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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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Ceramic Gallery Worksho...

Jun 1 - Jul 1
Each workshop is fun, creative and allows you to create your very own clay

Art Classes After School

Jun 14 @ 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

Learn Bachata Sensual

Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 28 June 2021

Learning Bachata will help you to meet new people, give you confidence in dancing, loosen up the hips and

Fundamentals of Painting

Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 22 June 2021

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

Te Reo Maori for Beginners

Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 29 June 2021

Gain knowledge of the unique Maori language. The beginner's course is an introduction to Te Reo Maori. Topics

Kōrero Mai – Mātauranga...

Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matariki has become a time of revitalisation and resurgence of Te Reo Māori and Mātauranga

Brush Lettering Whakata...

Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This workshop is for hand-lettering enthusiasts who would like to learn the basics of modern brush

Watercolour and Wine &#...

Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Learn Cuban Salsa ̵...

Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 29 June 2021

Our amazing instructors will have you moving like you never thought you would be able to. Dancing is a great

Creative Art Therapies ...

Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 14 July 2021

This is a one year online or 6-month weekly face to face professional, practical training course where you

Mauao Kids Choir

Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 8 December 2021

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

Absolute Beginners Draw...

Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 23 June 2021

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome

Morris Dancing – ...

Jun 16 @ 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

NZSL Beginners 1 A

Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 7 July 2021

Learn NZSL in

Art Studio For Children...

Jun 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 1 July 2021

Over three art packed sessions children will develop their skills in sculpture and

Learn to Sew

Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you intimidated by machine-sewing and want to learn the basics in a relaxed environment? Has it been ages

COLD WAX Workshop

Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Beauty of COLD WAX is to play, experiment and explore while focusing on the process, not on the end

Tū Taua Tauranga Moana

Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 8 July 2021

Experience and learn fundamental basics of the art of Māori weaponry.

Painting Night – ...

Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Would you love to be an artist ? This is your opportunity ! Create a beautiful acrylic painting amongst a

Petite Garden – A...

Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join local artist Emma Prill for a relaxed and creative

Matariki Raw Form Hip H...

Jun 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 20 June 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn about the history and elements of Hip Hop culture in an engaging workshop for youth, 10 - 24 years old,

Muka Pito Ties

Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learning how to create Muka Pito

The “Donna”...

Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn to make your own BUCKET HAT using recycled fabrics and

Stamp Me Up Mixed Media...

Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Have fun creating a large wall tile using our new Redesign large format stamps and decor moulds and learn

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Chair Up Upholstery

Jun 26
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One event on 3 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 10 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 15 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 22 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 5 June 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 26 June 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 28 June 2021 at 12:00 am

Learn Upholstery in the beautiful Historic Village. Take home your transformed piece upholstered by you. and

DIY Headboards

Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 17 April 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 22 May 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26 June 2021 at 10:00 am

Anyone can do this. It's easier than you

Decoupage Heart Workshop

Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
An interesting and fun class where you learn all about the art of decoupaging on shaped hearts, which can be

The Artery Print Club M...

Jul 2 @ 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

Beginners Macramé ̵...

Jul 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn the basic knots of macrame and create your own hand-made mini

Balms with Aotearoa Rongoa

Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
How to make a balm with a plant infused oil and / oil mixes and Bath

Painting Happiness 1-da...

Jul 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join me for a day of artistic play, where you’ll let go of the outside world and discover the life you long

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Jul 4 @ 4:00 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 &#...

Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Matariki Cultural Conne...

Jul 8 - Jul 9
Cultural Connections is a council staff training package delivered by the Takawaenga Māori unit. During

Artist Feedback Lab

Jul 9 @ 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

Bonsai Beginners Workshop

Jul 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 24 April 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 19 June 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 16 May 2021 at 9:00 am

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

Fundamentals of Painting

Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm - Aug 10 @ 3:30 pm
This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary

Blueprint for Decorativ...

Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A fabulous introduction to the amazing decorative paint finishes that our premium chalk paint system is

Level II Drawing Course

Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 4 August 2021

Drawing Level II for those that have been lucky enough to attend one of Nicks beginner’s classes in the

Painting Night – ...

Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Would you love to be an artist? This is your opportunity! Create a beautiful acrylic painting amongst a small

Magnificent Tui –...

Jul 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
In this workshop we celebrate the magnificent

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

The Girl’s Day Out R...

Jul 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
This is a fun filled, creative day for art loving

Learn Upholstery Workshops

Aug 7
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 2 October 2021

If you want to learn upholstery this is the workshop for

Finding Your Creative F...

Aug 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
In this workshop, Emma will guide you through a range of experimental

Hotel California the Ea...

Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and
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