What’s On

July:

Saturday 1st June to 27th July, Exhibition: ‘Te Haerenga / Journey’ –  Aotearoa. We all got here through a unique journey; and this whenua connects us all. As we look ahead to the nine stars of Matariki to see what the year will bring, this exhibition is a celebration of how we got here. This is a powerful exhibition showing across our gallery spaced, showcasing assorted works by Rotorua based-artists, alongside featured artist Jamie Rolleston. During the exhibition you can view this show during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. 

Wednesday 3rd July, 2pm to 3pm, Community Network Hui – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal kōrero over a cuppa to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

 

Monday 1st July, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Colour the Night Prop-Making Session –  Join MB to help make a backdrop and props for the photobooth for Colour the Night. All materials and instruction provided, ear clothes you don’t mind painting in. Suitable for aged 16 and up. 

 

Thursday 4th July, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Colour the Night Prop-Making Session –  Join MB to help make a backdrop and props for the photobooth for Colour the Night. All materials and instruction provided, ear clothes you don’t mind painting in. Suitable for aged 16 and up. 

 

Saturday 6th July, 10am to 2 pm, Printmaking 101 with Sophie Perry. $65. This fun weekend course is a beginner’s introduction to relief printing. Students will learn how to carve their own stamp using linocut tools provided. Come and enjoy printing your own artwork, greeting cards, gift wrap and more. For more information or to enrol, visit Winifred’s Lane website.

 

Sunday 7th July, 1pm to 4pm, Tanabata – Japanese Star Celebration, FREE,  In Rotorua we are lucky enough to have the dedicated work of Kobushi Kai, the Rotorua Japanese Community Friendship Society, who plan a day of Tanabata activities for all the community to enjoy. Take part in wish writing, a star quiz, haiku poem, traditional styled Japanese tea ceremony, food service, storytelling, Tanabata song, and a taiko drumming performance by Kiwi Racco. Hot drinks and refreshments for gold coin donation (for Japanese Playgroup fundraising.) This event is supported with funding from Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua. 

 

July 8th – 12th, 15th – 19th, 9am to 3pm, July Holiday Art Academy for 8 to 12 year olds in Studio TwoA holiday school holiday programme taught by local artist and teacher Maui Riley with activities that teach practical art skills in a fun and safe environment – Activities include, Papier Mache, Construction, Pattern Making, UV Art, Painting, Jewellery making and more! Bookings open now at www.artsvillage.org.nz/haa or phone 07 348 9008

 

Thursday 11th July, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Colour the Night – FREE – #colourthenightnz – A one night event for locals to have an arts night out and celebrate Rotorua’s rich variety of arts and culture. For one night we are filling all participating places with art, music, dance, fun, laughter and food. Grab your friends and family and wrap up for a fun night in the middle of winter, there will be lots of things to see, new things to try and lots of people to meet. More details here: www.artsvillage.org.nz/colourthenight/ 

 

Tuesdays Weekly from 18th July to 25th September, Term Three: ESOL ( English for speakers of other languages) conversation classes, 9am to 11am. Classes for intermediate and advanced speakers.1.00pm to 3.00pm beginner and elementary. Free for resident visa holders, $90.00 per term for work visa holders. Provided by English Language Partners Rotorua, Tuesdays during Primary School terms. To find out more or register, phone 350 2395 or email rotorua@englishlanguage.org.nz

 

Tuesdays or Wednesdays Weekly from 18th/19th July to 24th/25th September, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Term Three: After School Art with Lani Eyles – $150 for the term (includes Materials) – 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

 

Wednesdays/Thursdays Weekly from 19th/20th July to 26th/27th September, Various Times, Term Three: Ukulele Classes with Jane Solly – $120 for the term ($100 early bird rate). Come and Enjoy stress free, fun and easy Ukulele classes with experience tutor Jane Solly. Classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels available. To book or find out more contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or by email to office@artsvillage.org.nz

 

August:

Wednesday 7th August, 2pm to 3pm, Community Network Hui – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal kōrero over a cuppa to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Thursdays,  8th August – 29th August, 5.30pm-7pm. Whimsical Flower Art with Helen English, ages 18+, $100 for 4 sessions. This class will give you the tools to understand the use of acrylic paints and design.  You will be:

  • Creating your own colour wheel, and experimenting with shades and tone
  • Learning to draw various flower shapes and developing a personal style
  • Understanding the use of design and layout in a painting
  • Creating a painting in acrylic on acrylic weight paper –
  • Using the painted design as a draft for an acrylic on canvas painting.

The outcome of the classes will be the start of a visual diary, a finished painting on paper, and a 20x20cm canvas block painting. All materials will be provided, including a take away visual diary, and the paintings which you complete on paper and canvas block.  There will also be suggestions for building a kit of your own drawing and acrylic.painting tools.

Please note: This class takes place every Thursday for 4 weeks, your registration is for all 4 weeks.