Holiday Arts Academy at The Arts Village

Holiday Arts Academy: April 2021

In the April holidays we are running two awesome 4-day programmes where young artists (8-12 yrs) will learn new skills, make new friends, try new materials, and create cool art to take home.

Block One: Tuesday 20th to 23rd April
This four day programme is all about painting – learning different styles including open air, abstract, still life, and watercolour. Over the 4 days young artists will explore different painting techniques and work on a number of projects, building up to painting a full-size canvas painting on the final day to take home.

Block Two: Tuesday 27th to 30th April
Our second four day programme is focused on 3D creation skills – using different skills including papier mache, layering, fabric, and prop fabrication. Over the 4 days young artists will work on different elements of creature creation to make a fully realised 3D creature from their imagination to take home, it could be a unicorn, robot, dragon, or something else entirely.

Our program is taught by local artist and educator Maui Riley, and provides a stimulating environment for nurturing young creatives. The blocks run Tuesday to Friday, from 9am – 3pm each day.

12:1 Supervision Ratio
Cost: $120 per week
Enrolments not received for single days.
All materials are supplied but BYO kai, sunscreen/hat, & drink bottle.  Registrations for our school holiday programme are now CLOSED. We are fully booked for both weeks.


Free Saturday Art-Making Drop-In Sessions with @Fangnfinn, Saturday 24th April & 1st May. Drop in any time between 10am- 2pm!

Children of all ages are invited to join us on the Saturdays in the upcoming April Holidays to make art in amazing art activities led by talented local artist Jane Rotherham aka @Fangnfinn
This is a drop-in session where children can attend without booking. Parents/guardians must accompany.
Happening in Studio Two at The Arts Village with all instruction & materials supplied at tables each focused on a different activity so there is lots for everyone!
Activities: Painting & Drawing, Collage, Movie Poster, Photo-Stand In, and Rock Painting!
This is supported with projects funding from the amazing team at Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust