Use the FREE online App Canva to quickly and easily create images and designs for hobbies, fun, or family events. Use Canva for creative inspiration or to design with family and friends. Make invites, booklets, posters, Social Media announcements and much more….. No design skills needed.
Use FREE online software and Apps to create your own business card. Explore how to print your Business Card - what the options are and how to do it. Use your Business Card to remind your customers of the benefits you provide and publicise your business. Not a designer? You don't need to be - no experience needed.
Improve your photos with FREE online software and Apps. Fix the light/dark, blurry photos, crooked photos, remove marks and scratches and more! Create photos for your website, Blog, or Social Media, or create beautiful photos to print and frame.
Use FREE SurveyMonkey to discover the opinions of the people who matter most to you. Quickly and easily collect customer feedback to help improve your business and provide client satisfaction. Gather testimonials that can help explain to potential customers what you do and the benefits you provide. Learn why CEW recommends SurveyMonkey.
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORKSHOP, $35*
* A Discount applies if attending more than one of the EVENING classes or attend ALL four classes for only $120
Have you tried collage? Free your inner artist with quick and relaxing collage techniques. Create a range of original artworks using a variety of collage media including printed text, watercolour pastels, pencil, pen, acrylic paint, and gesso. Not an artist? You don't need to be - no experience needed and all materials provided.
Utilise Pinterest to help market and publicise your business. Quickly and easily create content for your customers and clients to enjoy. Also use Pinterest to aid your website or blog SEO. Learn how to share management of your Pinterest with other team members or share the marketing benefits with other related businesses.
Discover why everyone's talking about DNA tests - what the options are and how to do it. Ancestry DNA is a popular Christmas gift that the whole family can share. Explore your family history and find relatives all over the world.
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." — George Bernard Shaw
Create an easy to manage Blog to help market your business and for your customers to enjoy. Share a range of content with customers and clients including photos and videos. Utilise your Blog to improve the SEO of your website. Learn the benefits of blogging while exploring how to create quick FREE blog that can be available online within 2 hours.
Create several small artworks using book pages and mixed media. Get creative and artistically inspired with a range of art making techniques. Choose your favourite design and frame it ready to hang or give as a gift. No experience needed. All materials provided including a frame.
"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.