What’s On

October:

September 30th to October 11th, 9am to 3pm, October Holiday Art Academy for 8 to 12 year olds in Studio TwoA holiday school holiday programme held Mondays to Fridays at The Arts Village  taught by local artist and teacher Maui Riley with activities that teach practical art skills in a fun and safe environment – Activities include, Painting, Construction, Pattern Making, Printmaking and more! Bookings open now at www.artsvillage.org.nz/haa or phone 07 348 9008

Tuesday October 1st – Thursday October 31st, The Inktober Show. During the month of October Rotorua and visiting artists are invited to come share their Inktober mahi in our Cottage Gallery.  Check out our facebook events for more information on activities on offer during this month.Inktober is an amazing global arts challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. The challenge now happens annually with artists all around the world each creating 31 drawings over 31 days from a list of official prompts provided by Jake.You can view more information about this challenge online here: https://inktober.com/faq

Wednesday 2nd October, 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.

Friday 4th October 5.30 to 7pm Exhibition Opening: ‘Unity in Diversity’ Group Show Mosaic & Studio Galleries. Join us for the opening of this group show exhibiting works interpreting quotes from the Baha’i Faith. A book of artworks will be available for sale. Performance by Jazz band following speeches. All welcome. Supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust. 

Saturday 5th October to 2nd November, ‘Unity in Diversity’ (Mosaic & Cottage Galleries) A varied group exhibition featuring works by local artists interpreting quotes from the Baha’i Faith. A book of artworks will be available for sale. Supported with funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust. 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. 

Sunday 6th October, Sketchy Sunday, 3pm-5pm. Come draw with us! From 22nd September to 27th October we are running ‘Sketchy Sunday’ open drawing sessions alongside The Inktober Show held here at The Arts Village. It’s free to come along, BYO materials (if you forget your materials we will have a small selection of bric-a-brac drawing supplies you can use during the session if needed).

These are not ‘taught’ sessions and you can draw what you like – although drawings done in response to Inktober drawing prompts can be added to The Inktober Show exhibition walls at the end of each session. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/385975365393605/

Sunday 13th October, Sketchy Sunday, 3pm-5pm. Come draw with us! From 22nd September to 27th October we are running ‘Sketchy Sunday’ open drawing sessions alongside The Inktober Show held here at The Arts Village. It’s free to come along, BYO materials (if you forget your materials we will have a small selection of bric-a-brac drawing supplies you can use during the session if needed).

These are not ‘taught’ sessions and you can draw what you like – although drawings done in response to Inktober drawing prompts can be added to The Inktober Show exhibition walls at the end of each session. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/385975365393605/

Tuesdays Weekly from 15th October to 3rd December, 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.n

Tuesdays or Wednesdays Weekly from 15/16th October to 210th/11th December, 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

Saturday October 19th, 9.30am-3,30pm, Basic Mosaics. This Class will teach you Basic Cutting,Shaping, application and grouting, you will go home with a grouted mosaic, All Tools and Materials are provided, for ages 13+, Tea and Coffee are provided, you must bring your own lunch, Payment is to be made prior to class starting. For more information contact Marilyn by phone: 0210 629 838 or email: marilyns.mozaics@gmail.com Bookings are essential and need to be made by Sunday the 13th of October. 

Sunday 20th October, Sketchy Sunday, 3pm-5pm. Come draw with us! From 22nd September to 27th October we are running ‘Sketchy Sunday’ open drawing sessions alongside The Inktober Show held here at The Arts Village. It’s free to come along, BYO materials (if you forget your materials we will have a small selection of bric-a-brac drawing supplies you can use during the session if needed).These are not ‘taught’ sessions and you can draw what you like – although drawings done in response to Inktober drawing prompts can be added to The Inktober Show exhibition walls at the end of each session. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/385975365393605/

Friday 25th October 5:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday 26th October 1:30pm-4:00pm, 2 day African Drumming Workshop with Kofiie Fugah. $30-$55. Kododo West African Drum N’ Dance perfoms and teaches traditional West African drumming, dance and singing throughout New Zealand. Kadodo is led by Robert “Koffie” Fugah, a master-drymmer, dancer and story-teller from Ghana, whose captivating cultural shows, performances and workshops impress all those who are have the chance to see him.Beginners welcome. For more information and for booking see: https://www.facebook.com/events/472754426897775/

Sunday 27th October, Sketchy Sunday, 3pm-5pm. Come draw with us! From 22nd September to 27th October we are running ‘Sketchy Sunday’ open drawing sessions alongside The Inktober Show held here at The Arts Village. It’s free to come along, BYO materials (if you forget your materials we will have a small selection of bric-a-brac drawing supplies you can use during the session if needed).

These are not ‘taught’ sessions and you can draw what you like – although drawings done in response to Inktober drawing prompts can be added to The Inktober Show exhibition walls at the end of each session. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/385975365393605/

Wednesdays/Thursdays Weekly from 16th/17th October to 11th/12th December, 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

Wednesday 23rd October, 5.30pm to 7pm, Rotorua Arts Village Trust AGM –  Agenda: Strategic Presentation followed by AGM, Agenda: 1. Apologies, 2. Minutes of 2018 AGM, 3. Matters Arising, 4. Election of Officers, 5. Presentation of Reports, 6. General Business

Wednesday 30th October, 6pm-8pm. Fantasy Flowers with Tabitha Ramsay. $35A Fun and Relaxing workshop. I will guide you through creating  watercolour base flowers then we will jazz them up with paint pens, glitter glue, 3d paint. These look fantastic in real life, photo does not do them justice. All materials & tools provided.No Previous Experience Require. For more information and booking see: https://www.createforbeing.com/