School Holiday Program - Spring 2014

An opportunity for students to work with local professional artists. All classes are supervised and artists have Working with Children Checks. Fees are payable on booking and not refundable.

To book contact the Gallery Desk on 03 5320 5858 or email

Darn-Garrabeel: The White Swan with Deanne Gilson
Monday 22 September, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Learn how the white swan became white and how the black swans learnt to accept her being different.  Make a 3D white swan from paper then paint and decorate her. Includes a tour of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition, in which Deanne is a finalist.
Age: 5-9 years

Make a Wall Hanging with Melinda Muscat
Tuesday 23 September, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Make your very own zany coloured artwork based on photos of animals, landscapes and birds, adding sticks, handmade beads, macramé and more. Hang it on the wall at home or give it to your friends or family.
Age: 7-12 years

Spring Mystery Box with Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling
Wednesday 24 September, 10am-12pm MORNING ONLY
Make your own artwork using a mystery box of ingredients. The contents will guide the creative process-the rest is only limited by your imagination.
Age: 5-9 years

Faces and Shapes with Kellie Maddaford and Finola Kennedy
Thursday 25 September, 10am-12pm MORNING ONLY
Introduce your pre-schoolers to the Gallery's collection in a fun and friendly way. Children will explore the different galleries through colour recognition, group discussion and drawing activities, experiments with collage and colour matching.
Age: 3-5 years

Flying Angel Puppets with Carla Maxwell
Monday 29 September, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Create a flying angel puppet that flaps its wings, inspired by Flying Angels 2006 by Indonesian artist Heri Dono's,  an installation of nine angels with elaborate headdresses, impish faces, broad wings and red boots.
Age: 7-12 years

Multi-storey Tree Houses with Mark Maxwell
Have you read the Magic Faraway Tree or Andy Griffin's13-Storey Tree House? Build your own miniature tree house including pulleys , lifts and a catapult! Will you pass the earth-tremor test?
Age: 7-12 years

Secret Kids' Business with Chris Ellis
Wednesday 1 October, 1-3pm MORNING SESSION BOOKED OUT
Create secret artwork that appears from nowhere and that only you know how to do! Learn the magic of pastel scratch drawings, magic texta art and mysterious invisible pictures.
Age: 5 to 9 years

Make your own Mokuhanga (Woodblock Print) with Terry McKenna (Two-day workshop)
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 October, 10am-3pm
Learn the amazing water-based Japanese woodblock printing technique, using simple, traditional Japanese tools and methods, based on your own image. You will produce one or two prints in this two day workshop. (BYO lunch, no nuts please)
Age 10-16 years

Payment is required with booking.

Single sessions $15 or $10 Member
Two-day sessions $65 or $45 Member

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