We design all our Workshops keeping class sizes small to easily accommodate different capabilities. Collaboration and group discussion are a very important part of our Workshop structure and each participant is treated as an important contributor to each creative process. We are all (mostly) social creatures and age seems no barrier to the sharing of common interests & often innovative interactions that transpire throughout our workshops.

Drawing is any mark deliberately made onto a surface....


  • School Holiday Workshops


AUTUMN 2021 PROGRAM

Magical Mobile Drawing Sculptures

Who said Drawing needs to be 2D! In this nature inspired Workshop we will take our Drawings from the two, into the three-dimensional realm. We will learn all about construction and balance, inspired by artists like Alexander Calder and Bruno Munari, as we create kinetic sculptures that reflect the colours and shapes we see in the natural world around us. As everything gets ready to slow down, moving closer to Winter, we will twirl & twist our way through this Workshop just in time to catch the Autumn breeze to bring our Magical Mobiles to life.

Ages 5+

Monday 12th April 10:00 - 4:00

Book Worms! Sketch Books from a Worm’s Eye View

While the lazy days of Summer may be fading, this Workshop reminds us there is always time to lay back & look up regardless of the Season. Inspired by this gorgeous image, by Artist Illustrator Georgina Taylor, we will be changing our drawing perspective to see the world in a new way … from a worm’s eye view! Hmmmm, even though we know worms don’t really have eye’s but instead have cells called receptors that can sense whether it's light or dark. What we really mean is we’ll be exploring how to draw things as if we were underneath them, creating a unique fold-out Sketch Book full of different views & angles just to spend some time gazing skyward for a change.
(image: Georgina Taylor, detail from endpapers for the amazing book Made for Each Other)

Ages 5+

Tuesday 13th April 10:00 - 4:00

Transformers From Ink to Image

We all know Autumn is a season of change, as the days get shorter & the shadows get longer, the trees, the light, the sky, and the temperature shift and so do the lines, shapes, colours & tones of the world around us. In this Workshop we will use the theme of transformation to take our drawings through a process of change to suit the Season. We will lay-out & layer-up inky experiments & explorations to create a dramatic drawing capturing the shifting atmosphere of this dynamic world, in a single image full of mood & movement.

Ages 5+

Wednesday 14th April 10:00 - 4:00

Mark Making V’s Minimalism

Contrasting approaches, mediums and colours will all play a part in this Workshop which explores how to use different ways of Drawing to tell a wordless story. Using simple visual cues & lovely layers we will work our way through a simple drawing narrative to learn how beautiful busy mark making and magnificent minimalism can work together to produce a strikingly balanced blend of hectic harmony all in one image. I like to think of this Workshop as a kind of Ying Yang approach to visual storytelling.
(image: contains detail of an Isabelle Arsenault illustration)

Ages 5+ 

Thursday 15th April 10:00 - 4:00

Cut, Collage & Create

One of my favourite creative partnerships is between Collage & Drawing and I believe this dynamic duo presents an almost limitless world of possibilities. While we will only have time to explore a few, if you know how to use scissors, glue, pencils & pens and are willing to open your eyes & your mind to the myriad of options made visible as you snip & stick your way through the day, this Workshop will let you play, draw, and create in more ways than you might have thought possible. As we open the doors on this wonderful world, try a variety of approaches & create our own drawing combinations, I truly believe this will be somewhere you will want to return to again & again, for ideas, for inspiration and sometimes just for FUN!

This Workshop is specifically designed for older kids and is the perfect way to experiment with collage and drawing.

Ages 10+ 

Friday 16th April 10:00 - 4:00