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About LaynesCreative

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LaynesCreative is a space where children come to discover the wonders of art. I offer a supportive and nurturing environment for your children to thrive in. A space where your child will experiment in different mediums, and begin developing their fundamental art skills.

Each term we deliver a focussed project. And allow time for your child to explore the new skills they’re learning in a process-based approach to art. Process art is where the end product is less important than the process your child is undertaking.

It’s my intention to provide your child a healthy balance of structured art lessons and self-guided creativity. I find immense joy in watching children find their own creative voice through the exploration of art. I can’t wait to see your child in our studio!

Recent Artworks

Wellington ‘Matariki’ Whales
Work inspired by Robyn Kahukiwa
Scarariums for Halloween
Work inspired by Ted Harrison
Papier-mâché creatures
Work inspired by Ted Harrison
Clay Creations
Wellington ‘Matariki’ Whales

Wellington ‘Matariki’ Whales

Inspired by the whale that visited Wellington over Matariki. This lesson allowed kids to explore water colour and experiment with making interesting effects; while practising drawing skills for the whales.

Work inspired by Robyn Kahukiwa

Work inspired by Robyn Kahukiwa

The kids explored the work of New Zealand artist Robyn Kahukiwa. We talked about her distinctive style and how we could add symbolism into our own work.

Scarariums for Halloween

Scarariums for Halloween

This is a process based activity where the children get to build their own Scarariums in a jar for Halloween.

Work inspired by Ted Harrison

Work inspired by Ted Harrison

I introduced the children to the artist Ted Harrison, a Canadian artist. The kids explored his work and came up with their own interpretation, based on some of the key features of Ted Harrison’s style.

Papier-mâché creatures

Papier-mâché creatures

The kids made these adorable papier-mâché woodland creatures by first designing them on paper and then using TP rolls and papier-mâché to bring them to life.

Work inspired by Ted Harrison

Work inspired by Ted Harrison

I introduced the children to the artist Ted Harrison, a Canadian artist. The kids explored his work and came up with their own interpretation, based on some of the key features of Ted Harrison’s style. .

Clay Creations

Clay Creations

Kids love clay! In this class the kids created everything from unicorn horns to a Pac Man collections. If you want to keep your kids entertained and busy, grab them some air drying clay they love it.

In the Studio

Testimonials

I love the art classes so much. I get to use materials that we don’t have at home or at school. I can work on my own individual designs. My favourite project from last year was making and painting a cardboard house model and adding lots of details.

Luciana (age 10)

With Alayna’s extensive knowledge of art techniques and skills, her expertise with children make the classes effective learning opportunities. My daughter has been exposed to a variety of water colour techniques as well as learning about different styles well-known artists use.

Velli (parent)

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