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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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Autumn is Awesome

First we will explore the amazing colours, sights and sounds of Autumn using a variety of fun and interesting materials. Then we will create a multimedia artwork all about Autumn. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

19 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Fantastic Symmetrical Insects

This workshop will draw inspiration from the fantastic insect world. The children will invent their personal insect, assembling different parts (wings, eyes, legs, horns, exoskeleton) to invent an imaginary fantastic insect. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

19 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Pinch Pot Garden Snails

Learn how to make some ordinary pinch pots into fun and quirky garden snails. All work will be painted and glazed. 

Ages
8 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

19 Apr
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Storms and Rainbows

In this interactive workshop we will use a variety of techniques, mediums, materials and found objects to explore the sights, sound and textures of dramatic stormy weather and the beauty of rainbow that follows. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

20 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Funky Colourful Mask

In this class you will make your own unique large funky mask to hang on your wall. You will use collage and paint recycled cardboard pieces, nature found objects such as leaves, bark and sticks. 

 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm 

20 Apr
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Bright and Beautiful

Create a picnic table cloth with fun shapes and bright colours. 

Ages
6 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

20 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Fairy Tale House and Magic Garden

First make a magic wand! Then step inside your imagination and create a beautiful artwork of a fairytale house with a magic garden! This will be a day filled with sparkles, unicorns and rainbows! 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

21 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Monster Mugs

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
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

21 Apr
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Floating Island

I feel the earth move under my feet. I feel the sky tumbling down. In reality, there are patches of plastic existing as giant islands of floating garbage called microplastics travelling around in our ocean. We invite all junior engineers to join our recycling plan to create a recycling island.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

21 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Portrait of a Native Bird

Do you love NZ native birds? First view a slideshow of native birds and do some drawing and exploring with materials. Then create a portrait of your favourite or more if you can't choose! 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

22 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Eco Art Crayon Making Workshop

Make your very own set of crayons from scratch to take home. You will explore the earth colour palette by grinding, sieving and mixing the earth pigments into soft pastel sticks and paint with them. 

Ages
6 - 13 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

22 Apr
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Flying Boats

Draw and paint sailing boats with lots of action.

Ages
6 - 14 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

22 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Fabric Forests

In this fun workshop we will use the sewing machine, hand sewing techniques, amazing recycled fabrics, ribbons, buttons and more to create an amazing wall hanging of NZ trees, flowers, birds and insects.

Ages
7 - 12 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

23 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Let's create a Magical Galaxy

Let's create a magical galaxy or a nebula with watercolour. Learn modern watercolour techniques while you paint your hypnotising galaxy. Add a shooting star or a constellation or maybe a rocket. You will learn techniques like painting wet on wet, using transparencies, gradients, salt effects and more. 
Ages
11 - 17 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

23 Apr
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Made with Love

We will be rolling out slabs of clay and cutting them into shapes. We'll use the squares to make a box with cut out hearts. We'll use some circles and more hearts to make a lovely wall hanging sculpture. All work will be painted and glazed. 

Ages
5 - 7 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

23 Apr
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00