We offer a comprehensive arts education programme for children in line with the four school terms as well as weekend workshops, school holiday classes and our ART Experience programme for Schools.
Our tutors include experienced artists with qualifications from Elam, overseas and a Wallace Art Award. Their work with children spans 6-20 years.
How we can help your child
The ART experience invites schools to bring groups of Primary and Secondary students to workshops and demonstrations, tailored to their curriculum needs. These are combined with an Art trail in and around the grounds of Lake House. Our children’s' programme offers a varied range of classes with different tutors and mediums for ages 5-18 years.
Children are offered a range of activities and focus on skills based processes to experiment with, learn and create.
Our Arty Birthday Parties require a minimum of 6 participants. This price includes all materials and a tutor who is a practicing artist and in many cases a trained teacher.
Bookings are dependent on the availability of the tutor and studio on the requested date and time.
You are welcome to bring along party food for consumption after the class. The Arty Birthday parties are 2.5 hrs long and include a 2 hr class & ½ hour for party food following the class.
We are located near Auckland City and the Akoranga Bus Station. The Lake House has a gallery, shop, venue hire rooms, tenanted studios, a café and 3 classroom spaces. Parking is available at the side and back of the main house. There are beautiful grounds for outdoor sculptures, picnics, and events.
We are a child friendly environment: hosting Takapuna Community trust pre-schoolers, offering drop-in activities, supervising children during the school holiday program, providing Household/Family membership for our classes.