Youth (16–25 years)

Youth (16–25 years)

Creative workshops

Workshops take place in fully equipped studios and are led by professional artists working in the industry.

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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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    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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    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
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    Over 2 nights, get hands-on with lino cut printmaking as you explore Sydney’s brutalist architecture and zine scene with Fayroze Lutta – urban planner by day, and artist by night.

    We’ll be taking a look at the enduring legacy of brutalism in Sydney’s changing urban landscape, the inspiration behind Fayroze’s most recent zine project, SOS Sirius 44. The handmade zine celebrates Sydney’s brutalist icon, the Sirius building and its residents.

    Fayroze has been integral to the fight to save the Sirius building in The Rocks from demolition and she worked extensively with the Millers Point community to produce the zine. She has also been nominated for this year’s Golden Stapler Awards, which recognise excellence in zine making.

    Following discussion, get creative to design your own brutalist inspired lino print. You’ll get hands on to draw, cut out and print your artwork which will be collated into a joint class zine. All participants will get a printed copy of the zine and your lino cut is also yours to take home.

    Where possible, we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    No prior experience is necessary
    Class size: maximum 20
    What to bring: all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    You must be aged 16-25 years to attend this workshop
    Bookings are essential

    Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $62.50 Concession: $47.50
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Learn the art of block print in this relaxed workshop for youth.

    Look at elements from the natural environment such as native leaves, plants, seed pods & flowers to create a unique block print design. You will devise your own designs and print them onto to card & art paper. Be inspired by Australian printmakers such as Margaret Preston & Deborah Klein whilst learning a new technique.

    The class will also include a brief introduction to hand colouring with watercolour – following in the tradition of Margaret Preston. You can even print your own personalised Christmas cards! This is a great introduction to block print for young people using sustainable and non-toxic printing methods.

    No prior experience necessary
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Participants must be aged 16-25 years to attend this workshop
    Bookings are essential

    Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Concession: $23.75 Full Price: $31.25
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington