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Creative Matters 

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Creative Matters at Home

Free, online creative art activities for children and families, using materials easily found at home.

Tune in for our Facebook live videos with Mandy at 11.30am 2 or 3 days a week, or find our videos below, on our FB page or You Tube channel whenever suits you.

We'll also be posting images of great creative ideas to do with your children or the whole family (FB and Instagram)


A great opportunity to get creative in your own time, explore ideas and artists, experiment with design and techniques, create something to be proud of and share your work with others. 


Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and subscribe to our You Tube channel to receive updates and alerts and share to spread the word, so many families can benefit at this time. See you there!

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Creative Matters at Home Art Gallery

Creations from our online creative classes

Share your creations with us via Facebook (post on our page, email Mandy or add to comments) so we can add your work to our Gallery.

Creative Matters at Home - Creative Ideas to Try

For children and the whole family!

After School Art Programme

Starting up again as soon as possible

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:

  • Waimauku School

  • Helensville School

  • Matua Ngaru School

  • Hobsonville Pt Primary School

  • Bayfield School

  • Marist Herne Bay

  • Pt Chevalier Community Centre

  • Grey Lynn School

  • Northcote Primary School

  • Chelsea Primary School

  • The Rose Centre

  • Oranga Community Centre

  • Onehunga Community House

  • Orakei School

​Our philosophy is the creative process is as important as the creative product.


Holiday Art Programmes

Starting up again as soon as possible in Kumeu, Herne Bay and Kohimarama

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 

April Holiday Art Programme

Cancelled due to COVID - 19. 

Tuesday April 14th

Explore snakes and designs and experiment with the cool shapes you can make with wire. Create a funky snake sculpture made out of wire and paper maché then come up with a fab way of decorating it using acrylic paints - realistic or fantastical - it's your choice!


Wednesday April 15th

Inspired by the wonderful works of Auckland artist Flox, we will explore NZ native birds and tropical plants, then create our own composition on a circular piece of card, finishing with acrylic paint, dyes and ink. A gorgeous pop of colour for your wall!


Thursday April 16th

This workshop was so popular last holidays, we had more on the waiting list than in the class! And everyone who participated LOVED it! So we're doing it again! Create your very own little fairy houses using recycled cardboard tubes, metallic card and fun mixed media.


Friday April 17th

Capture a moment in time - Bring 3 of your favourite objects from home to recreate in different creative ways using pencils, watercolours, inks, dyes and paint - drawing inspiration from the stark, effective works of Irish born contemporary artist Michael Craig Martin. 


Tuesday April 21st

Explore the quirky, surreal works of Spanish artist Joan Miro. Experiment with drawing imagined figures, landscapes and shapes using line, ink and watercolour. Design and create a unique series of 3 works in response to Miro's COOL-AS ideas and techniques. 


Wednesday April 22nd

Make your very own 2 tiered cup cake stand out of recycled cardboard and create the most yummy looking cupcakes in different shapes and forms, using cup cake holders, paper, paper maché, cardboard, crepe paper, paint and special decorations.


Thursday April 23rd

 Inspired by the works of Canadian artist Karin Zellar, explore different ways to draw cats and experiment with composition, pattern and colour. Learn all about watercolour paints and create a fantastic large cat themed work using watercolours and black ink.


Friday April 24th

Explore and draw cool sea creatures, realistic or of your own design, and then make a selection of painted fish out of cardboard connected to straws and pipe cleaners and create a beautiful underwater scene. Googly eyes, beads and sequins included!

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​​