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Unpinned Creative's exploration sessions are designed to allow complete freedom for self-expression.  Each session is tailored to meet the needs of the individual on the day.  We typically begin with making an altered book art journal, and mix this up with other crafts relative to your interests; this might include paper crafts, book making, sewing, baking, clay, gardening, woodcraft, knitting – the ideas are endless. This is not an art class but rather a class where you are free to explore mixed media and your own interests.  It’s time out from the everyday routine, where you can stretch your imagination and let your creative soul soar.

 As the parent of a neuro-diverse teenager, Karen understands the need for activities that offer a safe space and flexible thinking, and so began offering creative sessions from her home to anyone who doesn't quite fit inside the box of what is typically on offer.

Creating has been a part of Karen’s daily life for over 30 years, she is a talented sewing machinist, and journal maker, and will turn her hand to any craft that crosses her path, she is currently building a climbing and activity wall for her four cats.  Karen has lived experience with chronic disease, fatigue, mental health, neurodiversity, gender dysphoria, and anxiety.  She is a flexible thinker, and has a compassionate view on the struggles atypical individuals experience in day to day living.

Caregivers especially enjoy junk/art journaling sessions with Karen as respite from the normal routine of day-to-day life.

Creative sessions are one on one with Karen, group classes of two or more people may be available on request.

Where: Parkvale, Tauranga

When: Classes can be booked weekly, fortnightly or monthly (contact Karen to check availability of your preferred time).

Duration: Sessions are typically 1 – 1.5hrs. 

2 – 2.5hr sessions are available for caregivers or those wanting monthly sessions.

Specific times are flexible and I am always happy to discuss your needs with you.

Accessibility: We are wheelchair accessible.

Cost: $45 per hour. All materials are provided.

Invoices are sent out fortnightly/monthly and meet disability funding requirements.

Some things to note: Creative sessions are held in my home, we have four cats, a dog and a bird, and other people from the household may come and go during our session.  Please let me know of any fear or phobia around animals or people prior to booking, and I will do my best to provide a solution.

Please Contact Us to connect with Karen and make a booking.

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