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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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Make your own handmade paper

In this class you will learn how to make your own unique handmade paper by using recycled newspaper and other natural materials such as leaves and flowers. You will then use your handmade paper for a fun art activity. 

Ages
6 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

05 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Here come the Hybrids

Have fun today combining a human with an animal's natural defence. Wings of a bird, poison from a snake, colour from a blue dart frog! You decide! Enjoy designing your own hybrid mythical creature. 

Ages
5 - 12 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

05 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Fairytales (Clay)

Let’s tap into that vivid imagination!  Create your own fairy tale sculptures and have fun bringing them to life with colour.

Ages
5 - 12 yrs
Monday

10am - 3pm

05 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Exploding Volcanoes

Draw a volcano and then get into the action, splattering a spectacular explosion. Learn painting techniques to create a vibrant picture. Your volcano will be full of exciting colours.

Ages
7 - 14 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

06 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

City of the Future

What will cities look like in 100 years time? Hover cars and robots or eco-architecture and organic gardens? Or maybe both? Design your ideal futuristic cityscape and share your ideas!

Ages
7+ years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

06 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Drawing with Beads

Have you seen artists transforming jelly beans into art? In this class we will be using colourful beads instead! You can use our recycled beads collection by themselves to create your artwork, or you can place the beads on paper and draw from one to the other to make a picture-just like ‘join the dots’.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

06 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Night in the Jungle

Join us on a nocturnal journey into the heart of the jungle!  Let your imagination run wild and let the wildlife, plants and animal kingdom come alive in this mixed media workshop. 

Ages
7+ years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Tiger Transformation with Facepaints

Transform yourself into a classic or colourful tiger using your favourite colours! We will explore basic facepaint techniques, blending paints with sponges, creating line work with brushes, using stencils to add texture. Show your family and friends your (self-painted) make-up at the end of the day!

Ages
8 - 14 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Coil Clay Creations

In this class students will create and design their own sculptures using the coil technique. There are many ways to create ceramic sculptures using this simple technique. All sculptures will be painted with coloured glaze.

Ages
5 -12 years
Wednesday

10am-3pm

07 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

Summertime T-shirt

Colour magic! Create a stunning design using fluorescent colour prints. Dazzle your family & friends with your very own, unique style! PLEASE BRING A WHITE T-SHIRT OR CUSHION COVER.

Ages
7 - 14 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Colourful City

In this class you will use a variety of materials and techniques to draw modern and historical buildings. Then  paint the background and collage it all to create your own colourful city. 

Ages
6 - 12 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Underwater Sea Creatures (Clay)

Experiment with clay and create your own underwater scene. There are so many interesting sea creatures we can think of. All sculptures will be painted with coloured glaze.

Ages
5-12 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

08 Oct
Non member
$70.00
young member
$65.00

I can't draw a robot unless I practice

Starting with simple lines and shapes, let’s get creative and practice how to draw our very own robots to help us in life. What are the special powers of your robot? A variety of shapes will make the robots even more interesting and special.

Ages
5 - 12 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

09 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Chase the Rainbow

Create a bright picture to enjoy. Learn how to blend colour and paint a vivid picture featuring your stunning rainbow with fantastic, bright colours.

Ages
7 - 14 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

09 Oct
Non member
$60.00
young member
$55.00

Planting Day with Tardigrade World

Join Distributed Resource Centre Resident Artists Mongoose and Java from Tardigrade World to plant your winter patch inside discarded furniture and experience your living room in the Mairangi Arts Centre garden.

[Supported, in part, by Hibiscus and Bays Local Board]

Ages
All ages
Sunday

12pm - 3pm

11 Oct
Non member
$0.00
member
$0.00