School Holiday Art Workshops

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: Winter 2022

We are running  2 hour and short 1½ hour ART workshops to keep your children busy in the holidays.

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 and Cancellation Policy

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 two days’ notice is needed for cancellation.

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

Winter School Holiday Workshop Timetable

Weekday Workshop Age Time Cost
Mon 4th July Manga and Anime 1: Faces and Basics! 7+ 10.00am-12.00pm $55
Original Characters Drawing 10+ 10.00am-12.00pm $55
Symbolic Self-Portrait Painting 5+ 10.30am-12.00pm $45
Colourful Elephant Painting 7+ 1.00pm-3.00pm $55
Tue 5th July Manga and Anime 2: Full Body Poses 9+ 10.00am-12.00pm $55
Emu in a Sunset Mixed Media Painting 6+ 10.30am-12.00pm $45
Autumn Greets Winter Painting 8+ 1.00pm-3.00pm $55
Wed 6th July Manga and Anime 1: Faces and Basics! 7+ 10.00am-12.00pm $55
Snowperson Painting 5+ 10.30am-12.00pm $45
Thur 7th July Manga and Anime 2: Full Body Poses 9+ 10.00am-12.00pm $55
Fri 8th July Fox in the Snow Mixed Media Painting 5+ 10.30am-12.00pm $45
Colourful Whale Shark Painting 7+ 1.00pm-3.00pm $55
Portrait Drawing 12+ 10.00am-12.00pm $55

Winter School Holiday Art Workshops

Manga and Anime 1: Faces and Basics!

Date: Monday, July 4th AND Wednesday, July 6th

Age Group 7 + Day / Time 10.00am – 12.00pm
Workshop type Drawing Duration 2 hours

The young artists will learn the steps to draw the unique face, head, and hair of popular Anime and Manga characters! The students will draw the head and face with different expressions and look at how different angles and perspectives can be drawn!


Manga and Anime 2: Full body poses!

Date: Tuesday, July 5th AND Thursday, July 7th

Age Group 9 + Time 10.00am – 12.00pm
Workshop type Drawing Duration 2 hours

The young artists will learn how to draw the anatomy of popular Anime and Manga characters, using 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.


Original Characters Drawing

Date: Monday, July 4th

Age Group 10 + Time 10.00am – 12.00pm
Workshop type Drawing Duration 2 hours

The young artists will develop, share, and brainstorm original characters in this supportive social workshop. They will use traditional or digital mediums to world build, character design, and tell stories!

This workshop is also open to digital mediums. Students are encouraged to bring their iPad, laptops, or tablets if this is their preferred medium.


Symbolic Self-Portrait Painting

Date: Monday, July 4th

Age Group 5+ Time 10.30am-12.00pm
Workshop type Painting Duration 90 minutes

The young artists will briefly observe some self-portraits by famous artists like Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo in preparation for painting a self-portrait on a canvas!

They will include symbols in the background to represent their personality and interests, and use colour to symbolise how they are feeling. The basic proportions of the face will be taught in this workshop, and the students will gain a basic understanding of mixing skin colours.


Colourful Elephant Painting

Date: Monday, July 4th

Age Group 7+ Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Workshop type Painting Duration 2 hours

The young artists will be guided step by step to create a beautiful colourful elephant portrait. Their paintings will be unique and no two artworks will look the same!


Emu in a Sunset Mixed Media Painting

Date: Tuesday, July 5th

Age Group 6 + Time 10.30am-12.00pm
Workshop type Mixed Media Painting Duration 90 minutes

The young artists will enjoy painting a rainbow-coloured emu in a landscape of sunset colours. They will add finer details using oil pastels.


Autumn Greets Winter Painting

Date: Tuesday, July 5th

Age Group 8+ Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Workshop type Painting Duration 2 hours

The young artists will observe the beautiful atmospheric tree works of Gina Ayers Signore, Patricia Allingham Carlson and Australian artist Tim Maguire. They will be inspired by these artists to create their own painting of trees greeting winter, using acrylics on a canvas.


Snowperson Painting

Date: Wednesday, July 6th

Age Group 5 + Time 10.30am-12.00pm
Workshop type Painting Duration 90 minutes

The young artists will experiment with sponging and dabbing while painting a snowperson in the snow. They will add their own special details to make their painting unique.



Fox in the Snow Mixed Media Painting 

Date: Friday, July 8th

Age Group 5 + Time 10.30am – 12.00pm
Workshop type Mixed Media Painting Duration 90 minutes

The young artists will have fun painting a fox hiding in the snow, wearing a cute beanie and scarf! Younger children will learn how to draw a fox step by step from basic shapes, while older children can explore adding extra details such as fur and shadows. Children will also have the option of adding silver glitter to their artwork or gluing a pompom on the fox’s beanie.


Colourful Whale Shark Painting

FULLY BOOKED

Date: Friday, July 8th

Age Group 7 + Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Workshop type Painting Duration 2 hours

The young artists will enjoy painting a colourful, spotty whale shark, surrounded by schools of colourful fish. Children will experiment with blending colours, creating different effects with their paintbrushes, and learn about including shadows in their artworks.


Portrait Drawing

Date: Friday, July 8th

Age Group 12 + Time 10.00am-12.00pm
Workshop type Drawing Duration 2 hours

The young artists will be guided using a step-by-step method in drawing a portrait of a person of their choice!

Students are encouraged to bring a photo of a loved one, or person of interest to them to draw in this workshop. If students would like to bring their own photo, please make sure the picture is of the person from the shoulders up, and of decent enough quality that the student can see the finer details in the photo.

Several reference images will also be supplied in this workshop for those who do not want to bring their own.


Get in touch with us now

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