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$175 per course

Here is a list of courses we offer throughout the year. Be sure to keep a close eye on Eventfinda and our Facebook page for information on when these courses are running, or contact us for more information.

For more information or to enrol please contact ideaschool:

Phone          06 974 8000 ext. 5019

Or email


This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen printing including how to make a screen using light sensitive emulsion and how to screenprint onto paper or a fabric surface.

This workshop is suitable for beginners.

Intro to Screen Production

Get a taste of working in the Film industry. Practical lessons in camera and sound recording, editing and sound mixing from experienced professionals at our purpose-built Screen Production studios.


The principles and practice of good digital photography. Learn to control exposure, camera modes, file sizes and composition, with practical exercises to put into practice what is learnt.

Improve your Sewing Skills

These workshops are hands-on practical sessions on knowing your sewing machine, using an overlocker, understanding commercial patterns, fabrics, grainlines and layouts. Choose a project and complete it under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Bring your own sewing machine in good running order, or use one of ours.

Students should supply own USB drive to save work on;

4GB recommended

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is widely used by photographers and graphic artists to edit and re-touch images. Learn some of the most practical features of this powerful software.

Adobe Illustrator

An introduction to creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course will show you the fundamentals of vector illustration, which can then be applied to poster, logo, pattern, laser cutting and engraving designs.

Adobe InDesign

Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to layout text and images to produce your own documents, pamphlets, magazines and books for print or publication.

Adobe Muse

An introduction to website development without writing code.

Learn how to use Adobe Muse to plan, design and develop websites easily.


Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn basic video and audio editing using a professional editing programme. Adobe Premiere Pro is easy to learn and PC and Mac compatible. Make your video/audio work look and sound professional.