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ART WORKSHOPS for 5-16 year olds AFTER SCHOOL and in the HOLIDAYS | PD for Teachers.

At Creative Matters, we believe the seed of creativity lives in all of us. Our range of art workshops nurture that creative seed.

AFTER SCHOOL ART WORKSHOPS

Our after school and holiday art workshops for children are designed to nurture that creative seed; developing critical and creative thinking skills and a sense of individuality and self expression in the work that is created.

Nurturing enthusiam for visual art, encouraging creativity, developing art skills & building friendships in a calm and creativity safe environment. Our workshops take time to explore the Creative Process and encourage a growth mindset.

After School Workshops run from 3pm to 5pm. A maximum of 12 students means personal support from the tutor.

Happy children thriving in a creatively nurturing environment...
"My son always loves being in the Creative Matters workshop. The tutor is such a loving, caring and inspirational teacher, it was one of the best activities my son had for years. The class is such a relaxing environment and a great space for imagination to thrive."
Soohee Dong, Waimauku

HOLIDAY ART WORKSHOPS

Fun, creative, educational, positive and calm - the perfect environment for a child to thrive. Workshops both weeks for 5 - 13 year olds with a different activity each day that builds skills with acrylics, watercolours, oil pastels, paper mache and drawing.

Holiday Workshops run from 9am until 3pm. A maximum of 13 students means the tutor is available to support your child when they need it.

Happy children make happy parents...
"My son has attended Creative Matters Holiday Programme Workshops since he turned five and it is something he always looks forward to come holiday time. Mandy and her team have created a wonderfully nurturing environment where our son feels comfortable and happy to spend the day. And we absolutely love what he comes home with each time! We display and have even framed some of his pieces. Can't rate it highly enough!"
Dharlia

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

Our professional development courses for teachers reinforce our philosophies, walking educators through a rich creative process of exploring, experimenting, creating, reflecting and sharing - allowing them to personally experience each part of this process and reflect on how it makes them feel and how it affects their approach, thinking, results and learning, giving them the tools and the motivation to take the ideas back to their classroom and implement them.

Inspired teachers...
"Explore, expand your boundaries and your children will love you for it!" Tracey Brown,Huapai School
"Course is very informative and well presented, AND FUN!" Riekje Wilson, Wairau Valley Special School
"I feel more like an artist now. So many practical ideas to use in a whole lot of art sessions. A really good base to apply for art lessons." Tania, Helensville School

FUN, EDUCATIONAL & INSPIRING CREATIVE CONFIDENCE

Our vision is to cultivate fun new ways to nurture our student’s sprouting imagination. With a ‘life is about enjoying the journey’ mentality, the Creative Matters team bring you educational and achievable ways to bring more creativity into your life and the life of others around you.

EDUCATORS ARE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS & EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

Our expanding education team of teachers, artists and designers are passionate about the power of creativity to make life more fun, interesting and fulfilling. They value the importance of art education and opportunities for children, teens and adults to be creative.




Experienced Tutors

Our Educators are all highly qualified, practising artists and/or trained teachers with experience in art education.

We value creativity

We encourage creativity through the development of the creative process (thinking, exploring, experimenting, creating).

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