2024 Winter Holiday Workshops

Thursday 4th July, Friday 5th July, Friday 12th July

You’ve come to the right place.

Art for them (the kids).
A breather for you (a quiet coffee, maybe?)

Let the Winter school holiday fun begin!

Let us engage and inspire your children these school holidays. We have a variety of classes on offer for ages 5+. From wild creating to calmly paced painting, designing and sketching – we’re sure there will be something for everyone!

About our 2024 Winter Holiday Workshops

Sessions are 90 minutes, 2 hours or 2.5 hours.
All materials are included and children are welcome to bring a snack and drink bottle – creating art can be hungry and thirsty work! No nuts please.

Thursday & Friday

Thursday 4th July

Friday 5th July


Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas

What a funny thing for piranhas to eat! 

Come and draw & paint your very own piranha. Then decide what wild and wacky food your piranha is going to eat. We’ll use a combination of pencil, stencils, watercolour and acrylic paint to create this googly-eyed fish.

We’ll read Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey first – as inspiration, and then quickly dive into artmaking.

What to bring: Water bottle

Fully Booked

A Wet Winter Dog on Canvas

For our teens and preteens!

Love to paint? Keen to learn some new painting skills these holidays? 

Come and paint a fabulous dog on canvas!.

Artist Iris Scott loves to create movement in her artworks and has painted, amongst other things, the most fabulous dogs.

Come and be inspired by Iris Scott’s dog series’ and learn some cool techniques for creating movement, light, shade and texture in your own artworks.

Plus take home an amazing canvas to hang on your wall – or gift to someone you love.

What to bring: Water bottle & a snack, as this is a longer class. No nuts please.


Build Your Dream City

Imagine, dream about & design your very own city. Then, set about painting all the parts of your city, adding details and putting it all together.

You’ll have access to most of the studio’s resources and materials – so you can make the best design and artistic choices for creating your city.

Have a favourite toy or character at home that you’d like to build the city for? Great idea! You are welcome to bring it along to make sure it fits!

Spaces limited to 5 for this class, as artists will need room for their cities!

What to bring: 5 – 10 clean, empty boxes of different sizes (from tissue box to toothpaste box size) 

Water bottle & snack/lunch as this is a longer class. No nuts please.

Fully Booked

Anime Drawing

Never had a go at anime drawing before? 

Or love to draw anime? 

This class is for you! 

Learn a variety of skills & techniques for creating and drawing your own anime characters.

And meet other anime-keen artists!

What to bring: Water bottle.

Fully Booked


Friday 12th July


The Very Itchy Bear on Canvas


Do you know why bear is itchy? 

He can also be cranky, sleepy, noisy and so much more. But today he is itchy.

Come and draw & paint a very itchy bear who gets very annoyed by his itch, until …

We’re going to read ‘The Very Itchy Bear’ by Nick Bland and then draw & paint our very own itchy bears.

What to bring: Water bottle

Fully Booked

Patchwork Cat on Canvas


Love paint AND colour? 

Then this is the class for you! Come and draw a simple cat on canvas, add some cool patches and then begin the colour fun!

You’ll get to have a play with colours & colour combinations so that you can choose the coolest colours for your patchwork cat. 

You’ll have a chance to experiment with creating different different tints and shades of the one colour + combining different colours to create an eye-catching cat.

And then take it home to hang up in your favourite spot!

What to bring: Water bottle.

Hurry, only 1 spot left!
This was a fantastic school holiday activity. The kids were kept busy for 3 hours, and produced some beautiful artwork by the end. Their teacher, Di, was just lovely. So engaging but also so knowledgeable and was really able to talk to the kids at their level. I would definitely recommend it.
school holiday art workshop at Wild at Art KIDS Taylors Lakes, Melbourne, Australia
Katie Rees
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