Mairangi Arts Centre: News
Be Creative this Winter with MAC
Mairangi Arts Centre (MAC) is well known around the North Shore for running two galleries that exhibit a wide variety of artwork as well as an extensive art class programme for children, teens and adults. Just a five minute walk from Mairangi Bay Shopping Village this welcoming community based organisation nurtures and encourages everyone to develop their artistic side.
The centre offers a fantastic selection of weekly art classes and weekend workshops. The weekly adult programme features drawing techniques, painting in watercolours, acrylics or oils in any style, creating beautiful objects in cast glass, making art using textiles and embroidery, printmaking, clay - even combining art and poetry!
An interesting range of weekend workshops ensures that those who are pressed for time during the week also have plenty of opportunities to be creative. Workshops are designed so that participants are able to go home with a completed project at the end of the day. With soft stone sculpture, interior design, sculpting copper or making antiqued & stitched paper surfaces being just a few of the options available in Term 3, the only difficulty will be choosing between them. If this does pose a problem, the centre’s friendly staff will be only too happy to have a chat with you to help you decide on the perfect class.
A fun school holiday art & craft programme running from 8-18 July provides children and teens with lots of interesting classes designed to fire the imagination. Budding young artists can choose from drumming, movie making, creating shadow puppets, animal masks, glass casting, painting, collage and drawing-lots of fun yet educational at the same time!
Bookings are open for both the school holiday and term art class programmes with plenty of spaces still available. For your convenience online booking is available through the centre’s website, www.mairangiarts.co.nz. Hope to see you at the centre soon!
North Shore Salon of Photography (2-19 July)
The centre is delighted to host North Shore Salon of Photography’s 20th annual competition exhibition featuring serious & amateur photographers.
Mairangi Arts Centre Members’ & Students’ Exhibition (24 July-16 Aug)
Artworks in all styles & all media showcasing the talent of the centre’s members & students.