Artists from diverse cultural backgrounds living in Auckland are working together to teach a wide range of original practices in an open art space that offer opportunities of self-development in one’s individual art practice. 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 want to create an environment that encourages them to have fun and be playful in their art.
The ART Collective Project offers you the opportunity to uncover and develop your artistic creative talents for beginners and emerging artists. With assistance from our collective professional artists you will be inspired and gently guided into using the mediums of palette knife painting, watercolour, acrylic, life drawing, and sewn textile fibre art. As with all creative processes it offers a therapeutic environment to be nourished by. No experience is necessary, just a desire to create!
Each participant will be encouraged to explore and express the wonderment of ART through wide range of mediums. Through discovery and play one uncovers personal jewels that lay beneath the surface.
Youth 13-18 years of age- Gold coin donation
Health and Safety Guidelines are in place for all our classes.
We assist people to learn the ‘why’ we must change, and the motivation to do so!
Back 2 Basics is a 6-week program that is a face to face, interactive, educational experience which teaches youth, young mothers, and households to understand the basics of our physiology and how the body systems all work together as a functioning whole (nothing exists in isolation). This foundational theory will be balanced out with the practical hands-on cooking experience, using seasonal fruits, vegetables and nutrient rich ingredients which will focus on experiencing how easy it can be to sustain healthy families by providing simple, nutritious, cost-effective meals
The core aim of Back to Basics, is to demonstrate how we feel and function when in a state of wellbeing and how we can learn to take self-responsibility by being equipped with the tools to make better lifestyle choices. Thus, not only preventing illness, but achieving vibrant health, strength, and vitality.
Our goal is to provide educational and practical knowledge that is easy to implement, enabling participants to make healthy lifestyle choices to balance body and mind. Promoting a healthy lifestyle in the home and raising healthy children ensures positive happy attitudes that encourage all to actively contribute to our communities.
At the end of the course, the participants will understand the basics of the human body and its functions and the connection between physical and mental health. The meal preparations, using a variety of simple, tasty and cost-effective recipes, will encourage the participants to integrate and apply the learned knowledge and cooking skills into their daily lives using the practical skills and techniques taught during the six-week program.
The focus is on education, self-responsibility, empowerment, wellness, and prevention. We aim to provide basic knowledge that will form a solid foundation for future generations.
Date: 19 October thru 23 November 2022
Time: Wednesdays 10:00am – 2:30 pm
Location: Onehunga Community Hub– 83 Church Street, Onehunga Auckland
FREE Community Programme – 12 spaces available
To contact us about this programme please fill in registration form below.
Women’s Support Circle is a safe space for women who have experienced emotional, mental, or physical abuse and are looking for support. It is a 12-week on-line programme that allows women of different cultures to sit in circle and safely share their stories and support a healing journey in the process. Our weekly contact will consist of twelve on-line two-hour zoom calls on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm.
Throughout the program women will be encouraged and coached on life issues that support their well-being and their children’s well-being. When women come together in a safe space, they experience a sense of belonging within a community that enhances their lives and their children’s lives.
Key circle outcomes
-To help rebuild lives, give encouragement, strengthen futures, support and to help challenge childhood messages. Encouraging change in their stories will uncover new pathways for their families.
-For women to believe in themselves and believe that they can make life changing decisions that benefits and enhances their lives.
-Women become more resilient, gain self-belief, have courage to speak up and make a difference in their families and community.
Certified Counsellor and Family Therapist Christine Burch has assisted families in the South Auckland region for the past 13 years. She has worked in the youth justice system as a Family Therapist and recognizes and identifies the need to support women and children with the difficulties they face.
Dee Petit, is the founder of Shiloh Creative Life Centre Charitable Trust, director of Sassy Red Ltd and a certified life coach, meditation teacher and facilitator of young and mature woman’s empowerment workshops. Dee assists women in re-discovering their strengths and confidence to enhance and transform the quality of their personal, family and professional lives.
If you are interested in joining us in circle and share space with women who have experienced family abuse and want to make changes in your life, register today.
Christine and Dee contact all registrants to have a private zoom call meeting to discuss the circle outline and their answers to the registration questions. We are looking for eight women who want to step up with courage to make changes in their lives. You will need access to the internet.
Date: Wednesday’s starting 7 September thru November 23, 2022
Time: Wednesdays 6:30pm -8:30pm
Location: Twelve On-Line Zoom Calls
FREE participation for 8 women this term
To contact us about this programme please fill in registration form below.
I absolutely loved being part of the Women’s Support Circle. There was a great balance with facilitators Christine Burch and Dee Petit. Dee brings the creative, fun and spiritual aspect to the circle while Christine supported us with her practical sage advice & knowledge. Both women made me feel really welcomed and accepted for the woman I am and there was no segregation between the women in the circle. I always enjoyed the weekly calls that were mainly about self-esteem building activities. They were creative, fun, positive and playful but also challenging us to turn things around in our lives. With plenty of time to share, connect and witness all women in circle, Christine and Dee were empathetic, caring and very supporting overall. I did not want the circle to finish. This support circle is a great start to the road to recovery from difficult relationships. – Anne
The Women’s Support Circle is very heart touching as it is a group of women that come from all parts of New Zealand, from all walks of life and there is no judgment amongst us. The women who run the group, Christine Burch and Dee Petit are so lovely and kind-hearted. Each woman has a chance to speak their truth in the circle. The course offers major support as well as the women participants. I recommend this circle to women who are trying to find a place to belong for its okay to be yourself. In doing the course I suggest to the women not to miss any of the sessions as they roll into the next week, but Christine and Dee do not hold it over you, but they do encourage you to attend each week and be open and honest with them. – Ruth
I have found it very healing and empowering to take part in the Women’s Support Circle. Being able to connect with other women in circle who have been through a similar situation to me and are going on a similar journey to heal has been invaluable. The facilitators Christine and Dee gently encourage us to expand our consciousness and have wonderfully woven some creative play into the learning material to help us connect with our emotions on a different level to the way I normally do. Christine and Dee have put together and delivered an amazing programme – Rebecca
I really enjoying doing the Women’s Support Circle. I felt I was nearing the end of my healing journey, but this circle has helped me on yet another level. It is so nice to connect with women who are going through the same/similar experience as you to know that you are not alone. The circle is incredibly supportive, and I looked forward to our meetings each week. I highly recommend this programme, it is amazing. – Deb
I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to attend and be a part of the woman’s support circle. Dee and Christine created a safe and supportive space to share our stories. I gained so much more than I anticipated, I laughed, cried, poured my heart out and was inspired by the stories of strength and challenges. Our lives and experiences all different but with a common thread. I am empowered and equipped with tools to carry on with my journey and will continue to make my personal well being a priority. Every woman needs a circle! – Kelly