Holidays are the ideal time for kids and teens to be involved and immersed in creative and expressive experiences.
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Here's our selection of short courses and workshops, to promote artistic development for children of all ages.
ATYP Autumn Holiday Drama Workshops
Age: 4—18yr | 15—26 April
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) provides a school holiday lifeline for busy parents, offering a fantastic program of drama workshops. There are great courses for kids from Kindergarten to Yr 12 to keep them engaged, creating and happy.
Autumn School Holiday Fun with NIDA Open
Age: 2–17yr | 13–27 April
Help your kids explore their imagination these school holidays! Whether they want to take centre stage in an acting class, or discover new worlds through writing and directing, we have a variety of short courses available for every creative curiosity.
Penrith Regional Gallery workshops
Age: 3—12 yrs | 16—26 April
Book in for your favourite school holiday workshop at Penrith Regional Gallery this April school holidays! The workshops, which are themed around the colours of autumn will stimulate your imagination and creativity. All skill levels welcome, all art materials supplied.
Autumn Holidays at Sydney Dance Company
Age: 5—18yr | 15—26 April
Join in the fun at Sydney Dance Company and develop skills in a range of dance styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and more. Beginner and intermediate workshops for boys and girls are held in Ultimo, Bondi and Pennant Hills.
Film, TV & Radio Courses with AFTRS
Age: 12—17 yrs | 15—24 April
Looking for creative activities for your kids and teens during the April School holidays? The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) has short courses in HSC videomaking, filmmaking, screen music, digital animation, movie make-up and more. Book early for a 10% discount!
School Holiday Programs at National Art School
Age: 6—18yr | 15-18 / 23-24 April
With small groups, individual attention and an emphasis on creativity and experimentation, the NAS holiday programs are a great way to begin or extend a life in art. All classes take place in a creative studio environment and are given by artist-lecturers who have a deep and practical knowledge of the endless possibilities art offers to young people.
WAAPA Winter School Holiday Program
Age: 6—18yr | 8—12 July
Too much drama at home these school holidays? Why not send your kids to WAAPA for its Winter School Holiday Program where Drama’s our middle name. 2 to 5 day workshops in Music Theatre, Drama and Screen Performance. Book early for a 10% discount!
Inked: Play (part of Inked: Australian Cartoons)
Age: 3—12yr | 7 March—21 July
Come and see the famous Gumnut Babies going off to war. Create your own cartoon or draw a protest sign to hang on our display wall. Get stuck into a book. Find all the hidden Inkie the Echidnas and explore whether the world is doomed or domed.
The Great Easter Egg Trail at MoAD
All Ages | 8am—1:30pm, Sunday 21 April
Hop along to MoAD Easter Sunday for an egg-citing adventure that will take you on a journey through iconic Old Parliament House. Follow the trail and solve the riddle to receive a yummy chocolate prize. There will also be fun activities and games in the courtyard.
Bunjil Place is no yolk!
Age: 8—14yr | 11—20 April
Easter school holidays can be a tough 'egg' to crack. Everyone wants the kids to have fun but you can only spend so much time chasing bunnies and eating choccies. Head to Bunjil Place for free fun in the Plaza and hilarious shows the whole family can enjoy.
Great Art Detectives at Bayside Gallery Brighton
All Ages | 30 March—19 May
Our popular self-guided family activity is back! Explore Bayside Gallery and solve the clues in our latest exhibitions, Katherine Hattam: The history pictures and Yang Yongliang. Kids love collecting our limited edition exhibition badges. This is a fun, free activity for the whole family right in the heart of Brighton.
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