Andrea’s Sauerkraut Workshop


Greek Dancing

“Lets Learn Greek Dance!
Join the Athena Dancers  6.30 pm at Gate Pa School, 900 Cameron Road, Tauranga.

We  meet in the staff car park at 6.30pm and go together to the school hall. All ages welcome.

Phone Gabrielle: 021 2557380”

Adobe Photoshop Customised 1-1 Training

Cherry pick and choose your topics from the list below:

Photoshop Preferences, The Workspace, Panels and Toolbox, Keyboard Shortcuts, Zoom Controls, Screen Modes,Working with Layers, Type Layers, Adjustment Layers, Using Levels & Curves, Colour Correction, Sharpening Methods; Image Cropping & Resizing, Filters & Special Effects; The Selection Tool, Quick Masks, Alpha Channels, Clipping Paths, Focus & Toning Tools, Smart Objects, Colour to Black & White, Actions & Droplets, Photo Filters, Replace Colour, Match Colours, Healing Tools, Photomerge, Clipping Groups, Vanishing Point, Warp Tool, Content-aware Scaling, Custom Brushes, Custom Patterns, Advanced Layer Masks, Blending Modes, Export to Illustrator, Save for Print & Web.

I offer one-to-one training for Photoshop on the Apple Mac and Windows platforms. My courses are completely customised to suit you at your skill level, beginner, intermediate or advanced. I had 30+ years experience in teaching Photoshop at Auckland University prior to moving to Tauranga. Training can be 2, 3 or 6 hours in duration.  You choose your topic.

When: Flexible dates and times.

Cost: $80 per hour plus GST (minimum time 2 hours)

Students need to bring their own laptop with Photoshop installed

Course notes will be provided as a digital PDF

Tutor:  Margaret Marsh
Please contact me to discuss your requirements:



Venue: Training is based at The Lakes, Pyes Pa

Decoupage Heart Workshop

Presented by: Paint Me Vintage

An interesting and fun class where you learn all about the art of decoupaging on shaped hearts. Which, can be a bit tricky due to their rounded shapes.

You will have access to our huge range of napkins for imagery and you will complete two heart projects to take home with you.

We will conduct a short demonstration of decoupaging onto a flat surface, with tips and suggestions. You will learn how to achieve a professional and attractive finish.

This class is a sit-down class and would be suitable for children over 10 years old if they attended and took part in the class with their caregiver taking part as well. Please contact us first if this is the case.

Bonus: all attendees will have access to purchase blank ceramic hearts for future home projects if required. Blank hearts will not be available to the general public.

Date:  Thursday 1st July 2021
Place:  Paint Me Vintage, 481 Pyes Pa Road, RD 3, Tauranga
Cost:  $79

The price covers Paint Me Vintage training and guidance throughout. It also includes access to all the supplies required to complete your project.

Contact us at for more information.

This class will be run periodically throughout the year only, other dates to be confirmed.

Bookings will be essential.

Blueprint to Decorative Paint Finishes with Chalkpaint

Presented by: Paint Me Vintage

A fabulous introduction to the amazing decorative paint finishes that our premium chalk paint system is capable of. We will step you through the whole way, this is where it all starts…

Our “Blue Print” workshop is a hands-on workshop, designed to inspire, fill you with ideas, confidence, excitement, technical knowledge, the know-how and tips on how to transform your furniture and projects through the amazing paint system that requires no sanding or priming and provides a wide creative scope for you and your home.  It’s a hands-on introductory workshop where you’ll be painting and creating decorative finishes all the way through… great for those who have just started painting and perfect for those who have never painted before or those who want to know all about the versatility of  our premium chalk paint and all the amazing things it can do

The workshop is excellent for painting beginners and seasoned furniture painters alike. It covers all the fundamentals of decorative painting:

  • How to complete a modern finish,
  • How to layer colours
  • Creating an aged and rustic finish.
  • How to use and create with metallic
  • Coloured waxes
  • How to create age & patina
  • Accentuate and bring out detailing out of a piece of furniture.
  • Creating a robust surface for pieces like the dining or coffee table.
  • Understanding the makeup of the paint system and how to manipulate it to create your perfect finish.
  • Bonus create a small project to take home at the end

It’s everything you need to know to paint up a storm and transform your home and no experience necessary in fact, if you haven’t painted, even better!

When: Wednesday 14th July 2021
Where:  Paint Me Vintage 481 Pyes Pa Rd, Tauranga
Cost: $120

All materials and tools will be provided within the workshop so you just need to bring yourself and an open mind.

The price covers Paint Me Vintage training and guidance throughout to learn these techniques yourself and take home valuable knowledge on how to apply these to projects in your home. It also includes access to our supplies  AND 10% off on all craft purchases the day of your class.

Contact us at for more information.

This class will be run periodically throughout the year but not every month.

Bookings will be essential, classes fill up fast.

Herb Society: Herbal Infusions

Herbal Infusions

When: Thursday 14th October 7 – 9 pm
WhereWesley Church Hall, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga
Presenter:  Helen Loe will tell us about herbal teas and how to correctly and safely mix them up.

You can attend meetings without being a member of the Society. There is a $3 charge for non- members.

The Society normally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Check out the Upcoming Programme

Most meetings are held at Wesley Church Hall, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga.

LIBRARY meetings are held on the 2nd DAY of every month except January (9:30am – 11:30am). Herbal Library takes place at Herbal Health Clinic, 75 Keenan Road, Tauranga.

For more information please contact Tauranga Herb Society on:

029 206 6525 (Helen)

Tauranga Herb Society: Library Morning

The Tauranga Herb Society library get together will be held:

When: Saturday 2nd October  from 9:30am to 11:30am

Where:  75 Keenan Road, Pyes Pa.

Phone: (07)543 0369 or 029 206 6525.

Everybody is welcome but only members can borrow books.