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Programmes and Workshops

Southerly Art School

The WEA (Workers' Educational Association), set up in 1915, is the longest established provider of adult education in New Zealand.

Southland Education is a non-profit incorporated society, which is a member of the Federation of WEAs in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We cordially invite you to attend our courses, to enjoy our facilities and the opportunities we offer.

Invercargill Courses

All classes held at 100 Esk Street unless otherwise stated.

Childrens Courses

Three times a year Southland Education runs a holiday programme called Kidzart.
A selection of up to 12 two hour art/craft workshops are offered to children from 5 years and up. Check this out at the end of Terms 1, 2 and 3.

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Southerly Art School

At Kings Birthday (June) each year Southland Education hosts a variety of workshops with high calibre Visual Arts tutors. This is a weekend of creativity and sharing of ideas and aspirations for adult participants but usually includes at least one class for teens.

Invercargill Book Club

Looking for a book group in your neighbourhood?

Nearly 1,300 book groups around New Zealand use the WEA Book Discussion Scheme’s (BDS) service, borrowing books and discussion notes for their monthly book club meetings. If you like the idea of a book club where everyone reads the same book, here’s how to find a BDS book group to join.