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

  • 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

Christmas Workshops December 15th - 18th 

Kumeu Arts, Cox's Bay Pavilion (Herne Bay) and Kohimarama Presbyterian Church Hall. Please note: days vary at each venue.

Our Christmas workshops are all about thoughtful, creative gift giving as well as developing art techniques, ideas and skills. Who wouldn't want a lovingly made child's artwork as a present?

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

Monster Mash

Tuesday December 15th

This could be the perfect gift for a creative sibling or a quirky relative! Have fun exploring all sorts of monster shapes and configurations; experiment with drawing a variety of imagined monsters; experiment with pattern, colour and line and then create 4 different painted monster artworks with funky backgrounds and quirky features. 

Herne Bay only

Butterfly Heaven

Thursday December 17th

This artwork would make the perfect gift for someone who loves design and beautiful things. Inspired by NZ artist Anna Stitchbury, we will learn awesome ways to create and paint beautiful symmetrical cut out butterflies, using gorgeous watercolours, inks and dyes. Then we'll come up with unique ways to arrange them on card, ready for a loved one to display proudly on their wall!

Kumeu and Kohi

Pet Power

Wednesday December 16th

Does a loved one have a pet they treasure or a type of animal they love? We will explore and draw animals, birds and reptiles; closely observing their shapes, textures and features; experiment with colouring papers with tea to create different tints and shades; learn about collage and cutting techniques and create a series of awesome animal artworks. 

Herne Bay, Kumeu and Kohi

Abstract Garden

Friday December 18th

Does a special person in your life love their garden or nature? We will explore plant, leaf, flower and other garden shapes; discuss what would make them abstract and experiment with changing colours, patterns and compositions; then create a beautiful large painting of a stunning imagined abstract garden. Inspired by the abstract garden mural at Kumeu Arts and other artists' work.

Kumeu and Kohi 

Summer Workshops January 25th - February 2nd

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN - Secure your child's spot today!

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

Giant Ice Creams

Monday January 25th

We are revisiting this fun workshop we did 5 years ago (some children still have their ice creams!) Design and create your very own giant DELICIOUS ice cream in a cone using paper mache and cardboard. Choose and paint your flavours then decorate with YUMMY drizzles and 'candy' on top. Good enough to eat!

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

When the Planets Align

Wednesday January 27th

Explore planets, nebulas, space craft and space scenes. Learn and experiment with ways to use oil pastels and soft pastels on black paper, etching into black paint on tin foil and collage techniques. Create 3 incredible space works to make the coolest spacey triptych ever!

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Tropical Paradise

Friday January 29th

Inspired by the beautiful colourful works of NZ artist Flox, we will explore and experiment with drawing tropical plants, flowers and birds. We will design and draw up a beautiful composition of flora and fauna on a circular piece of card and decorate using black ink, colourful dyes and watercolour paints.  A stunner for your wall!

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Mexican Cactus 

Tuesday January 26th

Discover amazing cactus shapes and experiment with drawing your own. Create a 'still life' painted cactus in a pot, learning about perspective, line, shape and light. Explore Mexican inspired patterns and design and create a cool-as pot for your cactus using oil pastels and sgraffito/etching techniques. 

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

Runway Fashionistas

Thursday January 28th

Learn how to make well proportioned figures out of wire, tin foil and tape wrapped in wool. Then have fun with designing funky outfits for each figure out of recycled fabrics, wool, beads and cardboard. Place your figures in different poses and get the photographer in for a fancy fashion shoot. Runway and magazine ready!

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

 Fantasy Garden

Tuesday February 2nd

Inspired by the funky abstract sculptures of artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, we will design and draw our own amazing crazy plant shapes and add colour, line and pattern with pastel. We will then choose our favourites and make a mini fantasy garden out of wire, tin foil, cardboard and tape - finished with cool painted designs.

Kumeu, Kohi and Herne Bay

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

Mandy Jakich CEO

 

021808126

mandy@creativematters.co.nz

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