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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.

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

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Create a dream landscape

Delve into your imagination for your dream landscape. Can you see it? Estel will teach you drawing and painting skills to bring your landscape from your imagination to paper. Lots of fun! 

Ages
7 - 14 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

11 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Storms and rainbows

First, we will make a storm soundscape then explore visual ideas about storms, thunder, lightning and rain. Then when the sun comes out, we will explore colour mixing and create an artwork about rainbows.

Ages
5 - 10 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

11 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Animal mask

We will design and paint an animal mask using mixed media. You will learn about carnivore and herbivore animals and their features. Have fun exploring patterns and form while crafting a mask.

Ages
7 - 12 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

11 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Winter is wonderful

Colourful scarves, chunky jumpers, socks, mittens, cosy fires, puddles, hot chocolate, reading books and snuggling up in bed! Create a painting about all the things you love about winter using dyes, acrylic paint and more.

Ages
5 - 10 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

12 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Underwater scene with water colour

Water colour has lots of fun techniques to offer. We will explore these by painting underwater plants and animals. Enjoy experimenting with colours, textures and shapes.

Ages
7+ years
Friday

10am - 3pm

12 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Cat thieves and other shady characters

Do you know the story of the cat who steals his neighbour’s shoes? At last count he had fifty! We will share our funny animal stories then draw, paint and collage an artwork about it!

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

15 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Jewellery!

Come and enjoy a lovely afternoon of jewellery making! You will be able to experiment with wires and beads to create unique jewellery. We will make rings, necklaces and more. No experience needed!

Ages
10 - 14 years
Monday

1pm - 3pm

15 Jul
Non member
$35.00
young member
$30.00

Flowers with clay

Handmade clay flowers can be a great idea for a gift or home decoration. Enjoy creating your own bunch of flowers by learning to make ceramic flowers with clay. All sculptures will be painted with coloured glazes.

Ages
7+ years
Monday

10am - 3pm

15 Jul
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Birds and bees

NZ has lots of beautiful native birds – Kereru, Fantail (Piwakawaka), Pukeko and of course the Kiwi. Enjoy a fun day learning drawing and colouring techniques to create a stunning artwork of NZ birds. Add some bees for extra colour!

Ages
7 - 14 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

16 Jul
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00