Harakeke Papermaking— A tikanga based approach to a different ’paper trail’. Bring gumboots, a smile and prepare to get wet.
Printmaking—woodcut, dry-point etching and/or laser cut images printed on harakeke paper. Ideal personalised gifts for those special people in your life.
Karakia & Whakawhanaungatanga— understand the importance of karakia in everyday situations and the significance of relationship building in personal and professional settings.
Karakia & Stress Management—learn new techniques to combat the effects of our many societal challenges.
Karakia & Personal Growth— from a Maori perspective. Understanding ourselves and why certain simple actions can adversely affect our daily lives.
Professional Development Workshops are our specialty. You nominate one of the above topics and we can give your staff and management a fabulous day of team bonding and fun as they gain new knowledge and skills.
Our other products & services:-
- Lasercutting—design and manufacture
- Harakeke Paper
- Pangarākau (wooden jigsaw puzzles)
- Whare Tauira 3D Puzzle
- Māori Educational Resources Kowhaiwhai Stencils, Tiitii rākau, Tukutuku Panels various sizes
- Customised Whakapapa Albums
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty Vreede MFA Master of Fine Arts
Marty has had over 35 very successful years in the Tertiary Arts field researching and teaching the many varied disciplines related to printmaking and papermaking.
The studio is well equipped to run a variety of workshops that continually feed the passion for new learning.
The Harakeke papermaking workshops offer another perspective of the print trade while offering opportunities for participants to develop their own sense of creative worth.
His commitment to his students and his passion for printmaking earned him the Supreme Prime Minister’s award for Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching in 2010. His other achievements include a Fullbright Scholarship to Crows Shadow Institute, Pendalton, USA and a three month Nuffield Scholarship for research in Papermaking in the United Kingdom.
Marilyn Ngahuia Vreede
Te Ātihaunui ā Pāpārangi, Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Whakatōhea, Irish, Welsh & a smidgeon of French
The only qualification Marilyn will claim is the much misunderstood ‘QBE’ which as we know translates as ’qualified by experience’!
Her love of language and culture and 40 years working experience in education and Māori health contribute to a very full and satisfying career to date.
Marilyn currently facilitates Māori Models of Health, Stress Management and the Human Life Cycle for the Tipu Ora, National Certificate in Whānau Ora, Rotorua and travels around Aotearoa sharing her expertise and knowledge.
Our Business Name
pakohe (n) pronounced par-kor-hé is a dark grey/black stone (argillite) found in the Whanganui River and is renowned for its superior qualities of hardness, strength and durability.
Our logo represents a famous Whanganui saying: “E rere kau mai te awa nui, mai i te Kāhui Maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko Au te awa, ko te Awa ko au! Our mighty river flows from the Majestic Mountains to the raging sea. I am that river and the River is me.”
Papermaking Workshop Marty and Marilyn Vreede