Bon Ton Roulet or Let The Good Times Roll is coming to Waikaia.
The initiative is a series of monthly art and craft workshops and is being coordinated by Waikaia resident Jane Clutha.
The two-hour workshops will be held in the Waikaia Commercial Hotel dining room.
Local artists and crafts people would tutor the workshops, Ms Clutha said.
‘‘It just seemed like a natural and easy way to promote local talent in a fine local institution.’’
There was also a social aspect to the workshops and people could share a meal at the hotel afterwards.
‘‘It’s about connections.’’
Artist Crosbie Grieve would be the tutor for the first workshop on September 3, teaching watercolour.
Ms Clutha would tutor the next month’s workshop, sculpting with paper, Mairi Dickson would teach people how to make fairy rock houses and in December candle making and Christmas decorations with Paula Dynes and Viv Fraser would be taught.
– For more information or to register call Ms Clutha 021 184-7735 or email [email protected]
The initiative also has a Facebook page.