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Browse upcoming creative events and workshops in the Bay of Plenty.

As a result of a number of events postponing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we recommend you check the event / workshop organisers website or contact the organisers direct to find out if they are still going ahead. If you are involved in an event that is currently being promoted on the CBOP website please email us at connect@creativebop.org.nz and keep us up-to-date on any cancelations or date changes.

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Art Classes After School

Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20 December 2021

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

This program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine arts

Fundamentals of Painting

Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 26 October 2021

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary

Mauao Kids Choir

Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7 December 2021

The Mauao Kids Choir is more than just singing, it is an opportunity to practice and perform as part of group

Knit and Natter –...

Sep 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15 December 2021

Do you love crafting with

Read, Sing, Move –...

Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 30 September 2022

An interactive storytime for

Morris Dancing – ...

Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 October 2021

Exciting new weekly group! Dance, fun, music, social. Come and join in, dance, play or watch and be part of

TAG Art Studio for Adul...

Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Catering for the beginner or sometimes artist, this workshop for adults will provide a creative and friendly

Thursday Night Clay Clu...

Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 14 October 2021

Throughout the five-week CLAY CLUB series, you will make a collection of pieces and learn the making process

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 30 November 2021

Interactive storytime for preschoolers, with stories, rhymes, songs and

Knit and Natter –...

Oct 1 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30 September 2022

Bring your knitting or crochet along and relax with like-minded

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 1 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30 September 2022

An interactive storytime for

The Artery Print Club M...

Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3 December 2021

Printmakers Meet up and share print tips and tricks, use the Artery Printing

Learn Upholstery Workshops

Oct 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 3 October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27 November 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 4 December 2021 at 10:00 am

If you want to learn upholstery, this is the workshop for

Back Studio’s Art...

Oct 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
New and inspiring art classes are available. Let’s paint, explore and have fun with mixed

Kids School Holiday Pot...

Oct 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Make a clay dragonfly, fish or

Book Buzz – Katikati

Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 7 December 2021

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

School Holiday Creative...

Oct 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 14 October 2021

EDIT on Seddon is putting on a kids school holiday creative workshop

Absolute Beginners Wate...

Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27 October 2021

With simple easy to understand practice paintings, you’ll begin to appreciate how watercolour really works,

Watercolour & Wine...

Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Textured Ring-Making Wo...

Oct 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Students will practice making simple textured or polished rings in either copper or

Absolute Beginners Draw...

Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 28 October 2021

A practical guide to learning the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick

School Holidays Cushion...

Oct 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Repurposing materials to create beautiful cushions for the children to take

Bethlehem Pottery Kids ...

Oct 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Come and make a Sea

Artist Feedback Lab

Oct 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 10 December 2021

Join our monthly Friday get-together for artists. We motivate and inspire each other while teaching each

Mount Wildheart | Kids ...

Oct 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Children will be inspired by unusual creatures of the Ocean and create a mixed media collage

Adult Art Workshop- Pai...

Oct 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This guided creative workshop will help you connect to your feelings of release, freedom, and

Colourfield Mixed-Media...

Oct 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
For this workshop, we will be looking at the natural world, such as gardens, rocks, water, flowers, moss,

Come Dancing – Sequence...

Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 31 December 2021

Monthly sequence ballroom

Bethlehem Pottery Kids ...

Oct 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Come and make a Ghost or Pumpkin

Skateboard Art Workshop

Oct 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 14 October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 15 October 2021 at 10:00 am

Design and take home your own piece of modern

Owl, Tiki, or Taniwha F...

Oct 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to hand and machine sew soft toys from repurposed

Forage and Create

Oct 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Students will learn how to harvest safely and have fun finding just the right items to make unique

Paint & Wine Night...

Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Bethlehem Pottery Club ...

Oct 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Combine your favourite movies and pottery and make a troll or

Bonsai Beginners Workshop

Oct 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 11 September 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 16 October 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 20 November 2021 at 9:00 am

This Bonsai Beginners Workshop will take you through the steps to design your own

Book Buzz – Waihī...

Oct 18 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 30 September 2022

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

Creative Writing Workshop

Oct 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 19 October 2021 at 10:00 am

A two-day workshop on the 18th and 19th of October from 10 am to midday each

Book Buzz – Ōmokoroa

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 28 December 2021

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

Paint & Wine After...

Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Paint & Wine Night...

Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Stone Carving for Begin...

Oct 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 31 October 2021 at 9:00 am

Explore how to use the tools needed to craft your own original sculpture in Oamaru

Watercolour & Wine...

Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Fundamentals of Painting

Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7 December 2021

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary

Paint & Wine Night...

Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Macramé Jars Workshop

Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
This class is aimed at those who have some experience in macrame knotting and now want to practice their

Paint & Wine Night...

Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Watercolour Night ̵...

Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Kizomba, Bachata, and S...

19 March 2022 @ 10:00 am - 20 March 2022 @ 12:00 am
Kizomba, Bachata, and Salsa
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