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Art school holiday programmes

School Holiday Art Classes

School holiday art classes, workshops and activities for children and teenagers who like to draw, paint and create art in Auckland, New Zealand.

Art is a fun creative activity that kids enjoy.  Not only is art fun, but it builds fine motor skills in children, encourages problem solving abilities and develops social and emotional skills. Children love that there is no right answer in art, that they can explore and try out new ideas when making their own art creations.  School holiday art workshops are a great way for kids to socialise and interact with their friends, and to make new friends with similar interests. .

Creative Matters

Auckland holiday venues include: Kumeu, Herne Bay and Kohimarama
Quality creative art workshops in the Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer school holidays

Help your children (aged 5 – 13) get excited about the visual arts, get creative and learn some new skills. Fun workshops with no more than 12 children to allow for maximum individual support. A wonderful, worthwhile, creative holiday activity for your children! 

The Re-Creators

Various Auckland locations
Art and craft holiday workshops run in the Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

The ReCreators is a social enterprise that runs a variety of fun upcycling craft school holiday workshops for children and teens. The classes are lead by a diverse and talented collective of upcycling artists who offer a variety of workshops that promote creativity, mindful making and sustainability. Kids will reuse a variety of materials including: wood, cardboard, plastics, tin as well as natural fibers and materials.  

Mairangi Arts Centre (MAC)

20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Auckland
Art holiday workshops run in the Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

Holiday art programme with wonderful creative classes in a variety of media for kids aged 5 years plus. Choose from painting, drawing, clay, pottery, dioramas, 3D art and multi media holiday classes.  

Suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 years the classes are lots of fun yet as well as educational.

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery art holiday programme

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi, West Auckland
School holiday classes in the summer, autumn, winter and spring school holidays

Aotearoa Treasures  Planet Earth July school holiday programme is for children aged 6 to 14 includes:
Monday 12 July : Sculpt fossil imprints using unfired clay.
Tuesday 13 July: Experiment with dye washes, Indian ink and collages.
Wednesday 14 July: Decorate a fabric flag using pastels, inspired by our beautiful planet.
Thursday 14 July: Paint an Arctic landscape and make a collage of roaming polar creatures.
Friday 15 July: Create an abstract painting inspired by satellite images of Earth from space. 

Cost: From $35 per day, all materials supplied.  Book at or phone 09 817 8087

Uxbridge Arts & Culture holiday workshops

35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, East Auckland, New Zealand
Art programmes run in the Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer school holidays

School holiday art workshops and activities for kids.  Choose from painting, clay, macrame, sewing, soap making, stenciling, photography, printing and multi-media holiday workshops for kids aged 6 to 12 years. The workshops on offer change each school holidays so please refer to Uxbridge’s website for the current school holiday programme.

Book by phoning: 09 535 6467 or online.

Nathan Homestead

Nathan Homestead holiday workshops

70 Hill Road, Manurewa, South Auckland
Art holiday workshops run in selective school holidays
Facebook Page: Nathan Homestead

Art workshops for children and teenagers at the Nathan Homestead.

Lake House Arts Centre school holiday classes

37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
Art holiday workshops run in the Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer school holidays

Children’s programme offers a varied range of classes with different tutors and mediums. A new theme is chose for each holidays so children get a variety of subjects and classes.

Classes for kids aged 5 to 16 years.

Art4Kidz art and craft holiday programs

53 William Souter Street, Forrest Hill, North Shore, Auckland
Kids art and craft holiday programs run in the school holidays

Draw, paint, craft, movies, play, rock painting, plate/mug painting. Enrol your child in a fun filled holiday program. Various creative and fun activities will be set up daily for your child. Each day will be different so you can select as many days as you like to enrol. Max 14 kids per day so book your spot early!

Cost per day per child including art materials: $75 (9am to 3pm) or $95 (8.30am to 4.30pm) plus 5% sibling discount applies.

Auckland Art Gallery holiday programmes

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Corner of Wellesley Street East and Kitchener Street, Auckland City Centre, Auckland
Art programmes run in each school holidays

School holiday programmes at the gallery for children 7 to 12 years old (varies for each workshop) delivered by the Auckland Art Gallery’s in house team of artists. Each day is a different creative art-making activity.

Corban Estates Arts Centre

Corban Estates Arts Centre, Henderson, West Auckland
Art programmes run in the Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer school holidays

Art school holiday workshops and classes suitable for kids aged 4 to 14 years (ages vary for each workshop).

Estuary Arts centre

2148B Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, North Auckland
Art holiday workshops run in the Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

Estuary Arts Centre has an art programme for children each school holiday. The Centre overlooks the beautiful Te Ara Tahuna Walkway and is only 25 minutes from Auckland city centre. 

Studio One Toi Tū

1 Ponsonby Road, Central Auckland
Art programmes run in the New Zealand school holidays

School holiday courses for kids aged 4 to 14 years (ages vary for each workshop) at Studio One Toi Tū in Ponsonby.