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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.

Browse/book our classes below and use the class finder on your left to filter your search!

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GROOVY POLYMER CLAY JEWELLERY

Learn to make fun and unique jewellery pieces using polymer clay. We will explore different colours, shapes and patterns through creating rings, earrings and beaded necklaces.

Ages
8-15 years
Thursday

10am-3pm

03 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

CUTE CREATURES CLUB (Clay)

Learn to make cute creatures with different poses through hand-building.

Ages
8-12 years
Friday

10am-3pm

04 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

LEARNING TO SKETCH: ANIMALS

Do you love watching animals? Maybe you even have animals at home? Enjoy a morning learning the basic and essential skills behind sketching your favourite animals.

Ages
8-14 years
Friday

10am-12pm

04 Oct
Non member
$35.00
young member
$30.00

GALAXY PAINTING

Are you passionate about cosmos, unknown planets, aliens and spaceships? We will explore different techniques to create amazing galaxy textures and effects using mixed media. 

Ages
7+ years
Friday

10am-3pm

04 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

EYE IN THE SKY

We will look at earth view satellite images from Google earth and explore textures, shapes and lines seen from space using drawing, collage, multimedia and printmaking. We will also use the paintings of Bob Ellis as an inspiration.

Ages
7-12 years
Monday

10am-3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

ALIENS! (Clay)

Have fun creating your very own alien with clay! All sculptures will be glazed with colour.

Ages
7+
Monday

10am-3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

HIDE AWAY ANIMALS

Create a stunning background and then add wild animal prints later to make your artwork complete!

Ages
7-14 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

FOREST CANOPY CREATIONS

What happens all the way up there in the forest canopy? Flowers, berries, birds, insects, habitats… what else? Climb to the top of the trees and explore this exciting ecosystem using drawing / collage / photography and more.

Ages
5-12 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

CAST GLASS BIRDS (Teens)

Learn the process to make your own cast glass Fantail / Piwakawaka bird from wax models including making moulds to go in the kiln & choosing from many glass colours that will make the finished crystal glass bird. Come and learn something unique and different.

Ages
13-16 years
Tuesday

10am-3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$80.00
young member
$75.00