Workshops

Below are my current workshops, but if you (or a group) are interested in a private session, please get in touch. I teach workshops in writing, publishing, journalling, art, zines, and beginner ukulele. If cost is an issue, please don’t hesitate to email me and we can discuss possible solutions.

I am currently based in Auckland Central, and a travel fee of 70c/km may apply to bookings at venues greater than 30km away.

Children’s Picture Book Writing

Always wanted to write a children’s book? Got an idea but not sure how to turn it into a story? In these four workshops you will be guided through outlining, drafting and editing a short story for children. Learn how to work with an illustrator (or plan illustrations yourself) and about pathways to publication, with a focus on self-publishing. All levels of experience are welcome, though this class is geared towards beginners. Zee is an author, illustrator and educator passionate about helping people find and nurture their creativity.

Venue: Uxbridge Arts & Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Auckland.
Dates: Wednesdays from 13 Feb – 6 Mar (4wks)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $149 $139

Bookings essential via Uxbridge Arts & Culture :uxbridge.org.nz/

Venue: Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.
Dates: Wednesdays from 14 March – 4 April (4wks)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $140

Bookings essential via Studio One Toi Tū: studioone.org.nz/courses

Mindfulness through Nature Journaling

Explore our natural world and create a space for mindfulness with nature journaling. Drawing upon different mediums, such as drawing and writing, you will build on an individual project that encourages exploration of your own unique creative expression. Discover new art forms in a supportive environment as you develop your own customised tool box of expressions to continue your practice in a supportive environment.

Venue: Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.
Dates: Wednesdays from 14 Feb – 7 Mar(4wks)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $110

Bookings essential via Studio One Toi Tū: studioone.org.nz/courses
Online course available soon!

Writing & Self-Publishing Seminar

With over a dozen books under my belt, from children’s chapter books to illustrated non-fiction to quick-and-dirty zines, and having played an advisory role for many budding authors, I have a wealth of experience to share with you. Each talk can be tailored to your group’s needs, covering idea generation, drafting, editing, formatting, publishing, distribution, and marketing.

Cost: Negotiable from $80; travel fee may apply.

Email Zee to book a session.

Zine Making Workshop

Zines are a form of ‘mini magazines’ that embrace the DIY aesthetic. You’ll get to see a range of different zines for inspiration, learn how to make a mini zine, and learn different ways to bind your work (think of this like a basic book-binding workshop). Previous participants have loved getting to be creative and hands-on in this fun workshop.

Get a group together and I can come to you with all the materials you will need – teachers, this is a great workshop for your students; adults, this is a fun workshop to feel like a kid again!

Min. 3 participants
Max. 30 participants
Duration: 2-4hours
Cost: $60 per hour + $5pp materials fee; travel fee may apply

Email Zee to book a session.