Raglan Creatives is a site devoted to the full range of creative pursuits in Raglan – and the many people with a creative urge – no matter if they started young or not until later years.

All Workshops and Classes take place in Raglan Whaingaroa, an Art Hub (and Surfing Destination) on the beautiful and dramatic west coast of the North island of New Zealand Aotearoa

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At its core, fusion art celebrates the rich heritage of traditional art techniques while embracing the boundless possibilities of digital tools. Artists adept in this style often combine elements such as painting, sculpture, photography, and graphic design, weaving them together to craft visually stunning and conceptually layered compositions.

One of the most fascinating aspects of fusion art is its ability to bridge the gap between the past and the future. By integrating traditional motifs, themes, and techniques with digital manipulation, artists infuse their work with a sense of history and depth, while also pushing the boundaries of contemporary expression.

Moreover, fusion art offers a platform for experimentation and innovation, allowing artists to explore new techniques, textures, and visual narratives. Whether through digital collages, mixed-media installations, or interactive experiences, fusion artists continue to push the boundaries of artistic expression, inviting viewers to engage with art in fresh and exciting ways.

In essence, fusion art represents a dynamic fusion of the old and the new, the tangible and the virtual, inviting us to reconsider our perceptions of art and its boundless possibilities in the digital age.

See examples at Raglan’s Wharf Gallery www.thewharfgallery.com

Acting Classes for Adults (19+)

About Patricia Wichman and the Acting Class

I’ve known since the age of 2, that pretending to be other people was what I wanted to be. I started out as an extra at the age of 23, looking for every opportunity to learn, to grow.

That led me to Improv, to Community Theatre, to Commercials, to Film, to TV, to Theatre, to Los Angeles, to France, and my place of birth, Rarotonga.

My acting career has exposed me to a multitude of people, disciplines, and from there, resources for my tool belt.

If nothing else, this is what I hope my students achieve – at least one resource to equip your own tool belt. A tool to tap into, when your choices are not instantly recognisable.

What I truly hope you achieve however, is my greatest love about this work. The conversations that take place as we peel back the layers and the magic that materialises as we begin to embody our characters.

Whether your character is an ink on paper or yourself, we are complex creatures. Peeling back those layers, discovering what makes your person tick, providing strong choices that you, the actor, can anchor your mind and your body to.

For those wishing to discover more about themselves, we call that anchor “living in the moment”. In other words, how to be more present.

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