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Holiday Art Programmes

More than ever our children need opportunities to get creative, connect with others and have fun in a new environment. Our holiday workshops provide a safe and happy place for your children. 

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. We believe in the benefits of vertical age grouping and cater for the individual needs and developmental stages of each child.

$88 per day

including all materials

from 9am - 3pm

for children aged 5 - 13

Our workshops are:

  • Perfect for children who love to create

  • Designed to encourage children to think creatively and critically

  • Limited to 12 children per workshop with 1 educator

  • Education based - workshops are written by a qualified primary school teacher

  • Taught by practising artists and experienced educators/teachers

  • Fun, creative and inspiring for children

  • A calm, positive environment for your children to thrive

Please read through the different workshops below then click on the button showing your choice of venue to book and pay. Please note, venues available listed on each workshop.

Please note:

Our art classes are designed for children who are interested in art and who are capable of focusing for 6 hours on a creative project (with breaks of course). Please ensure your child is interested in the projects you have chosen together. If you are booking in a 5 year old, please make sure they are up to working in this way for a whole day.



Bookings now open
for our April holiday programme

Click on the text in the box showing your preferred venue to be taken to Enrolmy where you can book.

Scroll down further to read about the exciting holiday workshops being held on each day.

April Holiday Art Workshops 
April 15th - 26th (excludes ANZAC Day)

Monday 15th April

Giant Donuts

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden, Ponsonby

Transform a piece of recycled cardboard into a deliciously massive donut in this scrumptious workshop. Dream up your ideal donut toppings and experiment with sketching them. Explore colour mixing with acrylic paint and use this to carefully ‘ice’ your cardboard treat. ‘Sprinkle’ fun bits such as glitter, sequins, pipe cleaners and more on top making it look good enough to eat! Finish with some funky pastel paintings of your dream donut flavours.
Bring your own recycled cardboard if you can.


Wednesday 17th April  

Wibbly Wobbly Wire Sculptures

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden, Hillsborough

In this sculptural workshop, use our new favourite super light and bright air dry clay alongside wire and papier mache to build a beautifully balanced masterpiece. Explore clay techniques as you create a funky range of adornments to thread onto a piece of wire, design a base to hold it all up, then add patterns using acrylic paint to top it off.


Friday 19th April  

Sweet Tweets

Herne Bay, Takapuna, Ponsonby

Create the sweetest little tweets in this wonderful wire sculpture workshop. Discover and explore sketching a range of bird species and their features. Play with bending and twisting wire to create specific shapes which can stand on their own once pressed into a base. Bring it to life with careful layers of tissue paper and glue, coloured using bright and bold dyes, and topped off with inky patterns and details.


Tuesday 23rd April  

Beautiful Bird Cages

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden, Hillsborough

In this mixed media workshop, create a wonderfully layered world for a pair of birdies to live in. Create a back wall of cardboard brightened up with dyes and crayon, discover sketching birds to draw and cut out your own little pair which you will colour with paint then bring to life with feathers, then tuck them in nicely creating the sides of the cage with straws and pipecleaners. 


Friday 26th April  

Fragmented Ferreyra

Herne Bay, Takapuna, Ponsonby

In this drawing workshop, explore the wonderful prismatic drawings and paintings of artist Lui Ferreyra. Discover fragmentation techniques to help you split a landscape or portrait into many tiny pieces, and make it pop with paint. Experiment with using coloured pencils on different coloured papers as you deconstruct what a drawing would usually include, resulting in a series of fabulous fragmented masterpieces.


Tuesday 16th April

Stand Out Sesow Animals

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden


Discover artist Matt Sesow and his fascinatingly funky animal artworks. Experiment with sketching abstract animals and their features, then explore pastels and techniques to help you create a super bright and bold masterpiece. Create  an A3 artwork showcasing a curious critter or 2 brought to life with high contrast pops of pastel and dye.


Thursday 18th April  

Stand Out Animal Portraits

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden, Ponsonby, Hillsborough

Aren’t these the cutest portraits you’ve ever seen?! In this 3D cardboard construction and painting workshop, frame a little family of critters through upcycling egg cartons and cardboard. Discover drawing techniques as you develop your ideas around which animals and cute outfits you might use, explore colour mixing with acrylic paint, and problem solve with construction and mixed media as you put it all together.


Monday 22nd April  

Youngs Suns

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden, Ponsonby

Get to know artist Clare Youngs and her beautiful sun collage paintings. Create a wonderful stash of decorated papers using a range of media such as paint, pastel, dye, crayon and coloured paper collage. Explore the ‘kissing’ technique as you make a textured painterly background, then layer chopped up paper sun rays topped with an awesome abstract face.


Wednesday 24th April  

Cool Clay Castles

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Takapuna, Kohimarama, Mt Eden, Ponsonby, Hillsborough

Would it be a Creative Matters holiday programme without some sort of fabulous clay building project?!
Introducing Cool Clay Castles - where you’ll turn a recycled glass jar into a royal wonderland. Experiment with sketching castle shapes and features, discover a range of handy air drying clay techniques, and design a dyed backdrop showcasing the world your castle belongs in.
Bring your own small jar!

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