Tauranga Society of Artists Inc. is a busy Society with nearly 200 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 from February to December 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.
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, Chinese Brush Painting, Open Studio Groups, Evening Open Studio Groups.
Other events include: Art Expo Exhibitions twice yearly, Art in the Park (Mt Maunganui), 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.
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
An annual event at the end of the year incorporating judged End of Year Competitions. 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 a Mid Year Supreme Expo and an End of Year Art Sale. The Mid Year 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 End of Year Art Sale has fewer conditions of entry and is not judged – purely an art sale.