We offer day-long and multiple-day holiday programme projects,

which we run side by side from our studio in Sandringham, Auckland. 
You have the option to further your existing project,

or just enjoy that day's project! Sessions run from 8:30am to 3:00pm (can go later by arrangement).Morning tea, drinks and snacks provided; BYO lunch.Costs: $75 per day inc GST and all materials.To book, 

28th Sept - 9th October Holidays

Keep the kids actively, creatively busy during the holidays! All our workshops are designed not just to be fun and fascinating, but to allow each child to really engage with their creativity in a meaningful way using their ideas, not ours. All our programmes are built with creative expansion in mind, so it's not just about what they make on the day, but how they feel about themselves as creative people going forward.

Our holiday programmes run from 8:30am - 3pm from Lucy's home-based Sandringham studio. We provide very high supervision ratios by practicing professional artists and educators, all materials, and a uniquely warm, nurturing and fun environment in which your child can revel in their own genuinely creative ideas. 

Cost = $85 including all materials (BYO lunch/ snacks). All our courses are suitable for ages 7 and up, occasionally 10 and up (specified on the course information). 

To book, click here to email info@themakespace.co.nz   or call Lucy on 021 555 085

Due to COVID-19, we will be having smaller groups than usual. We’ll be doing more 2D activities that allow each person to have their ‘spot’ and stay in one place, and we won’t be sharing equipment like glue guns etc. We’ll also be making sure everybody sanitises or washes their hands regularly.

IMPORTANT- If your child (or anyone in your immediate family) has cold or flu symptoms, please keep them at home, and we will fully refund you.

Because of the smaller class size, many of the classes are already full - We still have space on Monday 5, Thurs 8, and Fri 9th Oct in the second week! 

 

Mon 28th September

Drawing – level up! (Age 10+) - SORRY, FULL UP

This class is for people who are really interested in learning to draw things more realistically. Lucy, who is a professional artist, will teach you the techniques artists learn to really see and draw – including shading, perspective, and how to get shapes really right. If you’re really interested in learning how to draw realistically, come along and pick up some tips, shortcuts and techniques that will put your art up to the next level!

 

Tues 29th September

Sew Gorgeous! - SORRY, FULL UP

Come, relax, chat and enjoy the day with friends while we make cool embroidery in cute mini hoops!  We will show you how to make all different kinds of stitches, so you can then create a teeny world from jewel-like threads and let your imagination run wild. Little patterns, people, places, food, creatures, can all appear in colourful miniature. Take them home and display them in the hoops, or take them out and use them as a patch for your bag, jeans or hoodie… ps - it doesn’t have to be cute – who says you can’t embroider zombies or dog poop?

 

Weds 30th September

Animal Magic -SORRY, FULL UP

Come and paint your pet, your favourite real creature, or your favourite imaginary one! Lucy will show you the tricks of painting realistic fur, feathers, shiny noses and eyes, wings, and more, so you can make a really wonderful piece that feels as if it could fly, swim, jump or hop off the wall! If you have a beloved animal that you want to paint, bring a good-quality reference photo, otherwise we can find something online while you are here.

 

Thurs 1st October

Winged Wonders - SORRY, FULL UP

In this workshop we are going to be using needle felting and delicate sewing to create a flutter of beautifully soft, colourful moths and butterflies with all kinds of wonderful wings. You can then mount them on your wall, hang them from your ceiling or make them into adorable brooches, hair clips or decorations. They make amazing gifts, but you might not want to give them away!

 

Fri 2nd October

Animal Magic  - SORRY, FULL UP

Come and paint your pet, your favourite real creature, or your favourite imaginary one! Lucy will show you the tricks of painting realistic fur, feathers, shiny noses and eyes, wings, and more, so you can make a really wonderful piece that feels as if it could fly, swim, jump or hop off the wall! If you have a beloved animal that you want to paint, bring a good-quality reference photo, otherwise we can find something online while you are here.

Mon 5th October

Etch - a - Sketch

Come along and make a set of beautiful prints using our in-house press. We’ll be doing drypoint etching on perspex, a scratching technique that’s easy for small hands (much easier than lino cutting!) which produces excellent, professional- looking results that amaze and impress everyone at home. These prints make great gifts and look awesome framed on the wall. You’ll have time to make lots of different images and really experiment with what you can produce, plus have heaps of fun doing it!

 

Tues 6th October

Watercolour wonders - SORRY - FULL UP

We’ll be using these jewel-like, transparent colours to produce a set of luscious paintings. We’ll teach you how to create fire, water, flowers, birds, and more! If you’ve never tried watercolour before, this will open the door. If you already know how to use it, come along and push your skills further! We’ll do pen and wash, wet in wet, dry brush, and more, to make a selection of gorgeous little paintings to take home and frame, or make into card gifts for your friends and loved ones.

 

Weds 7th October

Watercolour wonders - SORRY - FULL UP

Come along and do Tuesday's session if it was full up, or if you already have watercolour skills, come along to this session and make a larger painting! Use all your techniques from the day before to create an underwater paradise, a flower-filled garden, a sky filled with gem-bright birds,  whatever feels great for you. Come and revel in the beautiful colours!

Thurs 8th October

Beautific banners

We’re going to be creating a soft wall hanging using a wet felting technique – as well as needle felting, to produce this soft, dreamy painted quality using the softest NZ merino wool dyed in a rainbow of lovely colours. We’ll be using a wet technique first to produce a delicate, ethereal background, then adding our own needle felted details over the top. For the wet part of this workshop, you will need to bring a set of spare clothes, because we will probably get a bit soggy!

 

Fri 9th October

Perfect painting - ages 10+ if you missed out on the Animal Magic class, you can come and do that here!

This is our classic painting class. Professional artist Lucy will teach you how to make a great painting on canvas from scratch. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks and techniques artists use to get great results every time. We’ll teach you about blending, shading, and lots of different types of brush marks while you are making your piece. In this workshop you can either bring along a reference image that you want to make into a painting, or we can help you can set up a still life from all the interesting things we have lying about in the Makespace.

 

 

Because our students work from their own unique ideas and not ours, It’s not always possible to say exactly what we’ll be using in advance! Once our students to imagine their ideas we then find the materials to suit. It’s a bit like letting everybody loose in an art shop, but this open-ended approach gives students as much ideological room as possible which is what we are all about.

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