School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops
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Join us for a range of school holiday classes and fun activities, so your kids are kept engaged and active. School holiday workshops Join us for a range of school holiday classes and fun activities, so your kids are kept engaged and active. Events; What's On; Arts and Culture; Arts Centre

Summer School Holiday Program

Check out what we have to offer for kids of all ages in our upcoming Summer school holidays!

Bookings open Tuesday 12  December, noon. Limited spaces available - don't miss out!

Want to use your $50 Creative Kids Voucher? Bankstown Arts Centre will redeem your vouchers for listed program.
 To book using your vouchers, ensure your Creative Kids Vouchers details are correct when at the Eventbrite checkout.

​Kids Crew Program: Kids Art Lab


​Experiment with art activities to decide which is your favourite!
Join us and unleash your creative side with jewellery beading, origami, rock painting, and t-shirt designs. Light snacks provided.
  • ​When: Wednesday 10 January, 10am-noon
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Cost: $5

Kids Clay Club: Clay koi fishes


Our popular kids clay club is back for 2024 but with a twist!
Join ceramacist Elsa Jara in creating your own ceramic Koi fish!
Students will be taught a step by step demonstration with guidance and basic hand building techniques in a one session workshop. Materials provided by Bankstown Arts Centre.
Part 1: you will learn different hand building techniques using clay. Part 2: after a tea break, you will paint and decorate your clay creation!

  • When: Tuesday 16 January, 10am-1.30pm (Tea breaks included - no catering provided)
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 6-9 years
  • Cost: $50 per child (eventbrite fees included)
    FREE with Creative Kids Voucher

Decorate your own baseball cap
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Need your own hat for Summer that's just for YOU? Design your own baseball cap using upcycled materials with Karen Elias! Participants will be able to take home their creation and wear their stylish new accessory all summer long!

  • When: Wednesday 17 January, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Cost: $28 per child (eventbrite fee included)

Register here

Ceramics intensive for teens


Come to BAC and learn about ceramics- clay and the basic techniques of sculptures with cermacist Machiko Motoi. Participants will creatively explore their own ideas, research on ceramic skills, and create their own ceramic work!  

Week 1: Build your clay work
Week 2: Two hour glazing session!
  • When: 
    • Week 1: Thursday 18 January, 10am-4pm (tea breaks included)
    • Week 2: Thursday 25 January, 1-3pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 13-15 years
  • Cost: $70 per teen (eventbrite fee included)
                    $20 with Creative Kids Voucher

Register here

Kids Clay Club: Ceramics monster creature

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Join ceramacist Elsa Jara in creating your own monster creature!
Students will be taught a step by step demonstration with guidance and basic hand building techniques in a one session workshop. Materials provided by Bankstown Arts Centre.
Part 1: you will learn different hand building techniques using clay. Part 2: after a tea break, you will paint and decorate your clay creation!
  • When: Tuesday 23 January, 10am-1.30pm (Tea breaks included - no catering provided)
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 9-12 years
  • Cost: $50 per child (eventbrite fee included)
                    $10 with Creative Kids Voucher

Register here

Collage Sydney harbour creation

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Have fun with collage in this creative workshop with Elsa Jara! You will get to create your very own artwork of the famous Sydney Harbour by drawing, painting and collage on a canvas!

  • When: Wednesday 24 January, 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 10-13 years
  • Cost: $35 per person (eventbrite fee included)
​​Yoga for children: Active, Creative and Mindful for your well being 
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Join VinPrasana Yoga for a special kids offering! Yoga and mindfulness practices have been proven to have a positive impact on children’s learning and physical health. Limited Yoga mats providers, participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats and drink bottles.
  • When: Wednesday 24 January, 2-4pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Cost: $35
  • To register, contact Vinh on 0425257230 or email VinPrasana@gmail.com

​Animation to life! - Mixed Media workshop

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​Learn how to create your favourite animation to life using paper and air-dry clay! You will be guided in drawing to sculpture skills with artist Machiko Motoi.

  • When: Thursday 25 January, 10.30am-noon
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade
  • Ages: 6-9 years
  • Cost: $15 per person (Eventbrite fee included)
Register here


Terms and Conditions

Performances

Parental supervision

Because our school holiday performances are public events, adult supervision is required for audience 15 years and under. Please book enough tickets for you and your child/children.

What if I can no longer make it to the performance?

Our school holiday program is extremely popular, we kindly ask that you only register if you are confident you can attend. We understand that at times, circumstances change unexpectedly. If you cannot attend and need to cancel your ticket(s), please inform us at artscentre@cbcity.nsw.gov.au as soon as possible so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waiting list.

Limited AT THE DOOR tickets will be released subject to availabilities.

Workshops

During holiday workshops

Wear comfortable clothes and enclosed shoes

Bring a bottle of water; snack is optional (no nut products)

For parents/guardians - drop off your child in the workshop classroom five mins before the commencement of class and pick up your child at the end of the workshop. We do not provide childminding after the class.

We do not allow adults present at the workshop apart from our facilitator for WHS safety reasons. You are welcome to wait outside the classroom until the conclusion of the workshop

Bankstown Arts Centre advises parents that the students will be working with clay and paint that is difficult to remove from clothes, please wear suitable clothing for painting activities.​​

Student Conduct

Students attending classes will follow the rules of the Centre and the instructions of the teacher or other staff.

Students will not interfere with the work of others and will not behave in ways that present risks to the safety of themselves or others.

Students who present a risk to others or themselves through repeated inappropriate behaviour may be refused enrolment.

If children do not follow the rules or repeated requests from teachers or other staff to behave in an appropriate manner, parents will be contacted to collect their child from the Centre.

General Information

Access information

Entry to Bankstown Arts Centre is via the front of the building at Dale Parade. Visitors with restricted mobility can use all public spaces at the Arts Centre. Disabled parking is also available at the Olympic Parade car park.

Incubate Artists Studios is within one minute walking-distance from Bankstown Station and Bus Interchange and features a wheelchair ramp and lifts.

Public transport

Bankstown Arts Centre is within five minutes walking distance from Bankstown Train Station and Bus Interchange! It is by far the easiest and most advisable way to get to the Arts Centre.  We recommend that you plan your trip in advance if taking public transportation. Visit transportnsw.info for information on train and bus schedules.

Parking at the precinct

Parking is very limited at the Arts Centre precinct. Participants are suggested to use public transport wherever possible. Limited free 4-hours (4P) parking and accessible parking is available at the community carpark located on Olympic Parade. Contact us on 9707 5400 if you require accessibility arrangements.

Bookings

Bookings for specific events and activities will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the school holidays. Please book online at cb.city/artscentreevents​

Refunds

Fees are non-refundable, and there are no transfers or refunds if you miss the workshop or performance.​​​

Locations​

Bankstown Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200

Bankstown Arts Centre Incubate Studio

80 North Terrace
Bankstown NSW 2200



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