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Bugging Out! Children's Art Workshop

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Highwic - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

40 Gillies Ave

Epsom

Auckland, Auckland 1023

New Zealand

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Join renowned artist and museum curator, Jane Thorne, for a children’s bug hunting art workshop in the Victorian garden and billiard room of Auckland’s favourite gothic mansion, Highwic.

Jane will lead budding artists through a three hour workshop that will include making and decorating a personalised journal, exploring the garden at Highwic for interesting flora and bug and insect specimens, then Jane will provide samples to take back to the studio to sketch under the expert guidance of the artist who will help bring the artwork to life. Guests will finish with a beautiful masterpiece inspired by the natural world contained within Highwic.

The workshop ticket price also includes entry into The Art of Death – an exhibition featuring taxidermy and artistic renditions of the natural world.

Caregivers welcome! Entry for grown ups is $10 on the door at Highwic which goes towards the preservation of Auckland's favourite gothic mansion.


About Jane Thorne:

Graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Jane Thorne has exhibited with many Auckland galleries, including Uxbridge, McPherson Gallery and Railway St Gallery and has work in private collections in Europe and New Zealand.

Insects are the dominant feature in most of her paintings as she finds them endlessly fascinating with their unique shapes and colours. Intrigued by the obsessive nature of collectors and evolutionists, rather than collect the actual bugs and beetles, Jane gathers images and uses these as inspiration for new works. Never one to dwell on negativity, Jane focuses less on the mourning and loss in death and more in the honouring and preservation of life.

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Highwic - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

40 Gillies Ave

Epsom

Auckland, Auckland 1023

New Zealand

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