Youth

Youth

Creative workshops

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

Before you reserve a place, read our booking information.

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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    Join an experienced animator and cartoonist to create a unique short animated film using old school time lapse, stop frame and hyperlapse techniques.

    In this 1-day workshop, you’ll get to create an animation from start to finish. You’ll first design, draw and colour your own unique character on cardboard and then bring it to life using simple paper cut animation techniques. Learn how to script write, storyboard, character design, shoot scenes, then download to iMovie, add titles and output to YouTube.

    We’ll be looking at the work of artists and filmmakers like William Kentridge and Al Jarnow who use the process of drawing to tell a story through the moving image.

    Class size: maximum 10.
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided.
    What to wear: comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).
    You must be aged 12 to 17 years to attend this workshop.
    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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

    Please bring a packed lunch and wear enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).

    Tutor: Craig Bunker.

    Please bring a packed lunch and wear enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).
    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    Join us for this fun and intensive full-day youth workshop, where you’ll learn to paint realistic and dynamic self-portraits.

    Our experienced tutor will teach you a range of formal and experimental techniques and introduce you to working with a selection of acrylic mediums. We will learn about facial proportion and anatomy while experimenting with unconventional materials such as wax resist, ink and salt, on professional watercolour paper.

    We begin the day by learning about facial proportion and anatomy, to help you plan and create accurate drawings. You’ll go on to learn basic colour theory, and have fun experimenting with unconventional materials.

    You’ll even use secret alchemical techniques to create ethereal textures and effects, to help you capture your own unique personality through colour, line and texture.

    At the end of the day you’ll have learned exciting new skills to take home along with your paintings.

    Class size: maximum 10.
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided).
    You must be aged 12 to 17 years to attend this workshop.

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

    Tutor: Jane Caveney.

    Please bring a packed lunch and wear enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    In this fun school holiday workshop, you’ll learn exciting new clay sculpting skills and make an inviting home to bring precious native bees to your garden.

    Bees are amongst the most important creatures on earth. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants – including 70 of the top 100 human food crops. 1 in 3 bites of food that we eat comes from plants pollinated by bees.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this workshop, as your experienced tutor will give you step-by-step introductions on how to create your very own bee hotel.

    As you get to work building your hotel to your own special design, you’ll learn a range of fun new techniques including wheel-throwing and hand-building. You’ll then get to decorate your creation using a variety of surface techniques, and apply tinted underglazes to give it colour, texture and dimension.

    In the afternoon we get a special visit from guest speaker Dan Smailes of Sydney Native Bees (sydneynativebees.com), who’ll teach you how to attract and care for your new bee friends.

    Your bee hotel will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop. Once you hang it safely in your garden, porch or outdoor space, your bee hotel will attract solitary native bees, including Blue Banded and Leaf Cutter Bees.

    Class size: maximum 10.
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided).
    You must be aged 12 to 17 years to attend this workshop.

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials. We use reclaimed clay.

    Please bring a packed lunch and wear enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).

    Tutor: Hayley West

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: General: $80.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    In this introductory workshop you’ll get to create your own unique fabric design and explore the possibilities of this wonderful medium used by artists, designers and activists. Also called photo silk screen or riso printing, thermal screen printing is a fun way to create a professional looking fabric designs. We’ll provide a calico tote bag, paper and card, and you are welcome to bring your own t-shirt or clothing item to print as well. No prior experience is necessary.

    Class size: maximum 15.
    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 to 25 years to attend this workshop.

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

    Please wear enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).

    Tutor: Craig Bunker

    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Youth: $30.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    Join us for this mid-week art social and discover how to paint stunning watercolour landscapes straight from your imagination.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this one-off workshop designed for beginners. With guidance from our experienced tutor, you’ll learn the basics of painting with watercolour, including:

    • formal skills like surface preparation, basic colour theory and linear perspectives
    • different ways to apply paint, with tools such as a paintbrush, twig or eyedropper.

    Then the real fun begins, as you get to experiment with exciting, unconventional painting methods using materials like cling wrap, salt and rubbing alcohol. Plus explore secret alchemical techniques to create ethereal textures and effects.

    Throughout the evening you’ll learn how to morph these experiments into gorgeous and colourful other-worldly landscapes on professional watercolour paper. Explore exciting new worlds, drawn from the depths of your own subconscious.

    Class size: maximum 15.
    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 to 25 years to attend this workshop.

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

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth

    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Youth: $30.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    Join us for this mid-week art social and discover how to carve and print your own block print designs. Get hands on to draw your own design and transfer it onto a rubber block. Then carve your design into the block and use it to make prints on card and paper. You’ll get to take home everything you make, including the block and prints. No prior experience is necessary to join this fun mid-week creative session!

    Class size: maximum 15.
    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 to 25 years to attend this workshop.

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

    Please wear enclosed toed shoes (no sandals or thongs).

    Tutor: Micaela Christie

    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Youth: $30.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington