Art school holiday program

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Fun for the kids these school holidays

Unleash your child's creativity these school holidays at the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre.

Download the holiday brochure here (pdf. 5MB)

Key dates

Week 1 Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July 2018

Week 2 Monday 16 July - Friday 20 July 2018

How to book

Bookings open 14 June 2018

With the introduction of our online booking system, it's now even easier to book a class or workshop at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre.

Note: You must be registered with the online booking system to book a class.

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No nuts or nut products please!

Please ensure food brought to the Centre does not contain nuts or nut products.

Does your child have allergies, asthma, other health issues or special needs? We must be notified in advance if the attendee has an Epi-pen or medication. You must also send us an Action Plan prior to attending class. If your child turns up without an Epi Pen or with out of date medication, they cannot attend the class.

Don't forget to bring a hat, a snack and a smock!

Please choose carefully as we are unable to offer refunds.

Location

Venue: All classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Ave, Roseville NSW 2069

Phone: 9424 0310

Email: artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Week 1 Monday 16 Apr – Friday 20 Apr 2018 

Course 82

Pottery ‘Crazy Birds'

Mon 9 Jul - Fri 13 Jul (5 mornings & 5 afternoons)

Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath

Age: 6 - 13 yrs

Time: Morning: 9.30am - 12pm, afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: (inc. materials, firing and glazing)

Morning or afternoon

1 x half day class $60

5 x half day classes $240 (in same week) 

Clay is naturally appealing to children, they love creating with this tactile medium.  A long coil of clay or a pinch pot has endless possibilities and children enjoy using their imaginations for creative storytelling through their clay pieces. 

Creating with clay is fun!  Come along to the pottery studio to learn basic hand building techniques, with or without previous experience, each child will have a wonderful time designing and crafting their very own 'Crazy Bird' sculpture.

When enrolling, please specify which half day classes you want your child to attend.

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Morning Classes

Course 83

Beaded Jewellery

Mon 9 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 + years

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Fee: $55*

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

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

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Course 84

Creature Feature

Thu 12 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 5 +years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Use your winding skills to make caterpillar-ary, insect-y creatures out of sticks and soft windable materials- like the Indigenous ‘Tjanpi Desert Weavers’.

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Course 85

Printmaking

Fri 13 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 5 - 8 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard which is fun and safe for children. We will be experimenting with coloured inks on coloured paper to create exciting images to take home.

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Afternoon Classes

Course 86

Beaded Jewellery

Mon 9 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1:30pm - 4pm

Fee: $55*

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

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

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Course 87

Touching on Cubism

Thu 12 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Using Henry Matisse’s paintings from the 1910s as a reference, you’ll learn techniques to simplify a draw up or photograph of an interior scene to make a painting in his style of Cubism.

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Course 88

Printmaking

Fri 13 Jul (1afternoon)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard which is fun and safe for children. We will be experimenting with coloured inks on coloured paper to create exciting images to take home.

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Full day workshops

Course 89

Pin the Tail

Mon 9 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Make and decorate your very own version of pin the tail on the donkey, horse, zebra or unicorn! Not only will you learn how to draw a four legged equine friend step by step, you can test drive your creation in fun games with your new arty classmates.

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Course 90

Guitar - Beginners

Mon 9 and Tue 10 Jul (2 full days)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $150*

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

* Students must have own guitar.

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Course 91

Design and Print T-shirts and Eco Bags

Tue 10 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 7 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials*

Learn to design and print your own image onto a T-shirt. Then learn how to turn your t-shirt into an ECO bag.

*Bring 2 t-shirts: one to wear and one oversized t-shirt to turn into a bag (second hand cotton t-shirts are great.

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Course 92

Beaded Jewellery

Tue 10 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $80

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

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

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Course 93

Print and Abstraction

Wed 11 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 7 + years

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $90 inc. materials

With line and colours, create shapes to interpret the world around you and express your artistic feelings. Learn about mixing colours and explore primary and secondary colours.

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Course 94

Sparkly Jewellery

Wed 11 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 7 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $80*

Design and create your own set of special sparkly jewellery to add some magic to your winter holidays. We will be making a set of jewellery that encompasses special sparkly components to ensure maximum bling!

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

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Course 95

Drama

Wed 11 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Kylie Harris

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90

Drama builds confidence and enhances creativity. Come and learn how to use your voice for theatre, tell a joke and improvise your own short play. Unleash your inner actor in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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Course 96

Beaded Jewellery

Thu 12 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan  

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $80*

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

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

Book Now

Course 97

Australian Stories

Thu 12 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90 inc. materials

Australia is a very interesting place full of tales waiting to be told. There are so many things to write about - unique animals, beaches and seas, neighbourhoods and indigenous and settler histories.

If you like to tell stories and create poems, then come along to a workshop where we will explore Australia through words.

Book Now

Course 98

Crafty Flowers

Fri 13 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 - 8 yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $90 inc. materials

In this fun workshop you learn to make flowers with egg cartons .Take home a bunch of colourful, crafty, flowers!

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Week 2 Monday 16 Jul – Friday 20 Jul 2018

Course 99

Pottery ‘Crazy Birds'

Mon 16 Jul - Fri 20 Jul (5 mornings & 5 afternoons)

Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath

Age: 6 - 13 yrs

Time: Morning: 9.30am - 12pm, afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: (inc. materials, firing and glazing)

Morning or afternoon

1 x half day class $60

5 x half day classes $240 (in same week) 

Clay is naturally appealing to children, they love creating with this tactile medium.  A long coil of clay or a pinch pot has endless possibilities and children enjoy using their imaginations for creative storytelling through their clay pieces. 

Creating with clay is fun!  Come along to the pottery studio to learn basic hand building techniques, with or without previous experience, each child will have a wonderful time designing and crafting their very own 'Crazy Bird' sculpture.

When enrolling, please specify which half day classes you want your child to attend.

 Book Now

Morning Classes

Course 100

Papier Mâché Mask

Mon 16 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

In this workshop you learn to make face masks with papier mâché! In the morning you will create the mask with provided materials and in the afternoon you will make designs and colour it.

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Course 101

Fairy Houses

Tue 17 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Create your very own fairy house! From the garden and the creatures within it, to the cosy interior filled with adorable fairy furniture. In this fun filled workshop, the tutor will guide children through how to make adorable 3D fairy houses that they can take home and display proudly in their room or garden.

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Course 102

Fun with Puppets

Tue 17 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Lenka Muchova

Age: 6 + yrs

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Come along to this exciting class and learn to make colourful paper puppets! Draw and paint a background for your puppets in beautiful bright colours and then create a group puppet performance to show your classmates! A class that encourages imaginative ideas and creativity!

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Course 103

Crafty Crowns

Wed 18 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 5 + yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Create your very own crown or hat using recycled and unique craft materials. The tutor will teach you simple and easy techniques to design and create fashionable headpieces that you won’t want to take off!

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Course 104

Creature Feature

Thu 19 Jul (1 morning)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 5 + yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Use your winding skills to make caterpillar-ary, insect-y creatures out of sticks and soft windable materials - like the Indigenous ‘Tjanpi Desert Weavers’.

Book Now

Afternoon Classes

Course 105

Wild Animal Adventures

Mon 16 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

What is your favourite wild animal? Do they live in the jungle? Come and join this fun class and learn about the environment, and what animals are amongst us.

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Course 106

Design a Magazine

Tue 17 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Children will work with the tutor to create their very own magazine using hand drawn illustrations, collage techniques and creative writing. Children are encouraged to bring copies of photographs that can be featured in their magazines.

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Course 107

Fun with Puppets!

Tues 17 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Lenka Muchova 

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Come along to this exciting class and learn to make colourful paper puppets!

Draw and paint a background for your puppets in beautiful bright colours and then create a group puppet performance to show your classmates! A class that encourages imaginative ideas and creativity!

Book Now

Course 108

Stop Motion City

Wed 18 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Work together with the tutor to create your own stop motion animation! Learn simple animation tips and tricks, craft a story, build characters and set the scene!

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Course 109

Touching on Cubism

Thu 19 Jul (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Using Henry Matisse’s paintings from the 1910s as a reference, you’ll learn techniques to simplify a draw up or photograph of an interior scene to make a painting in his style of Cubism.

Book Now

Full Day Workshops

Course 110

Party Food Fight

Mon 16 Jul (full day)

Tutor:  Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $ 90 inc. materials

Oops! You were having too much fun dancing and your party banquet has gone splat on the floor... Never mind, draw and collage it in colourful paper to create a series of Pop food artworks!

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Course 111

Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced

Mon 16 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $80*

This one day workshop is aimed at students who already have an understanding of guitar chords and simple music theory. Students would be expected to be able to play simple songs. It is ideally aimed at students who are currently having regular guitar tuition through the term.

* Students must have own guitar.

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Course 112

Learn the Art of Landscape Painting

Tue 17 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 7 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Learn all facets of painting landscape. Colour mixing, composition and mark making. Watercolour techniques and impasto techniques will be taught. If the weather is fine we also draw and paint – en plein air!

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Course 113

Floral Techniques

Wed 18 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $90 inc. materials

Explore master techniques and learn about brushstroke, to create your own flowers! Colourful and vibrant, this workshop will help children become confident painters.

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Course 114

Drama

Wed 18 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Kylie Harris

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90

Unleash your creative flair! Drama games, improvisation and scene work. Learn to use your voice for stage.

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Course 115

Fancy Dress

Thu 19 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 8 +  yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Choose from a selection of props and costumes to dress up in and add some drama to your self-portrait painting. Be the amazing person you want to be when you grow up - yourself!

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Course 116

Australian Stories

Thu 19 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $90 inc. materials

Australia is a very interesting place full of tales waiting to be told. There are so many things to write about - unique animals, beaches and seas, neighbourhoods and indigenous and settler histories.

If you like to tell stories and create poems, then come along to a workshop where we will explore Australia through words.

Book Now

Course 117

Parrots Galore!

Fri 20 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6 - 8 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Children will learn how to draw parrots and what colour techniques to use to make them vibrant and textual! In this fun class you will use collage and painting techniques to create beautiful artworks.

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Course 118

Collage Workshop

Fri 20 Jul (full day)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

The workshop involves choosing images, cutting and gluing to create a large artwork to take home. Children will create a collage, looking at their favourite country!

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