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Workshops for children, young people and families

by beth sorensen

Kids’ Art Club – Animals, mountains, insects and oceans

Please note that this program is on hold. In line with NSW public health orders, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre will remain closed until 12.01 am Saturday 28 August.  

Kids’ Art Club returns to Thursdays for ten weeks from July to September, with a different art style explored every week by facilitators Saqlain Binte Saleh and Mary T Nguyen.

In these fun, creative and exploratory weekly workshops, kids will learn everything from how to paint underwater scenes with watercolours to how to craft sculptures out of clay and draw portraits of pets with pastels.

The first five weeks take inspiration from the animal world, with workshops guiding kids through the skills to create art about animals, while the last five weeks draws on the natural world, with sessions on drawing and painting fire, water scenes, skyscapes and space.

Cost: $10
Facilitators: Saqlain Binte Saleh and Mary Nguyen
Age: Primary school children
Dates and times:
Thursday afternoons, 2 September to 16 September
4.00 – 5.30 pm

2 September – Mary

This week young artists will be dipping their toes into the world of water as they learn techniques to create incredible water worlds and imagery using a variety of media.

9 September – Mary

Young artists get their hands on some clay this week to make small sculptures inspired by the earth such as mushrooms and wombats. Be guided in this step-by-step session to create something to take home.

16 September – Mary

Our final session of Term 3 is finishing with a bang and taking inspiration from space to give young artists the opportunity to make amazing planetary and galactical scenes using lots of clever tricks and techniques.

Young Creatives – Anime and manga hangout

Please note that this program is on hold. In line with NSW public health orders, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre will remain closed until 12.01 am Saturday 28 August.  

Artist and illustrator Pinky runs this fun fortnightly session for anime, manga and comics fans aged 12 to 25 to hang out, improve their drawing skills and explore a library of manga and graphic novels.

Every second Saturday afternoon, teenagers and young adults are invited to meet other manga fans and practice drawing skills, with Pinky running a different class each session.

Learn how to draw different characters, poses, hands, faces and bodies, and get feedback on your work from experienced illustrator and cartoonist Pinky.

Cost: $10 per session
Facilitator: Pinky
Age: 12 to 25 years
Dates and times:
Saturday afternoons, 4 September, 18 September
2.00 to 4.30 pm

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