The emphasis of this programme is on the exploration of ideas and media. The goal is to gain skills and courage in the expression of ideas and in the use of materials.

In art-making everything is a decision and we have incredible freedom to do what we want. We choose the ideas, what the ideas are made with, how they are made, and what their purpose is. Although the programme introduces formal techniques and methods, they are introduced in a friendly, investigative spirit.

This outline is set up as a guideline; the order, content and pace of the programme will adapt to the interests of the students.


Having fun and being relaxed in the studio is really important. We set up a welcoming and inclusive environment where every voice and idea is listened to with respect and interest.

Tutors: Margaret Feeney and Alex McPherson

Kids Art Club

MONDAYS 4.00PM—5.30PM

Term 1, Feb 13 — April 10 ( 9 weeks) Term 2, May 1 — July 3 (10 weeks)
Term 3, July 24 — Sep 25 (10 weeks) Term 4, Oct 16 — Dec 11 (9 weeks)

Enquiries & enrolments
Contact: Alex McPherson

E: info@mapurastudios.org.nz
P: 09 845 5361

Throughout the year the sessions will cover Techniques:  

  • Conceptual Drawing 
  • Observational Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture,
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing
  • Positive/Negative Space Ideas
  • Automatic Writing
  • Collaboration
  • Exploration of Ideas