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The Creative Community Campus is the new expansion for Creative Learning and Events.
We welcome organisations and individuals needing creative event facilities for everyone of all ages!


We offer affordable and accessible venues for artists to share their knowledge in bite-sized workshops for the community to experience.

Upcoming workshops

  • Absolute Beginner Drawing Series
    Absolute Beginner Drawing Series
    Wed, 01 May
    The Creative Community Campus
    01 May 2024, 6:30 pm – 22 May 2024, 8:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    01 May 2024, 6:30 pm – 22 May 2024, 8:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With Nick Eggleston
  • Painting with Whenua Workshop
    Painting with Whenua Workshop
    Thu, 23 May
    The Creative Community Campus
    23 May 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    23 May 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With Rhian Smith
  • Handmade Happiness / Dumpling Making Workshop
    Handmade Happiness / Dumpling Making Workshop
    Sat, 25 May
    The Creative Community Campus
    25 May 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    25 May 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Tauranga Chinese Culture and Art Centre
  • Pendant Making Workshop
    Pendant Making Workshop
    Sat, 01 Jun
    The Creative Community Campus
    01 Jun 2024, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    01 Jun 2024, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With Alexandra Mostyn
  • Dragon Boat Festival / Sticky Rice Dumpling Workshop
    Dragon Boat Festival / Sticky Rice Dumpling Workshop
    Sat, 08 Jun
    The Creative Community Campus
    08 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    08 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With Tauranga Chinese Culture & Arts Hub
  • Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 2
    Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 2
    Tue, 11 Jun
    The Jam Factory
    11 Jun 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    11 Jun 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Tuesdays, 11th June - 2nd July Different session times for age groups
  • Learn to Sew from Scratch
    Learn to Sew from Scratch
    Tue, 11 Jun
    The Creative Community Campus
    11 Jun 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    11 Jun 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Sarah Sew Love
  • Rongoā Balm Workshop
    Rongoā Balm Workshop
    Sat, 15 Jun
    The Creative Community Campus
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    15 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With Nettie Black
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 16 Jun
    The Creative Community Campus
    16 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    16 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 19 Jun
    The People's Gallery
    19 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    19 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 17 Jul
    The People's Gallery
    17 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    17 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 21 Jul
    The Creative Community Campus
    21 Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    21 Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 3
    Sophie-Maude's Singing Squad / Term 3
    Tue, 23 Jul
    The Jam Factory
    23 Jul 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    23 Jul 2024, 10:30 am
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Tuesdays, 23rd July - 13th August Different session times for age groups
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 18 Aug
    The Creative Community Campus
    18 Aug 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    18 Aug 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 21 Aug
    The People's Gallery
    21 Aug 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    21 Aug 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Indonesian One Day Event / AM Session
    Indonesian One Day Event / AM Session
    Sat, 31 Aug
    The Creative Community Campus
    31 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    31 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Batik & Angklung Morning Workshop
  • Indonesian One Day Event / PM Session
    Indonesian One Day Event / PM Session
    Sat, 31 Aug
    The Jam Factory
    31 Aug 2024, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    31 Aug 2024, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Jam Factory, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    Batik & Angklung Afternoon Workshop
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 15 Sept
    The Creative Community Campus
    15 Sept 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    15 Sept 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth

Would you like to request a workshop or want to be added to our waitlist for a sold out workshop?

Pop your details below and we will be in contact about any upcoming workshops or if a spot becomes available!

Thank you, we will be in contact!

Waitlist

Our team

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Monthly clubs

  • Read Between The Rhymes (Poetry in The Incubator)
    Read Between The Rhymes (Poetry in The Incubator)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 28 May
    The Creative Community Campus
    28 May 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    28 May 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    On the last Tuesday of each month, we gather to share poetry. You can bring your own poetry or a piece of poetry you happen to enjoy. You can read or you can sit and listen. All poetry is welcome and all poets are welcome.
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 16 Jun
    The Creative Community Campus
    16 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    16 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 19 Jun
    The People's Gallery
    19 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    19 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 17 Jul
    The People's Gallery
    17 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    17 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 21 Jul
    The Creative Community Campus
    21 Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    21 Jul 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 18 Aug
    The Creative Community Campus
    18 Aug 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    18 Aug 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 21 Aug
    The People's Gallery
    21 Aug 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    21 Aug 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 15 Sept
    The Creative Community Campus
    15 Sept 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    15 Sept 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 18 Sept
    The People's Gallery
    18 Sept 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    18 Sept 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 16 Oct
    The People's Gallery
    16 Oct 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    16 Oct 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 20 Oct
    The Creative Community Campus
    20 Oct 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    20 Oct 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 17 Nov
    The Creative Community Campus
    17 Nov 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    17 Nov 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 20 Nov
    The People's Gallery
    20 Nov 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    20 Nov 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model
  • Painters Anonymous
    Painters Anonymous
    Sun, 15 Dec
    The Creative Community Campus
    15 Dec 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    15 Dec 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    with Damien Kurth
  • Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Bare Minimum - Life Drawing
    Wed, 18 Dec
    The People's Gallery
    18 Dec 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    18 Dec 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The People's Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
    With guest artist to host & live model

Our spaces

Blue room

Resources available:

  • Kitchenette with mini fridge, califont and clean-up and/or domestic shub

  • One large conference table and three smaller tables, comfortably seating 45, with more seating available

  • Small lounge area, with cushioned seating for 6

  • 4 power sockets

A super spacious workroom able to host 30+ people for a multitude of creative activities from painting to seminars

$50 + GST per hour, up to $250 full day

Including pack in and out time

2 hour minimum booking

$40 projector fee

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Social Fabric

Resources available:

  • 10 domestic machines

  • 2 overlockers

  • Textile library

  • An extensive inventory of sewing tools and equipment (request list)

  • Kitchenette for domestic use

10 domestic machines, 2 overlockers, a textile library and sewing supplies

$50 + GST per hour, up to $250 full day

Machine Hot-desking -  $10/hour, up to $50 full day + GST

Including pack in and out time

2 hour minimum booking

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Kawakawa room

Resources available:

  • Outdoor shub and hose

  • 10 power sockets

  • Long, plastic covered craft table, comfortably seating 12, with more seating available.

  • Plastic roller walls, outdoor heaters x 2 and ceiling fans

Beautifully sunny patio workspace for that more outdoorsy feel in a workshop space.

$25 + GST per hour, up to $125 full day

Including pack in and out time

2 hour minimum booking

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Red room

Resources available:

  • Attached kitchen for domestic purposes only

  • Clean-up station

  • Large workshop table which comfortably seats 12 - 25, depending on activity

  • 2 power sockets

Pottery, ceramics & printmaking hub, with a big, beautiful workshop table, comfortably seating up to 14. Includes printing press and 6 pottery wheels

$35+ GST per hour, up to $160 full day

Including pack in and out time

2 hour minimum booking

The Board Room

Cosy, colourful and sunny meeting space with table and chairs for 8 people.

$20 + GST per hour, up to $80 day

Resources available:

  • Table and chairs for 8

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The Mud Room

Resources available:

  • 6 pottery wheels

  • Reclaim bucket

  • Pug mill TBC

  • Slab roller TBC

  • Wedging board

  • Workshop tables on casters x 2

  • Baterns

  • Pottery tools

  • Clean-up tub

  • 10 power sockets

Ceramics and pottery studio in The Creative Community Campus. Tools, wheels, kiln use and other equipment is included in the cost.

$75 + GST per hour, up to $375 day

Wheel hot-desking -  $25/hour, up to $125 full day + GST

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Resources available:

  • 3 picnic tables under a pergola

  • 4 large colourful platforms, can be used for seating/surfaces

  • 3 drum leaners

  • More seating available

A large outdoor space for picnics, outdoor workshops, outdoor stages for live music and undercover seating.

$25 + GST per hour, up to $80 day

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Entire Campus Hire

Hire the entire facility including all rooms (except Social Fabric and studios) including the garden area/outdoor stage and and BBQ.

$560 + GST per day

Additional resources available are:

  • Large portable TV (with HDMI capability)

  • Projector 

  • Whiteboard

  • Urns x 2

  • Easels x 10

  • Trestle tables x 2

  • Extension cords

  • Multi-plugs

  • Additional seating

  • BBQ

  • Gas cookers x 10

  • Tea, coffee and sugar

Location

The Creative Campus is located in the Historic Village at 159, 17th Avenue -Tauranga. The Village was formerly a museum site back in the day, and features clusters of historic buildings - some relocated from historical places around New Zealand. The Village is home to 6 art galleries, designer boutiques, artisan shops, vinyl/record store, a barber, dance studios, The Whipped Baker Café, Whakairo Māori carving studio, a theatre, a boutique cinema, sculpture trails, murals, craft workshops, ceramics & pottery studios, a restaurant, The Men's Shed, a photography studio and plant nursery, upcycled clothing boutiques and many community organisations.

Type of events

Our venue can be used for a range of events; creative workshops, art classes, one on one tutoring, group events, team building, creative bootcamps or children's birthday parties.

Parking

We have free on-street parking spaces on 17th Avenue.  Workshop tutors can arrange with the team to get access for packing and unpacking gear.