The art and craft option is one of the original activities Art+Soul established and has always had great success.
Our program is designed to facilitate all level of skill and ability. Within our venue we have two areas to work in, a wet and dry thus allowing the use of our wonderful range of mediums to work and experiment with including paints, drawing mediums, soaps and body products, Sizzix, cards, up-cycling furniture and photography!
Our goal is for the artists to become confident with their medium and be able to explore new ones while engaging with their peers and feeling comfortable and safe in their work environment!
The importance of the art is very high. We see the art is a healthy way for our members to connect with their community and boost self-confidence as it opens the doors of opportunity to sell and advertise to the public. Our members have goals throughout the year to produce art pieces that they themselves, can sell to the public. We are firm believers in having structured lessons that have purpose. So by selling on our lovely handmade products our members have the chance to see people appreciate and enjoy their hard work!
SOAPS + BODY PRODUCTS
We create a luxurious range of handmade soaps and bath salts. Using safe equipment, a multitude of eye-catching moulds and natural ingredients and oils, all members are able to have an input to our collection. Our scents range from a mixture of fragrant raw teas to classics like rose, lavender, sweet orange, mango, vanilla and an invigorating coffee!
Our bath salts are a more recent addition to the collection. We use pure sea salts and pink himalayan salts mixed with raw ingredients to compliment scents along with a lovely moisturising coconut oil base!
After making these luxurious products you can confidently leave us smelling like a spa.
WALL HANGINGS + FURNITURE
Our wall art includes canvas's, framed art, 3D imagery and mixed media.
All mediums and techniques we have been playing with are all simple enough but still extremely effective for our members. Using methods like the acrylic fluid pours onto canvas to create lovely organic patterns, utilising everyday objects like house plants to create prints, creating mixed media pieces by adding interesting materials and shapes to create scenes.
If you don't like the idea of putting your creativity down on paper we have a selection practical options of up-cycled chairs and coffee bean sacks that our members have worked on to make look absolutely brand new! We are also designing small stools for children's rooms. Involvement begins right down to the basics like sanding and restructuring.
There are two types of cards we produce; crafted and printed. Our cards are one of the best ways for the public to support and interact with the members of Art+Soul and are constantly changing. Our ranges are seasonal as we adapt our designs to what our members are creating at the time!
They have been sold in numerous stores within Devonport over the years. For those with little dexterity to complete colour geniuses, everyone member can have a part of making our cards.
UPCOMING SALE DATES 2021
Easter + Mothers Day Sale:
29/03/2021 - 01/04/2021
10:00am - 4:30pm
Suite 3, 7 Milford Road, Milford, Auckland.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR ART GROUP FOR 2021 PLEASE CONTACT US NOW!
WE OPERATE MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:30AM-4:30PM