OCTOBER

Saturday 7th to 28th October, Exhibitions: ‘Arts Village 15th Anniversary Exhibition’ (Group Show - Cottage Gallery) and ‘The Beauty of the Human Spirit: From out of the darkness and into the light’ (Artist Barbara Bew - Mosaic Gallery), open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

Tuesdays Weekly from 17th October to 12th December, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, After School Art with Lani Eyles - $150 for the term (includes Materials) - Term Four After School Art with amazing local artist and teacher Lani Eyles. Find out more and sign up here: http://www.lanieyles.com/kids-art-classes.html

Thursday 26th October, 5.30pm, 2017 AGM: Rotorua Arts Village Trust in Studio One - Village users and members of the public are invited to join us for our annual general meeting looking back at our last financial year. guest speak on the night will be Sonya Korohina. Please send general business items or apologies to manager@artsvillage.org.nz [View a copy of last years minutes by clicking here.]

Saturday and Sunday, 28/29th October, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Landscapes and Seascapes in Pastel Workshop in Studio Two - $130 (plus materials) - Learn colours and techniques for working with pastels from acclaimed local artist Maxine Thompson. Materials list provided by tutor. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit www.artsvillage.org.nz/classes

Tuesdays Weekly from 31st October to 5th December, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Six Week Intro to Mozaics in Studio Two – $120pp (Includes all tools and materials) Book into this fantastic intro to mozaic course with local artist Marilyn Stevenson. To book or find out more contact Marilyn on 0210629838 or by email on marilyns.mozaics@gmail.com Check out the Marilyn’s Mozaics Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Marilyns-Mozaics-294775563904294/

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 1st November, 10:45am to 11:45am, Community Networking in Studio One - Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal morning tea to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Friday 3rd November, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Exhibition Opening for ‘Echo Paoro’ (Group Show - Mosaic Gallery) and ‘More Than a Mug’ (Rotorua Potters Group - Cottage Gallery) - Join us for an evening of celebration to open the these two fantastic exhibitions in the Mosaic and Cottage galleries.

Saturday 4th November 10:30am to 1:30pm Taster Art Class: Steampunk 101  - $40 per student - SteamPunk is a Pop-Culture, imagining victorian fashions and tech brought into the modern world with a sci-fi element. Join this taster class, learn the 101 and create a fascinating SteamPunk TopHat! Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit www.artsvillage.org.nz/classes

Saturday 4th to 25th November, Exhibitions: ‘Echo Paoro’ (Group Show - Mosaic Gallery) and ‘More Than a Mug’ (Rotorua Potters Group - Cottage Gallery) , open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

Wednesday 8th November, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, ArtsMAD - Gold coin donation - Hear from six local creatives talk about their passions and work in an engaging pecha kucha presentation. Free nibbles and drinks.

Saturday 11th November Session 1:  10:30am to 1:30pm, Taster Art Class: Glass Fused Christmas Decorations  $50 per student - Using a microwave Kiln learn the basics to glass fusing. Walk away with a one of kind Christmas decoration for your tree or for a gift. (Safety and Microwave kiln use.) All materials included. Taught by local artist Tabitha Ramsay. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit enrol online by clicking here!

Saturday 11th November Session 2: 30pm to 5:30pm, Taster Art Class: Glass Fused Christmas Decorations  $50 per student - Using a microwave Kiln learn the basics to glass fusing. Walk away with a one of kind Christmas decoration for your tree or for a gift. (Safety and Microwave kiln use.) All materials included. Taught by local artist Tabitha Ramsay. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit enrol online by clicking here!

Saturday and Sunday, 18/19th November, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Animals and people Portraits in Pastel Workshop in Studio Two - $130 (plus materials) - Learn colours and techniques for working with pastels from acclaimed local artist Maxine Thompson. Materials list provided by tutor. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit

Saturday 25th November 10:30am to 1:30pm, Taster Art Class: Linocut Christmas Cards  - $40 per student - Make your own set of linocut Christmas cards for friends and family this season: all materials supplied. Follow the sample ideas, modify them, or come prepared with your own ideas. Ages 13 years up. Taught by local artist Ingrid Snyman. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit enrol online by clicking here!

DECEMBER

Friday 1st December, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, 200 Show Exhibition Opening and Arts Village Holiday Celebration - Join us for an evening of celebration to look back the the year we have had and open the annual 200 Show, an exhibition of works by local artists within 200 x 200mm and priced at $200 or less, just in time for Christmas!

Saturday 2nd December to 27th January, 200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

Saturday 2nd December 10:30am to 1:30pm, Kids Art Class: Upcycled Holiday Gifts  - $40 per student - Make something good for the environment, good for your conscience and good to give this year. Using upcycled t-shirts, we will make Good-e-Bags, and wrap them in a recycled paper wrap around as good-to-the-planet Christmas gifts. Taught by local artist Nicola Wright.. Taught by local artist Nicola Wright. All materials included. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit enrol online by clicking here!

Wednesday 6th December, 10:45am to 11:45am, Community Networking in Studio One - Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal morning tea to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Saturday 9th December 10:30am to 1:30pm, Kids Art Class: Christmas Tree Superheroes  - $40 per student - Who is your favourite superhero?  Create a superhero inspired Christmas angel out of recycled materials to funk up this year's Christmas tree in your house.  YOU could be the superhero! Taught by local artist Lani Eyles. Numbers strictly limited, to book your place contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or visit enrol online by clicking here!

FEBRUARY

Sunday 18th February 2018 10am-4pm, Art in the Park -  Art in the Park is an annual festival of Arts and Music set in the beautiful Government Gardens of Rotorua. Wander among the market stalls of local artists and artisans, with live demonstrations and lots to see and buy. Stall holder bookings are now open, download Booking Request Form.