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.

Before you reserve a place, read our booking information.

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    Are you a young artist feeling underwhelmed by your creative opportunities? Never fear – we have assembled a panel of skilled DIY experts to help you navigate the arts world with confidence and build your creative resilience.

    Artists are always working in challenging environments – whether it be installing onsite in a new venue, or trying to eke out a living from your passion.

    How can we work together to build strong communities? How can we continue to create when faced with high living costs, a competitive job market and limited funding? How can you get your fantastic project off the ground?

    Presented by Pine Street Creative Arts Centre as part of Youth Week, our panel of DIY stars will share helpful advice on how to make your own opportunities and navigate the obstacles of a creative career.

    Moderator: Natalie Wadwell
    Creative instigator and writer, Natalie is also founder of Wadwell Initatives which promotes community partnerships in the arts.

    Guest speakers

    Bastian Fox Phelan
    Bastian is a successful gender fluid writer, zine maker and musician. Their popular zines include ‘How To Be Alone’ and ‘Ladybeard’, which are held in the National Gallery of Australia. Bastian also performs and writes music as part of Moonsign.

    Peter Strong
    Peter is a practicing artist, mobile sound system designer and electronic music producer. He has also put energy into projects that blend party and protest including Reclaim The Streets.

    Kelly Doley
    Kelly an independent artist, curator and arts worker who has been initiating projects for over 9 years.

    Rebecca Conroy
    Rebecca is an interdisciplinary creature working across site, community engagement, and performative interventions through artist-led activity.

    A free event for 16-25 year olds. Bookings are essential as seats are limited.

    Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Free
    Address: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
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    In this full day workshop with experienced artist and printmaker Michaela Christie, you’ll create and print your own unique design to celebrate your spirit animal.

    Spirit animals and totems, also called spirit guides, familiars or power animals, are traditional symbols of a tribe, clan, family or individual. The new breed of spirit animal is an identity marker, or a creature with which you identify. You may already have a spirit animal in your life – a creature that you draw strength from, feel connected to or inspired by.

    If you don’t already have a spirit animal – don’t worry. There will be plenty of time to identify one, before you start designing a graphic that symbolises your chosen creature. You’ll then learn how to transfer the design to your block and carve it using specialised tools. Once ready, you’ll print your design on card and fabric and experiment with hand colouring your design using water colour paints.

    You’ll get to take home everything you make, including your block and prints.

    No prior experience necessary.

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided), closed-toed shoes (no sandals or thongs)
    Cost: $75 per person
    You must be aged 12-17 years to attend this workshop.
    Bookings essential.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Since 2010, Micaela has been the creative director of Atomic Fox, a studio that produces hand printed textiles and artwork for interiors, homewares and costumery. Her work can be found in private collections in Australia and the UK. Based in the Blue Mountains, Micaela’s multidisciplinary practice incorporates printmaking, painting, graphic design, fibre and lighting installations. She is a graduate of the University of UNSW Art & Design. Her work is handcrafted with love and passion.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Single: $75.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Do you love the amazing animated and interactive projections as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival?

    Join animation wizard Craig Bunker (aka Bunkwaa) for an exciting 2 day introduction to projection mapping techniques and learn how the exciting visuals that illuminate our city during Vivid are created.

    This exciting process uses everyday video projectors to illuminate three dimensional surfaces such as buildings and objects, turning them into animated displays. Projection mapping is an amazing way to unite digital animations and sculptural mediums to create moving images that interact with the environment.

    In our fully equipped Mac studio, you’ll learn how to create a short animation sequence in Photoshop that will interact with a 3D projection surface. Suitable for new or returning students, this 2 day workshop allows scope for a longer and more detailed animation sequences.

    What will you create?

    No prior experience necessary.
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Cost: $150 per person
    You must be aged 12-17 years to attend this workshop.

    Bookings essential:

    Tutor: Craig Bunker
    Craig Bunker is the uncanny Bunkwaa. A beloved Street Artist, desirable alien and light-bearer of laughter. His iconic style of art is ubiquitous in the inner west streetscapes of Sydney & Adelaide. For Bunkwaa, placing his art in different environments is about reacting and responding to what is around us, making the familiar unfamiliar. Plus, the extra elbow room is fantastic for an artist who creates a copious amount of art. As for the unearthly characters and creatures he creates, they are believed to be entities that live hidden in the folds of this dimension; feeding off the energy that flows from human emotions and desires.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Single: $150.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington