Kids school holiday program

Fun kids holiday art classes

Our fun kids classes include painting, drawing, pottery, creative writing, printmaking, mixed media, puppet-making, embroidery, beaded jewellery, self-portraits, guitar workshops, comic book art mixed media and more!

  • Morning, afternoon and full day workshops are available.
  • 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.

No nut policy

Please ensure foods brought to the Centre do not contain nuts or nut products.

Important message to parents 

Summer school holidays 

Bookings open 5 December

Click here to book online

Click here to download a PDF version of the school holiday program

9-week term classes are also available

Week 1: Monday 13 Jan - Friday 17 Jan 2020

Pottery classes

Course 82
Pottery ‘Let’s Make a Zoo’

Tues 14 Jan - Fri 17 Jan (4 mornings & 4 afternoons)
Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath
Age: 6 - 13 years
Time: Morning: 9.30am - 12pm
          Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: (inc. materials, firing and glazing)
Morning or afternoon
1 x half day class $65
4 x half day classes $195 (in same week) - please call Art Centre to book 4 day discount

Kids absolutely love clay! Come along to the pottery studio to make your favourite zoo animal sculpture. Younger children will learn easier techniques, older children and those with some experience will be able to extend their skills. With or without previous experience, they will design and create a fabulous work of art. Heaps of fun for everyone!

Morning Classes

Course 83
Summer Garden

Mon 13 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki 
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Come along to this fun class and create a magical ‘summer’ inspired garden with vibrant watercolours.

Course 84
Continuous Line Drawing

Tues 14 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Melani Gravas
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Children will explore the art and flow of uninterrupted line by creating their own continuous line drawings and portraits. Continuous line encourages children to freely explore real life and their imagination by following where the line takes them.

Course 85
Beaded Jewellery

Thur 16 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Age: 5 + years
Time: 10am -12.30pm
Fee: $60*
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.

Course 86
Drawing with Charcoal

Fri 17 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Create beautiful works of art while learning about using charcoal techniques.

Afternoon Classes

Course 87
Summer Garden

Mon 13 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki 
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Come along to this fun class and create a magical ‘summer’ inspired garden with vibrant watercolours.

Course 88
Continuous Line Drawing

Tues 14 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Melani Gravas
Age: 8 + years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Children will explore the art and flow of uninterrupted line by creating their own continuous line drawings and portraits. Continuous line encourages children to freely explore real life and their imagination by following where the line takes them.

Course 89
Beaded Jewellery

Thur 16 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Age: 8 + years
Time: 1.30pm - 4pm
Fee: $60*
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.

Course 90
Drawing with Charcoal

Fri 17 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Age: 8 + years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Create beautiful works of art while learning about using charcoal techniques.

Full day workshops

Course 91
Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 13 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath
Age: 10 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $115 inc. materials, firing and glazing
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.
*Bring an old towel

Course 92
Painting from Perspective

Mon 13 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Melani Gravas
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $105 inc. materials
Children will be exploring and discovering the complexities of colour through paint and perspective. By using real life objects and mixed media, children will develop their creative skills and explore art using their imagination.

Course 93
Drama

Mon 13 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Brianna Kairl
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90
Unleash your creative flair! Drama games, improvisation and scene work. Learn to use your voice for stage.

Course 94
Australian Landscapes

Tues 14 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Jessica Rix
Age: 7 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $105 inc. materials
Children will create an artwork inspired by the Australian landscape with the addition of native Australian animals. They will use a range of collage materials to create this wonderful artwork.

Course 95
Cyanotype Printing

Tues 14 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki 
Age: 7 + years
Time: 10am - 3pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
Explore the magic of cyanotype printing and create your own beautiful indigo artworks inspired by nature. 

Course 96
Paper Weaving and Designs

Wed 15 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson 
Age: 6 + years
Time: 10am - 3pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
Create colourful placemats by learning the basic techniques of weaving paper. Kids will take away wonderful, usable mats bursting with colour!

Course 97
Under the Sea or at the Beach

Wed 15 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Jessica Rix
Age: 7 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $105 inc. materials
Children will use a range of painting and drawing techniques to create a beautiful under the sea or beach artwork. Be inspired by the warm summer weather! Materials used include oil pastels and watercolour paints.

Course 98
Embroider Your Dream World

Wed 15 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Rey Behboudi
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 3pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
In this fun workshop you will learn the basics of needlework, using common stitches. Make happy patterns and playful pieces of embroidery to take home.

Course 99
Design Yourself

Thur 16 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson  
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $105 inc. materials
Create a life size abstract image of yourself using fabric and paint. A fun and creative class, where kids will learn skills in creating shapes, colour and design.

Course 100
Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced

Thur 16 Jan & Fri 17 Jan (2 day workshop)
Tutor: Kieren Brereton 
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $155*
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.

Course 101
Beaded Jewellery

Fri 17 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Age: 5 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $85*
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.

Week 2: Monday 20 Jan - Friday 24 Jan 2020

Pottery Classes

Course 102
Pottery ‘Let’s Make a Zoo’

Tues 21 Jan - Fri 24 Jan (4 mornings & 4 afternoons)
Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath
Age: 6 - 13 years
Time: Morning: 9.30am - 12pm
          Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: (inc. materials, firing and glazing)
Morning or afternoon
1 x half day class $65
4 x half day classes $195 (in same week) - please call Art Centre to book 4 day discount

Kids absolutely love clay! Come along to the pottery studio to make your favourite zoo animal sculpture. Younger children will learn easier techniques, older children and those with some experience will be able to extend their skills. With or without previous experience, they will design and create a fabulous work of art. Heaps of fun for everyone!

Morning Classes

Course 103
Nature Art

Tues 21 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Melani Gravas  
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Children will use pressed flowers, stones and natural materials to create artworks that are inspired by the world around them. Children will explore their creative, compositional and crafting skills as they explore colour using floral patterns, paint and mixed media.

Course 104
Printmaking

Wed 22 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Susan Baran   
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
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.

Course 105
Recycled Art

Thur 23 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson   
Age: 5 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Children can get creative these holidays and make an interesting piece of art from discarded items. Come and make an artwork out of recycled materials. Be as imaginative as possible!

Course 106
Fun with Puppets and Robots

Fri 24 Jan (1 morning)
Tutor: Lenka Muchova
Age: 6 + years
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Come along to this exciting class and learn to make colourful paper puppets and robots! 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.

Afternoon Classes

Course 107
Nature Art

Tues 21 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Melani Gravas  
Age: 8 + years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Children will use pressed flowers, stones and natural materials to create artworks that are inspired by the world around them. Children will explore their creative, compositional and crafting skills as they explore colour using floral patterns, paint and mixed media.

Course 108
Printmaking

Wed 22 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Susan Baran   
Age: 8 + years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
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.

Course 109
Recycled Art

Thur 23 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson   
Age: 8 + years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Children can get creative these holidays and make an interesting piece of art from discarded items. Come and make an artwork out of recycled materials. Be as imaginative as possible!

Course 110
Fun with Puppets and Robots

Fri 24 Jan (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Lenka Muchova
Age: 6 + years
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65 inc. materials
Come along to this exciting class and learn to make colourful paper puppets and robots! 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.

Full Day Workshops

Course 111
Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 20 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Jacqueline McBeath
Age: 10 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $115 inc. materials, firing and glazing
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.

* Bring an old towel

Course 112
Frida Kahlo Inspired Portraits

Mon 20 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson  
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $105 inc. materials
Learn about Frida Kahlo and self-portraiture by creating a colourful self-portrait using paint and collage.

Course 113
Beaded Jewellery

Mon 20 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $85*
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.

Course 114
Words, Jokes and Songs

Mon 20 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald
Age: 7 - 12 years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
Do your kids love music, reading and writing? Book them into this workshop and let them enjoy a day of playing through songs, poems, jokes and stories.

Course 115
Beautiful Bracelets Jewellery

Tues 21 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Age: 7 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $85*
Design and make your own collection of beautiful stacking bracelets to glam up your outfit. Learn to use various techniques such as braiding and cross over. Choose your own charms to give it an extra sparkle.
*Materials kit to be purchased from the tutor on the day for $15. Tools are provided in class.

Course 116
Drama

Tues 21 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Brianna Kairl
Age: 5 - 8 years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90
Drama builds confidence and enhances creativity. 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.

Course 117
Embroider Your Dream World

Wed 22 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Rey Behboudi
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 3pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
In this fun workshop you’ll learn the basics of needlework, using common stitches. Together we’ll make happy patterns and playful pieces of embroidery to take home.

Course 118
Words, Jokes and Songs

Wed 22 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald
Age: 7 - 12 years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
Do your kids love music, reading and writing? Book them into this workshop and let them enjoy a day of playing through songs, poems, jokes and stories.

Course 119
Paper Mache

Thur 23 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Melani Gravas 
Age: 7 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $105 inc. materials
Children will be bringing animals, creatures and nature to life by using paper mache, paint and creativity to develop their imaginative and technical skills.

Course 120
Guitar - Beginners

Thur 23 Jan and Fri 24 Jan (2 day workshop)
Tutor: Kieren Brereton 
Age: 8 + years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $155*
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.

Course 121
Collage Designs

Fri 24 Jan (Full day)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Age: 6 + years
Time: 10am - 3pm
Fee: $95 inc. materials
Learn the skills of collage through use of different materials and methods. Great for the budding artist who is wanting to expand their techniques.