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Summer Guide 2023-24

Get ready to soak up the sizzling vibes because the summer rays are kicking in!

It’s time to dive into the ultimate line-up of events and workshops - that will both rock your world AND support our Aotearoa artists. 
From SAE’s new songwriting programme to UXBRIDGE's hands-on workshops in pottery, stained glass, jewellery crafting, and even bonsai mastery, there's an outlet for every creative mind to enjoy.
Give your 2024 creative career ambitions a head-start, set yourself on an immersive creative journey, try out drama, dance and music or find ways to improve your mental health through the arts.
As you roam around Aotearoa this summer, get amongst everything on offer at creative hotspots like Whakatāne, Tauranga, and Hamilton.
Enticing opportunities to try your hand at glass casting and sensory drawing classesawait. From lively markets to captivating exhibitions, holiday programmes, crafting, music gigs and cinematic showcases, dive into the kaleidoscope of creative experiences this amazing country has to offer!


SAE Auckland New Songwriting Programme

Launching February 2024, this is a game-changer for all music lovers dreaming of being singer-songwriters or performers! With two awesome pathways: the Diploma in Songwriting and Musicianship, and the Bachelor of Songwriting, you have everything you need to master melody and lyric writing, composition, collaboration, live performance, and recording techniques.



UXBRIDGE Summer Programme: The HeART of Howick 

Step into the gem of East Auckland’s cultural community and explore your creative side this summer. Uxbridge Arts & Culture offers Auckland’s widest range of classes; explore popular pottery, stained glass and jewellery workshops. Gift your loved ones with your own creations in our candle and soapmaking classes. Discover new talents with expert-led lessons in kintsugi and bonsai. Expand those culinary talents in our cheesemaking masterclasses. Carefully curated season by season, our programme offers a world of new experiences including jam-packed kid’s holiday programmes. 


Corbans Estate Summer School makes its eagerly awaited return this January

Offering a week-long retreat of immersive creativity for adults of all artistic abilities.

Whether you are an established artist; are seeking professional development; or are simply wanting to reconnect with your creative side, Summer School 2024 caters to all skill levels for a week of artistic self-discovery.

With eight different workshops tutored by some incredible NZ artists, Summer School 2024 would make a wonderful start to the new year and an excellent Christmas gift for someone looking for a rich artistic experience.


TAPAC’s Summer Holiday Performing Art Programmes

Dive into the world of creativity and expression! We're offering programmes that bring out the best in your child. Boost their confidence and let their creativity shine with a week of drama, dance, music, and arts. 


7 Wonders

A fun-filled summer arts project in the summer of 2024 with Toi Ora and Nightsong. Open to people 17yrs and older who have experienced/are experiencing mental health issues and who are curious to explore the creative arts, culminating in a shared performance. 


Hamilton Arts Festival

Hamilton Arts Festival

Bic Runga, Ridiculusmus Theatre, NZ Opera, Prima Facie, The Mockers, Jazmine Mary, Tom Sainsbury..

Just a few of the incredible artists and shows gracing the magical Hamilton Gardens this summer.

Explore the 2024 Hamilton Arts Festival here!


SCULPTBOX DIY Glass Casting Kit

Learn the ancient art of lost wax casting for glass this summer with the SCULPTBOX DIY glass casting kit. Everything you need to create your unique sculpture is in the box: videos, guides & online support included. With recycled bottles or beautiful crystal glass options, you just need to add your imagination! 


Open-Air Drawing Workshops

Looking for ways to be mindful this summer? Kinship Open-Air Workshops will guide you through an embodied, sensory drawing processes that makes a deeper connection with the landscape. Held in the Ruapehu District, three days, two nights, suited to all abilities. 


The Incubator Creative Hub’s Summer Schedule

An amazing lineup of activities is happening at The Incubator Creative Hub, Tauranga this summer; from markets to exhibitions, drawing to pottery, music gigs and cinema showcases! From 14th December - 28th January. 


Whakatāne Arts Festival

Immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of artistic experiences. From captivating exhibitions to thought-provoking performances, interactive workshops to engaging talks, it's a kaleidoscope of opportunities to explore, engage, and ignite your passion for the arts.

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Toipoto Summer Intensive

Toipoto is excited to bring you a specially curated Summer Intensive - the same goodness as our usual Toipoto course in a condensed format. Go on a transformative creative journey that will kick-start your creative career in 2024Get ready to be inspired by the wisdom of our renowned guest speakers, the legendary Dominic Hoey, the illustrious Kirsten Matthew, and musician + arts advocate Teremoana Rapley. These leading creatives will share their invaluable insights to catapult you to the forefront of the creative realm. 



Kids Art Holiday Programme

The Learning Connexion’s Kids Art Holiday Programme is timed just right to keep your kids happy, engaged and having creative holiday fun! Taught by our experienced, colourful and creative tutors this is a hugely popular programme so book today to secure your child's place.

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"I Did it My Way" From the archive of Dame Malvina Major - Exhibition

National and internationally regarded opera soprano and renowned teacher of voice, Dame Malvina Major has recently gifted her archive of personal papers to the University of Waikato. In an exhibition showcasing a preview into this archive, sharing the touch points particularly rich in detail throughout her career, dive into her world this summer. 


Creative Sparks Art Holiday Program

Explore creativity, make new friends and have fun in a safe nurturing environment on Auckland's North Shore. Age 6-12, all materials provided, $85 per day. Make new friends and take home some awesome artwork!