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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    Calling all young jewellery designers!

    Creative kids will love this fun 2-day school holiday workshop, where they’ll get to design and make their own colourful polymer clay pendants.

    This workshop is designed for complete beginners, as well as kids with some experience who want to improve their clay modelling skills.

    With our experienced tutor, the kids will spend the first day getting hands-on experience using polymer clay to sculpt their original designs. As they experiment with different design techniques they’ll learn a bit about the history of crafting. In the afternoon they’ll have fun cooking their finished creations in the mini oven.

    By day 2, the polymer designs will be baked and ready to assemble. The kids will make pompoms, tassels and other fun elements to embellish their jewellery pieces.

    At the end of the workshop everyone will get to take home 2 to 3 finished jewellery pendants.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Class size: maximum 8.
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing that can get messy.
    Children must be aged 9 to 12 years to attend this workshop.
    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    2 day workshop runs 2 and 3 October 2018
    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $180.00 Concession price: $144.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    In this 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will learn basic portraiture and watercolour techniques to complete a series of self-portraits.

    We’ll be taking inspiration from Del Katherine Barton who has twice won the Archibald Prize and Cherry Hood’s large scale and highly detailed portraits.

    With our experienced tutor, kids will learn the basic techniques of portraiture including scale, proportion and perspective. They’ll also have fun learning watercolour techniques which they’ll use to create their portraits, including overdrawing with coloured pencil and permanent marker.

    At the end of the day, each child will take home a lovely bound book containing their watercolour paintings.

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    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
    Full price: $90 per person
    Concession price: $72 per person

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90.00 Concession price: $72.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Learn skills in graphic design and printing in this full day workshop for high-school students.

    Do you have your own club, group, band or brand? Or are you interested in graphic design? This workshop is all about creating your own logo, insignia or emblem using a range of cool old school design and printing techniques.

    With our experienced tutor, design a logo that reflects the brand you want to create a visual mark for. You’ll sketch up your logo design by hand and learn how to streamline your sketch to create a graphic design that can be used to print on your own wearable gear and bag.

    Using thermal screen print you’ll transfer your design onto a t-shirt* and tote bag. Thermal screen printing is an awesome way to create professional looking textile prints and effortlessly transfer your design onto fabric.

    We’ll also explore block printing techniques. You’ll learn how to hand-cut your logo into a rubber block to create a cool personalised stamp that you can use to print stickers, seals or labels.

    This is a fabulous opportunity to create a range of personalised branded merchandise.

    *Please bring your own t-shirt. All other materials provided

    Tutor: Craig Bunker
    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).
    Participants must be aged 12 to 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 – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90.00 Concession price: $72.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Learn new clay sculpting skills in this fun school holiday workshop for high-school students.

    You’ll get to create your very own vessels, like cups and bowls as we explore basic wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. You’ll then get to decorate your creations using a variety of surface techniques, and apply tinted underglazes to give them colour, texture and dimension.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this workshop, as your experienced tutor will give you step-by-step guidance.

    We’ll also take a look at examples of ancient pottery and get be inspired by the wonderful ceramics made by the Moche people of South America.

    No prior experience is necessary. Your experienced tutor will give you step-by-step instructions.

    Tutor: Cita Daidone
    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).
    Participants must be aged 12 to 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. We use reclaimed clay.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90.00 Concession price: $72.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    In this 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will compile a storybook inspired by the lady and the unicorn tapestry series. The French Renaissance tapestries were recently on show at the Art Gallery of NSW and are regarded as some of the greatest surviving masterpieces of medieval European art. The 6 artworks of a lady, unicorn and lion surrounded by an enchanting world of animals, trees and flowers.

    Kids will have fun learning all about the beautiful tapestries, which reveal hidden meanings. The 5 senses, sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell are depicted by the artworks, as well as a 6th sense – heart or will.

    Under the guidance of an experienced artist, kids will make their own animal inspired watercolour paintings symbolising the 5 senses. Their paintings will be made into a storybook which they’ll get to take home at the end of this day.

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    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
    Full price: $90 per person
    Concession price: $72 per person

    Participants must be aged 5–8 years old to attend this workshop.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90.00 Concession price: $72.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    In this 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will make a ceramic fantastical beast inspired by Japanese outsider artist Shinichi Sawada. Sawada creates wonderful animal or totem shaped creatures that are embellished all over with a spiky texture. By adding the texture Sawada is able to create an infinite variety of characters. Each work is different but feels like it comes from Sawada’s own mythology.

    Kids will have fun in exploring and creating their own unique fantastical beast in clay.

    An experienced artist and tutor, will teach the kids skills in making and joining thumb pots and hand-building techniques to create their creatures. They’ll learn about the history and mythology behind some of the most famous fantastical beasts in history.

    Kids will love getting their hands dirty while learning ceramic techniques in this fun full day holiday workshop.

    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.

    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
    Full price $90 per person
    Concession $72 per person

    Participants must be aged 5–8 years old to attend this workshop and attending school fulltime.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90 Concession price: $72
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    In this 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will learn basic portraiture and watercolour techniques to complete a series of self-portraits.

    We’ll be taking inspiration from Del Katherine Barton who has twice won the Archibald Prize and Cherry Hood’s large scale and highly detailed portraits.

    With our experienced tutor, kids will learn the basic techniques of portraiture including scale, proportion and perspective. They’ll also have fun learning watercolour techniques which they’ll use to create their portraits, including overdrawing with coloured pencil and permanent marker.

    At the end of the day, each child will take home a lovely bound book containing their watercolour paintings.

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    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
    Full price: $90 per person
    Concession price: $72 per person

    Children must be aged 9 to 12 years to attend this workshop.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90.00 concession: $72.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Over 2 fun-filled days in this school holiday workshop kids will get to make ceramic bowls and decorate them with their own unique stencil designs.

    This workshop is designed for complete beginners, as well as kids with some experience who want to improve their skills in wheel-throwing, turning and finishing.

    Kids will spend the first day getting hands-on and messy, using the potter’s wheel to make simple bowls with raku clay. Then they’ll head to our digital suite and use Adobe Photoshop to design and print a personalised stencil.

    By day 2 the kids’ bowls will be dry enough to turn. They’ll return to the potter’s wheel to smooth and finish their work. The final step is to decorate their bowls with their special designs, applying a coloured clay slip through the stencils.

    After the workshop, we’ll glazed and fire the bowls ready to use. Each child’s work will be ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    Tutor: Hayley West
    Class size: maximum 9.
    What to bring: a packed lunch and water bottle – all materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing that can get messy.
    Children must be aged 9 to 12 years to attend this workshop.

    This workshop will use 100% reclaimed clay from the ceramics studio. We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials. All brush-on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    2 day workshop 9 and 10 October 2018
    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $180 Concession price: $144
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    In this fun 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will get to create a short stop frame animation using Lego, toys, cardboard and anything else available in the studio.

    They’ll design, create, animate and shoot their own animation story using stop frame animation techniques. This technique captures 1 frame at a time, with 25 frames recorded for each second. Kids will get hands-on using mini iPads to directly capture each frame using the Stop Motion Studio app.

    Under the guidance of our experienced tutor, they get to create an animation from start to finish, learn how to design characters, shoot scenes and then output their final animation to watch online.

    This is a great workshop for young kids interested in filmmaking and digital technology.

    Tutor: Sarah Newall
    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
    $90 per child full price
    $72 per child Concession price

    Participants must be aged 5 to 8 years old to attend this workshop.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.
    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90 Concession price: $72
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    In this 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will work collaboratively to create a model ancient Aztec city out of cardboard and upcycled materials.

    Inspired by Olivier Grossetête’s epic towering construction The Ephemeral City as part of Sydney Festival 2017, kids will help create part of a cardboard ancient metropolis at Pine Street.

    It will be a full day of creativity and imagination as kids work together to re-create the ancient city of gold – Temochtitlan. Located in what is now Mexico city, kids will learn about this amazing post-classical city and its culture. They’ll then get creative to make the great pyramid of Tenochtitlan, Lake Texcoco, roads, transport canals, people, markets, houses and temples.

    Kids will get to take their own sections of the city home at the end of the day.

    All materials provided.

    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
    Full price: $90.00
    Concession price: $72.00

    Participants must be aged 5 to 8 years old to attend this workshop.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90 Concession price: $72
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

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

    You’ll take turns modelling (fully clothed) for each other while learning about skeletal anatomy and the proportions of the body. 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, 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)
    Participants must be aged 12 to 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 – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90.00 Concession price: $72.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
  • Book now

    Sold out.

    In this 1-day school holiday workshop, kids will make a ceramic fantastical beast inspired by Japanese outsider artist Shinichi Sawada. Sawada creates wonderful animal or totem shaped creatures that are embellished all over with a spiky texture. By adding the texture Sawada is able to create an infinite variety of characters. Each work is different but feels like it comes from Sawada’s own mythology.

    Kids will have fun in exploring and creating their own unique fantastical beast in clay.

    An experienced artist and tutor, will teach the kids skills in making and joining thumb pots and hand-building techniques to create their creatures. They’ll learn about the history and mythology behind some of the most famous fantastical beasts in history.

    Kids will love getting their hands dirty while learning ceramic techniques in this fun full day holiday workshop.

    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.

    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
    Cost:
    Full price $90 per person
    Concession $72 per person

    Participants must be aged 5–8 years old to attend this workshop and attending school fulltime.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $90 Concession price: $72
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale