January School Holiday Workshops Penrith

At Penrith Regional Gallery

Each school holidays we run a program of workshops for children, themed around our current exhibitions. All materials are supplied, all skill levels are welcome, and kids need to wear old clothes and bring a snack. It’s a great opportunity to get creative during the school holidays; book in with a friend or come on your own and have fun.
Workshops are announced as we near the end of each term. Keep an eye on our What’s On page for details, or sign up to our newsletter below to be kept in the loop.
These workshops often book out, so our advice is to get in quickly.
They are fun filled mornings full of creative activities with all art materials supplied. All skill levels welcome.
Bookings Essential: via the individual event pages at www.penrithregionalgallery.com.au/learning/school-holiday-workshops/
or pay over the phone by calling 02 4735 1100

5th, 12th & 19th January @2pm
Toystruction Animation
(Suitable for ages 13 – 15)
Using your observational drawing skills you will first create some images using coloured pencils. Using a deconstruction and recombination process akin to exhibiting artist Bonita Ely, these resources will then be used in a collage stop motion animation using gallery devices.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

6th, 12th January @9am
Clay Gobblers and Woven Bowls
(Suitable for ages 7 – 9)
Your first activity will be to sculpt and construct a plastic gobbling creature from clay. These creative characters will be decorated with your own mix of coloured pigment. The second activity will explore colour and pattern, using a simple weaving technique you will make a handmade woven bowl.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

6th, 13th & 20th @2pm
Marbling Collage
(Suitable for ages 13 – 15)
The works of Anne Graham will inspire you to learn a clever marbling technique and create colourful printed designs on paper. You will then collage these unique images and create another artwork using additional mixed media elements.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

5th & 21st January @9am
Marbling and Loony Insects
(Suitable for ages 10 – 12)
The works of exhibiting artist Anne Graham will inspire you to learn a clever marbling technique and create colourful printed designs on paper. Then finding inspiration in Bonita Ely’s artworks you will learn colour blending techniques to illustrate your very own creature using coloured pencils.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

7th & 19th January @9am
Clay Bobble Heads and Felting
(Suitable for ages 10 – 12)
Bonita Ely’s fantastical world will inspire you to create a creature of your own imagining using hand-built clay techniques. Sculpt and construct a quirky character then decorate with texture and coloured pigment. The second activity is layering colourful woollen fibre to make an abstract composition then learning how to turn it into a beautiful felted artwork.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

7th, 14th & 21st January @2pm
Clay Animorphs
(Suitable for ages 13 – 15)
Find inspiration in the works of exhibiting artist Bonita Ely, to create a blend of animal machine animorph from clay. Drawing on Bonita’s strong sense of character and whimsy you will learn hand building techniques and construct your own clay creature.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

13th January @9am
Layers of Colour and Woven Watercolour
(Suitable for ages 10 – 12)
The extraordinary colour creations of Beata Geyer will inspire you to paint your own layered artwork using a unique stencilling technique. A second painting activity will expand your skills with watercolour paints to create a beautiful woven two-dimensional artwork.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

14th & 20th January @9am
Layers of Colour and Felting
(Suitable for ages 7 – 9)
The extraordinary colour creations of Beata Geyer will inspire you to paint your own layered artwork using a unique stencilling technique. The second activity is layering colourful woollen fibre to make an abstract composition then learning how to turn it into a beautiful felted artwork.
Theme: Colour and Form: Responding to current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik