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Classes & Workshops

We are driven by a vision of nurturing the continuous discovery of diverse and innovative art experiences, through engaging and empowering our diverse communities through the arts.

We believe that all people have the right to recreational activities that inspires imagination and creative learning. We understand that creative activities and engagements within a supportive and positive environment can provide constructive opportunities for people to feel a sense of belonging, fostering community place-making.

Our Education Programme is grounded in our core values of Including and Respecting all people, Responsibility in the way we work and the sustainability of our organisation, Striving for Excellence, and Valuing and Embracing the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and as such, we are committed to providing safe, accessible, enjoyable, and excellent standards of recreational and educational services within the community.

 

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The Sights and Sounds of the City

First have fun exploring the sights and sounds of Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland city then later using mixed media make a drawing/collage about what its like to live in a busy city. Beep beep!

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

04 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Let's Make Zines

Ever wanted to create your own comic, zine or manga?  From an 8 page booklet made with a single piece of paper, each person can draw and create their own comic/zine with different materials!

Ages
11 -16 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

04 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Pumpkin Mugs

Let's have some fun creating pumpkin mugs to match our scary costume we plan to wear on Halloween! All work will be painted and glazed. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

04 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Tunnel Books

Create an amazing 3d artists tunnel book. It's a combination of a story book and a theatrical stage. Using mixed media and some simple paper folding techniques bring your drawings to life with a magical tunnel book!

Ages
7 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

05 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Zany Animal Painting

Enjoy drawing and painting a fantasy world of strange, quirky creatures. Learn techniques to add lots of colour to your artwork to make your animal come alive. 

Ages
7 - 14 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

05 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

I can't draw unless I practice

Practice how people move, starting with a stick figure. With lots of practice turn your stick figure into a real person. Next, take your person on an adventure. I can't draw unless I practice!

Ages
5 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

05 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Exploring in Black and White

Handbuild forms with texture and white slip. Learn to build a form with a simple pinch and coil method - experiment with the form finishes of texture 3D slip and thin slip. Participants can make up to 3 forms.

Ages
12 -18 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm 

05 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Maps, Mazes, Tunnels

Let's start with exploring lines in art using acrylic markers, stickers, and mixed media. Later create your own twisting turning adventurous artwork.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

06 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Drawing the Human Form

Learn the secret of drawing the human form in a simple and effective step by step approach. Proportion, balance, movement, and anatomy will be covered. 

Ages
11+ years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

06 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Spring Fever

Embrace the beauty of Spring by creating through the inspiration of what we see around us. Flowers budding, new leaves sprouting, bees and butterflies flying about! All work will be painted and glazed. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

06 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Summer Style Collection

Do you love to design and draw clothing? In this fun workshop you will illustrate and collage your very own Summer Fashion Collection! Create paper dolls to wear the clothes down the runway!

Ages
7 - 12 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Happy Self-Portrait

Smile! Create your very own happy self-portrait. Estel will show you how by using lots of fun drawing & painting tips & techniques. 

Ages
7 - 14 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Imagination Station

Let's enter the magical world of your imagination. What animals live there? What do people eat there? What sort of houses do they live in? Join this workshop full of fun art activities and pretend games to bring your vivid imagination to life using mixed media. 

Ages
5 - 7 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Wheel throwing introduction

Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel wedge and centre clay. Create a form on the wheel slip & texture. Participants can make up to two forms to be glazed and fired.

Ages
12 - 18 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Cats & Dogs

Are you a cat person or a dog person or ...both! Inspired by Lynley Dodd's Hairy McLary from Donaldsons Dairy. Using drawing, painting and mixed media, let's make art about cats and dogs.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00