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The Tauranga Society of Artists

Tauranga Society of Artists Inc. is a busy Society with nearly 250+ members and plenty of opportunities for new or experienced artists to get together and to grow in confidence and skill.  New members are welcome and may attend up to one month before officially joining.  The Society programme operates all year round and includes open studio opportunities where the artists paint together in the Society rooms, weekend workshops, competitions, critiques, social days, Society outings, tutorials, exhibitions, help sessions, and more.

Art Rooms
The Art Rooms at 171a Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga is the Society’s venue for its workshops, tutorials and programme of regular sessions.  There are easels and large tables to work on, kitchen facilities and a library containing books and DVDs for members to borrow.
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Member's Benefit
Tauranga Art Society members can receive a discount at Gordon Harris (online, or pickup) from Hamilton and Auckland stores. As well as Paper Plus Bethlehem and Papamoa, just show your current membership card.
Our Society

The TSA is a not for profit community group created in the 1960s for the benefit of artists in the Tauranga region. It continues today as a friendly place to get involved with an art community in a relaxed, fun way. We provide opportunities to work in groups with other artists following similar pursuits. Also providing opportunities to attend workshops, exhibit work, and participate in competitions. A place to learn from each other and grow together in our ideas and our practice.

What we do

We provide a wide ranging programme designed to cater to many mediums and styles, all of our programme classes are covered by the annual membership fee. Additional workshops are held from time to time where artists within the society or from further afield run paid workshops to pass on their specialist knowledge.

Our sessions include: Life Drawing, Portraiture, Drawing for Pleasure, Pastels, Oils, Watercolour, Open Studio Groups, Evening Open Studio Group.

Other events include: Art Expo Exhibitions twice yearly, Art in the Park (Mt Maunganui), and competitions twice yearly.

Build Confidence and Skill

Build your confidence and skill by sharing tips and techniques with fellow members at workshops, tutorials and regular sessions.

New and Experienced Artists Welcome

The Society provides an encouraging environment for both new and experienced artists.

Weekend Workshops

Held at the TSA art rooms throughout the year.  Usually a cost involved to cover tutor and materials.  All mediums catered for with experienced and competent tutors.  Check your Newsletter for details

Social Days

An annual event at the end of the year.  Always well supported with entertainment, shared food and fellow members.  Another successful Social Evening with flexi-date has been held during the year on occasion., organised by the Executive Committee


These are generally held on a Thursday afternoon often tutored by fellow members who have experience and knowledge to share amongst our membership.  Nominal cost but always good value.  Dates to be found in the Newsletter


Held twice a year with an April Expo, and an October Supreme Expo.  The October Supreme is judged and has high prestige with strict entry rules and conditions.  Up to 5 paintings can be entered with only one being allowed into the Supreme category.  The April  Expo is not judged – purely an art sale.