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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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Learn & Create

This workshop takes you through a self-exploration journey where you’ll create your very own works of art. Lucie will be there to help spark your imagination and provide all the materials you need to bring all ideas to life. We’ll explore the inspiring women in our communities as well as those known worldwide and then you will work on a hand-embellished paper collage on canvas.

Ages
youth age 13+ & adults
Sunday
Weekend Workshop

10.30am-1pm

13 Dec
Non member
$10.00
member
$8.00

A Day in the Desert

First watch a slide show about life in the desert then using a range of materials including sand, rocks, pumice and shells, create an artwork or diorama all about the hot dry desert.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

18 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Monster Mugs (Clay)

We will be building mugs using two different techniques: the pinch pot and slab technique. The kids will then create funny monster faces on their mugs. All work will be painted and glazed.

Ages
8 - 12 years
Monday

10am-3pm

18 Jan
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Summer Blaze

Have fun printing your favourite animal in neon colours on a white T-shirt. Impress your family and friends when you wear your creation. PLEASE BRING A PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT IN YOUR SIZE.

Ages
7 - 14 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

19 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Fantastic Garden

This is a fun class where we will create sculptural objects inspired by plants and insects in the garden. For the final touch you will also paint your creations with colours of your choice.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

19 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Caravans and Tiny Houses

Create your own miniature caravan or tiny tiny house! Decorate inside and out with recycled materials and found objects.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Wednesday

10am-3pm

20 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Under the Sea!

We will be taking a dive into the deep sea to create an underwater world on a clay slab.  Using pinch pots, children will also learn how to create some exciting sea creatures. All work will be painted and glazed.

Ages
5 - 7 years
Wednesday

10am-3pm

20 Jan
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Secret Garden

Little frog is going to plant some trees in her secret garden. Oh, this garden will be beautiful, and frog’s friends will love it too. Birds, butterflies… what else can you imagine? Have fun creating our secret garden together!

Ages
5 - 12 years
Thursday

10am-3pm

21 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Fantasy Tree

Rimu? Kauri? Totara? Or perhaps a beautiful exotic palm tree. Let your imagination run wild! Learn techniques to create an artwork featuring a stunning tree in vibrant colours.

Ages
7 - 14 years
Thursday

10am-3pm

21 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Hot Stuff - Summer Makespace

Sunshine, hot chips and lava! First, we will explore the qualities of hot colours and hot things with a range of techniques and materials at the discovery table. Then create a mixed media artwork. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Friday

10am-3pm

22 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Birds of a Feather

Make a gorgeous owl to hang on your wall. Learn how to add detail and texture with some simple techniques. Transform a pinch pot into a very cheeky bird and give him some friends.  All work will be painted and glazed.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Friday

10am-3pm

22 Jan
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Fantastic Bug Hotel!

Every garden needs a bug hotel! Let’s create one for all the beneficial insects such as ladybugs, spiders and hoverflies which are our garden army that help to keep the bad bugs under control. Lots of fun!

Ages
5 -12 years
Monday

10am-3pm

25 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Textured Plant Pots

Children will experience clay building using a combination of techniques. They will learn to use basic tools and items from nature to create texture and depth to their sculptures. All work will be painted and glazed.

Ages
8 - 12 years
Monday

10am-3pm

25 Jan
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Crazy Printed Landscape

Create a landscape artwork using lino animal blocks, some cool art techniques and amazing colours. Lots of fun!

Ages
7 - 14 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

26 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

I can't draw unless I practice

If you can draw a stick man, you can learn how to draw people! We will explore the lines and shapes that make up an object. This class will teach you step by step how to draw by practicing.

Ages
5 - 8 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

26 Jan
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00