Book now for school holiday fun at the gallery
  • Thursday 08 September 2016
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Hey kids, it's time to let loose your inner creative and head to Caloundra Regional Gallery for some seriously cool, art fun. 

There will be eight ArtsCool Workshops held during the school holidays where kids can learn some great new art skills. 

With the help of talented local artists, kids can try their hand at creating a mixed-media collage, learn basic clay construction and make an animal or mini sculpture, use recycled computer parts and other everyday items to make a contemporary sculpture or create a mini 3D habitat such as a forest or beach using mixed-materials and textures.

Places are limited for these workshops so make sure you book early. Please note, booking must be paid for in full to confirm your place.

ArtsCool Workshops

Workshop: Mixed-media Collage Wall Hanging
Date: Monday, September 19
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Time: 10.30am-noon
Age: 5-8 year olds
Cost: $12
Details: Make an amazing mixed-media artwork that is ready to hang. Participants will create a personal work expressing their thoughts and ideas whilst exploring a range of different collage items.

Workshop: Amazing Clay Animals
Date: Monday, September 19
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Time: 1-2.30pm
Age: 5-8 year olds
Cost: $12
Details: Learn basic clay construction and create an extraordinary air-drying clay animal. Extra bits and pieces will be available to add some special ‘zing’ to your animal masterpiece. (Paint and extra details can also be added at home once the clay has dried).

Workshop: Recycled IT Art
Date: Tuesday, September 20
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Time: 10.30am-noon or 1-2.30pm
Age: 9-12 year olds
Cost: $12
Details: Use recycled computer parts and other everyday items to make creative contemporary sculptural forms. This activity allows participants to explore the concept of making art from the everyday.

Workshop: Expressive Clay Heads
Date: Monday, September 26
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Time: 10.30am-noon
Age: 5-8 year olds
Cost: $12
Details: Create a mini head and shoulder sculpture from air-drying clay using pinch-pot and coiling techniques. Use your imagination to make it as quirky or expressive as you like. Add a mixed-media funky hairdo and you’ll have yourself a real showpiece.

Workshop: Mini 3D Habitats
Date: Monday, September 26
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Time: 1-2.30pm
Age: 5-8 year olds
Cost: $12
Details: Create a cool mini 3D habitat from mixed-materials and textures. It could be a forest, wetland, beach or fantasy garden. If you came along to the amazing animal workshop you can create the perfect setting for your animal to live in, or make it to suit your own special figurines.

Workshop: Contemporary Sculpture Tile
Date: Tuesday, September 27
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery
Time: 10.30am-noon or 1-2.30pm
Age: 9-12 year olds
Cost: $12
Details: In this workshop participants will capture impressions of contemporary objects in a clay mould, then from this they will create a low relief sculptural tile using plaster.

Visit council’s gallery website for more details about the range of kids programs on offer throughout the year.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.