About Us

Christchurch, NZ
Giving everyone access to their inner artist
Combined Experience—
50+ Years

We are Passionate Artists and Tutors

Proven Record
Since 2013, 1000's of Cantabrians have come through Art Metro to discover their inner artist.
Easy Going
We’ve got a great team of tutors that cater to any ability level.
Our talented team will take you under their wing to develop your art skills.

Make Memories that You Love

Discover Art Metro, the inclusive art school in Papanui, Christchurch.

We welcome students of all ages and skill levels, offering 9-week terms and affordable prices. With individual attention in a group setting, you can explore various art styles like oils, acrylics, watercolours, landscapes, and pencil drawing.

All the artwork on our website is created by our talented students.

Join us and unleash your creativity at Art Metro.

Our Amazing Tutors

Seekers of Creativity

Cristina Silaghi
Sarah Garland
Malene Laugesen
Mike Southern

Our teaching methods

Individual Needs

Art Metro’s teaching methods are designed to meet your individual specific learning needs.

Group Setting

Teaching in a group setting allows you to learn in a collaborative, supportive and affordable environment.


Simple and Plain Pricing

Childrens Tuition

Ages 5 to 17
Monday to Friday
Children's tuition runs for 9 weeks each school term, and two-day programmes in the school holidays.
After school programmes
Bring your child into Art Metro after school between 3.45pm to 5.30pm.
Friendly tutors
Our tutors are great with kids, they'll make learning art, fun!
Develop life skills
Learning how to paint or draw can develop your child's life skills that they can carry with them for life.

Adult Tuition

Ages 18 to 118
Monday to Friday
Adult tuition runs for 9 week terms, 5 terms per year, weekdays - Monday to Friday.
10am to 8pm
Join us during the day, or after work to fit in with your schedule.
Beginner to Advanced
We cater to any ability level, from someone new to art, to someone who's more skilled.
Learn at your own pace
We tutor our students individually, in a small group setting.

Weekend Tuition

Sharpen your skills
If you're looking for a one-off course or some one-on-one tuition to hone your skills, look no further!
Weekend fun
If you're looking for something fun to do during your down time.
Variety of workshops
Check back regularly to see what workshops we have on offer.
Work-life balance
A weekend course can give you that work-life balance you're looking for. Step out of your comfort zone.

Ready to unlock your inner artist?

Student Gallery

While the pure enjoyment of creating amazing artwork is certainly the focus at Art Metro, we also encourage our students to exhibit and sell their artwork. To help foster this, we hold ‘The Platform’ exhibition weekends, where the public can purchase art pieces from Art Metro’s emerging artists at attractive prices! Every 1-2 months we rotate through different artwork to keep things fresh!

Our student gallery is open Monday-Thursday,
10.00am -3.30pm (by appointment).