Spring School Holiday Workshops: 28th Sept - 30th Oct
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Tuesday 28th September

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Art + Craft Loose Parts (2 - 5 years)

 

Subject: Rainbow Party

 

Workshop Description: Join your child as they create rainbow magic in this art and craft loose parts art party! This process art workshop is designed to encourage imaginative play alongside creative-skills development. Over the 2-hour workshop participants can expect to practice colouring, cutting and glueing to make a Collaged Rainbow Mobile, threading and arranging to make a Loose Parts Milkshake, and painting and pouring to make a delicious (but entirely inedible) Soft Sculpture Ice Cream Sundae.
 

Participants Take Home: Loose Parts Milkshake, Soft Sculpture Ice Cream Sundae, Collaged Rainbow Mobile

 

Parent participation: Required

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

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Wednesday 29th September

10.00am - 12.00pm

Drawing + Painting (6 - 12 years)

 

Subject: Colour-Burst Tote Bag

 

Workshop Description: In this process art workshop participants will learn how to create a colour-burst design packed full of fun emotives and imagery. Participants are encouraged to explore the creative process using a variety of mediums and techniques to create a bright and colour-filled tote to keep and take home. Participants can expect to learn skills in the art of drawing, painting and layering, including:

  • Basic colour theory

  • How to use a selection of drawing materials

  • How to use a selection of painting materials

  • How to create a colour-burst design

No prior experience is necessary.

 

Participants Take Home: 1 Colour-burst tote bag

 

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Thursday 30th September

10.00am - 1.00pm

Adult + Child Small Worlds Workshop (4 - 100 years)

 

Workshop Theme: Loose Parts Cafe

 

Workshop Description: Design and make your very own loose parts cafe in this small worlds workshop for adults and children. This process art workshop is designed to encourage imaginative play alongside creative skills development with your favourite young person. Over the workshop, participants can expect to build, make and create their own unique cafe scene using sculpting, crafting and model-making techniques.

 

Participants can expect to:

  • Design a Theme and Style for their Cafe

  • Build Miniature Furniture

  • Create Food and Beverages

Participants Take Home: A cafe, furniture and model food and beverages

 

*Please book one place for both attending child and adult.

 

*Adult and child will work together to create one cafe scene. 

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Tuesday 5th October

10.00am - 12.00pm

Modeling Clay Made Easy (4 - 8 years)

 

Subject: Friends With You - Plasticine art

 

Workshop Description: Inspired by creative team Friends With You, participants will learn how to sculpt, press, smoosh, layer, and squish brightly coloured modeling clay into shapes that resemble characters from their favourite cartoons. A sculpting class, but also a contemporary painting class, this workshop is everything childhood and the fun level is expected to be high.

 

Participants Take Home: One framed plasticine painting

 

*Image credit: Friends With You

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Tuesday 5th October

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Sculpture Masterclass: Polymer Clay (9 - 16 years)

 

Subject: Pattern + Repetition 

 

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 learn how to create a set of 2D/3D 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, embossing and pressing polymer clay

  • Finishing and curing artwork

Participants Take Home: One set of themed polymer clay artworks

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Wednesday 6th October

10.00am - 12.00pm

Adult + Child: Friends With You Plasticine Art (6  - 100 years)

 

Subject: Everything Childhood - Plasticine art

 

Workshop Description: Get nostalgic in this fun and tactile workshop for parents and kids. Inspired by creative team Friends With You, participants will learn how to sculpt, press, smoosh, layer, and squish brightly coloured modeling clay into shapes that resemble characters from their favourite childhood cartoons. A sculpting class, but also a contemporary painting class, this workshop is everything childhood and the fun level is expected to be high.

 

Participants Take Home: One framed plasticine painting

 

*Please book one place for both attending child and adult.

 

*Adult and child will work together to create one framed artwork. 

Image credit: Friends With You

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Wednesday 6th October

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Drawing + Shading Masterclass (9 - 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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Thursday 7th October

 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Art + Craft Loose Parts (4 - 10 years)

 

Subject: Rainbow Party

 

Workshop Description: Make new friends and create rainbow magic in this art and craft loose parts art party! This process art workshop is designed to encourage imaginative play, experimentation, and creative skills development in a fun and supported environment. Over the 2-hour workshop participants can expect to practice their design and construction skills to create Collaged Rainbow Mobiles, sculpting and assemblage skills to make a Loose Parts Milkshake with crafted doughnut and macaron, and painting and pouring technique to make a delicious (but entirely in-edible) Soft Sculpture Ice Cream Sundae.
 

Participants Take Home: Loose Parts Milkshake, Soft Sculpture Ice Cream Sundae, Collaged Rainbow Mobile

 

Price: $65 - All materials provided in class

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Thursday 7th October

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Portrait Painting Masterclass (9 - 16 years)

 

Subject: Famous Painterly Portraits

 

Workshop Description: The traditional approach of imitating a master’s techniques and honing prior artistic skills has been used by artists around the world for centuries. In this workshop, students will replicate this approach by creating acrylic paintings of famous portraits that were painted by the great masters in art history. This workshop will teach students about the bold choices made by various famous artists to paint expressive portraiture, over realism. Students will learn to understand the importance of mood in a portrait through colour, application of the brushstroke, style and imaginative techniques used by the artist. Techniques taught include:

  • How to use acrylic paint

  • Layering and blending paint

  • Colour theory

  • Simple perspective

  • Composition

  • Mood and emotion in portraiture

  • Materials maintenance

Participants Take Home: One framed canvas acrylic painting 

 

Reference Artists: Berth Morisot, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo

Image Credit: Henri Matisse, Berth Morisot

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