The idea for Art Challenges came from our local artist Katie Gracie during the Covid-19 lockdown. They were designed to offer children and whanau a respite from the lockdown by encouraging creativity for all ages. 

Katie’s love of art started at a young age and coming from a creative family she started her first mural at aged 16. Katie works in a variety of mediums including painting and illustrating, with her own unique colouring books now available. Katie’s latest style gathers inspiration from a mix of patterns, designs and vintage themes. Katie has completed a number of murals, including one recently completed at Kuranui College.