about US

Art in Bloom Academy is an Auckland-based social business that is revolutionising art and entertainment with a series of fun and social painting events including Painting in the Park, Painting Parties, Evening Courses, Kids after school art lessons, corporate team building events and private painting parties.

About the owner

Eleshea D'Souza is a passionate New Zealand artist who has been painting ever since she could hold a brush. She has commissioned over 50 paintings and specialises in oils and acrylics.
You can visit Eleshea's personal art page here

Eleshea D’souza


Founder and artist


Our Mission

We believe art shouldn't just be in museums and art galleries, it should be everywhere for all to enjoy. So pick up a paint brush and join in the fun, together let's turn your home into your very own art gallery.


Our Community

Every paint class you join enables us to give back. Our artists donate their time to teach art at children's hospitals and a portion of our profits are also donated to charity.

Make art again.

Our Core Values

We Foster creativity

Somewhere along the way, most adults come to believe they’re not the creative or artistic type. We’re here to break down those thought barriers and help you unleash your creative self.


We create fun

There’s few better ways to spend a few hours than with a paint brush in one hand, a glass of wine in the other surrounded a positive buzz of people.

We develop skills

Art in Bloom provides the relaxing and encouraging atmosphere to learn artistic skills. We carefully select paintings that you’ll be proud to have up on your wall, and our step-by-step instructions and will get you painting like a pro in no time.


We connect people

The classes may last a few hours but the memories (and paintings!) will last forever.