Kids art classes during the school holidays

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 

Spring school holidays 

Bookings now open!

Week 1 classes will run from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October, while week 2 classes will run from Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October (no classes on Monday 8 October due to public holiday).  

Click here to download a pdf version of the Spring holiday program

Click here to book online

9-week term classes are also available

Week 1: Monday 30 September - Friday 4 October

Pottery classes 

Course 82

Pottery ‘Witches and Wizards Magical Wands’

Tues 1 Oct - Fri 4 Oct (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 a wand inspired by your favourite witch, wizard or Harry Potter character. 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. With or without previous experience, you will design and create a fabulous work of art.

Click here to book online

Morning Classes

Course 83

Beaded Jewellery

Tues 1 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 84

Spring Garden

Wed 2 Oct (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 ‘Spring’ inspired garden with vibrant watercolours.

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Course 85

Cyanotype Printing

Fri 4 Oct (1 morning)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki

Age: 5 - 7 years

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Fee: $65 inc. materials

Explore the magic of cyanotype printing and create your own beautiful indigo artworks inspired by nature.

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Afternoon Classes

Course 86

Beaded Jewellery

Tues 1 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 87

Spring Garden

Wed 2 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $65 inc. materials

Come along to this fun class and create a magical ‘Spring’ inspired garden with vibrant watercolours.

Click here to book online

Course 88

Cyanotype Printing

Fri 4 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $65 inc. materials

Explore the magic of cyanotype printing and create your own beautiful indigo artworks inspired by nature.

Click here to book online

Full day workshops

Course 89

Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 30 Sep (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.

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Course 90

Vessel Weaving

Mon 30 Sep (Full day)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials

Design and create your own beautiful woven vessel using traditional weaving techniques and a range of found and foraged natural fibres.

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Course 91

Paper Weaving and Designs

Mon 30 Sep (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!

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Course 92

Comic Book Creations

Mon 30 Sept (Full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 11 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials

Do you like to draw and tell stories? Create a hero with an adventure and illustrate it. What will be your hero’s superpower - invisibility, shape-shifting, mind control, laser eyes? Will your hero be human with a big heart and a clever brain? What will be your adventure - solving a crime, saving a city, or finding a monkey that escaped from the zoo? Bring your imagination and drawing skills to make your own comic book.

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Course 93

Experimental Wire and Mark Making

Tues 1 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki 

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials

Channel your inner sculptor! Create your own unique sculpture with wire using a range of drawing and mark making techniques to develop visual language!Click here to book online

Course 94

Philosophy of Literature

Tues 1 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Susan Taylor

Age: 6 - 12 years

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $85 inc. materials

Parents, is your child always asking why? This is the workshop for them! Centred around high quality literature, this workshop helps your child to engage in deep thinking. We may not always be able to find the answers but together we will have fun asking the questions.

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Course 95

Floral Jewellery

Wed 2 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 7 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85*

Design and make your own floral jewellery with beautiful floral beads and pieces. Perfect for you to wear over spring, the season of joy!

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

Click here to book online

Course 96

Embroider Your Dream World

Wed 2 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 97

Experimental Wire and Mark Making

Thur 3 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki 

Age: 6 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials

Channel your inner sculptor! Create your own unique sculpture with wire using a range of drawing and mark making techniques to develop visual language!

Click here to book online

Course 98

Beaded Jewellery

Thur 3 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 99

Words, Jokes and Songs

Thur 3 Oct (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.

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Course 100

Design Yourself

Fri 4 Oct (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.

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Course 101

Guitar - Intermediate/Advanced

Fri 4 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kieren Brereton

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85*

This one 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.  It is aimed at students who are currently having regular guitar tuition through the term.

*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.

Click here to book online

Week 2: Tuesday 8 October - Friday 11 October 2019

Pottery classes

Course 102

Pottery ‘Witches and Wizards Magical Wands’

Tues 8 Oct - Fri 11 Oct (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 a wand inspired by your favourite witch, wizard or Harry Potter character. 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. With or without previous experience, you will design and create a fabulous work of art. Heaps of fun for everyone!

Click here to book online

Morning Classes

Course 103

Spring Garden

Tues 8 Oct (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 spring inspired garden with vibrant watercolours.

Click here to book online

Course 104

Fun with Puppets and Robots

Fri 11 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Afternoon Classes

Course 105

Spring Garden

Tues 8 Oct (1 afternoon)

Tutor: Eleanor Amiradaki

Age: 8 + years

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $65 inc. materials

Come along to this fun class and create a magical spring inspired garden with vibrant watercolours.

Click here to book online

Course 106

Fun with Puppets and Robots

Fri 11 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Full Day Workshops

Course 107

Beaded Jewellery

Tues 8 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 108

Words, Jokes and Songs

Tues 8 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 109

Paint like Matisse

Wed 9 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh  

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $ 95 inc. materials

Get to know Matisse and his style of collage painting. Bring a photo of a loved-one (with a pet or in the garden). You will be using Matisse's style of painting to create your own collage on canvas.

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Course 110

Stencil Painting

Wed 9 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson 

Age: 6 + years

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials

Create unique images on fabric using basic stencilling techniques. Kids will learn to use different materials to create interesting designs.

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Course 111

Embroider Your Dream World

Wed 9 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 112

Frida Kahlo Inspired Portraits

Thur 10 Oct (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 detailed self-portrait using paint and collage.

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Course 113

Making Stories from Artworks

Thur 10 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Blanche Menadier

Age: 6 - 11 years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $95 inc. materials

Did you ever make up a story about a picture or a painting you have seen?  In this workshop you can bring your own pictures or choose from examples provided to look closely at the people, places and things in famous paintings. Then make up stories to explain what you see.

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Course 114

Guitar - Beginners

Thur 10 Oct and Fri 11 Oct (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.

Click here to book online

Course 115

Still Life Drawing and Painting

Fri 11 Oct (Full day)

Tutor: Kari Ferguson 

Age: 8 + years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials

Learn the skills of observation by drawing and painting a variety of objects. Great for the budding artist who is wanting to expand on their techniques. 

Click here to book online