Art school holiday program

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Fun for the kids these Summer school holidays

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

Key dates

Week 1 Monday 8 January - Friday 12 January 2018

Week 2 Monday 15 January - Friday 19 January 2018

How to book

Bookings open Thursday 23 November 2017.

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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Click here to download a pdf version of the program (pdf. 1MB)

Click here for more information about how to enrol and our terms and conditions

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 If your child turns up without an Epi Pen or with out of date medication, they cannot attend the class.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 2016

Phone: 9424 0310

Email: artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Week 1 - Monday 8 January - Friday 12 January 2018

Course 82 (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I & J)

Pottery ‘Under The Sea’

Mon 8 Jan - Fri 12 Jan (5 mornings and 5 afternoons)

Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath

Age: 6 - 13 yrs

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

Fee: (including materials, firing and glazing)

Morning or afternoon

1 x half day class $55

5 x half day classes $220 (in same week)

Clay has natural appeal and children love creating with this tactile medium. A long coil of clay can become an octopus, a boat or a favourite sea creature; the possibilities are endless and children enjoy this freedom to use their imagination 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 piece of ceramic 'Under the Sea' art.

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

Click here to book online

Morning classes

Course 83

Beaded Jewellery

Mon 8 Jan (1 morning)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 + yrs

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Fee: $50*

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.

Click here to book online

Course 84

Printmaking

Fri 12 Jan (1 morning)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 5 - 8 years

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Fee: $55 including 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.

Click here to book online

Afternoon classes

Course 85

Beaded Jewellery

Mon 8 Jan (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1:30pm - 4pm

Fee: $50*

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.

Click here to book online

Course 86

Printmaking

Fri 12 Jan (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 including 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.

Click here to book online

Full day workshops

Course 87

Guitar - Beginners

Mon 8 Jan & Tue 9 Jan (2 day workshop)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $140*

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.

Click here to book online

Course 88

Japanese Boro Bag

Tues 9 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Spend a day making a hand sewn, patched (Japanese boro style) drawstring bag. We’ll use reclaimed Japanese fabrics, denim, and other used cloth to make something unique and very special.

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Course 89

Beaded Jewellery

Tues 9 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $75*

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.

Click here to book online

Course 90

Giant Rainbow Trout Pillow

Wed 10 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Paint some abstract designs onto fish shaped fabric which you have drawn and cut out yourself. Add some shiny jewels and buttons for fish scales. Ms Anney will use her handy dandy sewing machine to stitch your creation together. Stuff your trout with wadding and you will have a cuddly fish friend for life.

Click here to book online

Course 91

Beaded Jewellery

Wed 10 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $75*

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.

Click here to book online

Course 92

Drama

Wed 10 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Kylie Harris

Age: 5 – 8 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85

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.

Click here to book online

Course 93

Creative Painting

Thu 11 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $85 including materials

Experiment with design and colour for those wanting to explore exciting painting techniques! Make a bright painting with creative flare, and hang it on your wall at home.

Click here to book online

Course 94

Charmed Jewellery

Thu 11 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $75*

Design and create your own charmed necklace, bracelet, earrings and bag decoration with beautiful, colourful ‘bling’ charms. On the day, there are many charms for the children to choose from. Great fun!

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

Click here to book online

Course 95

Writing is Fun

Thu 11 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald  

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85 including materials

If you like reading, writing and telling stories, come along for a magical day playing with words through poems, stories and songs.

Click here to book online

Course 96

Creative Writing and Gardening

Fri 12 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Alison Gorman

Age: 7 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Did you know that some of the best loved stories and poems were inspired by gardens?

Think “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Secret Garden”, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and more recently, Andy and Terry’s “Treehouse” series. In this workshop, we will read some classic garden stories and poems and explore the Arts Centre’s gardens and parklands to uncover writing ideas. We will make a  miniature story garden to take home.

Click here to book online

Week 2 - Monday 15 January - Friday 19 January 2018

Course 97  (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I & J)

Pottery 'Under The Sea'

Mon 15 Jan - Fri 19 Jan (5 mornings and 5 afternoons)

Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath

Age: 6 - 13 yrs

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

Fee: (including materials, firing and glazing)

Morning or afternoon

1 x half day class $55

5 x half day classes $220 (in same week)

Clay has natural appeal and children love creating with this tactile medium. A long coil of clay can become an octopus, a boat or a favourite sea creature; the possibilities are endless and children enjoy this freedom to use their imagination 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 piece of ceramic 'Under the Sea' art.

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

Click here to book online

Morning classes

Course 98

Fun With Puppets!

Wed 17 Jan (1 morning)

Tutor: Lenka Muchova

Age: 6 + yrs

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 including 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!

Click here to book online

Course 99

Coloured Pencils

Thu 18 Jan (1 morning)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 - 9 yrs

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 including materials

Create colour techniques and shading with coloured pencils. Learn about shapes and design to encourage the young thinkers of art!

Click here to book online

Afternoon classes

Course 100

Fun With Puppets!

Wed 17 Jan (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Lenka Muchova

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $55 including 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!

Course 101

Abstract Painting

Thu 18 Jan (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $55 including materials

A fun and experimental painting afternoon! Students will be guided in exploring colour mixing and balance to make a wonder abstract painting.

Click here to book online

Full day workshops

Course 102

The Power of Abstraction

Mon 15 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Tania McMurtry

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Paint, draw and collage your way from reality to fantasy. Take a sketch of reality and take it on your own personal expressive journey to create an abstract piece of art!

Click here to book online

Course 103

Pencils and Portraiture

Mon 15 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $85 including materials

Learn how to use pencil techniques as well as structure and shading to create a portrait. Students will explore facial features in detail. For the serious artist who still loves to have fun!

Click here to book online

Course 104

Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced

Mon 15 Jan and Tue 16 Jan (2 day workshop)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton 

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $140*

This two 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.

Click here to book online

Course 105

Painting Still Life

Tue 16 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Create a painting, learning to draw still life. It is all about perspective and sizes of objects! Great for kids wanting to explore techniques.

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Course 106

Philosophy for Kids

Tue 16 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Susan Taylor

Age: 7 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $85 including materials

Parents, is your child always asking ‘why'? Then this is the workshop for them! Centred around high quality literature, this workshop helps your child to engage in deep thinking. We may not always find the answers, but together we will have fun asking the questions.

Click here to book online

Course 107

Mountain Paint Camp

Wed 17 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 6 - 10 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials*

In this two part workshop day, you will be creating an awe-inspiring and partially edible mountain diorama. In the morning session, you will create a textured 3D mountain scene reflected in water using palette knives, impasto paint and a sandwich technique. Then in the afternoon, you will create a snow dusted forest scene using cake, gingerbread mushrooms, mint leaf lolly pines and a pretzel cabin... and yes, it’s totally OK to eat while you work!

*Please specify any dietary requirements/intolerances when booking.

Click here to book online

Course 108

Drama

Wed 17 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Kylie Harris

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85

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

Click here to book online

Course 109

Stitch Drawing

Thu 18 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 9 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Share in an imaginative day of stitch drawing: making marks and drawing on cloth. We’ll use some basic hand stitches with different thread to create texture, line and pattern. Use your wild imagination to make an experimental abstract or figurative picture. Take home your own original cloth drawing.

Click here to book online

Course 110

Writing is Fun!

Thu 18 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85 including materials

If you like reading, writing and telling stories, come along for a magical day playing with words through poems, stories and songs.

Click here to book online

Course 111

Valley of Butterflies

Fri 19 Jan (Full day)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Combining painting and collage techniques, the children will create a beautiful environment full of butterflies!

Click here to book online

Course 112

Imaginarium Workshop - Art and Creative Writing Workshop

Fri 19 Jan (Full day)

Tutor:  Alison Gorman and Tania McMurtry

Age: 7 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 including materials

Come and enjoy a fun filled day of art and creative writing in our Imaginarium. Create your own fantasy characters and imagine their adventures in an enchanted forest, an ancient castle or perhaps a crystal cave. Tell stories through a range of art and writing activities with two tutors to guide you on your magical journey.

Click here to book online