Creative Matters 

For children













Creative Matters Online

Online creativity for children and teachers

Our online classes provide supported opportunities for children to explore ideas and artists, learn new visual arts techniques, experiment with ideas, create something they feel proud of and have ownership of and then have the chance to share with others. Email final results to Mandy to be a part of our Online Art Gallery

Food Glorious Food

This is a child centred, fun and interactive programme perfectly suited to children aged 6 - 14. 

A paid subscription programme at a cost of only $97 for 8 - 10 weeks of creativity.


Our course will include instructional videos created and presented by Mandy (CEO), links, images, presentations and learning intentions, as well as a materials list which you can source from home, or purchase online or from a local store.




These mini creative sessions are intended to inspire children to think creatively as well as learn some visual arts skills. Children are encouraged to respond to and approach the creative projects in their own way, as opposed to us presenting a step by step 'follow the expert' approach.





FREE Creative Online Lessons on our You Tube Channel - Creative Matters NZ

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After School Art Programmes

Starting up again in Term $270 per term

July 27th - September 24th


Term 3's after school focus will extend children who feel comfortable with drawing and give confidence and skills to children who are not so sure.


We will explore realistic drawing with a focus on light, shadow, shading and perspective, developing techniques and experiences using graphite pencil, charcoal, watercolours and inks. We'll also explore and develop amazing imaginative drawings using pencils.

We would like to offer families who had children participating in term 1 a credit on your term 3 booking, for the 2 classes missed due to COVID lockdown. If you would like a credit please book but don't pay until you receive your credit note.


Our educational, creative art classes value the entire creative process, allowing opportunities for individuality, creative thinking, exploring, experimenting, reflecting, sharing as well as creating. Run at schools and community venues around Auckland NZ.


North Shore

Chelsea Primary, Chatswood

Classes in Space 6

Northcote Primary, Northcote
Room 20 (Te Whare)

The Rose Centre, Belmont
ECE Centre

Central Auckland

Bayfield School, Herne Bay
Classes are in Room 3

Grey Lynn School
Classes are in Room 2

Marist Herne Bay
Classes in Room 3

Onehunga Community House
Onehunga Primary School children will be met by their educator Vanessa at 3pm at the school and walked to the venue next door. Meet in the office on the first day.

Oranga Community Centre,
Oranga School children will meet at ROOM 18 at 3pm and walk to the venue with our educator. Pick up from Kelly Elrick Room, at the centre.

Orakei School
Room 01, next to the office

Pt Chev Community Centre
3.30pm - 5.00pm
​In the Lounge space

West Auckland

Helensville School
Classes are in Room 8

Hobsonville Point Primary


Matua Ngaru, Huapai
Auaha Art (downstairs)

Waimauku School
Class locations TBC


Holiday Art Programmes

Kumeu | Herne Bay | Kohimarama | 9am - 3pm

$88 per day including all materials

July 6th - July 17th 

July Holiday Art Programme to be announced and bookings open soon

Our Holiday Art Programmes are not your average holiday programme, they are much more than that.


Our workshops are: 

  • Designed to encourage children to think creatively and critically

  • Written and planned by our CEO who has 30 years of teaching and art education experience

  • Education based

  • Taught by lovely practising artists and experienced educators/teachers

  • Fun, creative and inspiring for children

  • A calm, positive environment for your children to thrive

Private Tuition

We can cater for your child's or teen's specific artistic and creative  needs.

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​​


Mandy Jakich CEO



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Holiday Art Programmes


Way more than your average holiday programme, our Auckland based art classes are educational 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. 

Venues in Kumeu, Herne Bay and Kohimarama 

$88 per day, including all  materials

From 9am - 3pm 
For children 5 - 13 years 

​Bring an old art shirt, lunch, snacks, water, a hat and a book 

July Holiday Art Programme

Our July programme will be announced and bookings open soon