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


Fabulous Fortresses & Spectacular Sandcastles

Back by popular demand, this Summer, D2S welcomes ALL beachside Architects to come design, plan and construct a 3D Paper Castle fit for any hermit crab to stand sentry. We’ll draw to decorate our fabulous fortresses with all the treasures from the sea washed up on the sunny shores of our imaginations. Using the D2S collection of flotsam & jetsam as inspiration we’ll end the day feeling like we’ve beat the waves & created an unconquerable piece of priceless real-estate!

Ages 5+

Monday 18th January 10:00 - 4:00

Incredible Insects of Summer

I’m always amazed by the breadth & depth of general knowledge kids bring through the Gallery doors & into my drawing workshops each Holidays and I am often speechless when this knowledge gets very specific! I have noticed over the years, a particular area of fascination seems to be BUGS, BEETLES & all forms of CREEPY CRAWLY, all of which it just so happens seem to be in abundance in Summer (especially if you go camping!) SO … what better way to embrace our inner entomologists than through DRAWING. In this Workshop we’ll set up camp & see what comes inching, flying, scuttling, and creeping across our pages and capture them all in different ways, & in glorious COLOUR, as we become Nature Illustrators for the day.

Ages 5+

Tuesday 19th January 10:00 - 4:00

Bare Feet & Bindies

This Workshop is a little less about stepping on prickles and a little more about telling a story of Summer through silhouettes, shadows & patterns. It’s about getting down low & looking closely at all the wonders under our feet, noticing natures designs, finding ways of using line & colour to take a visual journey, and seeing how much we can say without words. We’ll follow the sun through the day, staying down low and moving through the shadows to capture all we see that will become a part of our short but spectacular Summer stories!

Ages 5+

Wednesday 20th January 10:00 - 4:00

Road Trips, Fish ‘n Chips & Ice-Cream Drips

Last School Holidays I stated “… a line can go anywhere even if we can’t!” well we still might not be able to travel as far as some of us would like but at least these Holidays we can take a road trip (real or imagined). Pack your bags & grab your pens as we Design & Draw a superb custom map/poster of where we want to go, where we might have been & where we could only imagine going! Noting what we might see & what we might eat along the way (there has to be fish n’ chips & ice-cream somewhere along the way … think big). I think this might just be one road trip you’ll want to take again & again!

Ages 5+ 

Thursday 21st January 10:00 - 4:00

Lazy Summer Sketchbooks

Ready to get your Summer Sketch ON? Holidays are the perfect time to slow down & look around, beach comb, bush walk or just sit in the shade watching the world go by, and sketching is a perfect lazy Summer day activity, a way to take ‘visual’ notes about what we’ve collected & what we’ve seen! In this Workshop we’ll slow right down & look at the world around us, describing what we see through lines, shapes, colours, patterns & textures, we’ll explore DRAWING in different ways using a range of techniques & mediums. As we work our way through the day we’ll build an amazing snap shot of all we explored, saw & sketched in a uniquely layered sketchbook drawing.

This Workshop is Specifically designed for older kids and is the perfect way to experiment with visual notetaking.

Ages 10+ 

Friday 22nd January 10:00 - 4:00