Workshops for the school holidays
School holidays are finally here. Here’s hoping the lighter evenings and spring weather means you’re getting out and about enjoying some family time.
Give us a call on at Creative Arts Napier (CAN) on 06 835 9448 if you fancy dropping off the kids for a creative workshop or two. We may have some last-minute spaces. Check out the workshops on the CAN website: www.thecan.co.nz where you can download the full programme. Bookings are essential. If you’ve not visited CAN before, you can find us in Byron Street, just behind Te Pania Hotel in the centre of town. There’s even a public car park right in front of the building to make life easier.
Another family event that’s looming on the Creative Arts Napier calendar, is our very own interactive art installation White Out that opens to the public on Monday, October 8.
White Out is Creative Art Napier’s contribution to the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival 2018, and will also be open for the White Night event in the Arts Quarter of Napier on Saturday, October 20, 7-9pm.
Inspired by the highly acclaimed and successful Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room Art Installation at Auckland City Art Gallery, CAN has created White Out to inspire the community to participate.
Enter the CAN’s main gallery, which will be blacked out and lit with a black light, and negotiate your way around the room. You will be offered strips of white spots for a small koha, and invited to place them wherever you choose — your additions becoming part of the creative element of the installation. Large multi-faceted black shapes will stand up from the floor to a height of two metres, and quite literally hundreds of glowing spots will float before your eyes, creating a multitude of optical illusions.
The more white spots stuck onto the shapes, walls and floor, the more distorted and obfuscated those shapes will become.
Visit at the beginning, and again nearer the end to see the difference the community has made by adding their dots, and enjoy the visual sensation. This is an activity and sensory experience suitable for any age so bring the whole family.
You may have noticed lately there’s been a resurgence of interest in traditional craft activities. At CAN we are lucky to have sewing expert Carol Goodier on our team, who is tutoring new classes in sewing for Term 4. Carol brings her unique sense of humour and fun to every class, where you can learn from beginner level, or extend your skills if you’ve had some experience with a sewing machine. You can choose from daytime classes or a new evening class every Wednesday, 7-9pm. A perfect way to spend those early summer light evenings, whipping up some Christmas pressies and using your stash of hoarded fabric to create something you’ve always wanted to make. Check out the Creative Arts Napier website www.thecan.co.nz for more details and be quick to claim your spot as places are limited.
Another option that is timely for Halloween is a one day, weekend workshop in Special FX Make-Up. Does the sight of blood thrill you? Then get ready for your Halloween party and apply your own special effects makeup with guidance from make-up artist Sam on Saturday, October 27, 10.30-3.30pm. Fun, creative and messy.
Full details can be found on the Creative Arts Napier website or contact email@example.com.
With this wealth of opportunity for creative community involvement, don’t be shy to take advantage of what’s on offer, we would love to see you.
CAN sewing tutor Carol Goodier (right) with student Sara Hayden-Smart from the beginners sewing class in Term 3.
Make up artist Sam will be running a special effects make up workshop at CAN.