School holiday classes

children art class

Our fun kids classes include painting, drawing, pottery, wheel throwing, creative writing, printmaking, mixed media, puppet-making, collage, beaded jewellery, guitar workshops and more!

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

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Summer school holiday program classes

Pottery Week 1

Pottery ‘Pinch Pot Planter’ #82

We will be making a fun, creative plant pot using the technique ‘Pinch Pot’. Pinch Pot is an original pottery technique that is easy to learn and works very effectively when making pots. Each plant pot that is constructed will be unique and made specifically for your favourite plant or flower. This class will allow you to learn a new fun pottery technique as well as being able to express your imagination.

Tuesday 12 Jan - Friday 15 Jan (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 $70 (inc. materials, firing and glazing)

Intro to Wheel Throwing #85

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 wheel throwing pottery, 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.

Monday 11 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Julianne Smallwood

Age: 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $120 inc. materials, firing and glazing

Week 1 classes

Morning classes 

Beaded Jewellery #83

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

Monday 11 Jan (one morning)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 years

Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Fee: $65* 

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

Afternoon classes

Beaded Jewellery #84

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

Mon 11 Jan (one afternoon)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 years

Time: 1.30pm - 4pm

Fee: $65*

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

Full day workshops

3D Cartoon Characters #86

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

Monday 11 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials*

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

Fun with Papier Mache #87

Using a balloon to create the shape of the bowl children will first tear and paste up paper forming the bowl. After lunch, paint and decorate the bowl ready to take home.

Tuesday 12 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 6 - 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Beaded Jewellery #88

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

Tuesday 12 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90*

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

Fabric Weaving #89

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

Tuesday 12 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

T-Shirt Printing #90

An exciting course where kids will learn about printing processes. They will design and make their own reusable stencil and items can be worn straight away!

Wednesday 13 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 7 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. painting materials*

*Bring 1 x white cotton T-shirt that fits and 1 x white cotton L or XL adult T-shirt that will be made into an eco-bag.

Beaded Jewellery #91

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

Wednesday 13 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90*

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

Writing is Fun #92

Do your kids have a sense of humour? Do they like reading and writing? Why not book them in with Wendy Fitzgerald for a day of writing funny stories and poems?

Wednesday 13 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Picasso Inspired Cubist Collage #93

Learn about Picasso and the Cubist Masters while creating your own Cubist inspired artwork.

Thursday 14 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Summer Jewellery for Teddy and You #94

Come along to design and create your unique summer teddy bear. Create jewellery for the teddy and matching jewellery for yourself. Using natural shells and other pretty materials, perfect to wear during a summer adventure at the beach.

Thursday 14 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90*

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

Puppets and Performing #95

Come along to this exciting class and learn to make colourful paper puppets. They could be robots, dinosaurs, fairies and even dragons! Draw and paint a background for your characters and then create a group puppet performance to show your classmates. A class that encourages imaginative ideas and creativity.

Thursday 14 Jan (full day) 

Tutor: Lenka Muchova

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Dali and Surrealism #96

Get inspired by Salvador Dali's painting ‘The Persistence of Memory' to create an artwork from found and existing objects, whilst learning about Surrealism.

Friday 15 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Stencil Art for Teens #97

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

Friday 15 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 13 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Concertina Sketchbook #98

Come along to this exciting class and make a concertina sketchbook inspired by nature, to fill with art and your own creative stories.

Friday 15 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials


Pottery Week 2

Pottery 'Pinch Pot Planter' #99

We will be making a fun, creative plant pot using the technique ‘Pinch Pot’. Pinch Pot is an original pottery technique that is easy to learn and works very effectively when making pots. Each plant pot that is constructed will be unique and made specifically for your favourite plant or flower. This class will allow you to learn a new fun pottery technique as well as being able to express your imagination.

Tuesday 19 Jan - Friday 22 Jan (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 $70 (inc. materials, firing and glazing)

Intro to Wheel Throwing #98

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 wheel throwing pottery, 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.

Monday 18 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Julianne Smallwood

Age: 10 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $120 inc. materials, firing and glazing

Week 2 classes

Full day workshops 

Contemporary Art #101

Get to know contemporary artists! Use oil pastel to create artworks with repeat motifs. Draw skulls and flower designs in varying sizes and add eye motifs into spaces, outlining the works in black marker.

Monday 18 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Scratchboard Printmaking #102

Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard, which is fun and safe for children. They will experiment with colour printing on colour paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Monday 18 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced #103

This two-day workshop is aimed at students who have an understanding of guitar chords and simple music theory. Students are expected to be able to play simple songs*.

Monday 18 Jan and Tuesday 19 Jan (two day workshop)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $160*

*Students must bring 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.

Drawing with Charcoal #104

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

Tuesday 19 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Collagraph Printmaking #105

Using a variety of materials like sandpaper, lace, bubble wrap, string, cut paper and leaves, children will glue down and create an image onto cardboard that will then be inked up and printed onto paper using an etching press to create a fine art print.

Tuesday 19 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Painting Your Pet #106

Let’s learn about painting techniques! Bring a photo of your pet or a pet you wish you could have and we’ll have fun exploring colour and design.

Wednesday 20 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 7 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

3D Cartoon Characters #107

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

Wednesday 20 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Writing is Fun #108

Do your kids have a sense of humour? Do they like reading and writing? Why not book them in with Wendy Fitzgerald for a day of writing funny stories and poems?

Wednesday 20 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Design Yourself #109

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

Thursday 21 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Shakespeare for Kids- Entering the Wonderful World of William Shakespeare #110

Kids are never too young to be introduced to the incredible works of William Shakespeare! The power of his writing undoubtedly stands the test of time. Developing an ear for Shakespeare’s language and ideas can make his texts more accessible when studied later in high school. If your child enjoys drama and literature, they will no doubt love the fun activities in this workshop and learn a great deal too.

Thursday 21 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Susan Taylor

Age: 6 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Guitar - Beginners #111

This workshop is aimed at beginners who are either completely new to learning the guitar, or who have minimal experience. Students will learn the fundamentals with the aim of mastering basic chords and simple songs over the two day workshop*.

Thursday 21 Jan and Friday 22 Jan (two day workshop)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $160*

*Students must bring 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.

Appropriation and Self-Portraiture #112

Bring a picture of yourself and turn it into a famous portrait painting! Add collage or contemporary objects to create your masterpiece.

Friday 22 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials

Stencil Art for Teens #113

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

Friday 22 Jan (full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 13 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 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, 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. Please read more information at Booking information / Terms and Conditions.
  • You can redeem your Creative Kids voucher for selective school holiday classes over $100. To use your voucher you must follow the steps shown on the Creative Kids page, or for more information phone us on 9424 0310. Creative Kids vouchers due to expire on 31 December 2020 can only be used for our Summer School Holiday Program 2021 if booked with Art Centre staff by midday 24 December 2020. No 2020 Creative Kids vouchers will be accepted after this date.

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