Spring school holiday activities


28 September – 11 October 2020

Venue: Arts Centre wide

Spark your creativity at The Arts Centre these school holidays.

Enjoy arts, crafts, music, singing, fudge-fun, films and a special taonga hunt through The Arts Centre and its neighbours. Many of these activities are free, so get the tamariki down to The Arts Centre and make the most of the holidays.

For the activities calendar, click here and for an A4 sheet with all the event and activity listings, click here

Holiday fun zone
28 September – 11 October 2020 North Quad

Outdoor activities for families that will make you smile. Find out more

Taonga hunt
14 September – 11 October 2020 Rutherford’s Den

Follow the map and go on a taonga hunt around the cultural precinct in Ōtautahi. Titiro! Look for kupu in te reo Māori and check your skills. Find out more

Glow paint!
Wednesday 30 September School of Art

Let your creative juices glow and create a one-of-a-kind fluorescent paint masterpiece run by Paint 'n' Sip Studio. Find out more

Monster flower art
Sunday 4 October Market Square

Be inspired by Sarah Fisk’s monster flower illustration featured on our Monster Spring Clean Mākete poster and have fun creating watercolour flowers with attitude. Find out more

Drawing with charcoal
Monday 28 or Tuesday 29 September School of Art

Learn how to use willow and compressed charcoal reductively, additively and as a stencil in this messy still-life drawing workshop. Find out more

Stenciling drop-in session
Thursday 1 or Friday 2 October School of Art

Design and make a stencil from recycled materials and create a striking artwork to take home. Find out more

Fun with fudge
Tuesday 29 or Wednesday 30 September, Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 October Boys’ High

Sweet creativity! Select a fun fudge shape from a varied range and decorate it using a range of lollies, chocolate, and other confectionery products at Fudge Cottage. Find out more

Aca-POP! Pop a cappella workshops
Wednesday 7 October Common Room

Love to sing? Join your own vocal pop band these school holidays, with Voices Co. Aotearoa's leading pop a cappella specialists. Find out more

String and rope-making with tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves
Friday 2 or Monday 5 October Boys’ High

Run by Rekindle, this technique for making string and rope is simple and can be used with many different materials, giving you a resourceful skill that you'll be able to use in so many ways for the re Find out more

Music with Michal in the Great Hall
Friday 9 October Great Hall

This Aotearoa songwriter and performer will excite and delight you and your little ones in this interactive session that will get the whole whānau wiggling and giggling in the stunning Great Hall Find out more

Film: The Secret Garden (2020)
28 September – 11 October 2020 West Lecture

Get along to Lumière Cinemas to watch a rework of this kids classic Find out more

Kete Whānau: online activities for families

Enjoy these FREE online Arts Centre activities. Find out more

Student Mākete stall
Sunday 11 October Market Square

Calling all young creators and artists, whether you are a budding jeweller, painter, felter, designer, 2nd hand collector or a jack of all crafts, we want to shine a light on your talents. Find out more

Location map

Arts Centre wide,
Worcester Boulevard

Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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