School holiday classes

art centre spring school holidays 2021

The Spring school holiday program has unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney.

Our fun kids classes include painting, pottery, wheel throwing, creative writing, fabric weaving, mixed media, charcoal drawing, collage, beaded jewellery, guitar workshops and more!

  • Morning, afternoon and full day workshops are available.
  • All art materials are provided unless stated otherwise.
  • All kids art classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Bancroft Park, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville 2069.

Creative Kids vouchers

Steps on how to redeem your valid Creative Kids voucher:

  1. An emailed copy of the voucher must be sent to artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au (so we can claim it).
  2. Include in the email your Creative Kids voucher number.
  3. Include in the email your child's date of birth.
  4. Include in the email your child's full name (exactly as it appears on the Service NSW Creative Kids voucher).
  5. Have your credit card ready for any additional fee.
  6. Know which class you would like to book from the options available on our school holiday program.
  7. Once you are ready, phone us on 9424 0310 to make the booking.

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Booking information / Terms and conditions

Spring school holiday program classes

Monday 20 September - Friday 1 October 2021

The Spring school holiday program has unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney.

Pottery Week 1

Pottery ‘Your Favourite Character’ #82

Children will create and paint their favourite character. This fun pottery project will teach children easy and fun clay forming techniques to create their own favourite character from a book, TV show; a superhero or computer game. They will develop skills in clay, enhancing their creativity.

Tuesday 21 Sept - Friday 24 Sept (4 mornings and 4 afternoons)

Tutor: Sayoko Burton

Age: 6 - 13 years

Time: Morning - 9.30am - 12pm
            Afternoon - 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: 1 x half day class $75 (inc. materials)


Intro to Wheel Throwing #83

This fun one-day workshop teaches children how to prepare clay, throw, shape and finish a small vessel on the wheel. Children will learn new skills finishing, decorating and recycling of clay.

Please wear closed shoes, bring a towel and wear clothes that are OK to get clay on. We also recommend you trim your nails before the class.

Monday 20 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Diamando Koutsellis

Age: 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $125 inc. materials, firing and glazing

Week 1 classes

Full day workshops 

Picasso Cubist Art Book and Collage #84 

Learn about Picasso and the Cubist Masters while creating your own cubist artwork and book to take home. 

Monday 20 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Words, Jokes and Songs #85

If your child likes reading and writing, why not book them in for a day of playing with words?

Monday 20 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials 


Beaded Jewellery #86

Jewellery making is creative and fun for all! Design and create your own stunning jewellery for yourself or someone special.

Monday 20 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95* 

*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $15. Tools are provided in class.


Mandala Painted Cotton Bags #87

On a pre-stencilled bag children will use fabric paint to create a beautiful colourful Mandala bag.

Tuesday 21 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Vikki Jackson

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials 


Design Yourself #88

Create a life sized representation of yourself using basic collage techniques, paint and fabric. A fun and physical class!

Tuesday 21 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials 


Beaded Jewellery #89

Jewellery making is creative and fun for all! Design and create your own stunning jewellery for yourself or someone special.

Tuesday 21 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95*

*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $15. Tools are provided in class.


Ink and Mixed Media Underwater Painting #90

Using a straw, children will blow acrylic inks around a canvas and then using paint, tissue paper, sand and jewels create a fabulous and fun underwater scene.

Wednesday 22 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Vikki Jackson

Age: 8 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Wearable Art #91

Explore the world of wearable arts. Spend the morning learning about and designing sculpture for the body, followed by an afternoon of making wearable art using recycled materials.

Wednesday 22 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


The Wonderful World of Harry Potter #92

Enter the enchanted world of Harry Potter. Play with potions, write some spells, and create art, craft and writing based on the famous books series by J.K. Rowling.

Wednesday 22 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Jessica Hannah

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Fabulous Fairy Tales #93

Explore the magic realm of fairy tales. We will look at classics such as Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast and some lesser known fairy tales. This workshop includes reading, writing, dressing up in costumes, arts and crafts and watching fairy tale extracts.

Thursday 23 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Jessica Hannah

Age: 6 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Outback Adventures #94

Come on a tour of outback Australia as we read about the desert, study a map and create our own trip into Australia's Red Centre. So pack a bag, bring your diary and get ready to map out your journey, tell tales of travelling. We can write a song or poem, too!

Thursday 23 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 9 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Guitar - Beginners #95

This workshop is for children completely new to learning the guitar, or who have minimal experience. The aim is to master basic chords and simple songs over the two days.

Thursday 23 Sept and Friday 24 Sept (2 day workshop)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $165*

*Students must bring their own guitar. Guitar must be a suitable size for the child to ensure they can play correctly. Please contact the Art Centre if you require more information.


Stencil Art for Teens #96

Learn how to create a piece of urban inspired art. Explore stencilling and spray techniques in this class for teenage artists.

Friday 24 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 13 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Words, Jokes and Songs #97

If your child likes reading and writing, why not book them in for a day of playing with words?

Friday 24 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials

Pottery Week 2

Pottery ‘Your Favourite Character’ #98

Children will create and paint their favourite character. This fun pottery project will teach children easy and fun clay form techniques to create their own favourite character from a book, TV show; a superhero or computer game. They will develop skills in clay, enhancing their creativity.

Tuesday 28 Sept - Friday 1 Oct (4 mornings and 4 afternoons)

Tutor: Sayoko Burton

Age: 6 - 13 years

Time: Morning - 9.30am - 12pm
            Afternoon - 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: 1 x half day class $75 (inc. materials)


Intro to Wheel Throwing #101

This fun one-day workshop teaches children how to prepare clay, throw, shape and finish a small vessel on the wheel. Children will learn new skills in finishing, decorating and recycling of clay.

Please wear closed shoes, bring a towel and wear clothes that are OK to get clay on. We also recommend you trim your nails before the class.

Monday 27 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Diamando Koutsellis

Age: 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $125 inc. materials, firing and glazing

Week 2 classes

Morning classes

Beaded Jewellery #99

Jewellery making is creative and fun for all! Design and create your own stunning jewellery for yourself or someone special. 

Tuesday 28 Sept (one morning)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 years

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Fee: $70*

*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $8. Tools are provided in class.


Afternoon classes

Beaded Jewellery #100

Jewellery making is creative and fun for all! Design and create your own stunning jewellery for yourself or someone special. 

Tuesday 28 Sept (one afternoon)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 years

Time: 1:30pm - 4pm

Fee: $70*

*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $8. Tools are provided in class.


Full day workshops

Magical Mythology #102

Looking at mythology from around the world. Create a piece of writing and drawings recreating an existing mythological tale or create your own. Workshop includes reading, writing, and dressing up in costumes, craft and drawing/painting.

Monday 27 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Jessica Hannah

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Fabric Weaving #103

Learn basic weaving techniques using recycled fabrics. Create vibrant and interesting creations!

Monday 27 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


3D Cartoon Characters #104

Students will create exciting 3D cartoon characters by cutting cardboard and learning about layering techniques.  

Monday 27 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 7 years

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $100* inc. materials

*Bring in a small picture frame to put your creation in.


Papier Mache Animals #105

Using balloons, recycled bubble wrap, plastic wrap, junk mail and cardboard, children will create bright and colourful papier mache fish, birds and snakes.

Tuesday 28 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Vikki Jackson

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Design Yourself #106

Create a life size representation of yourself using basic collage techniques, paint and fabric. A fun and physical class!

Tuesday 28 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Art and Craft Insects #107

Students will learn about the life cycle of spiders and butterflies. They'll then design these insects in recycled materials and create a marvellous and colourful painting.

Wednesday 29 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Vikki Jackson

Age: 5 - 7 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Words, Jokes and Songs #108

If your child likes reading and writing, why not book them in for a day of playing with words?

Wednesday 29 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials


Christmas and Halloween Jewellery #109

Design and make your own festive Christmas and Halloween jewellery. Perfect for you to wear over the upcoming festivities!

Wednesday 29 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 7 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95*

*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $15. Too.s are provided in class.


Drawing with Charcoal #110

Learn basic drawing techniques using charcoal. A fun and experimental class!

Thursday 30 Sept (full day) 

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Sleepover at the Zoo #111

Join the family that won a sleepover at the zoo. Everyone is very excited, but when it gets dark, things get crazy. The moon is full and everything is upside down. We will tell stories about animal escapades and how the family reacts with brains, luck, technology and maybe even a little magic.

Thursday 30 Sept (full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Guitar - Beginners #112

This workshop is for children completely new to learning the guitar, or who have minimal experience. The aim is to master basic chords and simple songs over the two days.

Thursday 30 Sept and Friday 1 Oct (2 day workshop)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $165*

*Students must bring their own guitar. Guitar must be a suitable size and dominant hand (left or right) for the child, to ensure they can play correctly. Please contact the Art Centre if you require more information.


Emotion Potions #113

Explore the theme of emotions through discussion, storytelling, role play, art, craft and short pieces of writing.

Friday 1 Oct (full day)

Tutor: Jessica Hannah

Age: 7 - 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials


Wearable Art #114

Explore the world of wearable arts. Spend the morning learning about and designing sculpture for the body, followed by an afternoon of making wearable art using recycled materials.

Friday 1 Oct (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $115 inc. materials

  • If your child has any special needs, allergies or asthma you must let us know when booking a class. Please note if your child requires an Epi-pen or puffer or any medication, you need to bring it and fill out a Medical Awareness Protocol form prior to class.
  • Food is not provided. Please ensure foods brought to the Centre do not contain nuts or nut products.
  • You can redeem your valid Creative Kids voucher for select school holiday classes over $100. To use your voucher you must follow the steps shown on the at the top of this page, or for more information phone us on 9424 0310 or email artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

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