School holidays

School holidays

Creative workshops

Budding artists are encouraged to work on projects at their own pace, under the guidance of a tutor in fully equipped studios at the centre.

Before you reserve a place, read our booking information.

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    Kids will create their own articulated or moving puppet from precious metals in this 2 day school holiday workshop.

    Under the guidance of an experience tutor, they’ll learn the basics of silver smithing, including soldering, filing, hammering and polishing to create a puppet with moving parts.

    To get the kids inspired, we’ll look at the famous Punch and Judy shows which originated in the commedia dell’arte street theatre of 16th century Italy.

    By the end of the two day workshop, they’ll have their own hand made puppet to take home and put to work in a puppet show or display in their room.

    Suitable for students 9–12 years old. Please note that the minimum age to participate is strictly 9 years old. Students younger than 9 will not be admitted to the workshop even if enrolled.

    Maximum 8 students

    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle

    Wear: Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $160
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    In this 1 day school holiday workshop, kids will make a cute ceramic animal shaped jar or container inspired by the work of Native American artist, Nora Naranjo-Morse. Her chubby cylindrical animal based forms are a symbolic and spiritual representation of native American animals.

    Kids will have fun getting messy while they learn to make and join coil pots and other hand building techniques.

    Our experienced tutor will teach the kids about the history and mythology behind some of Nora Naranjo-Morse ceramic works. Her wonderful animal or totem shaped creatures explore the rich traditions and culture of her Pueblo people, intersecting with contemporary western life.

    Kids will get inspiration from Nora’s work to then create their own Australian native animal vessels.

    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    This workshop will use 100% reclaimed clay from the ceramics studio. All brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    Suitable for children 5 to 8 years old
    Maximum 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes and closed toe shoes – ceramics can get messy!

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Do you like to draw people and figures? Learn formal figure drawing techniques with a professional artist in this great full day course for young artists.

    You’ll take turns modelling (fully clothed) for each other while learning about skeletal anatomy and the proportions of the body. Loosen up your drawing style with fun drawing exercises and explore formal figure drawing techniques to create a well-proportioned drawing. Plus you’ll get some simple tricks for planning your drawings.

    This course for budding artists takes place in our professional art studio, with access to a huge variety of drawing materials, including charcoal, ink, pastels, watercolours, pencil and pen.

    No prior experience is necessary
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Cost: $80 per person
    You must be aged 12-17 years to attend this workshop
    Bookings are essential

    Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Kids will learn the fundamentals of ceramic wheel throwing in this 1 day school holiday workshop.

    Under the guidance of our experienced ceramics tutor, kids will get hands-on using the potter’s wheel to make a simple bowl and plate with white raku clay.

    This workshop is designed for complete beginners as well as kids with some experience who are looking to improve their ceramics skills and gain a solid foundation in wheel-throwing.

    Students will also develop a good understanding of the properties and limits of the clay as well as the tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop .

    This workshop will use 100% reclaimed clay from the ceramics studio.

    Suitable for children 9–12 years old
    Maximum 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes, we recommended pants for straddling the ceramic wheels. Please bring your own apron and towel. Kids must wear closed toe shoes.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    In this 1 day workshop, kids will get an introduction to digital photography using an iPad mini. Using the app Photo Studio , they’ll learn how to create digital collages using photographs they take on the day.

    Our experienced tutor will teach basic design elements of composition like colour, line and balance. Kids will explore how to cut and paste layers to add images and text, taking inspiration from the early 20th century European Dadaists who deconstructed pictures and words.

    They’ll get to print their digital collage images in colour to take home at the end of the day.

    Suitable for children 5 to 8 years old
    Maximum 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: kids must wear closed toe shoes in all studios

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    In this creative 1 day school holiday workshop, kids will make hand puppets from found objects, plaster bandages and fabric.

    To get inspired, we’ll be looking at the work of Swiss-German artist Paul Klee. Klee who himself was inspired by the famous Punch and Judy shows, created his first puppets for his son’s 9th birthday present. His son’s love for the puppets grew, so Klee began to experiment with more unusual materials such as electrical bits, matchboxes, cow bones, walnut shells, and bristles from brushes, rabbit fur and human hair to create more puppets.

    Kids will take their own fully assembled puppet home at the end of the day.

    We’ll be using recycled materials including newspaper and fabric.

    Suitable for children 9–12 years old.

    Maximum: 8 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes – art can get messy

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    In this 1 day school holiday workshop, kids will make a cute ceramic animal shaped jar or container inspired by the work of Native American artist, Nora Naranjo-Morse. Her chubby cylindrical animal based forms are a symbolic and spiritual representation of native American animals.

    Kids will have fun getting messy while they learn to make and join coil pots and other hand building techniques.

    Our experienced tutor will teach the kids about the history and mythology behind some of Nora Naranjo-Morse ceramic works. Her wonderful animal or totem shaped creatures explore the rich traditions and culture of her Pueblo people, intersecting with contemporary western life.

    Kids will get inspiration from Nora’s work to then create their own Australian native animal vessels.

    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    This workshop will use 100% reclaimed clay from the ceramics studio. All brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    Suitable for children 5 to 8 years old
    Maximum 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes – ceramics can get messy!

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    In this 1 day school holiday workshop, kids will make a cute ceramic animal shaped jar or container inspired by the work of Native American artist, Nora Naranjo-Morse. Her chubby cylindrical animal based forms are a symbolic and spiritual representation of native American animals.

    Kids will have fun getting messy while they learn to make and join coil pots and other hand building techniques.

    Our experienced tutor will teach the kids about the history and mythology behind some of Nora Naranjo-Morse ceramic works. Her wonderful animal or totem shaped creatures explore the rich traditions and culture of her Pueblo people, intersecting with contemporary western life.

    Kids will get inspiration from Nora’s work to then create their own Australian native animal vessels.

    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    This workshop will use 100% reclaimed clay from the ceramics studio. All brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    Suitable for children 5 to 8 years old
    Maximum 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes and closed toe shoes – ceramics can get messy!

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Kids will create their own articulated or moving puppet from precious metals in this 2 day school holiday workshop.

    Under the guidance of an experience tutor, they’ll learn the basics of silver smithing, including soldering, filing, hammering and polishing to create a puppet with moving parts.

    To get the kids inspired, we’ll look at the famous Punch and Judy shows which originated in the commedia dell’arte street theatre of 16th century Italy.

    By the end of the two day workshop, they’ll have their own hand made puppet to take home and put to work in a puppet show or display in their room.

    Suitable for students 9–12 years old. Please note that the minimum age to participate is strictly 9 years old. Students younger than 9 will not be admitted to the workshop even if enrolled.

    Maximum 8 students

    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle

    Wear: Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $160.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Design and print your own pop art style portrait poster in a fun one day digital design and printmaking workshop.

    Get inspired as we take a look at contemporary pop and urban artists such as Andy Warhol and Shepherd Fairy. Then use a specialist iPad app to turn your self-portrait photograph into a stencil design.

    With guidance from our experienced tutor, you’ll learn how to cut and screen print your stencil to create a bold art piece. Then add pattern and colour using stencil details and layering.

    By the end of the day, you’ll have your very own large scale masterpiece in the style of Andy Warhol to take home and hang on the wall.

    No prior experience is necessary
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Cost: $80 per person
    You must be aged 12-17 years to attend this workshop
    Bookings are essential

    Supervised lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    In this 1 day school holiday workshop, kids will make their own watercolour artworks inspired by Spanish Dada and Surrealist artist Joan Miro. Miro is famous for his experimental abstract art, automatic paintings and random shapes.

    Kids will get to experiment with drawing, collage and watercolour to create fabulous magical artworks inspired by Miro’s images which they will compile into a book to take home.

    Suitable for children 5–8 years old
    Maximum 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes – water colour can get messy

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    This fun 2 day school holiday workshop combines digital design with hands on printmaking. Kids will get to create, design and print their own stencil artwork onto a pillowcase, which they’ll get to take home at the end of day two.

    We’ll be getting inspiration from the Bauhaus movement which began with the Bauhaus school in Germany and had a major influence on the development of graphic design and modern art. The movement’s approach to design combines fine art and arts and crafts and created a universal language through shape, form and function.

    On the first day, kids will learn the basics of Photoshop digital design with experienced artist Craig Bunker, and guest poetics artist Gareth Jenkins. Putting their new skills into practice, they’ll use the software to create their own unique stencil designs. Once complete, they’ll have fun using a die cutting machine to turn their artwork into vinyl stencils. On day two the kids will learn all about stencil printing and will print there final print on to a pillow case.

    Kids will work with an expert printmaker on day 2 to print their vinyl stencils onto a pillowcase. They’ll also get the chance to make additional prints on paper and other materials.

    We will be printing on pillowcases made from 100% cotton and using non-toxic inks and cleaning products and methods.

    Suitable for children 9–12 years old.

    Maximum: 10 children
    All materials for this workshop are provided by Pine Street
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes – printing can get messy

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $160
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    This is a fantastic 1 day introduction to drawing and collage for kids. With our experienced tutor, they’ll learn basic drawing and collage techniques to create their own imaginative artworks.

    Looking at the beautiful photomontage works of Dadaist artist Hanna Höch, kids will learn about composition, line, positive and negative space and overlapping shapes. Dadaists rejected the conventional aesthetic and cultural values of society, producing works that opposed all the norms of bourgeois culture. Dada collage artworks distorted familiar images and text from newspapers, magazines and other familiar materials. The works were seen as a protest against society.

    Kids will draw and create a variety of Dada style collages and drawings using different drawing materials and recycled magazines and newspapers.

    All materials are provided.

    Suitable for children 5–8 years old
    Maximum: 10 children
    Bring: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a water bottle
    Wear: Old clothes

    We’ll be using recycled newspapers and magazines, non-toxic inks and cleaning products and methods.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Make your own unique bespoke middle earth inspired ring while learning basic metal work skills such as cutting, filing, soldering and polishing.

    Students will create their very own wearable and embellish with surface textures using roller printing and stamping techniques, adding unique signature elements to the final piece. Students will look at JRR Tolkein’s iconic tale for inspiration and are encouraged to experiment with a variety of textured materials like lace, mesh and paper stencils to transfer patterns directly onto the metal surface – to create an embellished ring fit for a Hobbit or a King.

    A great introduction to silver work for the young creative that utilises sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    No prior experience is necessary
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Cost: $80 per person
    You must be aged 12-17 years to attend this workshop
    Bookings are essential

    Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale