Kids art school holiday program

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We have reopened! 

*The Ku-ring-gai Art Centre’s school holiday classes in April and July 2020 were cancelled as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

About our kids holiday classes

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

  • Morning, afternoon and full day workshops are available.
  • All art materials are provided unless otherwise stated.
  • Food is not provided.
  • All kids art classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville.
  • If your child has any special needs, allergies or asthma please let us know when booking a class. Please note if your child requires an Epi-pen or puffer, you need to bring it.
  • Please ensure foods brought to the Centre do not contain nuts or nut products. Important message to parents on our nut policy.
  • You can redeem your Creative Kids voucher for selective school holiday classes over $100. To use your voucher phone us on 9424 0310.

Summer school holiday program 2021

Bookings open Thursday 10 December 2020.

View the Summer School Holiday Program 2021 (pdf.940KB)

Week 1 Monday 11 January - Friday 15 January 2021

#82 Pottery ‘Pinch Pot Planter’

Tues 12 Jan - Fri 15 Jan (4 mornings & 4 afternoons)
Tutor: Sayoko Burton
Time: Morning: 9.30am - 12pm
          Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: 1 x half day class $70 (inc. materials, firing and glazing)

Age: 6 - 13 years

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.

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Morning classes

#83 Beaded Jewellery

Mon 11 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Fee: $65*

Age: 5+ years

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 class.

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Afternoon classes

#84 Beaded Jewellery

Mon  11 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 1:30pm - 4pm
Fee: $65*

Age: 8+ years
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 class.

Book online

Full day workshops

#85 Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 11 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Julianne Smallwood
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $120 inc. materials, firing and glazing

Age: 10+ years
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.

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#86 3D Cartoon Characters

Mon 11 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials*

Age: 6+ years
Students will create exciting 3D cartoon characters by cutting cardboard and learning about layering techniques. *Bring a small picture frame to put your creation in.

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#87 Fun with Papier Mache

Tues 12 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Susan Baran
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 6 - 10 years
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.

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#88 Beaded Jewellery

Tues 12 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90*

Age: 5+ years
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 class.

Book online

#89 Fabric Weaving

Tues 12 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 8+ years
Learn basic weaving techniques using recycled fabrics. Create vibrant and interesting creations!

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#90 T-Shirt Printing

Wed 13 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Rachel Carroll
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials*

Age: 7+ years
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!

*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.

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#91 Beaded Jewellery

Wed 13 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90*

Age: 8+ years
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 class.

Book online

#92 Writing is Fun

Wed 13 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $100 inc. materials*

Age: 7 - 12 years

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?

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#93 Picasso Inspired Cubist Collage

Thur 14 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 8+ years
Learn about Picasso and the Cubist Masters while creating your own Cubist inspired artwork.

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#94 Summer Jewellery for Teddy and You

Thur 14 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90*

Age: 8+ years
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.
*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $15. Tools are provided in class.

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#95 Puppets and Performing

Thur 14 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Lenka Muchova
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 6+ years
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.

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#96 Dali and Surrealism

Fri 15 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 6+ years

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

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#97 Stencil Art for Teens

Fri 15 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 13+ years

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

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#98 Concertina Sketchbook

Fri 15 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Rachel Carroll
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 8+ years

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

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Week 2 Monday 18 January - Friday 22 January 2021

#99 Pottery ‘Pinch Pot Planter’

Tues 19 Jan - Fri 22 Jan (4 mornings & 4 afternoons)
Tutor: Sayoko Burton
Time: Morning: 9.30am - 12pm
          Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: Morning or Afternoon 1 x half day class $70 (inc. materials, firing and glazing)

Age: 6 - 13 years

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.

Book online

Full day workshops

#100 Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 18 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Julianne Smallwood
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $120 inc. materials, firing and glazing

Age: 10+ years

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.

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#101 Contemporary Art

Mon 18 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 6+ years

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.

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#102 Scratchboard Printmaking

Mon 18 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Susan Baran
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 6+ years

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.

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#103 Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced

Mon 18 Jan & Tues 19 Jan (2 day workshop)
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $160*

Age: 8+ years

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.
*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.

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#104 Drawing with Charcoal

Tues 19 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 8+ years

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

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#105 Collagraph Printmaking

Tues 19 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Susan Baran
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 8+ years

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.

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#106 Painting Your Pet

Wed 20 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Rachel Carroll
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 7+ years

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.

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#107 3D Cartoon Characters

Wed 20 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials*

Age: 6+ years

Students will create exciting 3D cartoon characters by cutting cardboard and learning about layering techniques.
*Bring a small picture frame to put your creation in.

Book online

#108 Writing is Fun

Wed 20 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $100 inc. materials

Age: 7 - 12 years

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?

Book online

#109 Design Yourself

Thur 21 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 8+ years

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

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

Thur 21 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Susan Taylor
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $100 inc. materials

Age: 6 - 12 years

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.

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#111 Guitar - Beginners

Thur 21 Jan & Fri 22 Jan (2 day workshop)
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $160*

Age: 8+ years

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.
*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.

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#112 Appropriation and Self-Portraiture

Fri 22 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 6+ years

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

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#113 Stencil Art for Teens

Fri 22 Jan (full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials

Age: 13+ years

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

Book online

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