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KIA KAHA KIWI - Saturday 11 April, 3pm - 6pm

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Due to the nationwide lockdown to beat Coronavirus, all our March and April events are cancelled. If you have tickets we'll be in touch as soon as we can. Read more. 

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Fun, easy art lessons - paint your own Kia Kaha Kiwi

Our easy art lessons are a super fun and creative way to try something new.

Join us in our art studio to paint, socialise, unwind and find your creativity. We’ll provide all the arty materials you’ll need and show you, step by step, how to paint your own Kia Kaha Kiwi. You'll leave with a massive smile and your own finished masterpiece. It's totally easy, and you don't need any experience.

Early Bird $59.50 per person. (see below)
Regular Studio $69.50 per person. 
Only 20 tickets available. 
Get yours before they're all gone.

Worried about Coronavirus and social distancing? 
Click here to read how we're keeping our painters safe and happy.

What to expect

3 hours of painting fun in a chilled, creative studio environment. 
(Includes a short break in the middle to enjoy your complimentary refreshments and snacks).

Your finished painting to take home and hang on your wall so you can say "Wow I painted that" every time you see it. 

Find your creativity Everyone has it, we'll help you find yours. With the right guidance anyone can be an artist.

Feel your stress melt away Art is super therapeutic so you'll feel yourself unwind as you paint. 

A massive smile on your face You'll be so stoked to discover anyone can paint. Painting makes you feel good so you’ll put a big ‘happy deposit’ in your wellbeing account.

Featured Painting: Kia Kaha Kiwi

This much loved bird is not only our national icon, it's also a taonga (treasure) to Māori, who have strong cultural, spiritual and historic associations with Kiwi.

Kia Kaha, (the Māori phrase that means 'stay strong') is pretty fitting for our Kiwi. With it's under-developed wings, these gorgeous creatures cant fly, and they're on the endangered list, so it's super important they stay strong to survive. Come paint a strong, happy Kiwi with us.

Date:  Saturday 11 April

Time:  3pm - 6pm (please arrive 2.45pm, painting starts at 3pm)

Venue:  Heart for Art Studio, 24 Kekerenga Street, Strathmore Park, Wellington. 

Get $10 off every ticket booked before midnight 28 March and pay only $59.50. Use code 11APR2020 on checkout page (and click the apply button) to claim.*

What's included?

  • A 3 hour step by step guided painting session led by our artist
  • Everything you need to create your masterpiece including:
    • high quality 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas, that's about 40cm x 50cm
    • acrylic paint,
    • brushes, and
    • most importantly, inspiration!
  • Your finished painting to take home and hang on your wall.  NB colours may vary from painting shown ... 'cos you can totally decide to change them and do any colours you want!
  • Complimentary refreshments as well as scrummy snacks (refer our FAQs for deets)
  • A fun creative session in a supportive atmosphere 
  • Art action photos taken during your Paint Party and posted on our facebook page to show off to your friends.
  • Free parking.
  • No cleaning. Just paint and walk away! (We'll do the cleaning up)

Grab your besties, your kids*, your partner, your Mum, your partner's Mum or anyone who wants to try something new and creative. Don't miss the painting fun. 

Book now to reserve your seats and easels before they're all booked up.

Check out what others have said about their Paint Party experience at the bottom of this page or on our reviews page.

Still need more info? Like what happens at a Paint Party or what to wear? Check out our What to expect page and our Frequently Asked Questions. Or find out a little more About Us or Our Paintings or Our mission.


Never painted before? No probs. Our Paint Parties are created especially for people who've never held a paint brush or reckon they can't even draw a stick figure. If you think you're not creative or artistic - we're here to help you unleash your inner artist and have fun doing it.  

Any skill level welcome. You're free to follow along and paint the featured painting or go freestyle and paint whatever you like. 

We believe art has the power to heal. Our mission is to make art and the positive benefits of painting more accessible to everyone. We wanna use paint and canvas to bring positive change to Wellington. Together lets paint the town happy.


The fine print

Your seat, and easel, are only reserved once we've received your full payment, gift voucher code or discount code and/or payment.

No Looky Lous allowed. Only people with booked seats can stay for the session.

*Kids are welcome but only if they promise to behave and are accompanied by a grown up (who also promises to behave). You'll need to purchase tickets for each of you. Not suitable for kids under 9 years old. 

All tickets are sold on a no refund, exchange or cancellation basis.

If you can't make your booked Paint Party, you'll need to let us know in advance so we can issue you a credit to attend another Paint Party. Minimum notice periods apply. If you just don't show up without letting us know, we'll be real sad you didn't come, but we wont refund or reschedule you. Refer our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Heart for Art reserves the right to delay or cancel a Paint Party at any time due to class size (if minimum numbers not reached), weather, sickness, etc. Refer our Terms and Conditions for full details.

By completing the check out process, you agree to all the stuff above and all the sites Terms and Conditions.

* Early Bird discount code 11APR2020 is valid for this event only.