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!
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:
Matua Ngaru School
Hobsonville Pt Primary 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
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.
CUP CAKE TOWER
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.
CATS CATS CATS
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.
SEA FOR YOURSELF
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!
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