Arts & Crafts Events for Kids

  • Location: Blockhouse Bay (0600) Auckland Region
  • Dates: from 15 Apr 2024 to 24 Apr 2024

The April School Holiday Workshops at Sew Much Fun start from 15 April. Students will learn the basics of sewing in a simple and fun way. The Workshops run from 10 am to 12.30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays of both weeks of the holidays. Sewing is a Life Skill that is important for your child. It’s an effective way to get your child off the i-pad or TV and and learn something interesting and fulfilling. Sewing is an inexpensive way to teach your child the joy of a creative hobby. And best of all – it’s fun! The fee is $75 per workshop and includes all the items required for the project. Topics covered are: · Safety in the sewing room · The parts of a sewing machine · Winding a bobbin and threading a sewing machine · Using the presser foot · Sewing straight lines and pivoting · Different stitches and how to use them · Useful tools to have in your sewing kit · Make an item to take home. If you would like your child to learn a new skill during the holidays, please enrol them in a workshop or two. The classes are filling up so please contact Jacinta James soon.

Art classes & after-school care for children who like to make, create and invent. Located in Raumati, Paraparaumu - Kapiti. Visit my website for more details and to book. Term 2 is Painting & Drawing (Tues/Wed: 5-8 yrs; Thurs: 9-12 yrs) for 6 weeks. The kid's art classes are from 3.30 - 5.15pm, however children can arrive from 3pm onwards. There is a late-stay option until 6.30pm. - Qualified primary teacher and artist - 15 years' experience teaching art to primary-aged children - Progressive teaching methods - Lessons based on traditional and modern arts/crafts, developing skills & creativity - Structured, but in a home-studio setting - A child-friendly, relaxed environment for after-school - Lots of variety / choice - Excellent resources The classes provide an opportunity to play and experiment in a structured but caring, home-studio environment. Activities are designed and supervised by an experienced primary school teacher and artist. To meet the needs of active and curious children over the year we explore a variety of crafts such as sewing, crochet, pottery, felting, weaving, jewellery and woodwork; and the art forms: painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking. The activities utilise a child's growing mathematical skills such as estimating, measuring, scaling up & down, changing 2D to 3D, exploring symmetry, and pattern-making. Natural sciences, such as chemistry, biology, geology and physics are included, as well as history and culture. See the creativekids artlab website. Phone Helen with any questions.