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.

Bookings

Bookings for our school holiday programs open around 1 month prior.

If there aren't any programs listed on this page, please check back closer to the next school holidays.

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    Bookings open December 2019.

    In this fun 1-day workshop, kids will learn basic printmaking techniques to print their own fabulously spotty tote bag and upcycled clothing.

    We’ll be looking at the colourful works of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama for inspiration. Her sculpture, drawing and installation art all incorporate dots and cool patterns. By playing with colour, scale and repetition she is able to create depth and dimension.

    Kids will use colour and pattern to create their own multilayered designs using stencil art and fabric printing techniques. They’ll start by drawing and cutting their own unique stencil designs and then learn how to print them onto a calico tote bag and clothing. By layering colours and shapes they’ll be able to create rich patterns.
    Please bring your own clothing to print on. Plain, light coloured fabric clothing will work best.

    A sustainable natural fibre tote bag will be provided.

    No prior experience is necessary.

    Tutor: Cate James
    Class size: maximum 8
    What to bring: yourself, snacks, a packed lunch and a water bottle.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card
    Bookings are essential as places are limited.
    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.
    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the course starts. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. See terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    Inspired by Sophie Woodrow’s whimsical woodland sculptures, kids will get a fun introduction to ceramic hand-building to create their own mythical creatures.

    According to the artist, her sculptures are not visitors from other worlds, but the ‘might-have-beens’ of this world. In this full-day workshop, kids will explore strange notions of what we define as nature and people.

    Using coil, pinch pot and roll slab hand-build techniques, kids will build their own assortment of mythical creatures. They’ll learn how to create surface textures using additive and reductive methods like carving, engraving and faceting.
    This workshop is designed for complete beginners. No prior experience necessary.
    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    Tutor: Hayley West
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: Yourself, snacks, a packed lunch and a water bottle.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.

    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019

    With our experienced tutor, you’ll learn foundational jewellery techniques including stamping, texturing, patination and soldering to create your rings. You’ll also get experience using a jewellers torch to silver solder and prepare metal for forming and surface experimentation and learn how to size a ring.

    By the end of the course, you’ll have a number of finished base metal rings and one silver ring ready to wear home.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    This fun workshop is designed for complete beginners. No prior experience necessary.

    Tutor: Susanna Strati
    Class size: maximum 8
    What to bring: yourself, snacks, a packed lunch and a water bottle.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Cost: $184.00 full price / $147.00 concession
    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and material

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions

    2-day course, also runs on Tuesday 21st January, 9am-3pm.
    Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $184.00 Concession: $147.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    In this fun full / half-day workshop, kids will get to print their own designs on a t-shirt and totebag. Working with street artist Thomas Thorby-Lister, also known as Skulk, they’ll look at Australian street art legends like Vexta and Rone1 for design inspiration.

    They’ll first design their own street art inspired image and then convert into a stencil design. Kids will learn how to hand-cut a stencil and screen print it onto a t-shirt and calico tote bag. They’ll explore how to add dimension to their creations by layering text, colour and pattern.

    This is a great workshop to learn about the global street art phenomenon and get creative with your own designs.
    No prior experience is necessary.

    All materials are provided.

    Tutor: Thomas Thorby-Lister aka Skulk

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: Yourself, a snack and a water bottle, please BYO t-shirt.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and material
    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.
    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    In this full day school holiday workshop, kids will learn the fundamentals of hand-building and ceramic wheel-throwing.

    Under the guidance of our experienced tutor, students will experiment with different hand-building techniques including slab, coil, and slurry joining using raku clay.

    They’ll also get experience using the potter’s wheel to make simple cylindrical forms, bowls and plates.

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

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

    Tutor: Hayley West

    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

    Participants must be aged 10–13 years old to attend this workshop.

    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.

    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    Kids will learn ceramic hand-building skills to make a quirky ceramic animal shaped pencil holder in this fun full-day workshop. They’ll get to choose and create their own unique designs including cats, dogs and rabbits.

    Our experienced tutor will teach the kids slab, coil and pinch pot hand-building techniques to first make their holder from clay. They’ll then design their own stencils to use to block out colours and build layers for distinctive surface decorations. Kids will also get to experience working with underglazes, slips and sgrafitto techniques to decorate their holders.

    This fun workshop is designed for complete beginners. No prior experience necessary.
    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    Tutor: Hayley West
    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself, snacks, a packed lunch and a water bottle.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.

    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the course starts. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. See terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    Kids will get to design and make their own animal pendant and keyring with moving parts in this fun school holiday workshop.

    Under the careful guidance of our experienced tutor, kids will learn basic silver smith techniques including sawing, hammering and polishing. They’ll get hands-on to cut out all the parts of their unique animal pendant and use decorating techniques like stamping to finish their design.

    At the end of the workshop, participants will get to take home their handmade creations to wear or give to someone as a gift.

    This fun workshop is designed for complete beginners. No prior experience necessary.

    All materials are provided.

    Tutor: Susanna Strati
    Class size: maximum 8
    What to bring: yourself, snacks, a packed lunch and a water bottle.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.

    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the course starts. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. See terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    Do you like to draw people and figures? Loosen up your drawing style with fun drawing exercises and explore formal figure and portrait drawing techniques to create well-proportioned drawings.

    You’ll take turns modelling (fully clothed) for each other while learning about skeletal anatomy and the proportions of the face & body. Plus you’ll complete a self portrait and 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, and pencil.

    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 shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    *The ticket purchaser must hold a valid concession card.

    Participants must be aged 12–17 years old to attend this workshop.
    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    We’ll be taking inspiration from the work of New Orleans based artist Greg Giegucz who specialises in printmaking and drawing. Kids will explore his depictions of monsters, machines, nature, home and self to create their own prints.

    Under the guidance of an experienced artist and, kids will design their own works on scratch boards to make basic mono-prints. The prints will then be made into an 8 page mini book for them to take home.

    Kids will love seeing the quick results from their creations and a complete book to show off their work.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.

    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged. Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    Kids will create an animal portrait shaped ceramic wall hanging planter in this full-day school holiday workshop.

    They’ll get to choose their own unique animal design for their planter, from dogs, cats, bears or even zebras.

    Our experienced tutor will teach the kids ceramics using slab hand-building techniques and how to create texture using pressing, rolling and stamping. They’ll also get experience working with colour clay inlay, slips and sgrafitto techniques to decorate their planters.

    This fun workshop is designed for complete beginners. No prior experience necessary.
    Works will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop. The planters can then have soil and plants added before being hung on the wall. All materials are provided.

    Tutor: Hayley West

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: Yourself, a snack, a packed lunch and a water bottle.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.

    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    Kids will create imaginary worlds using watercolour in this fun full-day school holiday workshop.

    With guidance from our experienced tutor, students will experiment with unconventional painting methods using materials such as plastic wrap, salt and rubbing alcohol and learn secret alchemical techniques to create ethereal textures and effects.

    Swirly watercolour planets, floating worlds, alien landforms and eco systems – they will only be limited by their imagination in this fun workshop creating and exploring new worlds. Students will take home a selection of completed paintings.

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Pine Street uses sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials where possible.
    Please note: There are no child minding facilities at Pine Street. Children must be collected from class on time or a late fee may be charged.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 11 December 2019.

    You don’t need any prior knowledge to enjoy this workshop, as your experienced tutor will give you step-by-step introductions on how to create your very own hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics.

    You will also have the opportunity to combine your wheel-thrown pieces with hand-built elements to create cups, plates and bowls. You will then get to decorate your creations using a variety of surface techniques, including sprigs, coloured inlay and tinted underglazes to give colour, texture and dimension.

    This 1-day intensive is a fabulous way for teens to explore the medium of clay.

    No prior experience is necessary.

    Tutor: Hayley West

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself, snacks, a packed lunch and a water bottle – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Cost: $92 (full price) / $73.50 (concession)*
    * Eligible for concessions: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or Full-time Student card

    Participants must be aged 12-17 years to attend this workshop.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $92.00 Concession: $73.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale

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