Mandy Jakich CEO



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Creative Matters 

For children








After School Creative Classes

Starting in week 2 of each term

Our educational, creative art classes value the entire creative process, allowing opportunities for individuality, creative thinking, exploring, experimenting, reflecting, sharing as well as creating.
​Our philosophy is the creative process is as important as the creative product.

Only ​$28 per 2 hour session,
$252 per term
A series of 9 workshops each term from 
3pm - 5pm
Taught by ​experienced artists/educators
For children aged 6 - 13 

Term 1 2020

Bookings now open!

Creative Thread

After School Creative Workshop

for 10 - 16 year olds
Mondays 4pm - 5.30pm

@ Kumeu Arts Centre

$252 per term



After School Creative Workshops

for 6 - 13 year olds
3pm/3.30pm - 5pm @ schools (includes an optional supervised afternoon tea break)
3.30pm - 5pm at community venues

Classes start at 3.30pm to allow for children to come from other schools
$252 per term


Holiday Creative Workshops

Our creative holiday art workshops are more than your average holiday activity. Our workshops are education and NZ curriculum based. We develop a rich creative process over 5 - 6 hours that allows for individual creativity and artistic interpretation as well as time to explore and experiment with ideas and techniques. We use quality art materials and tools. Our educators are experienced artists and/or teachers. 

Venues in Kumeu and Herne Bay
$85 per day, including all  materials
From 9am - 3pm 
For children 5 - 13 years 
Happy and calm
​Bring an old art shirt, lunch, snacks, water, a hat and a book 

Kumeu Arts & Cox's Bay Pavilion

Summer Creative Workshops

See what we got up to last holidays!

April Holiday Workshops in Kumeu and Herne Bay will be available to book in March.

Tuesday January 28th

Inspired by the colourful abstract works of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, explore and experiment with shape, pattern, composition, colour, space and line. Create a large abstract work using stencils, collage, paint, dye and ink. A stunner for your wall!

ANYONE FOR CAKE?Wednesday January 29th

Good enough to eat! Explore the amazing food artworks of Wayne Thiebaud and Peter Anton then design and create a large slice of the yummiest cake you can imagine! Cardboard construction and paint with mixed media decorations.


Thursday January 30th

An exciting exploration of colour making, paint techniques and optical illusions. Learn about and experiment with making your own colours using warm and cool primary colours, and tints and shades using white and black.  Recommended age 8+.


Friday January 31st

Your very own super city!
Explore and experiment with building designs, colour making and 3D effects. Design your own buildings, as fantastical or realistic as you like, and create a 3D collection of painted buildings using recycled card and paint. 


Private Tuition

Our Private Art Tuition is a special individualised programme set up to:

  • Give children and teens who LOVE ART an opportunity to work one on one with an artist, developing the areas they are interested in

  • Cater for the needs of young people who show special talent in the visual arts and need extending

  • Cater for children and teenagers who have specific areas of the visual arts they would like to develop

  • Support teenagers in the creation of their NCEA visual arts portfolios and boards


  • Our workshops are one hour long, for 9 weeks each term.

  • Bookings are made for the whole term only.

  • Our educators are all highly qualified, practising artists.

  • Classes run from 4pm - 5pm (negotiable) each week in various parts of Auckland, in the studios of our artist/educators, starting in week 2 of the term.

  • Days, times and programmes can be confirmed with our CEO.