Holiday Art Classes

Term 3 Programme

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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

  • Limited to 12 children per workshop

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

  • Taught by practising artists and experienced educators/teachers

  • Fun, creative and inspiring for children

  • A calm, positive environment for your children to thrive

April Holiday Workshops

9am - 3pm

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

Rest assured, if you pay for a workshop and it has to be cancelled due to a COVID Lockdown, you will be fully refunded or receive a credit if you prefer.

To book, read through the workshop options and choose your preferred workshops then CLICK the venue of your choice to be taken through to our booking system

Funky Portraits

Monday 19th April

Inspired by artist Sam Mitchell, create a funky painted portrait of yourself or a loved one on clear acetate. Paint on one side then turn it around so the acetate faces out and the work becomes shiny. Include collaged pieces, small drawings, carefully chosen colours and patterns to help tell your story. Well suited to older children.

Herne Bay only

Tapa Time

Tuesday 20th April

Create a tapa or siapo inspired painting using inks and dyes and beautiful metallic pens. Explore Tapa cloth examples, pattern, shape, colour, composition and painting techniques and the use of stencils to create consistent repeated patterns.

This will make a striking addition to your bedroom or lounge wall or a precious gift for a loved one. 

Herne Bay and Kohi

Land Ahoy!

Wednesday 21st April

Inspired by the cool container ship paintings made by NZ artist Rob Tucker, explore and experiment with boat shapes and placing them in a landscape. Design your own container ship or boat, from your imagination or a realistic version. Learn some watercolour painting techniques and paint your boat scene.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Killeen Kut-Outs

Friday 23rd April

Explore the many silhouetted works of NZ artist Richard Killeen. Draw many symbols such as objects, logos, text, animals or nature that tells your personal story.

Decide on a collection of symbols and create painted cut out versions to display separately in your own way on a wall.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Fly Away

Wednesday 28th April

Inspired by the vibrant, cool-as artworks by Japanese artist Fly Chen create a beautiful artwork using dyes and inks. Identify a number of things in your world that you love or that are important to you, draw them and create a stencil, then create your own busy composition of these symbols on black paper.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Swanning Around

Thursday 22nd April

Learn techniques for building a sculpture out of paper, tape and tin foil and applying paper mache with white tissue. Design and create a beautiful white swan covered in part with white feathers. Design and create a decorative face, beak and crown with paint and mixed media.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Miro Wacky Landscapes

Tuesday 27th April

Using Spanish artist Joan Miro's abstract surreal landscapes as a starting point explore line, shape, pattern and colour as well as the development of characters and landscapes. Do lots of drawing to develop ideas then plan and create your own surreal landscape which will be complete with colourful dyes and inks.

Herne Bay and Kohi

Skateboard Design

Thursday 29th April

Are you a skating fan or do you just love design? This is your chance to explore skateboard and other designs and create your very own design for the top and bottom of a skateboard. This will be done on card in this workshop and then can be transferred to your own skateboard at home if you wish! Well suited for older children.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Do-Not Eat the Do-Nut

Friday 30th April

Which donut is real and which is fake in this image? One of them is actually made of newspaper, tape and paint! Our mission in this workshop is to create 3D donut 'pop art sculptures' placed on a plate, similar to those of US artist Peter Anton, that look good enough to eat and could be mistaken for real. Learn 3D building and painting techniques.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

To book CLICK the venue of your choice to be taken through to our booking system