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.

View full school holiday program here (pdf. 1017KB)

Key dates

Week 1 Monday 16 April - Friday 20 April 2018

Week 2 Monday 23 April - Friday 27 April 2018

How to book

Bookings now open

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 If your child turns up without an Epi Pen or with out of date medication, they cannot attend the class.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

Mon 16 Apr - Fri 20 Apr (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 $55

5 x half day classes $220 (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 piece of ‘My Garden’ themed ceramic art.

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 16 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 5 + years

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.

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Course 84

Pixelated Portrait

Tues 17 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

Learn about artist Chuck Close who is well known for creating large-scale pixelated portraits. Using a gridded source image, we will create a colourful pixelated pencil drawing that will help us develop our tonal observation skills and reimagine a traditional portrait.

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Course 85

Paint for Fun

Wed 18 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

Learn about shape and design. Experiment with colour and be guided by the tutor to explore new ideas about painting. Create a colourful picture to take home!

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Course 86

Experimenting with Coloured Pencils

Thur 19 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

Explore techniques with pencils. Learn about colour combinations and abstract designs. Push the boundaries and have fun!

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Course 87

Emotional Facescape

Thur 19 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

We will create a self-portrait with four emotions of our choice representing the four seasons. We will discuss how our facial features change to communicate to others how we are feeling and how we can express that in our drawing/painting through the colours and textures we use.

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Course 88

Art in the Dark

Fri 20 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

First, we will watch some charcoal animations by artist William Kentridge. Then, we will cover an entire piece of paper with charcoal. Using a kneadable eraser, we will rub away the light parts of our image to create a spooky portrait emerging from the dark.

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Afternoon Classes

Course 89

Beaded Jewellery

Mon 16 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 8 + yrs

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.

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Course 90

Emoji Life Drawing

Tues 17 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

In this workshop, we will create a mask of our favourite emoji. Using this mask, we will play some drama drawing games. This will help us learn how to draw the human body and see how body language can communicate feelings to others. It will help us understand how others are feeling too!

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Course 91

Drawing Animals

Wed 18 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

Draw all types of animals! Learn to sketch and work with coloured pencils. Using your imagination is fun!

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Course 92

Painting Scenery

Thur 19 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 6 - 8 years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

Gain confidence in creating a drawing and setting the scene of your favourite destination. Or bring in a picture with you on the day and work from that. Learn perspective, paint techniques and boarders and frame ideas.

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Course 93

Stick Figures

Thur 19 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

In this life drawing class with a twist, we will draw each other in a variety of timed action poses working with bamboo sticks and calligraphy brushes on the floor.

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Course 94

Everlasting Trees

Fri 20 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 inc. materials

We will learn how to draw trees by learning about the Japanese art of bonsai. A bonsai is a potted tree that has been trimmed over many years to look like a big tree. Using aluminium foil, we will create a graceful, twisting, silver bonsai sculpture to draw from.

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Full day workshops

Course 95

Slow-Stitch Apron Workshop

Mon 16 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials

Using old and vintage textiles, we’ll patchwork and slow-stitch on textile panels, and make a garden or kitchen apron. Full, illustrated instructions for completing the project (with a sewing machine, at home) will be provided if not able to complete in the workshop. All materials and equipment provided.

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Course 96

Guitar - Beginners

Mon 16 Apr and Tues 17 Apr (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.

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Course 97

Beaded Jewellery

Tues 17 Apr (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.

Book Now

Course 98

Paint like John Olsen

Wed 18 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 6 - 9 yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $85 inc. materials

John Olsen is one of Australia’s most famous artists and children will create a painting inspired by his landscape based abstract art. Using a variety of techniques and colours children will create an original artwork to take home.

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Course 99

Drama

Wed 18 Apr (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.

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Course 100

Telling Stories through Things

Thur 19 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $ 85 inc. materials

Do you like reading and writing stories? You can create your own stories/poems/songs/comics about things around you – your favourite toy or an old coin in your pocket, or some other thing you like! What would it say? How would it sound? In this workshop “things” will tell their stories through you and then you share the stories with others.  You can bring a “thing” (or two!) into the workshop, if you want, or you can choose from one of the things your tutor provides on the day. You can work by yourself or create a story with others. 

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Course 101

Frottage

Fri 20 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials*

Learn how to create your own designs and then transfer them onto paper or fabric!

*Please bring your own plain white t-shirt.

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Course 102

Once Upon a Time…Writing and Time Travelling

Fri 20 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85 inc. materials

If you could live at any time, when would it be?  During the time of the dinosaurs? 100 years in the future? When dragons were alive? You will explore different worlds at different times through writing stories and poetry in this workshop.  There are no limits except your own imagination! 

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Week 2 Monday 23 Apr – Friday 27 Apr 2018

Course 103

Pottery ‘My Garden’

Mon 23, Tuesday 24, Thur 26 & Fri 27 Apr (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 $55

5 x half day classes $220 (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 piece of ‘My Garden’ themed ceramic art.

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

Book Now

Morning Classes

Course 104

Printmaking

Mon 23 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 5 - 8 yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 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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Course 105

Fun with Puppets!

Tues 24 Apr (1 morning)

Tutor: Lenka Muchova

Age: 6 + yrs

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $55 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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Afternoon Classes

Course 106

Printmaking

Mon 23 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Susan Baran

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $55 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.

Book Now

Course 107

Fun with Puppets!

Tues 24 Apr (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Lenka Muchova 

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $55 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

Full Day Workshops

Course 108

Slow-Stitch Apron Workshop

Mon 23 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials

Using old and vintage textiles, we’ll patchwork and slow-stitch on textile panels, and make a garden or kitchen apron. Full, illustrated instructions for completing the project (with a sewing machine, at home) will be provided if not able to complete in the workshop. All materials and equipment provided.

Book Now

Course 109

Guitar- Intermediate/Advanced

Mon 23 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton 

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $75*

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 110

Portrait Drawing

Tues 24 Apr (Full day)

Tutor:  Annie Labriola 

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $ 95 inc. materials

Learn to draw portraiture, focusing on techniques. Receive guidance working with charcoal and pencil for black and white tonal work. Learn to draw facial features and improve your drawing in this great workshop.

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Course 111

Drama

Tues 24 Apr (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. 

Book Now

Course 112

Design Project Workshop

Thur 26 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Annie Labriola

Age: 8 + yrs

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $ 85 inc. materials

Be a creative! Come up with a clothing design, logo and brand names. This workshop is an exciting way to learn balance, harmony, colour and shapes. The tutor will help guide the kids in to fulfilling their ideas.

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Course 113

Beaded Jewellery

Thur 26 Apr (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.

Book Now

Course 114

Telling Stories through Things

Thur 26 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $ 85 inc. materials

Do you like reading and writing stories? You can create your own stories/poems/songs/comics about things around you- your favourite toy or an old coin in your pocket, or some other thing you like! What would it say? How would it sound? In this workshop “things” will tell their stories through you and then you share the stories with others.  You can bring a “thing” (or two!) into the workshop, if you want, or you can choose from one of the things your tutor provides on the day. You can work by yourself or create a story with others. 

Book Now

Course 115

Painting En Plein Air

Fri 27 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Rachel Carroll 

Age: 7 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials

Learn to paint outside (en plein air) like a real artist. Enjoy the surrounds of the Art Centre, whilst painting your masterpiece.

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Course 116

Mother and Daughter’s Jewellery

Fri 27 Apr (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.

Book Now

Course 117

Once Upon a Time…Writing and Time Travelling

Fri 27 Apr (Full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 12 yrs

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85 inc. materials

If you could live at any time, when would it be? During the time of the dinosaurs? 100 years in the future? When dragons were alive? You will explore different worlds at different times through writing stories and poetry in this workshop.  There are no limits except your own imagination! 

Book Now