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IMAGE ABOVE: ‘The BIG Whau River map’ by students from the July Whau Holiday Art Programme

Kia ora koutou!

We are pleased to offer another exciting and unique opportunity for young artists in the Whau!
During the second week of the October school holiday’s, we have 16 spaces available for students aged between 9 – 13 years to participate in a free arts focused holiday programme which will be based at the Te Atatū Boat Club! This Whau Holiday Art programme is facilitated by excellent art tutors from the Whau for rangatahi from the neighbouring suburbs* next to our treasure, the Whau river. The overall programme is funded by the Te Whau Pathway Project and the Auckland council to educate and engage more people in the Whau area about the river and new pathway systems that connect these areas together. It is about connecting our communities.

Students will cover a variety of mixed media – from drawing, painting and sculpture and the finished works will feature as public artwork along the Whau awa. These workshops will help foster new skills in art making that is led by experienced tutors who also have strong arts practices.

If you are a teacher who identifies a great student – please pass this on or if you are a caregiver with a child who would thrive in this holiday programme, please fill out the Google form to register your interest.

Check out more about Te Whau Pathway Project and our July Holiday Art Programme HERE!

FOR AGES: 9 – 13-year-olds

ART EXPERIENCE: Not necessary but we are looking for students who are interested in art as it will be a great opportunity to expand further skills. 

THE COST: FREE (but bring a packed lunch and we’ll provide snacks and drinks) 

VENUE: Te Atatū Boat Club / Commodores Lounge


DATES: Week 2 of the July school holidays – OCTOBER 10 – 14 (Monday – Friday)

*WHAU AREA: Green Bay, Avondale, Glen Avon, New Windsor, New Lynn, Kelston, Blockhouse bay, Glendene and Te Atatū South.

Please be aware, spaces are limited and we will do our best to ensure students from each of the areas listed in the Whau can have an equal opportunity to participate.

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