ARTWEEK Make.Do – Painting Classes for Tamariki (Kids) - Art Week 2018

Make.Do – Painting Classes for Tamariki (Kids)

Join us for a one hour art workshop experience for kids to spark their creativity! Tamariki will learn how to draw and paint a seascape step by step and will leave with their creation and the skills to keep practicing at home. The class will be in the Museum's new Learning Centre right on the water's edge and be lead by experienced painting tutor, Susannah MacDonald. 

Saturday 6 October, 1-2pm (ages 5-7)
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Sunday 7 October, 11am-12pm (ages 8-13) 
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$15 per child. 

If you have more than one child and they're in different age brackets, but you would like them to take a class together, please get in touch and we will liaise with the tutor. Email or call 09 373 0807


Susannah graduated from Unitec with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts, majoring in painting. Her practice is informed by the natural sciences, palaeontology, mythology, history and music. She works in oils and acrylics on paper and canvas, as well as with aquarelle pencils, watercolour, gouache, graphite pencil, and ink. Illustration, cartooning, portraits and primary school teaching are major components of Susannah's background. Susannah encourages her students to be as passionate about art as she is, and to develop their skills through observation and exploration.

No previous experience necessary and basic materials provided. Students welcome to bring their own supplies if they have them.

NB. Sunday's class takes place at the same time as the Auckland Heritage Festival event "Quirky Collections: Library Talk". Feel free to drop the kids off and join us for this free event upstairs. More info and registration here

This is an event for Art Week 2018. See more Art Week events here


  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Our staff are passionate about making the Museum accessible for all people.
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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email to reserve your place.