Kids art classes during the school holidays

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Fun kids holiday art classes

What do we offer?

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 and more!

All kids art classes are held at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville.

Online bookings now open!

Click here to download a pdf version of the July Winter school holiday program

Important message to parents

Art for kids!

Week 1 classes - Monday 8 to Friday 12 July

Course 82    Pottery ‘Save the Bees - No Bees No Me!’

Tues 9 July - Fri 12 July (4 mornings and 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 and please specify which half day classes you want your child to attend.

Clay is naturally appealing to children and they enjoy using their imaginations for creative storytelling through clay pieces.

In this course they will use the pottery studio to learn basic hand building techniques.

Each child will have a wonderful time designing and crafting their very own honey bee themed piece of ceramic art.

Click here to book online

Morning classes

Course 83    Paint Like Paul Klee

Mon 8 July (1 morning)

Tutor Susan Baran

Age 5 - 8 years

Time 9.30am - 12pm

Fee $65 inc. materials

Paul Klee was one of the great artists of the 20th century and a pioneer of modern art.

His work referenced nature, music and poetry.

Children will look at his work and then be inspired to create their own paintings using crayons and watercolour paints.

Click here to book online

Course 84    Cyanotype Printing

Wed 10 July (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.

Click here to book online

Course 85    Self-Portrait Collage

Thur 11 July (1 morning)

Tutor Niloufar Tofigh

Age 5+ years

Time 9.30am - 12pm

Fee $65 inc. materials

Come along to this fun class with some fresh ideas and a photo of yourself to make a self-portrait out of torn papers and materials.

Click here to book online

Course 86    Printmaking

Fri 12 July (1 morning)

Tutor Susan Baran

Age 5 - 8 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 coloured paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Click here to book online

Afternoon classes

Course 87    Paint like Paul Klee

Mon 8 July (1 afternoon)

Tutor Susan Baran

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

Course 88    Cyanotype Printing

Wed 10 July (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

Course 89    Printmaking

Fri 12 July (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 coloured paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Click here to book online

Full day workshops

Course 90    Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 8 July (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.

Click here to book online

Course 91    Comic Book Story Making

Mon 8 July (full day)

Tutor Blanche Menadier

Age 6 - 11 years

Time 10am - 4pm

Fee $ 95 inc. materials

Create your own comic book!

Develop a hero or heroine who saves the day, a villain who nearly destroys everything and a sidekick or two who helps the hero.

Then put it all in pictures into your very own comic book.

Click here to book online

Course 92    Drama

Mon 8 July (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.

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Course 93    Play with Dots

Tues 9 July (full day)

Tutor Niloufar Tofigh

Age 6+ years

Time 10am - 3pm

Fee $95 inc. materials

In this fun class, students will create colourful patterns with dots on a black surface and learn about mixing colours.

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Course 94    Vessel Weaving

Tues 9 July (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 through a range of found and foraged natural fibres.

Click here to book online

Course 95    Drama

Tues 9 July (full day)

Tutor Brianna Kairl

Age 8+ years

Time 10am - 4pm

Fee $90

Unleash your creative flair with drama games, improvisation and scene work. Learn to use your voice for stage.

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Course 96    Modern Art Cushion - Making- Rene Magritte’s ‘La Promesse’

Wed 10 July (full day)

Tutor Rhonda Pryor

Age 8+ years

Time 10am - 4pm

Fee $105 inc. materials

Art you can use! Make a cushion version of Rene Magritte’s painting La Promesse.

You’ll be hand stitching colourful felt to make a beautiful interpretation of the French artist’s famous painting.

Click here to book online

Course 94    Embroider your Dream World

Wed 10 July (full day)

Tutor Rey Behboudi

Age 8+ years

Time 10am - 4pm

Fee $105 inc. materials

In this fun workshop you will 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 98    Still Life with Paul Cézanne

Fri 12 July (full day)

Tutor Niloufar Tofigh

Age 7+ years

Time 10am - 4pm

Fee $105 inc. materials

Students will paint a basket of fruit, tablecloth and bottles.

Learn to create tones in painting and explore Paul Cézanne’s techniques.

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Course 99    Words and Songs

Fri 12 July (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

Week 2 classes - Monday 15 to Friday 19 July

Course 100    Pottery ‘Save the Bees - No Bees No Me!’

Tues 16 July - Fri 19 July (4 mornings and 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 and please specify which half day classes you want your child to attend.

Clay is naturally appealing to children and they enjoy using their imaginations for creative storytelling through clay pieces.

In this course they will use the pottery studio to learn basic hand building techniques.

Each child will have a wonderful time designing and crafting their very own honey bee themed piece of ceramic art. 

Click here to book online

Morning classes

Course 101    Fun with Puppets and Robots

Mon 15 July (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

Course 102    Printmaking

Mon 15 July (1 morning)

Tutor Susan Baran

Age 5 - 8 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 coloured paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Click here to book online

Course 103    Beaded Jewellery

Tues 16 July (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 the class.

Click here to book online

Course 104    Cyanotype Printing

Thur 18 July (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.

Click here to book online

Afternoon classes

Course 105    Fun with Puppets and Robots

Mon 15 July (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

Course 106    Printmaking

Mon 15 July (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 coloured paper and create exciting prints to take home.

Click here to book online

Course 107    Beaded Jewellery

Tues 16 July (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 the class.

Click here to book online

Course 108    Cyanotype Printing

Thur 18 July (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 109    Intro to Wheel Throwing

Mon 15 July (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.

Click here to book online

Course 110    Diary Stories

Mon 15 July (full day)
Tutor: Blanche Menadier
Age: 6 - 11 years
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee: $ 95 inc. materials
Make up a character based on what fascinates you. It could be a blue-haired fairy, a young wizard in training or a world-class Ninja. Then create a diary showing one week in the life of your exciting character.

Click here to book online

Course 111    Van Gogh Painted Sunflowers, So Did I!

Tues 16 July (full day)

Tutor: Niloufar Tofigh

Age: 6+ years

Time: 10am - 3pm

Fee: $ 95 inc. materials

Students will paint vibrant sunflowers and explore the brush techniques and colours of Van Gogh, while learning and having fun. 

Click here to book online

Course 112    Words and Songs

Tues 16 July (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 113    Modern Art Cushion Making - Matisse’s Garden

Wed 17 July (full day)

Tutor: Rhonda Pryor

Age: 8+ years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 inc. materials

Art you can use! Make a cushion version of Henri Matisse’s colourful plant images.

You will be hand-stitching felt in amazing colour combinations to make a unique garden-themed cushion!

Click here to book online

Course 114    Beaded Jewellery

Wed 17 July (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 the class.

Click here to book online

Course 115    Embroider Your Dream World

Wed 17 July (full day)

Tutor: Rey Behboudi

Age: 8+ years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $105 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 116    Beaded Jewellery

Thur 18 July (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 the class.

Click here to book online

Course 117    Guitar - Beginners

Thur 18 July and Fri 19 July (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 have own guitar.

Click here to book online

Course 118    Vessel Weaving

Fri 19 July (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.

Click here to book online

Course 119    Pom-Pom Jewellery

Fri 19 July (full day)

Tutor: Kim Chan

Age: 7+ years

Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee: $85*

Learn how to make cute and fluffy pompoms for winter jewellery.

They will keep you warm and cosy this season!

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

Click here to book online