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

​​​Come and join us for range of fun activities during the school holidays. We update our workshops each school holiday session, so make sure to check back to find out what's going on!


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Course length:

  • Two-day masterclass on Monday 06 July and 07 July 10am-12pm

Class Structure:

  • Live interactive online workshops taught by a film-making pro
  • The final outcome of the class with be a full length movie, which can be entered into the 2021 SmartFone Flick Fest!

Age range:

  • 8-16 years old (eligible for SF3 Kids Finals)


  • $30 (this includes all lessons, FREE editing software and FREE entry into the SmartFone Flick Fest)


In preparation for the annual Bankstown Bites Festival, the theme for all films in this workshop is- Food in your home, food in your belly!

Ticket are available on Eventbrite


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Get your hands dirty during the Winter School Holidays and make your favourite foods out of clay! Join our experienced and friendly art teacher, Elsa, as show shows you how to turn your idea into a beautiful clay sculpture. 

*Please Note- this class contains two sessions, the first on Friday 02 July and the second on Friday 09 July.

Workshop 1 (02 July): Design and build a clay version of your favourite food, using clay provided by the Arts Centre

Workshop 2 (09 July): Paint and decorate your sculpture after it’s been fired in the kiln

Dates: 02 & 09 July

Times: 11am-12:30pm

Cost: $25 (includes materials)

Ages: 6-12 years

Tickets available on Eventbrite


Images: Stephanie H. Shih


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Explore the jungles of South India in this unique, movement-based adventure. Puppets, props and music are used to encourage creativity and to craft an Indian safari-inspired dance.

When: Saturday 26 June, 10am-1pm

Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 05 Olympic Parade Bankstown

Cost: $10

Ages: 6-12

 Tickets available on Eventbrite

School Holiday 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 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.

School Holiday 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

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


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


Bankstown Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200

Bankstown Arts Centre Incubate Studio

80 North Terrace
Bankstown NSW 2200