The school holidays are the perfect time for your child to reconnect with their inner creative. We hold both morning and afternoon school holiday workshops at Whoosh Club in Neutral Bay where your child is invited to get creative, engage, explore and experiment.

Feed your child’s curiosity in our three-hour workshops packed with art experiences and resources to ignite their senses. A morning and afternoon session can be combined with lunch cover to create a full day of open-ended creativity and unlimited imagination! Workshops are limited to 10 children aged between 5-12yrs.

July 2019 dates: Thursday 11th July, Friday 12th July, Wednesday 17th July, Friday 19th July

Thursday 11th July - 9am-12pm and/or 1.00pm-4.00pm

Morning workshop - Wool Art

We’ll be twisting, weaving, plaiting and wrapping in this workshop. With a huge range of colours, we’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ll learning some basic techniques, find out how to make a pom pom and then get to work on a project to demonstrate everything we’ve learnt.

Afternoon workshop - Timber Tinkering

We will be building, building, building during this workshop. Children will build towers, bridges, art museums, parks whatever their imaginations can think of. We will have a selection of timber pieces of all shapes, hammer and nails and glue that we will use to construct our sculpture. Once the sculpture is made the decoration process can begin.

Friday 12th July - 9am-12pm and/or 1.00pm-4.00pm

Morning workshop - Character Sculptures

We work through the process of creating a basic character form. Once we understand the process and how to create different shapes we work on our very own characters. We’ll then bring them to life with all sorts of decorative features and accessories.

Afternoon workshop - Printing 

We will make our own stamps and learn a variety of printing techniques. After spending some time experimenting with all the different techniques we’ll work on using our prints to be incorporated into a project that will make our print pop!

Wednesday 17th July - 9am-12pm and/or 1.00pm-4.00pm

Morning workshop - Painting Lab

We spend this workshop exploring paint and its many forms. Experimenting with colours and textures, we'll also create our own paints and spend lots of time colour mixing. We’ll work towards creating a unique canvas painting each for us to keep.

Afternoon workshop - Cardboard Sculpture 

I’ll bring along cardboard of all shapes, sizes and textures. Cardboard is such a versatile resource, we’ll spend sometime exploring different joining techniques so we can create our own sculpture. Once we finish the construction phase, we can get to work on spicing it up with plenty of colour. 

Friday 19th July - 9am-12pm and/or 1.00pm-4.00pm

Morning workshop - Hanging Mobile 

Using a wire frame as the base, we work to turn it into an interesting, sculptural piece full of different elements that can be hung at home. We’ll be using wire, wool, paper, beads, the list goes on!

Afternoon workshop - Mix and Play  

Play dough making, slime making, some potion making too. This workshop is all about recipes, ingredients, smells and textures. This is all about the learning through doing. Seeing the results of adding different ingredients and processes, what happens when you add too much of one ingredients and not enough of another. This one will get messy!

To combine workshops for a full day, please book both sessions and add on lunch care or email us at hello@bigwildimagination.com.au to arrange. We are an approved Creative Kids provider so your Creative Kids voucher can be redeemed for a full day workshop - please email us to arrange.

The focus of our art workshops is on discovery and self-expression. Children work at their own pace with the freedom to explore ideas. We place our focus on the process of making, that is, the discoveries they made, the problems they encountered and solved, the choices they made and their exploration of the resources provided.