Tastes From Around the World

Introduction to Learning Piano/Keyboard

Drawing Introduction

Business Success Strategies for Women in Small Business

CV & Cover Letter for Job Applications

Woodwork for Beginners

Mindset Makeover for Women

Art Accessible

Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing

NZ Sign Language Level 2d

NZ Sign Language Level 2c

Reiki Level 1 Workshop

NZ Sign Language Level 2b

Introduction to Songwriting

Smart Phone Photography Workshop

Rethink your Money Mindset Workshop

Work Readiness for Women

Empowering Positive Change – Goal Setting Success for Women

Pottery Throwing Mixed Ability Workshop

Writing Young Adult Fiction Workshop

Wood Sculpture

Picture Framing

Pottery Throwing Beginners Workshop

Pottery Throwing Intermediate

Pottery Throwing Beginners

Pottery Hand Building Beginners

Pottery Accessible

Guitar Development

Guitar Intermediate

Guitar Introduction

Spanish and Go

Te Reo Māori Level 2

Te Reo Māori Level 1

NZ Sign Language Level 1c

NZ Sign Language Level 1b

Italian Language Beginners

NZ Sign Language Level 1a

NZ Sign Language Level 1d

Writing for Young Readers Workshop

Bookmaking for Beginners Workshop

Creative Writing Introduction

Woodwork for Experienced

Woodwork for Women Beginners

Woodwork for Women Advanced

Woodwork Accessible

NZ Sign Language Level 2a

Preserving Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Italian Cuisine

Indian Cuisine Continuing

Indian Cuisine Beginners

Fermented Foods

Egyptian Cuisine

Getting Started with Lightroom Workshop

Sewing Skills

Sewing Skills for Beginners

Pattern Drafting Intermediate Own Project Workshop

Pattern Drafting for Beginners Workshop

Pattern Drafting Intermediate Garment Copy Workshop

Pattern Drafting Beginners Garment Copy Workshop

Patchwork and Quilting

Mandala Drawing Introduction


Reiki Level 2 Workshop

Mindfulness for Health

Advanced Photography for DSLR

Basic Photography for DSLR

Basic Photoshop for Photographs

Zentangle Next Steps Workshop

Zentangle Introduction Workshop

Watercolour Painting Introduction


Gouash Painting for Beginners

Screen Printing on Fabric – Ocean Fabric Printing

Painting with Acrylics

Printmaking for Beginners

Collage for Beginners

Drawing and Sketching

Crochet for Beginners

Wellbeing through Creativity

Creative Watercolours

Creative Art

Calligraphy Intermediate

Calligraphy Beginners

300+ courses across three different locations, including:

  • Main office and premises
22 Cholmondeley Ave, Opawa, Christchurch
  • Risingholme entrances - 22 Cholmondeley Avenue, Reeves Road and 99 Hawford Road
  • Riccarton High School
  • Hornby High School

Risingholme Community Centre trading as Risingholme Learning is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on promoting community spirit.  We have a strong ethic of excellence and community well-being.

Risingholme Learning operates under four key values:  enjoyment, enhancing, effortless and tradition.  These core values underpin everything we do.

Risingholme Learning operates from a lovely historic house (the Homestead), built in 1864, and set in a beautiful and peaceful English-style park in Opawa.

Risingholme courses are open to everyone aged 16 and over who are not currently at school, regardless of educational background, unless specified otherwise.


We have spaces to hire

Homestead Rooms

  • Various - Room dependent
  • Various - Room dependent


  • Seats up to 200 people
  • 32.00 per hour; Half day rate $110; Daily Rate $220
Suitable for workshops, training activities, concerts, private functions, classes, community group activities, meetings and conferences.

Penney Room

  • Seats up to 30 people
  • 25 per hour
A typical teaching room. Suitable for workshops, training activities, classes, community group activities and meetings.

Bull Room

  • Seats up to 14 people
  • 20 per hour
A typical teaching room. Seats up to 14. Suitable for workshops, training activities, classes, community group activities, meetings.

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