Mandy Jakich, Founder and Managing Director of Creative Matters Ltd, has had more than 20 years’ experience teaching in primary and intermediate schools around Auckland, NZ.
More recently, she worked at Auckland Art Gallery as an art educator, where she created educational programmes and taught art making to children aged from 5 - 18. She is a practising artist/maker and lives at Muriwai Beach with her husband and two children.
Mandy, and her team of visual arts and music tutors, run workshops in art and music for children, teens, and adults after school and in the holidays. Mandy also designed and facilitates a visual arts programme for Intermediate Schools, called Thinking Outside the Frame, which encourages rich critical and creative thinking through the visual arts.
How you help children
At Creative Matters we create secure, nurturing, positive learning environments in which individuals can gain confidence and thrive.
We encourage creative and critical thinking and value the process of exploring, experimenting, creating, and reflecting.
With our passionate and experienced tutors, we give opportunities for children to make connections with others and build positive relationships in a safe, happy environment.
Our workshops are run in schools and community venues and are easily accessible with plenty of parking.
New communities are being targeted most terms as Creative Matters spreads the good arts word around NZ.
We communicate openly with children, parents, and families. Your children will learn and thrive in a warm, positive, calm, nurturing environment. They’ll love it!