Summer is just around the corner - and the opportunities are endless.
As well as some much-needed sunshine therapy and a well-deserved break, it's a great chance to enhance your artistic skills or just enjoy some time with like-minded creatives.
No matter your age or ability, there's something to keep your creative juices flowing this summer.
The Big Idea brings you some of the best workshops, courses and events as 2020 winds down and 2021 approaches.
Engage with your creativity and book into one of Corban Estate Arts Centre's intensive Summer School 2021 adult arts workshops this Mon 18 - Fri 22 January, an exciting line up of creative hands-on workshops with accomplished arts practitioners from across Aotearoa. ENROL TODAY
The Wallace Arts Trust is inviting budding artists to create their very own sculpture, inspired by the summer exhibition, Tangerine Dream. The most creative sculptures will be included in the exhibition and the winners will receive a prize! MORE INFO
Aotearoa’s industry experts pack tips, tricks and expertise into public workshops from 2 – 6 days, 11-27 Jan 2021. Whether at the start of your career or a part-time passion, these seven workshops are a chance to hone your skills in the arts. Contact Toi for an alumni discount. BOOK NOW
Get moving, creating and performing at TAPAC in Western Springs these summer holidays. Choose from circus, acting, dancing, filmmaking, magic, stage combat and more. For ages 5-17, programmes run for 2-5 days from 9am-3pm and are taught by leading industry professionals. ENROL TODAY
See the range of world class courses AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies offer over the summer months to get a head start on a qualification, get a taste of university study or progress your professional development. CLICK HERE
Join Maca Bernal, at her boutique jewellery studio, for an awesome day of creative jewellery fun. You will craft several pairs of resin earrings as you go through the entire process from mould to finished piece, plus receive a guide to continue producing resin jewellery on your own. CLICK HERE
Born to perform?
If you are 15-19 sign up for an intensive 10-day creative theatre programme and get on stage with Auckland Theatre Company. This summer from 18 Jan - 29 Jan.