School holiday activities for kids who love to create

Felix Rowley and Olivia Murray
Felix Rowley and Olivia Murray

With temperatures rising and school holidays looming, parents will be reassured to know that Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in Windsor is offering a very cool program of things for creative kids to do this summer, starting with the Art/Dressing Room, where kids from two years are invited to drop in for FREE art/craft and dressing up activities, including a puppet theatre.

The Art/Dressing Room is now open and will stay open right through the holidays until Sunday, 5 February 2017 during opening hours. In January, there will also be a full program of workshops relating to the current exhibition, All Dressed Up. See activities below which will run from Wednesday, 11 January through to Friday, 20 January.

WILD WINGS
Wednesday, 11 January 10am-noon
Using layered foam sheets cut and create a pair of wearable bird or dragon wings. $15 – for school age children.

POPULAR PORTRAITS
Thursday, 12 January 10am-noon
Paint a portrait of Barbie or a LEGO character. $15 – for school age children.

ROAR!!!
Friday, 13 January 10am-noon
Using a variety of materials make an awesome lion mask. $15 – for 10 years +.

PASSION FOR FASHION
Wednesday, 18 January 10am-noon
Create a vibrant painted life-size cut-out of yourself which you can then dress in your own trendy designer
paper clothes. $15 – for school age children.

MAD HATTERS
Thursday, 19 January 10am-noon
Make your own Mad Hatters top hat with all the trimmings, just like Alice in Wonderland. $15 – for school age children.

WILD WIGS
Friday, 20 January 10am-noon
Learn how Wild Wig artist Colin Malzard uses foam to make the most outrageous wigs.
$20 – for 10 years +.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor
Bookings essential. All materials supplied. Book through Eventbrite https://hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com
or phone 4560 4441. Children should wear clothes suitable for working with paint. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Gallery is located in the Deerubbin Centre (1st floor), 300 George Street Windsor, phone 4560 4440.

Gallery hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm
Closed Tuesdays and public holidays
Weekends 10am – 3pm
Visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery for more information.