Carclew Explore Arts | School Holiday Workshops for 5 – 17 Year Olds| 11 to 22 Jul 2016

carclew explore arts school holiday workshop

Carclew Explore Arts School Holiday Workshops | Winter 2016

Carclew’s Explore Arts school holiday workshop program offers full day and half day creative activities for kids aged 5 – 17 years in their stunning North Adelaide venue.

Their team of professional artists presents a broad range of inspiring, hands-on experiences that will nurture your child’s inner-artist and allow them to try out new experiences and make new friends.

Carclew School Holiday Workshops – Winter 2016

Carclew’s winter program includes a whole new bunch of workshop topics including:

  • Breakdance Basics and Circus 101
  • The New Van Gogh and Statement Portraits
  • Mexican Art and Monster Makeup Mayhem
  • Dot Painting and Zines
  • Animation; and
  • The Whirlygig!

Carclew Winter School Holiday Workshops Pricing

Full day workshops are $85 / $65 concession
Half day workshops are $55 / $37 concession

Special Offer: 10% discount if you book 5 or more full priced workshops.


Carclew School Holiday Workshops Topics

Dot Painting | Artist: Nikki Carabetta

Dot paintings date back 40 000 years, and were popularised by the Papunya art movement of the 1970’s, to become an important part of Australian Aboriginal Art. Learn about 3 different styles of Aboriginal art – dotting, raak/rakk and x-ray art – before designing your own dot painting. Use your new found knowledge to create a beautiful painting on canvas, or a boomerang. Find out more or book this workshop now

Feelings on Paper  | Artist: Alise Hardy

Visual art is a form of expression, but interestingly, it can be difficult to visually represent your feelings. This workshop will allow you to explore different drawing techniques and styles conducive to drawing your feelings. You will use coloured oil pastels to create vividly expressive drawn pieces, while exploring conceptual, symbolic, traditional and collaborative ways of working. Find out more or book this workshop now

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Breakdance Basics | Artist: Melissa Hall

Learn how to break it down with Melissa Hall (aka Bgirl Melski) in this energetic and active breakdance workshop. Find out what it takes to break, including top rocks, drops, footwork and freezes. Once you have mastered the basics, work together in groups to create a sequence and then battle it out crew vs crew. Find out more or book this workshop now

Zines | Artist: Georgina Chadderton

Ever wanted to publish your own comic? Well you can, with ZINES! Learn different ways to fold, staple, cut, paste, write, draw, create and print your very own zine with comics artist Georgina Chadderton. She will take you through the process step-by-step so that by the end of the workshop you can make copies and trade with all your new zines pals! Find out more or book this workshop now

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The New Van Gogh | Artist: Nicola Semmens

Dive into the colourful and vibrant world of Van Gogh! Gain an understanding of the history of impressionism and how Van Gogh created his famous impressionist paintings. Once you’ve gained an understanding of the basics, you will recreate some of his famous works using various drawing and painting techniques. Find out more or book this workshop now

Puppet Makers | Artist: Susie Boeselt

In this puppetry workshop participants will be encouraged to explore their artistic boundaries and work to their individual skill level to create a puppet of their imagining. Using the techniques of hand and rod puppetry, attendees will be guided through the process of making a puppet from design to completion. Each participant will leave the workshop with their very own unique puppet. Find out more or book this workshop now

carclew arts puppets

Circus 101 | Artist: Jess Pierce

How would you like to run away with the circus for a day? Create your own tools of the trade in this fun and active circus workshop. Learn how to use a variety of circus equipment with confidence, such as juggling, plate spinning, diablos, scarfs, rings, hooping, acro, and rolling and spinning around. Join in the fun and perform you’re new skills and tricks at the end of the workshop. Find out more or book this workshop now

Introduction to Animation | Artist: GooRoo Animations

Create your very own animated movies with the guidance of the GooRoo Animation guys. Learn about the different types of animation and get a behind the scenes glimpse of what goes into producing animation on a professional level. You will get to experiment with two different styles of animation – Claymation and Flipbooks. Make your very own plasticine character and bring them to life using the Stop Motion Studio App for mobile phones. Then give your drawing skills a go and create a digitized flipbook. At the end of the day, enjoy a screening of all the newly created animated movies. Find out more or book this workshop now  BOOKED OUT. 

Did you miss out on Carclew’s sold-out School Holiday Animation Workshops?

The good news is that in term 3 2016 you can enrol in the new Carclew After School Animation Course

carclew gooroo animations

Statement Portraits | Artist: Meaghan Coles

Let artist Meaghan Coles guide you through a contemporary and abstract take on portraits. Learn how to use various mediums to create bold portraits that make a statement. Build up layers using mixed media techniques, including spray paint and acrylic. Using colour and expression, your portraits will be unique and bold. At the end of the workshop take your artworks home for all to see. Find out more or book this workshop now

Make It Move – The Whirlygig  | Artists: Susie Boeselt and Sylvia Nevistic

The ‘whirlygig’ brings motion to artwork as it utilises the wind to drive simple crank mechanisms. Applying imagination to upcycled materials and the power of the wind, participants will bring their ideas to life to make their own individual whirling art object. Participants will be guided through the process of constructing a fan driven mechanism, and given the tuition to apply their own creativity to a kinetic art work. It’s art that is accidentally science too! Find out more or book this workshop now

Moving Characters | Artist: Grace Mitchell

Learn how to transform paper into articulated characters in this ‘dynamic story-telling’ workshop. You will learn some basic paper-engineering skills as you create a character of your own imagining; next, you will learn how to make beautiful paper-cut backgrounds for your character to interact with, resulting in characters and story-sets that can interact in dynamic and evolving ways. Find out more or book this workshop now

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Collage Camouflage and Critters | Artist: James Parker

Create and discover the world’s newest critter with the guidance of artist James Parker. This workshop will take you through a variety of different skills, techniques and materials such as wire, cut, glue, paint, bolt, screw, tie and knot together. With your new skills you will make your very own critter, and then build up a camouflage environment around them. You’ll leave the workshop with a not-so flat pack diorama of your critter in hiding. Find out more or book this workshop now

Mexican Art | Artist: Annette Zalkauskas

Mexico and South America is rich in vibrancy, culture and art. Learn about the art of the Huichol Indians of Mexico, and create a variety of traditional crafts in a contemporary way. Using wool and weaving techniques you will make an Ojo de Dios (god’s eye), a Neirika wool painting and a wishing doll. Then look into the one of Mexico’s greatest painters, Frida Kahlo, and use her techniques to draw a self-portrait that expresses what is important to you. Find out more or book this workshop now

Monster Makeup Mayhem | Artist: Pip Strachan

Turn the normal into the surreal through the use of theatre and movie makeup. Artist Pip Strachan will take you through some examples of the uses of character makeup, like zombie effects and fake wounds. Then learn how to transform your face into a whole other creature using makeup, face paint and materials you can find in your own home. Become a character of your own creation. Each participant will have their creation photographed to take home. Find out more or book this workshop now

Play & Go Winter School Holiday Guide

Find all the best activities & ideas for the July school holidays in the Play & Go Winter School Holiday Guide, including more educational and creative school holiday activities here.

Visit Carclew’s website for more information and to book now. See their Facebook page here for updates.

What: Carclew Explore Arts School Holiday Workshops

When: Monday 11 to Friday 22 July 2016 | 9am-5pm weekdays

Where: Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St North Adelaide

Who: 5 -17 year olds – visit Carclew’s website for details

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