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Classes & Workshops

14th MAY 2020 Update

MAIRANGI ARTS CENTRE is currently open during our normal business hours. Our Term Two Art Programme is currently underway and online booking is still available. If you have any questions or have credit to use for classes, please email us at: infor@mairangiarts.co.nz or call (09)478 2237.

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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Creative Drawing & Painting

Students will expand their creativity by developing their knowledge and skills in art and design techniques. This class offers chances to experiment with different techniques and media.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
7-12 yrs
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$100.00
young member
$90.00

Young Artists: Drawing Class

Building a creative foundation for children, this class will teach the basic skills and methods of drawing, as well as introduce basic Art History to help young minds explore and cultivate an understanding of Art.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
5-7 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$100.00
young member
$90.00

Clay Clique

Build confidence and develop fine motor skills while we explore creativity using experimentation and clay construction techniques to create ceramic sculptures.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
5 - 7 years
Monday

4:30pm - 6pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$120.00
young member
$110.00

Intaglio Etching

Learn the techniques to produce intaglio etchings using zinc plates, grounds and acid. For the more experienced, Lisz will push boundaries using a variety of technical skills.

Ages
All levels
Monday

9:30am - 12:30pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$135.00
member
$120.00

Expressive Acrylics

Enjoyable and fast-paced, this class explores the versatility and techniques of acrylic paints with emphasis on abstract design principles. Fabulous tutor demos and step-by-step guides.

Ages
All levels
Monday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

5 weeks / no class on June 1 (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$135.00
member
$120.00

Realistic Oil Portrait Painting

Paint realistic portraits in the style of the old masters using photo reference. Students will be introduced to oil painting techniques, and methods for correct lighting, shading and colour choices.

Ages
All levels
Monday

1pm - 3:30pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$140.00
member
$125.00

Monday Afternoon Clay Making

Melissa Mead

Come join a dynamic three hour class tailored to share the passion of handbuilding, throwing and glazing.  You will be guided and challenged to use a foundation of skills for creating functional or sculptural forms. Clay/glaze/firing not included in price. Suitable all levels.

Ages
All levels
Monday

12pm-3pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$190.00
member
$185.00

Monday Evening Clay Making

Melissa Mead

Come join a dynamic class tailored to share the passion of handbuilding, throwing and glazing.  You will be guided and challenged to use a foundation of skills for creating functional or sculptural forms.Clay/glaze/firing not included in price. Suitable all levels. 

Ages
All levels
Monday

7:00pm - 9:00pm

5 weeks / no class on 1 June (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
25 May to 29 Jun
Non member
$120.00
member
$115.00

Intermediate Painting

This class will focus on drawing skills such as composition, perspective, drawing techniques and cartooning. Students will then use this as a basis to develop a painting.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

Ages
11- 17 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

6 weeks
26 May to 30 Jun
Non member
$130.00
young member
$120.00