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We are driven by a vision of nurturing the continuous discovery of diverse and innovative art experiences, through engaging and empowering our diverse communities through the arts.

We believe that all people have the right to recreational activities that inspires imagination and creative learning. We understand that creative activities and engagements within a supportive and positive environment can provide constructive opportunities for people to feel a sense of belonging, fostering community place-making.

Our Education Programme is grounded in our core values of Including and Respecting all people, Responsibility in the way we work and the sustainability of our organisation, Striving for Excellence, and Valuing and Embracing the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and as such, we are committed to providing safe, accessible, enjoyable, and excellent standards of recreational and educational services within the community.

 

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Chibi Cartoon Characters

Learn to draw fun cartoon characters! Transform your friends, family and self into chibi form using a range of materials and techniques.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
8 - 11 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

19 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Funky Hats

Create a colourful hat from your imagination. What will your funky hat look like? Learn fun techniques to create your painting.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
7 - 11 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

20 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Fold away Space

Create an imaginary world that folds away! First draw shapes then using some drawing skills we will turn them into 3D spaces. Travel from room to room using your imagination. What will you draw? Possibilities are unlimited when we are creative.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
5 - 11 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

21 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Ball Mazes

Let's track the path around MAC! What other tracks and paths can we find outside for our research? Then, create twisting, winding, turning pathways and tunnels to make a ball maze from clay. 

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
7 - 11 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

21 Jan
Non member
$75.00
young member
$70.00

I can't draw unless I practice

Practice how people move, starting with a stick figure. With lots of practice turn your stick figure into a real person. Next, take your person on an adventure. I can't draw unless I practice!

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
5 - 11 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

24 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Animal Tree

For our creative research let's go to the MAC garden for inspiration from the tall trees. Next, learn to use the coil technique to build a tower or a tree. What animals will be living there? 

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
7 - 11 years
Monday

10am - 3pm

24 Jan
Non member
$75.00
young member
$70.00

Funny Faces

Draw & paint a self-portrait in the style of Picasso - lots of fun and bright colours.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
7 - 11 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

25 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Over the Rainbow

Create an imaginary world full of  the magical things that might be at the end of a rainbow. We will also draw and go outside into the wonderful MAC garden for our creative research!

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
6 - 11 years
Tuesday

10am - 3pm

25 Jan
Non member
$75.00
young member
$70.00

Topsy turvy faces

What if faces were different? What if you had 1 eye? Maybe your mouth was on your forehead. Or perhaps your face was half red and half blue. Let's create these fun portraits taking inspiration from the Cubist movement made famous by artist Pablo Picasso.

 

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
8 - 11 years
Wednesday

10am - 3pm

26 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Exploring in Black and White

Handbuild forms with texture and white slip. Learn to build a form with a simple pinch and coil method - experiment with the form finishes of texture 3D slip and thin slip. Participants can make up to three forms.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
12 -18 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm 

27 Jan
Non member
$75.00
young member
$70.00

Happy Self-Portrait

Smile! Create your very own happy self-portrait. Estel will show you how by using lots of fun drawing & painting tips & techniques.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
7 - 11 years
Thursday

10am - 3pm

27 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

Dazzling Fashion

Create your own dazzling Fashion garment for a special occasion. Will you be creating for a ball, maybe a fairy party or perhaps a rock concert! What sort of an outfit will it be? And what accessories? Would there be a crown? Or perhaps a pet, maybe a hat! Would you use glitter or maybe beads!? Let your imagination run wild while you design and learn fashion drawing and design using mixed media.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
7 - 11 years
Friday

10am - 3pm

28 Jan
Non member
$65.00
young member
$60.00

The Clay Club

Explore the exciting world of ceramics and learn basic clay techniques such as making pinch pots, slab building, joining and surface decoration. We will experiment with flowers and natural materials and you are welcome to bring a photo of your pet or favourite animal!

Ages
7 - 11 years
Friday

10am-3pm

28 Jan
Non member
$75.00
young member
$70.00

Intermediate Painting

This class will focus on drawing skills such as composition, perspective, drawing techniques and cartooning. Students will then use this as a basis to develop a painting.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
12- 17 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
08 Feb to 29 Mar
Non member
$190.00
young member
$175.00

Tuesday Introduction to Clay

Get to know clay - how it works and what you can do with it. Learn basic techniques to help you bring your ideas to life.

***Students must be within the stated age range.***

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Ages
8 -11 years
Tuesday

4:30pm - 6pm

8 weeks
08 Feb to 29 Mar
Non member
$210.00
young member
$195.00