Wild Things - Art Classes

April Holiday Art Workshops

19 - 23 and 27 - 30 April 2021

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Wild Things has two weeks of quality, inspirational art workshops in the April school holidays. There is a different workshop to choose from each day, led by wonderful, experienced and passionate teachers.

Please refer to programme listings for details of prices. Availability is visible on the booking site.

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Wild West Coast

- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 19 April 2020
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $52 per child including materials

Inspired by the stylised landscapes of New Zealand painter Michael Illingworth, experiment with techniques to create a variety of textures with paint. Students will also be using a fun masking technique to create their own landscape painting on board.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Dinosaur Planters

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- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 20 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $62 per child including materials

Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Tyranosaurus-Rex, dino planters for the win! Choose your favourite dinosaur, learn about hand building with clay and make a cool dinosaur sculpture that can hold a small plant. The pieces will be glazed and fired and ready for pick up in Term Two.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Pop-Up Pop Art

- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 21 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $52 per child including materials

Learn how to make simple pop-up cards in this paper art workshop. We will be looking at the pop-art of Roy Lichtenstein as well as cool explosions from a variety of comic book illustrators. Learn about layers and movement lines, create 3D lettering and make your words really pop!
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Drawing on Walls

- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 22 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $52 per child including materials

Discover the wall art created by American artist Keith Haring and create your own large scale comic art. Explore storytelling using symbols, action figures and abstract elements. Play with colour and line and learn about the irrepressible joy and hope of this great artist. 
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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A Bug’s Life

- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 23 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $55 per child including materials

In this watercolour workshop, explore the fantastical worlds of New Zealand artist John Pule. Students will be looking closely at a variety of native plants and leaves, thinking about scale, colour and pattern and creating their own world complete with the creatures who live there.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Pysanky Eggs

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- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 27 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $62 per child including materials

This wonderful Easter tradition originates in the Ukraine where they decorate eggs with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist technique. Students will be learning about Pysanky eggs and designing and decorating their own ceramic eggs. Includes glazing and firing.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Flutter By

- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 28 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $52 per child including materials

Inspired by the delightful butterfly installations of New Zealand artist Anna Stichbury, construct your own installation using your favourite flying insect as a starting point. Have fun experimenting with dotting, sponging and splashing paint and create your own colourful cutout art.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Spirit Animals

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- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 29 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $52 per child including materials

What’s your spirit animal? In this painting workshop, we will look at the animal paintings of Canadian artist Norval Morrisseau and learn about North American indigenous mythology. Students will explore symbols, colour and shape to convey stories and show energy and emotion.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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Whimsical Cities

- Holiday Workshop

with Helen Ollivier

Course duration: One-day workshop
Start date: 30 April 2021
Location: Wild Things Art Studio, 548 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
Time: 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $55 per child including materials

Create your own whimsical city using the collagraph printmaking technique. Experiment with printing different textures and backgrounds using collage paper. We will be looking at printmakers John Ross and Clare Romano who use this simple technique in their beautiful illustrations.
Suitable for ages 5 -13

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