With ongoing requests to deliver art classes as education for adults and artists interested in becoming tutors WestREAP began a weekly Art group in late 2015.
The concept was to create a learning space that encouraged people to engage with Art AND the learning environment.
Tutor Kate Buckley had a background in Adult Community Education in her homeland of Ireland. There, she used Art as a creative medium to bring adults who have not had good educational experiences back into lifelong learning without the stress of a ‘classroom’ or a test or an academic outcome. WestREAP’s goal was to find a way of encouraging learners to come through the door, not knowing what they really wanted to achieve but with an interest in exploring Art as a way of finding out.
Art4Me runs weekly (during school term time) in both Hokitika and Greymouth.
Thursday 9.30am – 12.00 noon at WestREAP, 72 Tudor Street in Hokitika
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.00 noon at the Baptist Church, 76 High Street, Greymouth.
This year sessions will be $10 each but subsidies may apply so check with WestREAP.
You can do any sort of artwork you want to and our tutor Kate Buckley will supply materials and her vast knowledge to guide you on your art learning journey.
Come along to the warm, friendly and welcoming environment. ALL WELCOME.
You don’t need to register for Art4Me – just come along and pay cash on the day.