Summer School

We are gauging interest in summer school classes, to run November 30 to December 18.

These classes are going to be open to anyone. If you are interested please email us with which paper you would prefer to do:

CCT4.001 Anzac – (Aotearoa New Zealand Art and Culture)

CCT4.003 Digital Media – (includes Adobe software, Photoshop etc)

DCT5.025 Photography 1

DCT5.022 Cultural Design – (Kowhaiwhai)

DCT6.008 Drawing

Email now with the name of the paper you would like to study. We will then let you know how to enrol and keep you updated.

All classes will run subject to student numbers.

WITT Diploma student wins awards

WITT Diploma student wins awards

DCT 2nd year student Dion Roodt  won 1 silver and 1 bronze Award in the student category of the NZIPP iris professional photography awards In Rotorua.  A silver award is given to images that are judged to have “ Creative flair, strong communication and technique”.  A bronze award is given for images that show “Very high standard of professional practice craft and skill”.


2014 Visual Arts Diploma Exhibition

2014 Visual Arts Diploma Exhibition
​Students from the Diploma in Creative Technologies (level 6) have just begun the  Year 2 Visual Arts Exhibition course that culminates in a public exhibition. The Exhibition opensFriday, November 14th (6pm) and closes on Thursday, Nov 27th at 4pm.

Opening Hours:  10am – 4pm > 7 days per week.

A  total of 22 students will be showing their work in the F. Block open space and it will be a wide and varying show with many opportunities to engage and invest in a range of visual art work  – drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphics and moving image based work (animation & video) on show.

Students also design and publish an exhibition catalogue that is available on the opening night and for the duration of the show.

A photo time lapse will take place  on the opening night and will be posted on line (including photos of all the work).


‘Top Art’ – NCEA Top Art Aug 25-29 at WITT

‘Top Art’ – NCEA Top Art Aug 25-29 at WITT
​The Top NCEA Art boards from around NZ  can be viewed at WITT from Monday, August 25th to 28th in F. Block Art’s large open space (just along from the Cafe).  Schools and public most welcome.


Inglewood Students Design Day

Yesterday the students from Yr 9 and 10 art at Inglewood came to take part in the lettering design workshop. With their teachers Clare Tate and Sally-May Hopper, the students seemed to have a great time and we had lots of fun too. Here are some pics of the day’s activities:

The Inglewood High School students (standing in the Certificate of Photography exhibition):

Work gets started – planning letters:

Working with vintage buttons:

Using lollies and beads:

Sometimes taking photos required going to great heights:

Rocks harvested from the garden:

The biggest letter of the day, made out of school bags:

An origami “J”:

Working with wood blocks and coffee beans:

Learning to use Photoshop to clear-cut and re-mix the letters:

Finished prints, from the commercial digital printer:


End of Semester 1

So semester one is drawing to a close, and the Certificate in Photography students have been celebrating their critiques all week with a (un-) healthy dose of SUGAR!

Above: clockwise starting on the left: Carmela Snooks, Clare Richardson, Michelle Gallichan, Abbey Rowe, Sarah Davis, Kate Douglas, and Tiffany Marshall. Each student is proudly displaying on of their posters for their 4.001 Design paper.

Above: Thanks to Clare Richardson for her baking efforts. We have been treated to scones, chocolate brownies, chocolate cupcakes with little creatures on top, and rainbow cupcakes. Starting to think that this course needs a phys-ed component! :P

Have a fantastic break everyone, can’t wait to see you all nice and relaxed after the hols!

NZIPP – Mike Langford presents his work to New Plymouth photographers

New Plymouth photographers, members of the NZIPP, and students were treated to an amazing presentation by renowned professional commercial photographer, Mike Langford.

As the sun set and the wind got up, Mike spoke about his work creating books, and shared stories from his travels to China, Korea, and Japan. Thanks to Chris Hill for organising this event, WITT for sponsoring the venue and nibbles, and Mike for making the long journey to get here.

With a turn out of roughly 35 people, a mixture of NZIPP members and non-members alike, the evening was a great success and enabled local photographer to network and chat.

Open Day

Painted Skeleton sculpture by Kayla Upton

Curious about a career in art and design? Always wondered what the new art studios at WITT Art are like? Fancy trying your hand at some interactive techniques?

Great! Because we are having an open day on Thursday 9th Feb. Everyone is welcome.

You can meet the tutors, tour the new studios, enquire about art courses, engage in interactive demonstrations, talk to students, and have a free tea or coffee.

Come along to the WITT Campus at 20 Bell Street New Plymouth; our art and design department is in F Block. Open from 11am to 2pm Thursday 9th Feb.

If you cannot make that time but would still very much like to meet us and talk about an art course, then give us a call on (06)757 3100 or email us and we will make time for you.

F-Block renovations UPDATE

Our new art facilities in F-Block are due to be completed in the middle of 2011. This custom design has been specified by our tutors in conjunction with the architect. You will enjoy a superb new atrium where art students can collaborate and work, machine and fabrication rooms, new studios, brand new photographic darkroom, a video lab, photo/video studio, printmaking facilities and a new digital printing suite. We are looking forward to seeing the first creative output of this new space.