michele courage – vibration artist
Art for the Soul
Kids Art classes & Holiday Workshops
I offer a range of School Term ART classes and a few Holiday workshops (SCROLL DOWN) from my Art Studio in Paremata (Porirua, near Wellington), which is always full of relaxed fun, laughter, art and music. My motto is ‘everyone can be an artist’ and it’s ‘great to be different!’ I aim to instill a love of creating, bringing out confidence and expression in creative individuals. My art and art products decorate the walls of the studio, enriching and broadening minds, showing the possibility of artistic expression.
Creative expression and confidence…..
Why I encourage art practice?
The stillness, pride, confidence, focus, joy and mindfulness which is facilitated when kids are absorbed in an art project is extremely necessary in today’s fast paced, highly computer orientated way of life. By using art based projects I help kids to engage and develop skills which computer based learning cannot always address. Kids are encouraged to experiment and broaden their knowledge of art techniques and artists. They are also encouraged to experiment with their own type of creativity and to feel confident in creating more individual artworks which intern, brings out the individuals confidence in their own abilities.
Teens and teenagers especially benefit from the relaxed atmosphere in which they are given a project and are able to interpret it in any way they wish – allowing them creative expression rarely allowed from other types of structured art classes. They enjoy the music and fun, somewhat unstructured and relaxed atmosphere.
Kidz Art Classes – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
School Term art classes – Mondays and Wednesdays – 7 yrs and older ; Tuesdays (slightly more advanced) – 10yrs and older – See more details below for each day. Yes, you can join at anytime during the term at $30 per class. Please email me directly to enquire if there is a space available on a specific day.
The new Term 3 Art classes will start on the 27th July with 9 classes for the term until the 21st September. Details and dates below in each Art class day.
2020 JULY Holiday Kidz Workshops
Dates and type of workshops will be announced via my newsletter and social media 2 weeks prior to the holiday period. My existing clients get first entry.
2020 July School Holiday dates below
KIDZ House Art Workshop
DATE: Wednesday 8th of July – 10am to 12pm
Come and have some ARTY fun in my Paremata Art studio creating your very own HOUSE ART on a canvas. This session is a fabulous way for kidz to create an lasting art piece for themselves or for the family to enjoy. Come and join me for some arty fun, music and creativity!
AGE – 5yrs and up
Sold Out! KIDZ Fish Sock Workshop
DATE: Thursday 9th of July – 2pm to 4pm
Come and have some ARTY fun in my Paremata Art studio creating your very own Fish Wind Sock. This session is a fabulous way for kidz to create an interactive art piece for themselves. Come and join me for some arty fun, music and creativity!
AGE – 5yrs and up
Abstract POP ART Workshop
DATE: Tuesday 14th of July – 2pm to 4pm (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS CAN RUN OVER TIME!)
Come and have some ARTY fun in my Paremata Art studio creating your very own Abstract POP ART on a canvas. This session is a fabulous way to create an lasting art piece for yourself or for the family to enjoy. Come and join me for some arty fun, music and creativity!
AGE – 7yrs and up to 16 yrs
BeYOUtiful ART Workshop
DATE: Thursday 16th of July – 2pm to 4pm (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS CAN RUN OVER TIME!)
Come and have some ARTY fun in my Paremata Art studio creating your very own inspirational BeYOUtiful ART on a canvas. This session is a fabulous way to create an inspirational art piece for yourself or for the family to enjoy. Come and join me for some arty fun, music and creativity!
AGE – 7yrs and up to 16 yrs
3 Spaces left!
Below are a few of the projects we do
What others say
“Thank you Michele Courage for being her art teacher and not only developing her skills but allowing her creativity to flourish. You are a very special lady and both Hannah and I feel totally blessed to have you in our community! With love and gratitude for all that you do xxxx” – Nicole
“She even insisted on going out today and buying special pencils and a sketch book. She has been practicing! Bless you Michele Courage you are such an inspirational, fantastic teacher!” Xxx
“My son has been attending Michele’s Monday after school classes for 2 terms now. These classes are awesome. Michele is an accomplished artist. Her passion and dedication to teaching art is obvious, and her studio is a happy industrious space. There is some structure to the classes. Michele starts each class by explaining a classical technique or artist’s style. The students then go to work to create a piece in that style. My boy just loves these classes. He comes home each Monday with a big smile and a sense of pride in the art he has created.” – Victoria
My son Nicholas has been attending Michele’s art class since she started it. He has been so happy going to his classes. Michele creates an environment where it’s about opening ones potential without competition. He has grown in confidence not just in the art he has created. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to give a kid an opportunity to freely create art and learn about different techniques. – Vicka