Leading a Creative Life

THURSDAYS 9.30AM - 12:00PM

Term 1, Jan 31 - April 11 (11 weeks)
Term 2, May 2 - July 4 (10 weeks)
Term 3, July 25 - Sep 26 (10 weeks)
Term 4, Oct 17 - Dec 12 (9 weeks)

Tutors: Cath O’Brien, Margaret Feeney

Cost: $290 for 10 weeks

Enquiries & enrolments
Contact: Alex McPherson
E: info@mapurastudios.org.nz 
P: 09 845 5361 

This programme provides a supportive, instructive and stimulating environment for people living with stroke-affect (or similar disability), to develop a strong visual arts practice. Twice a term there will be a workshop or a tutorial that focuses on the learning requirements of the group and individual learning needs; once a term a guest ‘professional’ artist will present on their arts practice. The remaining time is ‘open studio’ where participants work independently and are self directed in their choice of content and subject matter. Tutors provide on going input regarding methodologies, techniques, media and guidance re subject matter so artists are supported in the ongoing progression of their art making capabilities and knowledge base.

The group-life and artmaking process, offer stroke-affected people the opportunity to regain motivation, and to grow a sense of new identity and purpose through creative activity.  The programmes are interesting, creatively stimulating and personal – they greatly assist the rehabilitation process of participants (assists mental and physical dexterity & co-ordination, and emotional and psychological stability).

Being part of a creative community, developing companionship with others with like experience, and sharing and supporting one another are central outcomes of the programme.

Participants regularly develop their arts practice to such a degree that they take part in significant Māpura Studios public art exhibitions. 

It’s a very empowering place. Coming to Mapura has had a profound effect on my life”
— Mapura Studios artist