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

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. 

$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

October Holiday Art Programme
October 4th - 15th, 9am - 3pm
WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED AND BOOKINGS OPEN SOON
Please note, days vary between venues and bookings for each workshop close 3pm the day before.

We currently have 5 venues across Auckland and are growing into new communities each term. 
Kumeu - Kumeu Arts: Tuesday - Thursday both weeks
Herne Bay - Cox's Bay Pavilion: Monday - Friday both weeks
Kohimarama - Kohimarama Presbyterian Church Hall: Tuesday - Friday both weeks
Mt Eden - Melville Cricket Pavilion: Monday - Wednesday both weeks
Birkenhead - Birkenhead Library Community Room: Thursday + Friday both weeks

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

July Holiday Programme

Painted Monstera Leaf
Monday 12th July

Design and paint a beautiful big  Monstera leaf to display at home for weeks to come. Explore pattern, mark making, shape, paint techniques and colour making with acrylic paints, inspired by the awesome painted plants by NYC botanical artist Sophie Parker. Create your own cool design, make your own colours and carefully paint the leaf and stalk. 

Herne Bay only

Jazzy Geometrics
Tuesday 13th July

Inspired by the incredible geometric works by US artist Angela Johal, explore geometric shapes, patterns and composition. Make stencils to help repeat shapes accurately and experiment with composition.

Use beautiful coloured card and papers to create amazing geometric collage artworks on black and white paper.

Herne Bay, Kumeu and Kohi

Have Your Cake
Wednesday 14th July

Inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud's cool cake paintings, explore and practise drawing different cake shapes and styles. Design and create your own amazing cake artwork using oil pastels in different ways.

Learn how to create tints and shades to show light and dark using pastel blending and explore perspective drawing techniques.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Quirky 2D Giant Jugs
Friday 16th July

Explore the beautiful vessels (teapots, vases and jugs) made by NZ ceramic artist Richard Stratton and learn about his decorative process. Explore and experiment with drawing many quirky vessel shapes and designs. Choose one design to turn into a large 2D oil pastel and painted artwork using sgraffito, pattern and painting techniques then cut the vessel out to create a unique work of art for your wall.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Gorgeous Gardens
Tuesday 20th July

Explore the artwork of US botanical artist Gordon Hopkins and create a giant mixed media gorgeous abstract garden using dyes, inks, magazines, coloured card and oil pastels. Experiment with shape and abstract versions of plants, considering shape, pattern, composition, colour, form, space and texture.

https://www.instagram.com/hopkins_gordon

Kumeu and Herne Bay

Pop-Arty Animals
Thursday 22nd July

Explore the pop art paintings of NZ artist Clinton Christian. Choose an animal shape and learn how to enlarge it from A4 size to A3 size using a grid system technique. Then add shapes inside to create the pop art look and apply 'flat' colour and outlines using dyes, inks and paint.

https://www.instagram.com/clintc.artist 

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Insected
Thursday 15th July

For all the budding entomologists out there (and others!) Create special decorative papers using printmaking, paint and collage techniques. Explore and experiment with drawing insect body shapes and features then divide the insect into specific parts and shapes and cut out the painted papers to fit. Then make up your own fantastical insect using your handmade papers.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Painted Abstract Cutouts
Monday 19th July

Inspired by Canada based artist/illustrator Carolyn Gavin's abstract paintings and cut outs, we will explore and experiment with abstract painting and mark making to create beautiful 'painted papers'. We'll then focus on shape and composition and create striking cut outs using the abstract paintings made earlier and arrange them in different ways to make stunning artworks.

Herne Bay only

Quick Draw McDraw
Wednesday 21st July

For all the kids out there who simply LOVE to draw. Expand your horizons and explore a number of artists who use drawing as their main medium in different ways. Experiment with new ideas and drawings, composition and shapes, pattern and texture and create a series of awesome personal drawings using drawing pencils, beautiful black, coloured and metallic ink pens.

Herne Bay, Kumeu, Kohimarama

Rousing Rousseau 
Friday 23rd July

Explore the wonderful paintings of French painter Henri Rousseau, particularly the works where he has placed 'himself' into the work wth an animal. Talk about the animal that best represents you or you connect best with, and create a drawing with you and the animal in a landscape. Finish with watercolour paint and watercolour pencils.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

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