TAG Art Studios

TAG art studios for all ages are inspired by current exhibitions and are delivered by exhibiting artists and our own specialist Gallery Educators.

For Children

A range of TAG art studios for children aged 4 years+ are advertised regularly.

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Art Studio: Children's Workshop with Gary Baseman

Sunday 31 March
10am - 12pm: 6 - 9 year olds 
1pm - 3pm: 8 - 12 year olds

This is an exciting opportunity for children to work with Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman. In this hands-on, fun and creative workshop with Baseman, children will create their own artwork of an 'imaginary friend' inspired by Baseman's Imaginary Friends exhibition.

There are only two workshops and spaces are limited. Please click on the above Art Studio date/time to be linked through to the booking page.

Please ensure that your child is only booked in once and respect the age requirement for each class. An adult is required to sign each child in and out of each session.

If this workshop is sold out, please do put your name on the waiting list as there are often cancellations closer to the time.

Bookings are $20 per child and can be paid for online by credit/debit card.

Max 14 children per class

For Adults

TAG art studios for adults are offered throughout the year.

They cater to a range of abilities and are inspired by the Art Gallery's exhibitions.  

Art studios are led by guest artists or Gallery Educators, and take place on weekends or weekday evenings.

Bookings for these are essential. 

Drop-in art sessions for the whole family are advertised regularly and cost $2 per participant.

No bookings are required for these.


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Adult Art Studio: Gary Baseman Workshop
Tuesday 2 April, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

For ages 18+
$40 per participant
Click HERE to make a booking

Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman presents his first Australasian exhibition inconjunction with Mega World.

Baseman’s wide-ranging portfolio includes illustration for numerous publications from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal to artists books, toy design and high-profile collaborations, most recently a couture line for fashion brand COACH.

Baseman transcends an early career in illustration to break boundaries into many media: designing bestselling board game Cranium and the creator of the Emmy-winning ABC/Disney cartoon series, Teacher's Pet.

In this one-off adult workshop, join Gary Baseman for a brief introduction to his exhibition Imaginary Friends followed by a practical workshop based around illustration and character development.

The cost includes materials and refreshments.

Max 15 participants. Ages 18+.

Figure Drawing with Craig McClure
Wed 27 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm
For ages 15+
$40 per participant
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Join us for this practical workshop with visual artist and curator Craig McClure. Craig is a Scotland born, Hamilton based visual artist and curator. Craig graduated from Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton with a Bachelor of Media Arts: Honours and has studied at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, New Jersey, USA where he honed his skills in traditional comic book inking. He has exhibited in and curated exhibitions in Hamilton, Tauranga, Auckland and New York and has taught at the Bay of Plenty Polytech (now Toi Ohomai) and Wintec.

In this workshop Craig will focus on gestural drawing for design; teaching drawing shortcuts and how to identify points of reference to capture the figure using minimal lines. 

Please bring your own easel or drawing board. A drawing board is simply a large flat solid board with a large bulldog clip at the top for holding the paper. 

This cost includes all other materials and refreshments.

Max 14 participants. Ages 15+.

Craig McClure is the curator of the latest exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery, titled Anti-heroes: The Art of Conscious Cartoonists and Comic Book Creators