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 Tuesday 2 October - Friday 5 October 2018

Week 2 Monday 8 October - Friday 12 October 2018

How to book

Bookings open 6 September 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.

Sign up to our E News to receive booking reminders by email or like our Facebook page to stay up to date with what's happening at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre.

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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 If your child turns up without an Epi Pen or with out of date medication, they cannot attend the class.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 Tuesday 2 Oct – Friday 5 Oct 2018

Full day

Course 82

Pottery ‘Rattles and Rainmakers'

Tue 2 Oct - Fri 5 Oct (4 mornings & 4 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

4 x half day classes $180 (in same week) 

Please call Art Centre to book 4 day discount

Clay is a wonderfully tactile medium and kids absolutely love it! Come along to the pottery studio for an introduction to basic hand building techniques and to learn about clay. Make a musical sculpture inspired by spring. With or without previous experience, you will design and create a fabulous work of art. Younger children will learn how to use moulds and easier techniques, older children and those with some experience will be able to extend their skills. Heaps of fun for everyone!

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

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Morning classes

Course 83

Design with coloured pencils

Thu 4 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Come to this fun class and get creative! Try new ways to colour in, focusing on shape and design.

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Course 84

Embroidered cushion

Thur 4 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 6 + years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Make a 35 x 35 cm cushion with your own seed-stitched embroidery design. You’ll learn how to do some hand embroidery and machine sewing while creating something beautiful.

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Course 85

Spring news reporting

Thur 4 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 9 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

In this workshop we will write news stories about what is happening in the spring time. What sports are there to talk about? What flowers and trees are blossoming? What holidays are coming up?

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Course 86

Recycled Creatures

Fri 5 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 5 + years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Work with the tutor to create a world of interesting and quirky creatures using recycled materials. In this workshop, children will explore the idea of upcycling and looking at how art can transform simple, everyday objects into something with new life and personality. Children will paint, glue and embellish a collection of recycled and found objects to create their own adorable creatures!

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Course 87

Printmaking - flowers of spring

Fri 5 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 + yrs

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 looking at the theme of spring flowers and experimenting with colour printing on coloured paper, creating exciting prints for children to take home.

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Afternoon classes

Course 88

Portraiture

Thur 4 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Draw a fantastic portrait, learning techniques and shading. Use pencil and charcoal to create your masterpiece.

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Course 89

Embroidered cushion

Thur 4 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Make a 35 x 35 cm cushion with your own seed-stitched embroidery design. You’ll learn how to do some hand embroidery and machine sewing while creating something beautiful.

Book Now

Course 90

Ghosts, witches, monsters and trolls in comic books

Thur 4 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 10 - 12 years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

In this workshop we will explore the spooky and the funny sides of creatures associated with Halloween. You can choose any creature you would associate with Halloween, and use your imagination to create a comic book story. Get ready to draw and write your scary story.

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Course 91

Upcycled fashion

Fri 5 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 7 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Transform recycled objects into fashionable and wearable works of art. From statement neck pieces to oversized hats, work with the tutor to transform recycled cardboard into stunning fashion items and accessories.

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Course 92

Paint a spring landscape

Fri 5 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Looking at the great masters of the past like Monet, Matisse and Van Gogh, children will create their own spring landscape using acrylic paints.

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Full day workshops

Course 93

Design and print your own t-shirts

Tues 2 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials*

Using environmentally friendly paint, this course is designed to challenge students to think like a designer and create their own print to transfer to a t-shirt. The design can be taken home to use again and again on other t-shirts or bags.

*Please bring one white plain cotton T-shirt.

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Course 94

Collage yourself

Tues 2 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Create a life size image of yourself using fabric, paint and mixed media. Have fun with materials while exploring notions of self-portraiture.

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Course 95

Comedy writing workshop

Tues 2 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Alison Gorman

Age: 7 - 11 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $ 90 inc. materials

Do you love to read funny jokes, stories and poems? Imagine writing your own to amuse your family and friends. Come and tickle your funny bone at our comedy writing workshop. Together, we will learn about what makes a joke funny, how to invent amusing characters such as Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink, and how to see the funny side of the everyday things that happen in our lives.

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Course 96

Painting techniques

Wed 3 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

A fun class, exploring paint techniques! Learn about balance, harmony and abstract methods.

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Course 97

Embroidery for beginners

Wed 3 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Rey Behboudi

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Explore the colourful world of creativity on fabric. In this fun workshop you will learn the basics of needlework. You will practice how to make common stitches. Together we will make happy patterns and playful pieces of embroidery on wooden hoops, to take home and put on display!

Book Now

Course 98

Drama

Wed 3 Oct (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.

Book Now

Course 99

Writing is fun!

Fri 5 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $ 90 inc. materials

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

Book Now

Week 2 Monday 8 Oct – Friday 12 Oct 2018

Course 100

Pottery ‘Rattles and Rainmakers'

Tue 9 Oct - Fri 12 Oct (4 mornings & 4 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

4 x half day classes $180 (in same week) 

Please call Art Centre to book 4 day discount

Clay is a wonderfully tactile medium and kids absolutely love it! Come along to the pottery studio for an introduction to basic hand building techniques and to learn about clay. Make a musical sculpture inspired by spring. With or without previous experience, you will design and create a fabulous work of art. Younger children will learn how to use moulds and easier techniques, older children and those with some experience will be able to extend their skills. Heaps of fun for everyone!

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

 Book Now

Morning classes

Course 101

Let's learn collagraph

Mon 8 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 5 + yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Have fun creating collagraphs, exploring shape, colour and composition. A great class to learn basic printmaking techniques in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

Book Now

Course 102

Printmaking - flowers of spring

Mon 8 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

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 looking at the theme of spring flowers and experimenting with colour printing on coloured paper, creating exciting prints for children to take home.

Book Now

Course 103

Patterns in nature appliqué

Tues 9 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 6 + yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Make a picture focusing on patterns in nature, with fabric and stitching instead of pencils and paints.

Book Now

Course 104

Drawing animals

Thur 11 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 + yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

In this workshop you learn to draw animals more skilfully, using pencil techniques. The tutor will give you guidance and help improve your confidence when sketching.

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Course 105

Beaded jewellery

Thur 11 Oct (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.

Book Now

Course 106

Ghosts, witches, monsters and trolls in comic books

Thur 11 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 9 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

In this workshop we will explore the spooky and the funny sides of creatures associated with Halloween. You can choose any creature you would associate with Halloween, and use your imagination to create a comic book story. Get ready to draw and write your scary story!

Book Now

Afternoon classes

Course 107

Let's learn collagraph

Mon 8 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Have fun creating collagraphs, exploring shape, colour and composition. A great class to learn basic printmaking techniques in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

Book Now

Course 108

Paint a spring landscape

Mon 8 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Looking at the great masters of the past like Monet, Matisse and Van Gogh, children will create their own spring landscape using acrylic paints.

Book Now

Course 109

Patterns in nature appliqué

Tues 9 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Make a picture focusing on patterns in nature, with fabric and stitching instead of pencils and paints.

Book Now

Course 110

Fantasy land

Thur 11 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $60 inc. materials

Explore fantasy land and come up with magical places to create! Paint your masterpieces and use colour and glitter to make them mystical!

Book Now

Course 111

Beaded jewellery

Thur 11 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 + yrs

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.

Book Now

Course 112

Spring news reporting

Thur 11 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 10 - 12 years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

In this workshop we will write news stories about what is happening in the spring time. What sports are there to talk about? What flowers and trees are blossoming? What holidays are coming up?

Book Now

Full day workshops

Course 113

Intro to wheel throwing

Mon 8 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath

Age: 10 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $110 inc. materials, firing and glazing

In this fun one-day workshop you will learn how to prepare the clay, centre it on the wheel, throw, shape and finish a small vessel. Working in teams of two, you will spend time practicing these new skills, discussing the fundamentals of making ceramics, environmental considerations, and choosing the best one or two pieces to be decorated, fired and glazed. By the end of the workshop you will have learnt and practiced new skills in wheel throwing pottery, finishing, decorating and recycling of clay.

Please wear closed-toe shoes, clothes you are relaxed about getting clay on, and bring a towel. It is also recommended you trim your nails.

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Course 114

Creative collage

Mon 8 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $ 90 inc. materials

A fun creative class, mixing media for an underwater themed masterpiece!

Book Now

Course 115

Paint - mixed media class

Tues 9 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Learn to paint landscapes using more than one media. Try combining collage, frottage, pastels and acrylic to make an energy-filled landscape. We then transfer these techniques to create an artwork of our favourite animal.

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Course 116

Beaded jewellery

Tues 9 Oct (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 117

Embroidery for beginners

Wed 10 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Rey Behboudi

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Explore the colourful world of creativity on fabric. In this fun workshop you will learn the basics of needlework. You will practice how to make common stitches. Together we will make happy patterns and playful pieces of embroidery on wooden hoops, to take home and put on display!

Book Now

Course 118

Beaded jewellery

Wed 10 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 + 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 119

Drama

Wed 10 Oct (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.

Book Now

Course 120

Zany zines!

Fri 12 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Samantha Relihan

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $100 inc. materials

Join the tutor for this creative drawing workshop where children will create their very own zine; a short magazine on a particular theme filled with drawings, stories, comics and poems. At the end of the workshop, children will walk away with a finished, handmade magazine!

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Course 121

Christmas jewellery

Fri 12 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 7 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $80*

Design and make your own festive Christmas jewellery. Perfect for you to wear over the season of joy!

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

Book Now

Course 122

Writing is fun!

Fri 12 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $ 90 inc. materials

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

Book Now