December / January School Holiday Workshops
The Children's School of Art will not be running a school holiday program during the 2017/2018 summer break.
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2018 July School Holiday Workshops

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Tuesday 10th July 2018

 

10.00 – 11.30pm

Drawing + Painting Made Easy – Magical Animals (5 – 8 years) 

Drawing and Painting Made Easy is a fun and fast-paced drawing and painting experience for young children. The 1.5-hour skills development workshop will see participants aged 5 - 8 years invent, draw and paint a magical animal onto a canvas. This workshop is specifically designed to introduce young children to drawing and painting processes and techniques. Each participant will discover a series of simple steps to create fun and interesting artworks.

 

Location: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

Materials Used: Acrylic paint, HB pencil, scissors, glue, paint brushes, canvas

Participants Take Home: One acrylic painting on canvas.

Price: $55

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12.30 – 3.00pm

Drawing + Painting Master Class – Wild Animals (9 – 15 years) 

An essential workshop for young artists looking to develop their skill and understanding in the art of drawing and painting. During this 2.5-hour workshop, participants will learn how to set-up and paint a realistic animal onto canvas. No experience necessary.  

 

Location: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

Materials Used: Carbon paper, HB pencil, acrylic paint, brushes, canvas

Participants Take Home: One acrylic painting on canvas

Price: $65

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Wednesday 11th July 2018

 

10.00 – 12.00pm

Drawing Master Class – Animals in Coloured Pencil (8 – 12 years) 

An essential workshop for young artists looking to develop their skill in the art of drawing with coloured pencils. During this 2-hour masterclass participants will learn how to set-up and draw an animal using pencil on rag paper. Participants will learn how to see and draw a detailed illustration using shading, blending and texturing techniques with coloured pencils. No experience necessary.  

 

Location: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

Materials Used: 6B & HB pencils, coloured pencils, cotton rag paper

Participants Take Home: One hand drawn illustration

Price: $55

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1.00 – 3.00pm

Cartooning Workshop -  (8 – 12 years) 

 

Information coming soon...

 

Location: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

Materials Used: HB pencil, Fine liners, Art liners, Copic markers, illustrators paper

Participants Take Home: An inked illustration on paper

Price: $55

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Thursday 12th July 2018

 

10.00 - 12.00pm

Drawing + Shading Master Class (9 – 15 years)

This workshop is perfect for young artists looking to advance their skills in the art of drawing and shading. Over the 2-hour workshop participants will learn how to create a life-like drawing using lead pencils, shading and texturing techniques. No experience necessary

 

Location: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

Workshop Theme: Famous Faces

Materials Used: Grid systems, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B pencil, rag paper

Participants Take Home: One hyper-realistic drawing on paper

Price: $55

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Friday 13th July 2018

 

10.00 – 1.00pm

Fashion Workshop – Learn to Sew, Pyjama Pants Party (9 - 15 years) 

During this three-hour sewing extravaganza participants will make their very own pair of pajama pants to keep and take home. Exploring techniques in fashion and design, participants will learn a complete set of sewing basics to help them on their path to making and wearing their own clothing. No experience necessary. 

 

Location: Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross

Materials used: Printed rayon, scissors, pins, sewing machines

Participants take home: A dress, ready to wear

Price: $75

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Monday 20th April 2020

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Kids Get Crafty: School Holiday Workshop - Elmer The Elephant (2 - 5 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Elmer the Elephant

 

Workshop Description: Inspired by David McKee’s colourful creation 'Elmer', Kids Get Crafty brings a 2 hour workshop based on the original storybook and illustrations.

Join your child as they create a herd of patterned elephants, a moving parts picture and a gorgeous tote bag.

 

No prior experience necessary. 

 

As this is an extended class, we will break midway for some games and refreshments to allow for little attention spans.

 

Parent Participation: Required

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

 

Participants Take Home: An individually designed and painted fabric tote bag, sponge painted Elmer the Elephant and friends, a moving parts picture.

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Thursday 16th April

 

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Manga Master Class: Advanced Character Development (12 - 16 years)

 

Subject: Advanced Character Development

Level: Intermediate / Advanced (Students should have basic knowledge in manga style drawing)

 

Workshop Description: Manga Master Class is a short course packed with useful tricks and tips used by professional illustrator Lauren Marshal. During this workshop participants will learn advanced skills in character development, including: 

 

  • Drawing dynamic poses and angles

  • Drawing and styling hair

  • Techniques for drawing hands and feet

  • Designing clothing and weaponry

  • Inking and colouring

Materials Used: H pencil, bristol paper, illustrating pens, coloured illustrator markers

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

 

Participants Take Home: Booklet of how to draw manga, how to draw template - manga style character, A4 manga style illustration in colour

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Wednesday 15th July

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Rainbow Unicorn Camp (5 - 10 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Rainbows & Unicorns

 

Workshop Description: Sparkles, rainbows, pastels and unicorn magic, our Rainbow Unicorn Camp is packed with fun art & craft projects and school holiday friendships. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of drawing, painting, sculpting and crafting skills using a range of colourful materials.

 

No prior experience necessary

 

Price: $150 - Price includes all materials and equipment

Please Bring: hat, water bottle, lunch and a snack

Participants Take Home: Magical Unicorn Painting on Canvas, Soft Sculpture Unicorn Pillow Friend, Rainbow Dream Catcher + Friendship Bracelet

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Tuesday 29th September

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Painting Made Easy - Animal Friends (5 - 9 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Animal Friends

 

Workshop Description: Painting Made Easy is a fun, fast-paced drawing and painting workshop designed specifically for little artists. During the workshop participants will learn basic technical skills in the art of planning and painting a canvas with acrylic paint. Students will explore their own unique creativity as they develop an original artwork of their favourite animal. Participants can expect to learn a variety of skills in the art of drawing and painting, including:

  • How to see and draw detail

  • How to see and mix colour

  • How to use a paintbrush

  • How to see and paint detail

  • Creative strategies 

  • How to make an artwork POP! 

Price: 65 - All materials provided in class

 

Participants Take Home: One A3 sized acrylic painting on canvas, One collaged artwork

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Wednesday 30th Septemeber

 

10.00 - 12.30pm

Drawing Master Class (9-16 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Life Drawing with Live Model (clothed)

 

Workshop Description: Life Drawing Master Class is a skills development workshop designed specifically for young artists looking to develop their skills in the art of drawing people through observation. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists, participants will learn how to capture the essence of their subject through observational drawing techniques using graphite and charcoal. Participants can expect to learn advanced drawing skills including:

  • Body composition, proportions and structure

  • Facial composition, proportions and structure

  • Capturing an essence through observational drawing

  • The power of the quick sketch

  • Long pose figurative drawing 

No prior experience necessary.

Participants take home: A series of sketches and drawings 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

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Thursday 8th October

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Fashion Camp: Student Designer (9 - 16 years)

 

Fashion Camp Theme: Spring Dress or Playsuit


Fashion Camp Overview: Fashion camp is jam-packed with fun fashion and textile skills suitable for beginner and experienced sewers. Over the six-hour workshop, students can expect to learn new techniques, build skills and take home a wearable fashion item of their own design and making. Skills explored include:

  • Fashion design and illustration techniques

  • Pattern cutting

  • Garment construction

  • Machine sewing

  • Hand stitching 

No prior experience necessary.

Booking Fee: $150 includes all materials and equipment 

Participants Take Home: Wearable spring dress or playsuit

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Monday 11th January

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Kids Get Crafty: School Holiday Workshop - The Singing Mermaid (2 - 5 years)

 

Workshop Theme: The Singing Mermaid

 

Workshop Description: Inspired by Julia Donaldson’s classic creation, The Singing Mermaid, Kids Get Crafty brings a 2 hour workshop based on the original storybook and illustrations by Lydia Monks. Join your child as they give a mermaid a beautiful beaded hairstyle, create a moving parts circus scene and decorate a wooden jewellery/treasure box.

 

No prior experience necessary.

 

As this is an extended class, we will break midway for some games and refreshments to allow for little attention spans.

 

Parent Participation: Required

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

 

Participants Take Home: An individually designed and painted wooden jewellery/treasure box, a moving parts circus scene, a mermaid with beaded hairstyle

 

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Tuesday 13th April

 

10.00am - 12.30pm

Learn to Draw and Paint: Family Painting Workshop (6 -100 years)

 

Workshop Description: Animal/Pet Portraits

 

Workshop Description: Learn to Draw and Paint is a family painting experience designed for one parent/guardian and their favourite young person. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists, participants will learn how to create a detailed painting of their favourite animal (or pet) on canvas with acrylic paint. Participants can expect to learn skills in drawing and painting, including:

  • How to see and draw detail

  • How to select and use a range of paint, brushes and canvas

  • Advanced colour theory

  • How to paint detailed features including eyes, snout/beak, fur/feathers/scales

  • How to enrich a painting with layers

No prior experience necessary.

Price: $120 - Price includes all materials and equipment for 1 adult and 1 child

 

Participants Take Home: Two A3 sized acrylic paintings on canvas

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Wednesday 6th January

 

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Drawing Made Easy: Pastels  (8 - 16 years)

 

Subject: Wild Animals in Oil Pastel + Wild Animals in Chalk Pastel

Workshop Description: Drawing Made Easy is a skills development workshop for young artists looking to learn new skills in the art drawing with pastels. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists, participants will learn how to create 2 detailed drawings of a wild animal using pastels on paper. Participants can expect to learn skills in the art of drawing, blending and layering, including:

  • How to see and draw detail

  • How to draw detailed features including eyes, snout, and fur

  • How to enrich a drawing using layers and mark-making

  • How to draw with chalk pastels

  • how to draw with oil pastels

No prior experience necessary.

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

 

Participants Take Home: 1 x A4 Chalk Pastel Drawing on Toned Pastel Paper, 1 x A4 Oil Pastel Drawing on Toned Pastel Paper

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Thursday 7th January

 

10.00am - 1.00pm

Oil Painting Made Easy (9 - 16 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Architecture in Landscapes

Workshop Description: Oil Painting Made Easy is an introduction to oil painting workshop. Participants can expect to learn basic drawing and painting techniques used by professional artists. Participants will learn how to create a realistic representation of an architectural icon on board using water-based oil painting mediums.

 

Techniques Taught: Seeing and drawing detail, identifying and mixing colour, basic oil painting techniques, painting depth, layering, detailing and finishing

 

No prior experience necessary.

Price: $75 - All materials provided in class

 

Participants take home: One oil painting on board

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Thursday 7th January

10.00am - 12.00pm

Clay Made Easy (5 - 10 years)

 

Subject: Animal Head Wall Hanging

Workshop Description: Explore the beautiful art of clay during this fun, creative and slightly messy workshop. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of hand-building skills, including:

  • How to design a 3D sculpture

  • How to prepare clay for hand-building

  • How to sculpt clay using the slab method

  • How to shape, arrange and join clay pieces

  • How to use a selection of clay tools

No prior experience necessary.

Participants Take Home: One fired ceramic wall-mounted animal head sculpture

Price: $75 - All materials provided in class

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Thursday 7th January

1.00pm - 3.30pm

Clay Master Class (9 - 16 years)

 

Subject: Animal Head Wall Hanging

Workshop Description: Explore the beautiful art of clay during this fun, creative and slightly messy workshop. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of hand-building skills, including:

  • How to prepare clay for hand-building

  • How to sculpt clay using the slab method

  • How to shape, arrange and join clay pieces

  • How to use a selection of clay tools

Participants Take Home: One fired ceramic wall-mounted animal head sculpture

Price: $75 - All materials provided in class

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Tuesday 12th July

 

10.00am - 2.00pm

Arty + Craft Workshop (5 - 10 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Rainbows & Unicorns

 

Workshop Description: Sparkles, rainbows, pastels and unicorn magic, our Rainbow Unicorn Camp is packed with fun art & craft projects and school holiday friendships. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of drawing, painting, sculpting and crafting skills using a range of colourful materials.

 

No prior experience necessary

 

Booking Fee: $100 - Price includes all materials and equipment

Please Bring: hat, water bottle, lunch and a snack

Participants Take Home: Magical Unicorn Painting on Canvas, Miniature Fimo Unicorn Sculpture, Rainbow Nick-Nack Headband

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Tuesday 12th July

 

10.00am - 2.00pm

Arty + Craft Workshop (5 - 10 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Superheroes & Dragons

 

Workshop Description: Superheroes + Dragons Workshop is power-packed with hands-on fun and crafty projects and holiday friendships. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of drawing, painting, sculpting and making skills using a range of interesting materials. 

 

No prior experience necessary

Booking Fee: $100 - Price includes all materials and equipment

Please Bring: hat, water bottle, lunch and a snack

Participants Take Home: Dragon Painting on Canvas, Miniature Fimo Superhero Sculpture, Custom Mask and Cape

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Wednesday 13th January

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Sculpture Workshop: Design + Build Adventure Playground (8 - 14 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Adventure Playground


Camp Overview: Design + Build Camp is jam-packed with designing, modelling and building skills suitable for beginner and experienced designers. Students can expect to learn new techniques, build skills and take home a model playground of their own design and making. Students will explore and practice a variety of skills including:

  • Design and illustration techniques

  • Joining and fixing methods

  • Scaled model-making using balsa wood

  • Techniques for construction and assembly

  • Landscaping

  • Finishing and decorating

Booking Fee: $150 includes all materials and equipment 

Participants Take Home: Model Adventure Playground

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Thursday 14th January

10.00am - 4.00pm

Fashion Workshop: Student Designer (8 - 16 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Accessories


Fashion Camp Overview: Fashion camp is jam-packed with fun fashion and textile skills suitable for beginner and experienced fashionistas. Over the six-hour workshop, students can expect to learn new techniques, build skills and take home a set of wearable fashion item of their own design and making. Skills explored include:

  • Design and illustration techniques

  • Construction and assemblage techniques

  • Hand stitching

  • Cutting and pinning

  • Basic machine sewing

No prior experience necessary.

Booking Fee: $150 includes all materials and equipment 

Participants Take Home: FIMO Jewellery Item, Nick-Nack Flower Crown, Hair Scrunchy, Designer Tote Bag

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Tuesday 19th January

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Drawing Made Easy: Pastels - Wild Animals (5 - 8 years)

 

Subject: Learn To Draw Wild Animals in Oil Pastel + Wild Animals in Chalk Pastel

Workshop Description: Drawing Made Easy is a skills development workshop for young artists looking to learn new skills in the art drawing with pastels. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists, participants will learn how to create 2 detailed drawings of a wild animal using pastels on paper. Participants can expect to learn skills in the art of drawing, blending and layering, including:

  • How to see and draw detail

  • How to draw detailed features including eyes, snout, and fur

  • How to enrich a drawing using layers and mark-making

  • How to draw with chalk pastels

  • how to draw with oil pastels

No prior experience necessary.

Participants Take Home: 1 x A4 Chalk Pastel Drawing on Toned Pastel Paper, 1 x A4 Oil Pastel Drawing on Toned Pastel Paper

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

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Drawing + Painting Short Course

This short course is comprised of 2-hour sessions over 3 consecutive days

Drawing + Painting is a course for young artists interested in exploring a range of drawing, illustration, printmaking, and painting processes and techniques. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists and designers, students will learn how to create masterful artworks in their own unique style. Students can expect to explore traditional and contemporary approaches to art-making using a range of mediums, including:

 

Core materials include: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, pens, inks, graphite, charcoal, markers and acrylic paints, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolour paints, chalk pastels, oil pastels, printing inks, fabric markers.

 

Drawing and Painting platforms include: Digital printing, canvas, cartridge paper, watercolour paper, cotton paper, carbon paper, litho paper, tracing paper, fabrics, and plastics.

 

For term dates and prices please visit our booking page: BOOK NOW

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Wednesday 20th January

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Drawing + Shading Masterclass - Famous Faces (9-16 years)

 

Subject: Famous Faces

Workshop Description: This workshop is designed for young artists looking to develop their skills in the art of drawing and shading realistically. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists, participants will learn how to set-up and draw a realistic representation of a famous person of their choosing. All skills taught during this workshop are designed for easy replication and practice at home. 

 

No prior experience necessary.

Participants Take Home: One hand-drawn illustration on rag-paper

Price: $55 - All materials provided in class

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Wednesday 20th January

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

Portfolio Development Workshop (9 - 16 years)

 

Workshop Description: This 6-hour workshop is designed specifically for students looking to enter specialist high school art programs. Participants can expect to develop their creative thinking processes and art-making techniques in preparation for sitting the visual arts Gifted And Talented Examination (GATE) workshop.

 

Throughout the workshop, students will be led through various exercises designed to hone creative processes and strengthen each student's unique approach to art-making.

 

Exercise One: Observational Drawing

Exercise Two: Conceptual Sculpture

Exercise Three: Creative Writing

Exercise Four: Portfolio review

 

Participants take home: One observational drawing, one airdry clay sculpture, one student-led artwork, one A3 portfolio.

 

Price: $150 - All materials provided in class

 

What to Bring: Please pack a hat, lunch, afternoon snack and a water bottle

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Thursday 21st January

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Manga Made Easy: Character Basics (5 - 10 years)

 

Subject: Learn To Draw Manga Style Characters: Head + Body, Clothing + Weapons

Workshop Description: 

Learn To Draw Manga is a short course packed with useful tricks and tips used by professional artist Jonathan KB Park. During this workshop participants will learn basic skills in the art of drawing manga style people, including: 

  • How to draw the head and face, including head shape, eyes, nose, mouth and ears

  • How to position facial features

  • How to draw manga style hair for both male and female

  • How to correctly assemble body proportions for male and female

  • How to draw basic manga style clothing and weaponry

No prior experience necessary.

 

Experience Required: Students should have basic knowledge in manga style drawing.

 

Price: $55 - All materials provided in class

Participants Take Home: How To Draw Manga Workbook, how to draw templates, A4 manga style illustration in coloured marker

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Thursday 21st January

 

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Manga Master Class: Advanced Character Development (9 - 16 years)

 

Subject: Advanced Character Development: Head + Body, Clothing + Weapons

Workshop Description: Manga Master Class is a short course packed with useful tricks and tips used by professional artist Jonathan KB Park. During this workshop participants will learn advanced skills in character development, including: 

 

Drawing dynamic poses and angles

Drawing and styling hair

Techniques for drawing hands and feet

Inking and colouring

 

Experience Required: Students should have basic knowledge in manga style drawing.

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

Participants Take Home: Booklet of how to draw manga, how to draw templates, A4 manga style illustration in colour

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