If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint or draw, and want to escape and unwind for a few hours a week, or you’re simply wanting something new to try out. Why not experience the pleasure of creating your own painting or drawing a masterpiece, at one of Auckland’s top Art Schools.
Scroll down to discover your nearest art class today, as we’ve rounded up the best ones for you!
Locations: Belmont, Chatswood, Grey Lynn, Helensville, Herne Bay, Huapai, Hobsonville Point, Northcote, Ponsonby, Waimauku, Onehunga, Orakei, Pt Chevalier and One Tree Hill.
Creative Matters is an award winning business providing creative, educational opportunities to enrich the lives of children. They offer afterschool art classes, holiday art programmes and art parties.
Realisticus Art Academy
Locations: Remuera, Greenlane, Epsom, Mt Eden, Grey Lynn, West Harbour, Greenhithe, Albany, Glenfield, Browns Bay, Mairangi Bay, Silverdale, Pakuranga, Howick and Dannemora.
Realisticus is the only art school in New Zealand that teaches realistic drawing to children aged 5 – 14 years old. They provide after school clubs, weekend art clubs, holiday classes and they have an annual prize giving & art show.
Locations: Various (please refer to website)
The ReCreators are an upcycling group which promotes creativity, mindful making and sustainability. They offer various upcycling workshops for children, adults and corporates, as well as an online store.
Their mission is to move consumers away from new products towards upcycled goods.
Location: North Shore, Auckland
Telephone: 022 0190360
ART4KIDZ is an art group for kids to use their imaginations, have fun and grow in confidence.
Location: 203-245 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama
Telephone: 09 521 9623
Selwyn College offers short courses to educate, inspire, up-skill, entertain, and exercise. With over 200 tutors who are experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. They run children’s after-school and holiday courses.
Location: 98 Line Road, Glen Innes, Auckland
Telephone: 09 890 8560
Te Oro is a multi-purpose space where young people and the local community can come together to perform, practice and learn the arts; express their creativity and talents; and celebrate their cultures.
Afterschool art classes for children from the age of 8. Their classes are free.
Corban Estate Arts Centre
Location: Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, West Auckland
Corban Estate Arts Centre is home to an artist studio and provides art workshop classes for youth and children after school and on the weekends.
Location: Mapura Studios, Rocky Nook Bowls Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Ave, St Lukes, Auckland
Telephone: +64 9 845 5361
Mapura Studios offers innovative art programmes for children, teens and adults of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with diverse needs are provided for.
The sessions provide a learning process in many genres of arts education especially orientated to the requirements and circumstances of their artists. They also promote and encourage self-development through creative expression.
Lake House Arts
Location: Lake House Arts, 37 Fred Thomas Drive,Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
Telephone: 09 486 4877
Lake House provides drawing, ceramic, sculpture, youth theatre, painting, mixed media, construction after school classes.
There are so many benefits to taking art classes, such as relaxation, igniting your creativing or getting social!
If you’re looking to invest some of your time in learning all about the different types of art, then you won’t be disappointed with any of the art classes that we’ve listed in this article!
Discover your artistic side and get creative today!