Holiday Art Classes

Term 3 Programme

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.

To Book

Find your nearest venue below and then click on the day you want and you will be taken through to our booking system.

Children will be met by their educator at 3pm at school venues for a supervised 30 minute afternoon tea break. Classes start at 3.30pm and finish at 5pm.

Locations

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Holiday Art Programmes

KUMEU | HERNE BAY | KOHIMARAMA | 9am - 3pm

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 

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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 

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 practising artists and experienced educators/teachers

  • Fun, creative and inspiring for children

  • A calm, positive environment for your children to thrive

Term 3 Holiday Programme September 28th - October 9th

@Kumeu Arts, Cox's Bay Pavilion and Kohimarama Presbyterian Church Hall

Bookings now open! 

Choose your workshops then click on the button with your preferred venue to be taken through to our booking system.

Matisse Paper Lace

Monday September 28th

Explore the work of artist Henri Matisse and experiment with drawing and cutting out simple shapes.

Create a beautiful 'garden' composition of flower and leaf shapes out of overlapping pieces of coloured card stuck on to tracing paper. A gorgeous window decoration for your bedroom or an artwork to be framed and enjoyed for years to come!

Kumeu and Herne Bay

Escher Portraits

Wednesday September 30th

Capture a moment in time! Look into the awesome tessellated works of M.C Escher and learn clever ways to create a unique tessellation, painted using either cool or warm colours. This will become the background to a portrait transferred from an A4 close up photo (which you provide) highlighting dark and light, using the opposite contrasting painted colour palette. 

Kohi and Herne Bay

Fantasy Creatures

Friday October 2nd

Explore the fantastical paper maché creatures made by artist Gustavo Ramirez Cruz. Starting with a plastic bottle as the core, build an awesome crazy creature of your own using cardboard construction, paper mache and mixed media techniques. Then design and decorate your creation with collage and funky decorations.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Fancy a Cuppa?

Tuesday October 6th

Learn about observational drawing of everyday objects, making tints and shades with acrylic paints, how to show perspective, light and shadow using colour.

Create a striking Still Life composition of tea cups, jugs, balls, bowls and mugs on a collaged wall and table background.

Herne Bay only

Cool Card Collection

Thursday October 8th

Learn about and experiment with awesome printmaking techniques using foil, erasers, string and found objects.

Experiment with design ideas and create a special boxed set of greeting, thank you or celebration cards with your own printed designs on the front. 

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Going Dotty

Tuesday September 29th

Inspired by the circular curving works of Aboriginal artist Rex Winston-Walford, experiment with making beautiful colours out of dyes, paint, circular and curved patterns and perfect dots

then design your own curving 

interpretation of his work.

Create a final large intricate painting using dots and your own carefully made stunning colours.

Herne Bay only

Charcoal Drawing

Thursday October 1st

Learn the techniques for drawing with charcoal and create a number of drawings of natural items and found objects.

 

Explore and experiment with positive and negative shapes, showing perspective, creating light and dark as well as charcoal shading techniques such as smudging and removing.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay 

Modern Geometric

Monday October 5th

Explore the work of NZ abstract artist Amanda Wilkinson and experiment with form, shape, colour making and careful painting techniques.

Create 2 of your own awesome geometric paintings, one inspired by creases created in paper and one of your own design. Then cut out the outline and glue onto a block to create a unique, amazing sculptural painting.

Kumeu and Herne Bay

Animal Rights

Wednesday October 7th

Explore and experiment with drawing your favourite animals, showing amazing ways of capturing light and shadow, combining colour, creating perspective and showing texture using oil and soft pastel techniques.

Draw a large animal of your choice and use pastels to give it a realistic and cool-as vibe, creating a striking artwork on black paper.

Kohi and Herne Bay

 Pattern Party

Friday October 9th

Inspired by Bauhaus tile patterns and the work of US artist Lisa Congdon, explore pattern, line and shape in a way you never have before using made stencils and free drawing.

Create a stunning circular artwork of a grid of unique patterns, with your choice of colour palette using beautiful inks, pens and collage.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Mandy Jakich CEO

 

021808126

mandy@creativematters.co.nz

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