Children’s Art Classes


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.

NSW Summer School Holidays Art Classes Program

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 COVID-19.

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

Children can attend 2 workshops on a day, they just need to bring lunch and morning tea to stay.


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.

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


Mon 21st Dec 90 min 10am-11.30am DRAWING – Reindeer in Copic markers    $40
 2 hours 10.30 am-12.30

12 – 2pm


 PAINTING – Starry Night Christmas tree painting

DRAWING – Cartoon Christmas card

PAINTING – Glitter reindeer




Tues 22nd Dec 90 min 10.30 am-12  PAINTING – Glitter Christmas  $40
90 min

2 hours



DRAWING – Summer Solstice Zentangle

DRAWING – Christmas cartoon animals



Wed 23rd Dec 90 min 10am – 11.30am

10.30 -12 noon

DRAWING – Beach Picnic in water colours

PAINTING – Christmas Penguins



 2 hours 1 – 3pm PAINTING – Laurel Burch Christmas Cats $50
Mon 11th Jan  90 min 10.30am-12noon PAINTING – Summer Sweet Treats $40
  2 hours 1 – 3pm PAINTING – Joshua Yeldham  inspired owls $50
 Tues 12th Jan 90 min 10.30am-12noon PAINTING – Sun, sand and seagulls $40
2 hours 1 – 3pm PAINTING – Henri Rousseau Tiger in the Jungle $5o
Wed 13th Jan 90 min 10.30am-12noon PAINTING – Rainbow Flowers $40
2 hours 1 – 3pm PAINTING – Modern Animal Portrait $50
Thurs 14th Jan 90 min 10.30-12noon PAINTING – I scream for icecream $40
2 hours 1 – 3pm MIXED MEDIA PAINTING – Bondi Beach $50
Fri 15th Jan 90 min 10.30-12noon PAINTING – Big, beautiful butterflies $40
1-2.30pm PAINTING – Van Gogh Blossoms $40

The art school will be closed Thursday 24th Dec until Sun Jan 10th. Open for a week of workshops on the 11th January and then closed Saturday 16th January until school resumes Term 1 2021.

Details for the Summer School Holidays Art Workshops

Drawing Reindeer using Copic markers


Ages 10-14 – Monday 21st December – 10-11.30am 

This is an open level workshop where students will learn how to draw a reindeer in their style and complete with copic markers.

Starry Starry night van Gogh Christmas tree painting


Ages 8-14– Monday 21st December – 10.30am-12.30pm

The young artists will observe and briefly discuss the famous Starry Starry Night painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh. Then they will create their own Starry night canvas painting with Christmas tree.


Cartoon Christmas card : drawing


Ages 7-14 – Monday 21st  December– 12-2pm 

The young artists will learn 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.

Glitter Reindeer Painting


Ages 5-14 – Monday 21st  December– 1.30 – 3pm

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


Glitter Christmas painting 


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

 In this workshop the young artists will enjoy painting their favourite Christmas characters like Santa, Rudolph, elves and snowmen or paint a meaningful Christmas story scene on a 30 x 40cm canvas. Artistic techniques like sponging and blending will be explored in this workshop. They can decorate with a sprinkle of glitter to finish it off.


Summer Solstice zentangle: drawing


Ages 9-14 – Tuesday 22nd December – 10am – 11.30am 

The young artists will enjoy creating a zentangle illustration based on sun motifs using patterns and lines. Zentangle drawing is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. Your young artists will create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs.

Christmas Cartoon Animals : Drawing


Ages 8 – 14 years  Tuesday 22nd December – 12-2pm 

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.

Beach Picnic in water colour : Drawing and painting


Ages 10 +  Wednesday 23rd December – 10am-11.30am 

The young artists will draw a summer themed artwork using water colour pencils. Students will develop blending and colour mixing techniques.

Christmas Penguins Painting


Ages 5 +  Wednesday 23rd December – 10.30am-12 noon 

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 glitter at the end to enhance their creations.


Laurel Burch Christmas cats : Painting

Ages 8 + Wednesday 23rd December – 1pm – 3pm 

The young artists will observe and discuss the Christmas cat artworks by American artist Lauren Burch. Inspired by her they will design and paint their very own Christmas cat painting.


Artworks by American artist and designer Laurel Burch

Summer Sweet Treats : Painting


Ages 6-13 – Monday 11th January – 10.30am- 12pm 

In this fun and creative workshop the young artists will be completing a canvas painting of their favourite sweet things like cupcakes, ice-cream sundaes and lollies. The students will learn how to outline, add high lights and choose colours that work well together in painting.


Joshua Yeldham Inspired Owls : Painting


Ages 8-14 – Monday 11th January – 1pm- 3pm

The young artists will observe the owl paintings by Australian artist Joshua Yeldham. This will inspire them to design their own Owl painting on a canvas. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements shape and line to create pattern.


Artworks by Devika, Belinda and Madi from our high school class.

Sun, Sand, Surf and Seagulls : Painting


Ages 6-14 – Tuesday 12th 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

Henri Rousseau Tiger in the Jungle : Painting


Ages 7-14 – Tuesday 12th January – 1pm- 3pm

 The young artists will observe and discuss the work of Henri Rousseau, noting the way he used tone to give the illusion of 3D shapes, his use of contrasting and harmonious colours, and how he filled the space with lots of pattern and hid animals and people among the jungle plants.
They will then paint a tiger face hidden amongst jungle foliage on a 30 x 40cm canvas.


Rainbow Flowers : Painting


Ages 5-14 – Wednesday 13th January – 10.30pm- 12noon

In this workshop the young artists will enjoy painting a beautiful contemporary flower picture on a 30 x 40cm canvas using rainbow coloured acrylics. Painting techniques like blending, dabbing, dotting and sponging will be explored in this workshop. They can choose to add a sprinkle of glitter for a bit of sparkle!



Modern Animal Portrait : Painting


Ages 8-14 – Wednesday 13th January – 1pm- 3pm

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

I scream, you scream we all scream for Icecream : Painting


Ages 6-14 – Thursday 14th January – 10.30am- 12pm

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” The young artists will pretend they have their very own ice cream van and will create a giant ice cream cone on their very own canvas. They will colour, add patterns and design their ice cream cone with their favourite selection of ice creams – without forgetting the sprinkles and chocolate sauce! The young artists will have fun experimenting with artistic painting techniques like splattering and dripping.


Bondi Beach : Mixed media painting


Ages 7-14 – Thursday 14th January – 1pm- 3pm

Bondi Beach is one of the most iconic places in Australia. It is famous for its waves and its sand. It’s a beautiful place. The young artists will  paint the iconic Bondi Beach with people enjoying the sun and surf. Oil pastel will also be used in this artwork,

Big, Beautiful Butterflies : Painting


Ages 5-14 – Friday 15th January – 10.30pm- 12noon

The young artists will design and paint their own butterfly on a 30 x 40cm canvas and learn some basic art techniques along the way. They will have fun decorating their original artwork with glitter to finish it off.


Rainbow coloured butterfly by Vicky from our 6-8 years class.

Vincent van Gogh inspired Blossoms : painting


Ages 5-14 – Friday 15th January – 1pm- 2.30pm

Van Gogh’s paintings of Flowering Orchards painted during spring in 1888, symbolise his optimism, sudden outburst of joy, a sense of all the wishes becoming true and his happy months in spring. Your young artists will be inspired by the joyful Blossom paintings painted by the great 19th century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to paint a fun spring blossom painting on a 30 x 40cm canvas using acrylic paints, paint brushes and finger tips.

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