Creativity is one of the foundation pillars of Shiloh Creative Life Centre Charitable Trust. Through the ART Collective Project, the trust aims to support local artists from diverse ethnic cultures to connect and take part in society through an innovative community project that promotes and showcasing their cultural skills and personal talents in a classroom setting while teaching participants the importance of their mental well-being through creative expression.
Shiloh trustees goals and objective is to collaborate with local people, artist, schools, universities, organizations, associations, businesses and creative individuals of all communities to offer the ART Collective Project within South Auckland that is innovative in offering creative art spaces that are welcoming and dedicated to creative therapies & art projects that promote freedom of personal artistic expression.
As a collective that teaches various modalities of art, we help participants to use different materials to produce artwork that is relevant to them. Even if students don’t think of themselves as creative, we have created an environment that encourages them to have fun and be playful in their art.
The local artists teaching our classes are:
Watercolour Painting – Artist Linda Wills
Human Figure Exploration – Artist Nicky Hartley
Sewn Textile Fibre Art – Artist Dee Petit
Palette Knife on canvas – Artist Agnes Ishak
Woodcarving – Donald Jessep
Our project consists of four terms of eight-week classes for one year! Five artists will facilitate four consecutive weekly classes (one day per week. 3 hours per day) where people can learn the artist skills and techniques on how to draw, paint, woodcarving and/or create with sewn fibre art. We rotate the artists every four-weeks so each artist will be teaching both daytime and night-time classes. 32 art classes taught within this eight-week period.
Class Schedules: Tuesdays & Thursdays-6pm-9pm – Wednesdays & Fridays- 11am – 2pm
Location: Nathan Homestead
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