Kids art school holiday program

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*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 -

but we are now reopen!

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.
  • 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.

Spring school holiday program

Bookings open on Thursday 27 August.

Week 1 Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October 2020

#82 Pottery ‘Your Fantasy Pet’ 6 - 13 years

Tues 29 Sept - Fri 2 Oct (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)
Kids have a fantastic imagination. Let it shine by allowing them to create their own fantasy pet out of clay. They will learn easy and fun clay forming techniques to create their fantasy pet, extending their skills in clay and enhancing their creativity. No previous experience in clay is required!

Book online

Morning classes

#83 Printmaking 5 - 7 years

Mon 28 Sept (1 morning)
Tutor: Susan Baran   
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $70 inc. materials
Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard, which is fun and safe for children. They will experiment with coloured printing on colour paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Book online

#84 Beaded Jewellery 5 + years

Wed 30 Sept (1 morning)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Fee: $65*
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

Afternoon classes

#85 Printmaking 8 + years

Mon 28 Sept (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Susan Baran  
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $70 inc. materials
Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard, which is fun and safe for children. They will experiment with coloured printing on colour paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Book online

#86 Beaded Jewellery 8 + years

Wed 30 Sept (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $65*
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

#87 Intro to Wheel Throwing 10 + years

Mon 28 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Julianne Smallwood
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $120 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.

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#88 Matisse and Collage 7 + years

Mon 28 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Students will create a collage in the style of Matisse, while they learn about elements and principles of design.

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#89 Words, Jokes and Songs 7 - 12 years

Mon 28 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $100 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.

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#90 It’s Pattern Time 6 + years

Tues 29 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Use lines and colours to create patterns that represent your ideas. Make vibrant and interesting artworks to take home.

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#91 Paint a Portrait Like Picasso 6 - 9 years

 Tues 29 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Susan Baran
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Children will look at the paintings of Pablo Picasso and create their own portraits in a similar colourful style using acrylic paints with fun and fabulous results.

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#92 Philosophy of Literature 7 - 12 years

Tues 29 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Susan Taylor
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $100 inc. materials
Parents, is your child always asking ‘why?’ Then this workshop is 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.

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#93 Cezanne and Still Life 7 + years

Wed 30 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Create a colourful still life on canvas like Cezanne. Learn about composition and colour in this fun-filled class.

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#94 T-Shirt Printing 7 + years

Wed 30 Sept (full day)
Tutor: Rachel Carroll  
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. painting materials*
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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#95 Egg Carton Flowers 6 + years

Thur 1 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Make a creative artwork with recycled egg cartons to capture the beauty of nature. Use the surrounds of the Art Centre as inspiration.

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#96 Beaded Jewellery 5 + years

Thur 1 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90*
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

#97 Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced 8 + years

Thur 1 Oct & Fri 2 Oct (2 day workshop)
Tutor: Kieren Brereton 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $160*
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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#98 Snowy Landscapes 7 + years

Fri 2 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
In this fun class students will explore painting techniques and create beautiful snowy mountains. You will learn how to maximise colour combinations on a canvas base.

Book online

#99 Beaded Jewellery 8 + years

Fri 2 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90*
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

Week 2 Tuesday 6 October - Friday 9 October 2020

#100 Pottery ‘Your Fantasy Pet’ 6 - 13 years

Tues 6 Oct - Fri 9 Oct (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)
Kids have a fantastic imagination. Let it shine by allowing them to create their own fantasy pet out of clay. They will learn easy and fun clay forming techniques to create their fantasy pet, extending their skills in clay and enhancing their creativity. No previous experience in clay is required!

Book online

Morning classes

#101 Printmaking 5 - 7 years

Thur 8 Oct (1 morning)
Tutor: Susan Baran   
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $70 inc. materials
Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard, which is fun and safe for children. They will experiment with coloured printing on coloured paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Book online

#102 Fun with Puppets and Robots 6 + years

Fri 9 Oct (1 morning)
Tutor: Lenka Muchova
Time: 9.30am - 12pm
Fee: $70 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.

Book online

Afternoon classes

#103 Printmaking 8 + years

Thur 8 Oct (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Susan Baran   
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $70 inc. materials
Explore the possibilities of printmaking using scratchboard, which is fun and safe for children. They will experiment with coloured printing on coloured paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Book online

#104 Fun with Puppets and Robots 6 + years

Fri 9 Oct (1 afternoon)
Tutor: Lenka Muchova
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $70 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.

Book online

Full day workshops

#105 Going on Safari 6 + years

Tues 6 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Melani Gravas  
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
A fun and exciting drawing and painting class, making artwork with animals from an African safari.

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#106 Christmas Jewellery 7 + years

Tues 6 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Kim Chan
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $90*
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 class.

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#107 Guitar - Beginners 8 + years

Tues 6 Oct and Wed 7 Oct (2 day workshop)
Tutor: Kieren Brereton 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $160*
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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#108 Painting Techniques and Perspective: 8 + years

Wed 7 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Melani Gravas 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Children will explore and discover the complexities of colour through perspective. A great class for kids who want to expand their painting techniques and have fun in the process!

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#109 Landscape Painting and Mixed MediaAge: 7 + years

Wed 7 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Rachel Carroll  
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Children will paint two paintings. A challenging and fun snowy mountains landscape. Then we will paint a lush green view of the garden outside the Art Centre. Learn to draw and paint ‘en plein air’. The class will explore composition, colour mixing and painting techniques. We will look at the landscape paintings by many well know Australian artists as inspiration.

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#110 Paper Mache 7 + years

Thur 8 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Melani Gravas 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 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.

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#111 Words, Jokes and Songs 7 - 12 years

Thur 8 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Wendy Fitzgerald
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $100 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.

Book online

#112 Insect Art 7 - 9 years

Fri 9 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Melani Gravas 
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $110 inc. materials
Explore the world of insects, butterflies and bees using colours, patterns and different mediums to observe and create our very own creatures!

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#113 Drawing Techniques for Kids 5 - 8 years

Fri 9 Oct (full day)
Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh 
Time: 10am - 3pm
$100 inc. materials
Learn to draw what you see. Children will learn different techniques and pencil shading. Create beautiful works to take home.

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