History of Autumn School

2014 Decoupage

At a meeting on the 2nd November 1992, it was moved that five classes with tutors for the
proposed Autumn School in April 1993 would go ahead.

A generous grant from the Southern Regional Arts Council meant expert tuition could be
provided.   Due to its sucess, it was decided to hold the event annually at Hamner Springs.
The cover on the 1993 brochure was the Ferry Bridge, Waiau River and hills at Hanmer
Springs. This was replaced in 1994 by the drawing still in use today.

The Autumn School’s aim is, ‘To bring into the Amuri Area, tutors
expert in their field, and for participants to enjoy a weekend of making and renewing
friendships while increasing their diversity of skills with an understanding of Arts and Crafts not normally available in the district’.

Hanmer Springs provides a wonderful backdrop to our classes with plenty of things to do when not in class.  This includes use of such facilities and attractions such as the alpine thermal pools and spas, massage, fabulous shops and restaurants, walkways and cycle tracks throughout the forest and hillsides, horse trekking, and a great golf course.

2014 Autumn School



Lead Lighting 2014


Textile Craft Jane van Keulen

Drawing with Sarah Anderson