Work­shops for the school hol­i­days

Napier Courier - - NEWS - BY LISA FEYEN Lisa Feyen is me­dia co­or­di­na­tor for Cre­ative Arts Napier (CAN), 16 By­ron St. CAN is open seven days a week: Mon­day to Satur­day, 10am4pm, Sun­day, 10am-2pm. Free. Info: 835-9448, thecan.co.nz or Face­book.

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 book­ings@thecan.co.nz.

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.

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