Holiday Workshops

WINTER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS: LATEST COVID ANNOUNCEMENT 1/09/21

PLEASE NOTE: IN RESPONSE TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT-MANDATED LOCKDOWN IN GREATER SYDNEY DUE TO COVID-19, WE MUST CANCEL THE WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WORKSHOPS. Students booked for these classes will be fit into the Christmas and Summer holidays.

The new dates are:

Christmas Workshops: Mon 20th – Wed 22nd of December
Summer Workshops: Mon 10th – Fri 21st of January

Parents have been emailed a letter outlining the details of this update.

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: 

  • No refunds can be given for the workshops. They have not been cancelled but pushed forward to the following Holiday break.
  • If you cannot attend the workshops, please let us know 1-2 weeks prior to their commencement, and we will make allowances for this.
  • Unfortunately, no refunds can be given on Creative Kids Vouchers.

We are sorry for any disappointment this brings, and we hope to see you all for the Christmas and Summer holidays!

Our school holidays art workshops were listed in The Daily Telegraph as being one of the 10 best activities for children to participate in during the holidays!
We were proud to be listed with The Australian Museum, the NSW Art Gallery, and Sydney Tower.

Our innovative school holiday art programs are written by our experienced teachers who are specialists in art education for children.

Upcoming holidays: Christmas and Summer

We are running  2 hour and short 1½ hour ART workshops to keep your children busy in the holidays – No full-day workshops will be held during the COVID pandemic.

2 hours  10.30-12.30pm , 10 – 12pm   or 1 – 3pm
90 mins –  10.30-12 noon, 10- 11.30am or 1.30-3pm

Children can attend 2 workshops on a day, they just need to bring lunch and morning tea to stay. An extra $20 will be charged for supervision during lunch.

Payment

All art workshops MUST BE PREPAID by EFT, Paypal, cheque, or cash in advance to reserve your child’s place. We accept the Creative Kids Voucher for 2 or more workshop bookings. Email the voucher number when booking, with your child’s name and birthdate. Then select bank transfer as payment.

No credit or refunds will be given if you cancel on the day of the workshop or do not show up. At least 2 days’ notice is needed for cancellation.

PLEASE NOTE that if a workshop is full, our website will not let you progress to payment.

The art school will be closed over Christmas

CHRISTMAS AND SUMMER HOLIDAY TIMETABLE

Holiday Date Time Workshop Type Age (years) Price
CHRISTMAS

2021

Monday 20th December 10 am – 12pm Cartoon Christmas Cards Drawing 8-14 $50
1 pm – 3pm Aussie Bush Christmas Mixed Media Painting 9-14 $50
Tuesday 21st December 10 am – 12pm Christmas Cartoon Animals Drawing 8-14 $50
10.30 am – 12pm Glitter Reindeer Mixed Media Painting 5-14 $40
10.30 am – 12pm Christmas Penguins Painting 5+ $40
1 pm – 3pm Starry Night Christmas Painting 8-14 $50
Wednesday 22nd December 10.30 am – 12pm Cute Christmas Koalas Painting 5-14 $40
 
SUMMER 2022 Monday 10th January 10.30 am – 12 pm Yachts on the Horizon Painting 7+ $40
1.30 pm – 3 pm Among Us Drawing 7+ $40
Tuesday 11th January 10.30 am – 12 pm Fluffy Fox Painting 7+ $40
1.30 pm – 3 pm Summer Animals Drawing 7+ $40
Wednesday 12th January 10 am – 12 pm Manga and Anime 1 Drawing 7-14 $50
10.30 am – 12 pm Fabulous Flowers Painting 5-14 $40
1 pm – 2.30 pm Picasso Owl Mixed Media Painting 7-14 $40
Thursday 13th January 10 am – 12 pm Manga and Anime 2 Drawing 9-14 $50
10.30 am – 12 pm Sun, Sand, Surf, and Seagulls Painting 7-14 $40
1 pm – 3 pm Take me to the Beach Painting 9-14 $50
Friday 14th January 10 am -12 pm Pencil Portraits Drawing 11+ $50
10.30 am – 12 pm  Under the Sea Painting 7-14 $40
Monday 17th January 10 am – 12 pm Drawing Pets Drawing 11+ $50
10.30 am – 12 pm Jim Dine inspired Heart Painting 5-14 $40
1 pm – 3 pm Phoenix the Fire Bird Painting 7-15 $50
Tuesday 18th January 10 am – 12 pm Beetles and Butterflies Drawing 8+ $50
10.30 am – 12 pm Koala Bear Painting 5-14 $40
1 pm – 3 pm Tropical Paradise Painting 7-14 $50
Wednesday 19th January 10 am – 12 pm Manga and Anime 1 Drawing 7-14 $50
10.30 am – 12 pm Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers Painting 7-13 $40
1 pm – 3 pm Modern Animal Portrait Painting 8-14 $50
Thursday 20th January 10 am – 12 pm Manga and Anime 2 Drawing 9-14 $50
Friday 21st January 10 am – 12 pm Dinosaurs! Drawing 7-14 $50

Christmas School Holiday Art Workshops

Glitter Reindeer: Mixed Media Painting

Ages 5-14– Monday 20th December – 10.30am-12pm

The young artists will enjoy painting a portrait of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer on a canvas. A touch of glitter will be sprinkled on to add a bit of magic sparkle.

     

Aussie Bush Christmas: Mixed Media Painting

Ages 9-14– Monday 20th December – 1pm-3pm

The young artists will paint koalas, kookaburras and a possum sitting silhouetted on a gumtree. They will then add highlights on the Aussie creatures reflecting the moon light and will splatter sparkling stars in the sky. Christmas stockings and baubles will hang from the eucalyptus tree collaged on their painting using paper they have decorated.

Cartoon Christmas cards: Drawing

Ages 8-14– Monday 20th December – 10am-12pm

The young artists will enjoy learning how to draw various Christmas themed cartoon characters. They will craft their own Christmas card using their drawings. This workshop will include inking and colouring.

Christmas Penguins: Painting

Ages 5 +  Tuesday 21st December – 10.30am-12pm

In this 90 minutes workshop the young artists will have fun painting a Christmas themed penguin canvas . Painting techniques like blending, dry brushing and dabbing will be explored. They can choose to add a touch of glitter at the end to enhance their creation.

 

Christmas Cartoon Animals: Drawing

Ages 8 – 14 – Tuesday 21st December – 10am-12pm 

In our cartoon animals workshop the young artists will learn how to draw various cartoon animals and then construct a scene with a character and background of their choice. This workshop will include inking and water colours.

Starry Night Christmas: Painting

Ages 8-14– Tuesday 21st December– 1pm-3pm

The young artists will observe and briefly discuss the famous Starry Night painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Then they will create their own Starry Night with Christmas tree using sweeping and swirling brush strokes just like van Gogh.

   

Cute Christmas Koalas: Painting

Ages 5-14– Wednesday 22nd December – 10.30am-12pm

The young artists will paint a cute and cuddly Christmas Koala portrait on a 30 x 40cm canvas. Painting techniques like sponging, layering and dabbing will be explored on their canvas painting.

Summer School Holiday Art Workshops

January 2022

Yachts on the Horizon: Painting

Ages 7 + – Monday 10th January – 10.30am-12pm 

The young artists will paint a relaxing nautical horizon with yachts and birds on a 30 x 40cm canvas.

Among Us: Drawing

Ages 7 + – Monday 10th January – 1.30am – 3pm 

Your young artist will learn how to draw some animal and flower themed Among Us characters.

 

Fluffy Fox: Painting

Ages 7 + – Tuesday 11th January – 10.30am-12pm

The young artists will paint a cut fox with a fluffy tail on a 30 x 40cm canvas.

Summer Animal Cartoons: Drawing

Age 7 + – Tuesday 11th January – 1.30pm-3pm

The young artists will draw some cartoon animals enjoying the summer days at the beach. They will then refine and colour their drawings with Copic markers.

Fabulous Flowers: Painting

Ages 5-14 – Wednesday 12th January – 10.30am – 12pm

The young artists will paint a beautiful contemporary canvas depicting vibrant gerbera flowers painted in warm colours on a contrasting cool coloured background. They will learn how to do interesting painting techniques like dabbing and dotting. Glitter can be added at the end to give their artwork some sparkle.

Picasso Owl: Mixed media Painting

Ages 7-14 – Wednesday 12th January – 1pm-2.30pm

The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso once found a little owl with a broken foot which he took home with him. He cured the owl and kept it in a cage in the kitchen of his apartment in Paris. The owl was the inspiration for several paintings that Picasso created. In this workshop the young artists will enjoy painting an owl using a monochromatic earth coloured paint scheme and they will hide their name in the feathers just like Picasso did in one of his owl works.

        

Sand, surf and Seaulls: Painting

Ages 7-14 – Thursday 13th January – 10.30am- 12pm

The young artists will learn how to paint a beach scene with a flock of seagulls. They will enjoy learning the various painterly techniques of splattering, dabbing, sponging and layering while creating their canvas painting.

   

Artworks by Kayla, Madeleine and Oscar from our 6-8 years classes

Take me to the beach: Painting

Ages 9-14 – Thursday 13th January – 1pm – 3pm

The young artists will learn how to paint an expressive and impressionistic beach scene. It will be a self portrait painting with their friend, family member or pet at the beach watching the sunset.

   

Pencil Portraits: Drawing

Ages 11+ – Friday 14th January – 10am – 12pm

The young artists will use various fundamental techniques to sketch and render a realistic portrait of a person! Reference photos will be provided for the students, but they are also welcome to bring a photo of the face of whoever they wish to sketch.

Under the Sea: Painting

Ages 7 -14 – Friday 14th January – 10.30am – 12pm

Under the sea Dolphins, sharks, seahorses, whales, tropical fish, crabs & much more! Choose a favourite sea creature to paint in an underwater scene on a 30 x 40 cm canvas and learn some basic art techniques along the way like sponging, blending, splattering.

Drawing Pets: Drawing

Ages 11+ – Monday 17th January – 10am – 12pm

The young artists will learn to draw their favourite domesticated friends such as dogs, cats, birds, and more using easy-to-learn techniques. Students can bring a photo of their furry family member to draw as well!

Jim Dine inspired Heart: Mixed Media Painting

Ages 5-14– Monday 17th January – 10.30am-12pm

The young artists will observe and briefly discuss the unique Heart paintings by American Pop artist Jim Dine. Then they will create their own heart painting using warm and cool acrylic colours on a 30 x 40cm canvas. Pastel details and gold paint will be added to complete their multi layered work.

Phoenix the fire bird: Painting

Ages 7-15– Monday 17th January – 1pm-3pm

The young artists will learn about the mythological bird that sets fire to itself every 500 years. The symbolic meaning of the Phoenix is about renewal. It is about overcoming darkness and rising to the challenge to become powerful and succeed. They will also experiment with warm colours and sponging techniques to create a beautiful fire bird canvas.

   

Beetles and Butterflies: Drawing

Ages 8+ years – Tuesday 18th January – 10am – 12pm

The young artists will look at real-life examples of crazily colourful beetles and butterflies to learn how colour and light can be replicated through drawings! The students will choose a bug to draw, using various materials to create their own colourful masterpiece.

Koala Bear: Mixed Media Painting

Ages 5-14 years – Tuesday 18th January 10.30am – 12pm

The young artists will enjoy being guided step by step to paint on a canvas a portrait of a cute and cuddly Koala Bear. Painting techniques like sponging, layering and dabbing will be explored on their canvas painting.

   

Tropical Paradise: Painting

Ages 7-14 – Tuesday 18th January – 1pm– 3pm

The young artists will spend 2 hours escaping the winter chill by painting a beautiful tropical sunset and hidden paradise on a 30 x 40cm canvas. They will lean how to blend paint to create the sunset and paint fine details for the silhouetted island.

     

 Vincent van Gogh sunflowers: Painting

Ages 7-13 – Wednesday 19th Jan – 10.30pm – 12pm

The young artists will paint a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase, inspired by the great 19th century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh’s sunflowers were intended to be a symbol of friendship and a celebration of the beauty and vitality of nature. The sunflower pictures were among the first paintings Van Gogh produced in Arles that show his signature expressive style. The young artists will learn about contrasting and harmonious colours in this workshop.

   

Modern Animal Portrait: Painting

Ages 8-14 – Wednesday 19th January – 1pm- 3pm

This is an open level workshop where the young artists will draw and paint a modern portrait of a favourite animal adding personal symbolism in the pattern work. Bold and bright colours will be used for their painting.

     

Artworks by Jena and Victoria from our high school classes

Manga and Anime 1: Drawing

Ages 7-14  10-12am Wednesday 12th Jan, Wednesday 19th Jan

The young artists will learn the steps to draw the unique face, head, and hair of Anime characters! The students will also learn how to draw the head and face with different expressions, at multiple angles.

Manga and Anime 2 : Drawing

Ages 9 -14  10am-12pm, Thursday 13th Jan, Thursday 20th Jan

The young artists will learn how to draw the anatomy of Anime characters, and how to use shapes to construct the characters in multiple poses! They will also draw and style them in different clothes, keeping in mind how they fold on the body.

Dinosaurs: Drawing

Ages 7 -14 – 21st January – 10am-12pm

The young artists will draw their favourite dino’s, focusing on shape and detail! The students will use pencils and have the option to keep their scaley friend in black and white or to add a touch of colour.

Children who love to paint or draw and have already been to these workshops previously are welcome to attend again.  A different program of activities guided by our teachers will be given to these children on the workshop day.

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The programs at Young Artists are written by qualified educators who specialise in art education for children. We aim to make our programs enjoyable for the children because they learn more when they enjoy what they are doing!

Young Artists is found in the Hills district of Sydney. Our professional light filled studio space is located at Unit 43, 9 Hoyle Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154.
There is parking at the front door.

“Happiness… it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”  Vincent van Gogh