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Helen Savage
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04-297-9277 / 022-505-4058
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9th March 2024

Kia ora Art Lab whānau

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We have a new term format this year. This allows for more focused teaching of age groups with a continuity of effort and resources for the term’s genre.

  • Term 2 is Painting & Drawing          (Tues/Wed: 5-8 yrs; Thurs: 9-12 yrs)   6 weeks,  3:30-5:15pm
  • Term 3 is Textile Art                          
  • Term 4 is Printmaking                       
  • Term 1 (2025) is Clay Play            

As you can see the days correspond to age groups (5-8 years and 9-12 years). If you want your family to be in the same class, this is a possibility, so please phone me.

Terms will now run for 6 weeks (with 15 minutes extra each session e.g. 3:30 – 5.15pm). This is more practical for our art projects and represents the same hours total as the original 7-week term. 

Autumn - April Holiday 2024 ... 9am-1pm

Bookings open Wednesday 7pm (13 March)

Helen draws from her 30 years of teaching children to offer…
            favourite art and craft activities – from construction and painting, to science and sewing.

The same holiday programme format continues for this year…. (week 2 only: 22, 23, 25, 26th April)

Time:   9am – 1pm Price:    $68
  • Limited to eight children per day
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Book multiple children/tickets
  • Phone Helen if you have any questions

PDF printable timetable – click to download/open

Children attend for the whole 4 hours. There are multiple activities each day. A small morning team is provided at 10am and lunch at 12pm.

All materials are included in the cost.

Everything you make you take home!

“Never before in the history of KiwiSport have I seen the kids so engaged for 3 hours in an art activity!”

            – Julie Reynolds, KiwiSport Holiday Programme Supervisor, Jan 2009 

Term 2, 2024 - Painting & Drawing

Bookings open Sunday 7pm (17 March)

Drawing & Painting…

     …with mixed media – mixing pencil, chalk, crayon, pastel, paint and dye.

For example: painting wild animals or a landscape, and learning to add shadow and texture with brushstrokes, and mixing to match the colours that you see, with a variety of media.

The classes explore line work, shape, size, shading & texture, perspective, and drawing from real objects and imagination. This naturally develops spatial awareness and fine-motor skills.

When

3.30 – 5.15pm : arrive from 3pm onwards
(For late stay pickup, talk to Helen)

Six classes per term:  

Tuesday  14th May – 18th June  (5 – 8 year olds)
or 
Wednesday  15th May – 19th June  (5 – 8 year olds)

Thursday  16th May – 20th June  (9 – 12 years old)

Price

$210  for 6 class  (1 hour 45 minutes)

  • 7 children per class
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Book for multiple children on one form
  • Phone Helen if you have any questions

 new activities each term

 

Each term includes…

TERM 1
CLAY &
SCULPTURE

Making CLAY animals, wizards, mermaids, dragons, plus+!

make

TERM 2
DRAWING & PAINTING

EXPERIMENT with MIXED MEDIA, working from real life and our imagination
design

TERM 3
TEXTILE
ART

DYE, PAINT, SEW animals, wool-crafts, puppets...! photos
create

TERM 4

PRINTMAKING

STAMPING, etching and inking onto paper or fabric
print

EXPERIMENT with
MIXED MEDIA

DRAWING and PAINTING from real life and our imagination CHECK
design

CLAY
SCULPTURE

Making CLAY animals, wizards, mermaids, dragons, plus+!

make

CREATE
FIBRE ART

PAINT, PRINT & SEW cushions, costumes, puppets!
create

EXPLORE & ENGINEER

Making CLAY animals, wizards, mermaids, dragons, plus+!

make

CREATE
FIBRE ART

SEW & DYE a bag, cushion,
and T-shirt!
create

EXPERIMENT
& MIX MEDIA

DRAWING and PAINTING from real life and our imaginations
design

Archive

EXPLORE & ENGINEER

Investigate the sciences. Construct in card, wood, clay, plaster & wire
make

CREATE
FIBRE ART

Weave, sculpt, dye, draw, paint & sew with fabric, string & wool
create

EXPERIMENT
& MIX MEDIA

Explore tools & combine materials
to draw, paint, print & collage
design

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January Holidays – every day
Bring-a-friend for free  (while space allows). Friend ticket will show when you book.  [12/1/20]

Term 1 – First class for free
Select free ticket for a Term 1 class when booking. [19/1/20]

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