Please note, this event will resume from Sunday 7 March with hygiene and physical distancing measures in place. Please see our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Come along, have fun and make some art!
Held every weekend (and weekdays during the school holidays), Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused, art-making workshops designed for families to get creative together.
The workshops offer you the chance to get hands on with activities inspired to our current exhibition, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.
Every week is a new activity, so make it part of your weekly routine!
Sun 7 Mar: Bird masks
Sat 13 Mar – Sun 14 Mar: Threaded collage
Thread together a variety of materials to create a celebration of who we are, what is important to us and our connections to the world around us.
Sat 20 Mar – Sun 21 Mar: Weaving a felt bag
Inspired by traditional flax kete and learning simple weaving techniques to make a small bag of your own using coloured felt and mixed materials.
Sat 27 Mar – Sun 28 Mar: Porotiti spinning disks
Learn to make porotiti inspired by the taonga pūoro or traditional Māori instrument and many artworks in Toi Tū Toi Ora.
Fri 2 Apr – Tue 6 Apr (Easter): Big eyes
Sat 10 Apr – Sun 11 Apr: Clothes pin monsters
Sat 17 Apr – Fri 23 Apr (School holidays): Flying birds
Sat 24 Apr – Fri 30 Apr (School holidays): Finger puppets
Sun 25 Apr – Mon 26 Apr (ANZAC Day, actual and observed): ANZAC poppy spinners
Keep checking back for more dates and fun, creative activities!
Sat & Sun, 11am–3pm. Every day during school holidays.
- North Atrium