Beginners Art Making: 5-8 years
Beginners Art Making: 5-8 years

With expert guidance from our experienced tutors, students will learn how to make exciting and inventive works of art using paint, drawing and building with a variety of art materials and themes to encourage resourceful artistic skills.

Come and join our friendly and imaginative classes designed for 5-8 year olds where we create exciting and inventive artworks. Using a range of materials, there will be something different every week and something for everyone to enjoy. Here we will build the stepping stones to an interest in visual arts. 

Each tutor designs their own programme for the term and this changes term by term with many students returning to these classes. 

Class Tutor Starts Runs Cost
Monday, 3.30-5pm Catherine Guevara  14 Oct 2019 8 weeks $104.00
Tuesday, 3.30-5pm Olivia Stewart 15 Oct 2019 9 weeks $117.00
Wednesday, 3.30-5pm Olive Breach 16 Oct 2019 8 weeks $104.00
Thursday, 3.30-5pm Emily Xu 17 Oct 2019 9 weeks $117.00
Saturday, 1pm-2.30pm Caitlyn Manning 19 Oct 2019 8 weeks $104.00



Caitlyn Manning
Caitlyn is a practising artist with a focus on painting. With no preconceived image or outcome in mind, she is interested in entering into an explorative relationship with the painted surface using unconventional tools. Caitlyn holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and is currently undergoing Post-Graduate study at Auckland University of Technology to further her creative practice. 

Emily Xu
Emily is a practising illustrator and comics artist interested in historical narratives. She has a Master degree in Fine Arts from China and Bachelor of Creative Arts from Manukau Institute of Technology. Emily has taught drawing and painting both in New Zealand and China for over thirteen years. She is focused on helping students build visual fundamental skills and find their own visual voice.

Olive Breach
Olive is a local artist who loves the special qualities clay provides as an artistic medium in her art practice. For the past two years Olive has enjoyed teaching children in the after school art programme (clay making, print making, drawing and painting) at a local intermediate school. 

Olivia Stewart
Olivia Stewart (Ngati manu, Ngapuhi) is a recent Honours graduate from Elam School of Fine Arts. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Olivia is particularly interested in textiles and raranga and hopes to introduce the class to different mediums and ways of making. 

Catherine Guevara
​Catherine is a visual artist with an interest in education, ceramics and exploring materiality to create something new. She was born in Bogota, Colombia and has been working in early childhood education in New Zealand for over two years. In addition to her experience as an art tutor and artist-curator, Catherine holds a Diploma in Business & Management.


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