January School Holiday Workshops: 5th - 27th Jan
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Sunday 28th November

10.00am - 12.00pm

Christmas Wreath Workshop (4 - 100 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Christmas Wreath

 

Workshop Description:  Join us with your favourite young person for a fun-filled arts and craft workshop where participants will design and decorate a unique and colourful Christmas Wreath, ready to hang on the door! Participants can expect to practise their design, craft making and fine motor skills, including:

  • How to upcycle an existing structure

  • How to choose a colour pallet

  • How to apply acrylic paint 

  • How to embellish and decorate with ornamental and found objects

 

No prior experience is necessary.

Participants Take Home: 1 x Embellished Christmas Wreath 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class - Adults create for FREE!

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JANUARY WORKSHOPS WEEK ONE 

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Wednesday 5th January

Wednesday 12th 

 

10.00am - 1.00pm

ADULT & CHILD PET/ANIMAL PAINTING WORKSHOP (8 - 100 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Learn to Draw and Paint Pet/Animal 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 together in fun new ways as they create realistic portrait paintings 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

  • Basic colour theory

  • How to mix colour

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

No prior experience is necessary

 

Price: $65 Per participant - Please book one place for each attending child and attending adult

 

Each Participant Will Take Home: One framed canvas

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Wednesday 5th January

2.00pm - 4.00pm: 6 - 12 Years 

Wednesday 19thth January

2.00pm - 4.00pm: 8 - 16 Years

POLYMER CLAY

 

Subject: Summer Vibes

 

Workshop Description: Explore the mesmerizing art of polymer clay during this fun and creative workshop. Using a selection of brightly coloured polymer clays participants will create layered artworks using a rolled slab technique designed specifically for this medium. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of skills, including:

  • Design, planning and preparation

  • Basic colour theory

  • Techniques for shaping, layering and pressing

  • Finishing and curing artwork

 

No prior experience is necessary

 

Price: $65 Per participant - includes all materials and equipment

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Thursday 6th January

 

10.00am - 4.00pm

PRINCESSES AND SUPERHEROES ART & CRAFT WORKSHOP (4 - 8 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Princesses & Superheroes

 

Workshop Description: Princesses & Superheroes workshop is power-packed with fun, art and craft activities and holiday friendships. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of drawing, painting, sculpting and crafting skills using a range of materials and equipment.

 

Project One - Design and Assemblage

Participants will make a sparkle-filled tiara and wand or superhero mask and cape

 

Project Two - Drawing and Painting

Participants will learn how to draw and paint their favourite princess or superhero

 

Project Three - Craft and Textiles

Participants will make a princess or superhero soft toy

 

Price: $150 - Price includes all materials and equipment

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JANUARY WORKSHOPS WEEK TWO

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Monday 10th January

10.00am - 12.00pm

ANIMAL TOTE BAG (4 - 7 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Animal Tote Bags 

 

Workshop Description: Our Animal Tote Bag workshop gives young artists the opportunity to explore design principles and craft skills, while creating a unique, practical art piece. During this workshop, students will design an animal portrait to feature on their tote bag and then illustrate with coloured with paint pens and fabric markers before adding embellishments. Participants can expect to practise their design and illustration skills, including:

  • How to design and composition an artwork

  • How to contour draw a detailed animal portrait

  • How to choose a colour pallet

  • How to use fabric safe pens and markers

  • How to embellish a design with sequins, beads and gems

No prior experience is necessary.

Participants Take Home: 1 x Animal Tote Bag

 

Price: $65 Per participant

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Monday 10th January

1.00pm - 4.00pm

EMBROIDERED ANIMAL TOTE BAG (8 - 16 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Embroidered Animal Tote Bags 

 

Workshop Description: Our Animal Tote Bag workshop gives young artists the opportunity to explore design principles and craft skills, while creating a unique, practical art piece. During this workshop, students will design an animal portrait to feature on their tote bag, colour with paint pens and fabric markers, then embellish their designs with embroidered detail. Participants can expect to practise their design and making skills, including:

  • How to design and composition and artwork

  • How to contour draw a detailed animal portrait

  • How to choose a colour pallet

  • How to use fabric safe pens and markers

  • How to heat set an image on fabric

  • How to embroider

  • How to embellish and decorate through hand stitching 

 

No prior experience is necessary.

 

Participants Take Home: 1 x Embroidered Animal Tote Bag

 

Price: $75 Per participant

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Tuesday 11th January

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

LEARN TO DRAW MANGA: CHARACTER BASICS (5 - 10 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Learn To Draw Manga Style Characters

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: $65 - 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 11th January

 

1.00pm - 5.00pm

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

 

Workshop Theme: Advanced Character Development

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

 

Workshop Description: Manga Master Class is 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

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

 

Participants Take Home: How to Draw Manga Workbook, How to Draw Templates, Final Artwork in Colour 

Price: $85 - All materials and equipment provided in class

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Wednesday 12th January (2-day short course)

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

FASHION SHORT COURSE: SUMMER SANDAL (6 - 12 years)

Short Course Theme: Weaving and Embroidery: Summer Sandal

 

Course Overview: Fashion Short Course is packed with fun fashion and textile skills suitable for beginner and experienced sewers. In the 4-hour short course over 2 days, participants can expect to learn new techniques, build skills and take home a wearable fashion item of their own design and making. Skills practiced include:

  • Design and illustration

  • Construction and assemblage 

  • Weaving

  • Hand stitching

  • Embroidery

 

Dates: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th January 

 

What to Bring: Please wear enclosed shoes. Please bring a snack and a bottle of water

 

Participants Take Home: A pair of summer sandals

 

Price: $110 includes all materials and equipment

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Wednesday 12th January (2-day short course)

 

1.00pm - 4.00pm

FASHION SHORT COURSE: CIRCLE SKIRT (8 - 16 years)

Short Course Theme: Machine Sewing & Embroidery: Circle Skirt 

 

Course Overview: Fashion Short Course is packed with fun fashion and textile skills suitable for beginner and experienced sewers. In the 6-hour short course over 2 days, participants can expect to learn new techniques, build skills and take home a wearable fashion item of their own design and making. Skills practiced include:

  • Design and illustration

  • Construction and assemblage 

  • Cutting and pinning

  • Machine sewing

  • Embroidery

Dates: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th January 

 

What to Bring: Please wear enclosed shoes. Please bring a snack and a bottle of water

 

Participants Take Home: Circle skirt with hand-embroidered artwork

Price: $150 includes all materials and equipment

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Thursday 13th January

10.00am - 4.00pm

WITCHES AND WIZARDS FULL DAY WORKSHOP (7 - 14 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Witches and Wizards Workshop

 

Workshop Description: The Hogwarts Witches and Wizards workshop is a magical art and craft experience for young artists interested in mystical themes. The 6 hour workshop encourages students to stretch their creativity while they look at many different mediums over a variety of projects. Participants can expect to practice the following skills while making a series of artworks and usable pieces:

  • How to make, whittle and sculpt a wand using polymer clay and native hardwoods

  • How to mix and make potions using liquid art mediums

  • How to design and illustrate packaging and labels for potions and joke shop paraphernalia 

  • How to create comical conceptual sculptures using found objects to make a Joke Shop Item

  • How to make a wax seal stamp 

  • How to tea stain age a journal to create a spellbook

  • How to make a feather quill

No prior experience is necessary.

Participants Take Home: Wand, Potion Bottle, Packaged Joke Shop Item, A5 Spell Book, Quill.

 

What To Bring: Please pack a hat, a packed lunch, a snack and a water bottle.

 

Optional: Come dressed as your favourite with or wizard 

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JANUARY WORKSHOPS WEEK THREE

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Monday 17th January

10.00am - 12.00pm: 4 - 7 years

1.00pm - 4.00pm: 8 -12 years

LEARN TO DRAW ZOO ANIMALS

 

Workshop Theme: Learn to Draw Zoo Animals

 

Workshop Description: Learn To Draw Zoo Animals is a fun, fast-paced drawing experience designed specifically for young artists wishing to learn new skills in the art of drawing. Participants can expect to use a range of drawing and illustrating tools to create a series of illustrations that include the following techniques:

  • Step-by-step techniques for drawing realistic and simplified illustrations

  • Inking and colouring using illustrator pens and markers

  • Layering and blending techniques using coloured pencils

  • Colouring and detailing techniques using watercolour paints and pencils

No prior experience is necessary.

 

Participants Take Home: One coloured pencil drawing, one pen and ink drawing, one watercolour drawing 

 

What to Bring: All materials and equipment provided in class. Please bring a waterbottle and nut free snack to eat

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Tuesday 18th January

10.00am - 12.00pm

Drawing + Shading Masterclass (8- 16 years)

 

Subject: Landscapes Made Simple 

 

Workshop Description: This is a technique development masterclass for students looking to learn and/or advance their skill in the art of drawing natural landscapes.

  

Students attending the workshop will learn about concepts to form traditional landscape drawings, including the use of atmospheric perspective. They will be shown, through demonstration and examination of reference artworks, how variation in the depth of detail and tone applied creates depth. This project will involve an introduction to techniques, the initial landscape sketch, and the application of loose, light tone in the background; followed by a focus on increasing tone and detail towards the landscape foreground. Participants can expect to learn:

  • Atmospheric perspective

  • Drawing with a variety of graphite pencil weights

  • Using drawing tools and techniques such as paper stumps, erasure and hatching.

  • Perceiving and replicating depth in a landscape through drawing.

 

Participants take home: One graphite illustration on A3 sized paper

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Tuesday 18th January

1.00pm - 4.00pm

ACRYLIC PAINTING: BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS (9 - 16 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Acrylic Painting: Beautiful Buildings

 

Workshop Description: This workshop explores the art of acrylic painting by studying the subject matter of painting architectural structures. Students will create a realistic representation within their painting style of an icon building. Participants can expect to learn the basics of contour drawing and acrylic painting used by professional artists. Techniques taught in this workshop include:

  • How to gently contour draw for painting

  • How to select and use a range of paint brushes

  • How to understand and apply colour theory

  • How to mix tones and tints

  • How to manipulate acrylic paint, materials and tools

  • How to enrich a painting with layers and detailing

  • How to paint shape, shadow and light

  • How to seal and frame their painting

No prior experience is necessary.

 

Materials Used: Colour photo reference images, HB pencil, acrylic paint, variously sized brushes and painting tools, mdf board, shadow box frame

 

Participants take home: Shadow Box Framed Architectural Acrylic Painting

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Wednesday 19th January

12.30pm - 4.00pm

FACES 101 AND LIFE DRAWING (8 - 16 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Learn to draw and shade faces + learn anatomical life drawing

 

Workshop Description: Our Faces 101 and Life Drawing workshop is a basic drawing class on human anatomy made suitable for young artists. During this workshop, students will focus on two figure drawing aspects. One of the sections of the workshop will explore the human head and facial features through measuring proportions and sketching. The other will involve students to experience a super exciting movement drawing activity where they will draw a variety of poses of a costumed live model in the classroom. Participants can expect to practise the following drawing techniques:

  • How to use a variety of graphite pencils, and other drawing tools

  • How to gently contour sketch

  • How to proportionally draw a human head

  • How to map and break down facial features into shapes

  • How to apply basic shading techniques

  • How to see movement and shapes that make up a drawing of the human body

  • How to draw a flowing and relaxed human figure

  • How to participate in a life model session as an artist

  • How to charcoal and conte drawing mediums and tools

  • How to draw quick and fun gestures from life model poses

No prior experience is necessary.

 

Participants Take Home: A collection of anatomical drawings and sketches


What to Bring: A water bottle, snack and hat.

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Thursday 20th January

9.00am - 12.00pm

PASTELS MADE EASY: WILD ANIMALS (8 - 16 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Wild Animals in Oil Pastel + Wild Animals in Chalk Pastel

 

Workshop Description: Pastels 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 is necessary.

 

Materials Used: Coloured reference images, 6B & HB pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, Prismacolour coloured pastel paper, spray fixative

 

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

 

What To Bring: Please pack a hat, a snack and a waterbottle

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Thursday 20th January

1.00pm - 4.00pm

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING (9 - 16 YEARS)

 

Workshop Theme: Native Birds

 

Workshop Description: This workshop is an introduction to oil painting within the theme of bird anatomy and nature. Learning to oil paint on a circular wooden board surface allows young artists looking to learn skills in the art of realistic flora and fauna painting, with creative composition. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists, participants will learn how to create detailed paintings using water-based oil paints on board. Participants can expect to learn basic drawing and painting techniques used by professional artists, including:

  • How to gently contour draw for painting

  • How to select and use a range of paint brushes

  • How to understand and explore colour theory

  • How to mix tones and tints

  • How to use a variety of tools and materials for oil painting

  • How to practise basic oil painting techniques

  • How to paint detailed features including eyes, beaks and feathers

  • How to enrich a painting with layers and detailing

No prior experience necessary.

 

Materials Used: Colour photo reference image, HB pencil, water-based oil paint, quick-drying medium, variously sized brushes and other detailing tools, plywood board

 

Participants take home: Oil Painting On Ply

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Tuesday 18th - Thursday 20th January (3-Day Workshop)

1.00pm - 4.00pm

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP (Preparation For Secondary Selective Entrance Programs)

 

Workshop Theme: Preparation for selective entrance programs + portfolio building and development

 

Workshop Description: This short course 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 Secondary Selective Entrance workshop.

 

Each day students will be led through a series of exercises designed to hone creative processes and strengthen each student's unique approach to art-making.


Day One: Building a Portfolio, Analytical Writing, Analytical Presentation (verbal), Student-Led Portfolio Artwork: Project Planning

 

Day Two: Introduction to Observational Drawing, Life Drawing (with a live model - clothed), Student-Led Portfolio Artwork: Project Development

 

Day Three: Introduction to Conceptual Art, Conceptual Sculpture, Student-Led Portfolio Artwork: Refining and Finishing, Mock Portfolio Presentation

 

All materials provided in class.

 

Please bring to your first class your top 12 artworks created in the last 18months, this could be paintings, sketches, drawings, sculptures, videos, animations, photographs, etc. 

 

Participants take home: Students will be provided with an A3 portfolio and mounting materials to keep and take home. Over the course, students will create analytical writings, observational drawings, airdry clay sculptures and student-led artwork in their chosen medium

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January Workshops Week Four

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Monday 24th  January

10.00am - 4.00pm

ADVENTURER'S CREATIVE TOOLKIT (5 - 12 YEARS)

Workshop Theme: Adventurer’s Creative Toolkit

 

Workshop Description: The Adventurer’s Toolkit workshop is an art and nature session for young artists that enjoy the great outdoors. The 6 hour workshop packs in a variety of arts and craft projects based around outdoor explorations, mapping, making traveller’s objects, and finding the beauty in nature. Participants can expect to practise the following skills while making a series of artworks and usable pieces:

  • How to make a custom badge

  • How to create a utility belt

  • How to practise knot tying

  • How to sculpt polymer clay into a pencil decoration

  • How to age the pages of a journal using tea staining

  • How to make a quill

  • How to make natural pigment

  • How to create a birds eye view map

  • How to create botanical drawings

  • How to collect, arrange and record natural objects

No prior experience is necessary.

 

Materials Used: pre existing sling bag, badge making machine and materials, strings and beads, polymer clay, pencils, animal reference images and test paper strips, A5 visual diary, strained tea, brushes, botanical drawing reference images, feathers, Indian ink, ochre, charcoal, earth, paper for map.

 

Participants Take Home: Adventurer’s Utility Belt, Custom Badge, Sculpted Pencil, Field Guide Visual Journal with Botanical Drawings, Quill, Bird’s Eye View Map.

 

What To Bring: Please pack a hat, a packed lunch, a snack and a water bottle.

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Tuesday 25th  January

10.00am - 4.00pm

DOLL'S HOUSE FULL DAY WORKSHOP (5 - 12 YEARS)

Workshop Theme: Design and Style Your Very Own Doll’s House

 

Workshop Description: Design and make your very own doll’s house during this full day model-making workshop. This process art workshop is designed to encourage imaginative play alongside creative and technical skills development. Each participant is given an assembled Ikea Doll’s House to style and furnish and can expect to learn how to design and construct their very own own unique scenes using sculpting, crafting and model-making techniques.

 

Participants can expect to:

  • Learn the importance of planning and designing before making a practical 3D artwork

  • Learn how to safely use model making tools and equipment

  • Design and style miniature rooms 

  • Create scale household items such as furniture, toys, pot plants and food. 

  • Work with materials such as balsa wood, textiles, polymer clay, acrylic paint, and a variety of found objects.

Participants Take Home: A designed and furnished dollhouse

 

What To Bring: Please pack a hat, a packed lunch, a snack and a water bottle.

Doll’s House Camp

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