that can store and alter photos and documents and so much more. Discover easy techniques to help you enjoy the Internet. Create a free and easy online email. Learn how to transfer and save pictures from your camera or phone, and how to safely back up all your files for the future. Explore how to share your files with others using the cloud. Bring along your computing questions and find some answers.
Many people all around the world enjoy art journaling. In this workshop we will explore a range of creative techniques in an artist quality journal you can take home and continue to enjoy. Use your art journal for inspiration, to collect ideas and samples, to explore new art techniques, to develop your creativity, and to de-stress. We will also explore recycling plastics and other items to create beautiful designs in your journal. In this hands-on workshop the Art Journaling techniques will include drawing, painting, collage, writing, and printing. The art materials will include watercolours, acrylic paints, gesso, pens, pencils, papers, glue, book pages, and pastels. No art experience needed and all materials included.
Want to know more about marketing? Are you a small business on a tight budget? This course will explore a range of digital techniques and options that can help you confidently market your products and services.
"Totally enjoyed the day. Shelley was fantastic, very helpful and approachable. Would recommend to others." - Michele
"Shelley was very helpful and informative. Excellent range of subject matter. Very in depth understanding of the subject. I liked all of it!" - Adrianne
"Course was great and Shelley was a great tutor. Achieved so much more than I thought I would and can now go on to publish something that looks great, works and I am proud of." - Maree
"It made web design seem accessible and achievable." - Susanna
"A good time was had by all. Shelley is an experienced, encouraging & helpful art tutor." - Bryan
"Really good class. Shelley was friendly, organised, patient and helpful. I had no idea what to expect but I enjoyed it and it was a great relaxed and supportive class." - Di
"Thank you for a great day on Saturday, really enjoyed the workshop. It has fired up my enthusiasm for painting again, have so many new ideas whirling around in my head." - Viv
"Just completed Shelley Chappory's nightclass on Writing your Own eBook. I recommend this and any class Shelley takes as she is warm, friendly, patient and doesn't mind answering lots of questions. CEW is lucky to have her as a teacher." - Suzanne
"This class was a real highlight for me and I can recommend it to anyone. I thought that I couldn't 'do art', and this was the first art class that I have ever done. Shelley made it easy and fun." - Jill
"Shelley easily explained things and took her time explaining in detail. Encouraging & helpful." - Mags
"Very enjoyable day with friendly Shelley. It was a great introduction to the art of watercolour in a new, modern way of working." - Joy
"I loved Shelley's watercolour pastel workshop. She was just great!" - Diana
Want an hour or two of upskilling? Want to learn on your own device? Learn about new techniques, and resources that can help you with your projects, in the comfort of your own home. Explore technical jargon and what the options really are. Topics include: Websites,Blogs, eBooks, Photoshop, Computer Use, and Graphic Design.
Shelley has been passionate about art, design, and publishing since childhood. She's worked at a range of design businesses including a busy Magazine house in Auckland, Advertising studios, the in-house marketing department at Telecom, and her small graphic design studio with her husband (for private tuition and design). In the late 90s she helped setup (and teach) the NZQA classes for the private tertiary school Media Design School in Auckland. Now Shelley teaches privately in Whangarei, designs, and teaches a range of workshops at CEW. She particularly enjoys helping folks explore modern technology opportunities and discover their own inner creativity.