• Mandy Jakich

A peaceful and creative concept for your child's next birthday party!

We facilitate an exciting, education based 2 hour visual arts experience at your home or a venue of your choice, for creative kids and their friends - creating long lasting memories and positive connections through art.

Children will learn some fun new arty techniques, have time to explore and experiment with ideas and materials and create a beautiful individual abstract artwork on canvas to take home.

  • Maximum of 10 children

  • $300 for up to 5 children, $350 for 6 - 8 children, $400 for 9-10 children.

  • 2 hours long

  • All quality materials provided

  • Set up and clean up managed by us

Parties can be set up at your home:

Or at a venue of your choice:

Feedback From Parents

"Isabel had a fabulous time with her friends on the day. Definitely a sheer winner to inspire our children with such creativity, guidance and patience;

Mandy and Angela certainly brought the fun and life to host our daughter’s birthday party which even led parents to stay to observe!”

Sandy Lam

"We recently had a Creative Matters Art Party for Lily's 9th birthday. It was a unique experience and meant that each child had something special to take home with them at the end… it looked so fun that the Mum’s will definitely join in next time!"

Maree Greenhough

"Thank you so much for the wonderful art experience you provided the girls, they had a great time and us parents now have a beautiful artwork to cherish."

Alice Brown

Finishing with beautiful, individual paintings on canvas to take home.

Contact Mandy to discuss your needs.


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Creative Matters recently took on the challenge of creating a large mural for Kumeu Arts in Huapai, a suburb in the Northwest of Auckland, New Zealand - a few more details to add and we'll be done!

The Kumeu Arts project was slightly unique in that I wanted to create a collaborative work that other local artists could easily contribute to. I had to make the theme and style accessible and not too intimidating (for me as well haha!!) to allow people to contribute in their own way and at the same time ensure the work remained cohesive. I love that you can enjoy the different styles each person has brought to the work.

Izzy Harris, a local teen who has worked with CM on a number of projects, was our number 1 amazing artist and we had a wonderful group of 10 artists and interested friends join us. It meant a lot that people came to us and offered their 'services' when they could and that they felt welcome and comfortable to join in.

The mural was drawn up with chalk to start with and then the background paint colour was painted on the lines so we didn't lose the outlines in the winter rain. People added drawings of their own along the way and added colour or details.

The theme of 'abstract garden' made sense for a collaborative work and connected the building to the public park below. We used a limited colour palette of 6 colours and white, taken from the new Kumeu Arts logo, with a chocolate brown background (Bokana Grey - Resene) to connect to the new Pod building to the right of the centre.

Large simple shapes that represented plants and had an abstract feel were added, then details were painted on top in some areas. The odd realistic ladybug, bird, vine or dragonfly appeared, which complemented the abstract shapes beautifully.

Creative Matters has now completed 5 mural projects in the North West of Auckland and we are keen for more! Our ultimate goal is to develop a public art trail in this area and we're very interested in working with councils, local boards, schools or businesses to make this happen.

Updated: Feb 28, 2020

We have another Auckland venue to choose from for our Holiday Art Programmes!

Creative Matters has a wonderful loyal following for our Holiday Programmes in Kumeu and Herne Bay (Auckland, NZ).

With so much demand for many of the workshops we have decided to set up a third venue, at Kohimarama Presbyterian Church, Kohimarama. This is a perfect space for us, with a kitchen, toilet facilities, a garden to sit in for lunch and a large open space to work in.

Our holiday programmes run both weeks of the school holidays, Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 3pm and are way more than your average holiday programme.

Creative Matters workshops are educational and fun with a focus on a rich development of the creative process, encouraging individual creativity and artistic interpretation as well as time to explore and experiment with ideas and visual arts techniques. We use quality art materials and tools and our educators are experienced artists and/or teachers.

The images below give you a quick sense of the cool projects we will explore and develop in our next holiday programme in April at all 3 venues.

For more info and to book, see our website https://www.creativematters.co.nz/for-children

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