Yoga and Creativity Workshop

Yoga – Slow Flow Yoga

Work Readiness for Women

Pursuit of Happiness – Goal Creation for Women

German Cuisine

German Language Level 2

German Language Level 1

Discovering more about your Creative Self

Accessible Watercolour

Pottery Throwing Mixed Ability Workshop

What’s for dinner tonight?

Wood Sculpture

Picture Framing

Pottery Throwing Intermediate Workshop

Pottery Throwing Beginners Workshop

Pottery Throwing Intermediate

Pottery ThrowWorks Intermediate

Pottery ThrowWorks Beginners

Pottery Throwing Beginners

Pottery Clayworks Intermediate

Pottery Clayworks Beginners

Pottery Handworks Beginners

Pottery – Accessible

Guitar Development

Guitar Intermediate

Guitar Introduction

Spanish and Go

Russian Language Conversational

Russian Language Level 2

Russian Language Beginners Continuing

Russian Language Absolute Beginners

Te Reo Māori Level 3

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 Children’s Books & Stories

Creative Writing Introduction


Woodwork for Women Beginners

Woodwork for Women Advanced

Woodwork Accessible

NZ Sign Language Level 2a

Creative Writing Advanced

Tastes from Around the World

Preserving fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Italian Cuisine

Indian Cuisine Continuing

Indian Cuisine Beginners

Fermented Foods

Egyptian Cuisine

Sewing Retreat

Sewing Skills

Sewing Skills for Beginners

Pattern Drafting Intermediate: Own Project Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Make an Easy Casual Kimono Jacket Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Make a Wrap Dress Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Garment Copy Workshop

Pattern Drafting Beginners Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Adjust Your Favourite Pattern Workshop

Pattern Drafting Intermediate: Tailoring Techniques

Pattern Drafting: Adjust Your Favourite Pattern

Patchwork and Quilting

Fabric & Craft Skills


Reiki Level 2

Reiki Level 1

Mindfulness for Health

Composite Photography

Basic Photography for DSLR

Basic Photoshop for Photographs

Advanced Photoshop

Zentangle Next Step

Zentangle Introduction

Watercolour Painting Introduction


Screen Printing on Fabric – Star Wars

Screen Printing on Fabric – Birds, Bugs & Butterflies

Screen Printing on Fabric

Painting with Acrylics

Mixed Media

Getting Your Art Out There

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
  • 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.


We have spaces to hire

Homestead Rooms

  • Various - Room dependent
  • Various - Room dependent


  • Seats up to 200 people
  • 30.00 per hour; Half & Daily Rates Available
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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In celebration of the value of Lifelong Learning.

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