Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 update

There are no further workshops planned for 2014.    The Holiday Seminars Charitable Trust has been closed.  However, you can still contact Jean Hendy-Harris at or for updates on the children's writing groups.  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

What are teams are up to.....

Russell Greenwood will be in Wellington later this month presenting his all new Art & Design course to keen young classical scholars at Samuel Marsden School.   He goes armed with an exciting range of original objects from the Greek and Roman worlds - a great opportunity for ancient history lovers.
In June and July Russell will be joined by Nicholas Oram for a number of full day seminars at Willowbank School in Auckland.  These feature History, Classics and Mathematics and places are open to students in adjacent schools.  Further information is available from Leigh Steel Tel: 09 271 1077 email:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

NEW For History Lovers!

Tutor: Russell Greenwood

This all new course will greatly appeal to those with an interest in history and can be adapted for older and younger groups of students.

1.  To help students learn  important understandings about these topics in the classical and prehistoric worlds.
2.  To develop their appreciation and enjoyment of classical art and design for its own sake.
3.  To understand how art and design in the Roman and Greek worlds continues to influence us.

Pottery, stoneware, bronze, coins and jewellery, mostly original but some reproduction, from 10,000 BC to 200 AD
Pictures, stencil blanks, Greek and Roman language resources, maps and charts, internet linked material for self-drive activity at home.

Examining original and repro. samples, focusing especially on Greek and Roman cultures.
Design activities using stencil blanks, Greek and Roman colour range, motifs, styles, etc, - e.g. Greek key, floral ornamentation, Egyptian motifs, etc.
Jeweller design within Greek or Roman traditional use of materials.  Find the Graeco-Roman influences within modern materials and structures.
Technological exploration:  what materials were used, what could they make, how might they have made it?
Function: what would they use the product of art and design for? E.g. religion, rites of passage, domestic activity, theatre, warfare.
Group discussion and research within the above areas. Quizzes, mazes, puzzles.

Friday, March 22, 2013


After a slightly delayed start to the year we are now up and away again - and certainly it seems that Russell Greenwood's latest course ART & DESIGN IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD is off to a flying start.  Nick Oram has some great new courses on offer too.  Email to make enquiries for your school.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NEW COURSES FOR 2013.......

A range of all new courses are being developed for the coming year so don't miss out - check back soon to find out what will be on offer for your students.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

There's still time......

There's still time to book a seminar for 2012 at the 20% reduction price!   Contact Elaine (09 239 2852, 027  825 1217, for details.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The reduced price promotion we launched for Term Two has been much in demand!  In order to meet the needs of school communities we have decided to continue this offer for Terms Three and Four this year.   NOW is the time to book a team to visit your classroom.   This special price is of course also offered to schools outside of Auckland.
Seminars proving popular are:  SHIPWRECKED, DYNAMIC DETECTION and MATHS WITH THE ANCIENTS.   Look out for our new science workshop to be launched in Term Three!