Penrith Regional Gallery School Holiday Workshops

Participants will have fun in workshops inspired by the current exhibition

Penrith Regional Gallery are excited to announce their much loved school holiday art workshops during the upcoming January school holidays based on the current exhibitions Memento and Fabrik

Ignite your imagination and get your creative juices flowing by experimenting with different art techniques and materials along with the guidance of our skilled instructors.

All skill levels are welcome and all materials are supplied too, so all you have to do is to wear old clothes and bring a snack.

Bookings are essential via their websiteSibling discount ticket at $20 for additional participants from the same family. To obtain this discount, please book over the phone at 02 4735 1100. Please note times carefully. 
 

5 January, 12 January, 19 January | Toystruction Animation | 2pm - 4.30pm

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. Suitable for ages 13 - 15
Cost | $50

5 January & 21 January | Marbling and Looney Insects | 9am - 1pm
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. Suitable for ages 10 - 12
Cost | $50

6 January, 12 January | Clay Gobblers and Woven Bowls | 9am - 1.00pm 

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.  Suitable for ages 7 - 9.
Cost | $50

6 January 13 January and 20 January | Marbling Collage | 2.00pm - 4.30pm
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. Suitable for ages 13 - 15
Cost | $40

7 January & 19 January | Clay Bobble Heads and Felting | 9am - 1pm
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. Suitable for ages 10 - 12
Cost | $50

7 January, 14 January & 21 January | Clay Animorphs | 2pm - 4.30pm
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. Suitable for ages 13 - 15
Cost | $40

7 January, 14 January & 21 January | Clay Animorphs | 2pm - 4.30pm
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. Suitable for ages 13 - 15
Cost | $40

13 January | Layers of Colour and Woven Watercolours | 9am - 1.00pm
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. Suitable for ages 10 - 12
Cost | $40

14 January | Layers of Colour and Felting | 9am - 1.00pm
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. Suitable for ages 7 - 9
Cost | $50

Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest is a registered COVID Safe venue and we are now operating under strict new guidelines. Your health and safety is our priority. Please click here to view the full COVID Safe plan and Terms & Conditions that are now in place before signing up for any of our workshops.