Art for Kids

This page features the latest workshops and events from our Art for Kids program.
Jump into our online resources for workshops you can do anytime, and  Sign Up for the Arts eNews for the latest bookable events and programs.


Upcoming In-person Workshops and Activities

Design a Team Guernsey 
Design a Team Guernsey Workshop

Design a team logo and guernsey in this fun and hands-on workshop with illustrator and graphic designer Gustavo Morales. Taking inspiration from our current exhibition Anima Animus by local artist Julie Zapasa, Gustavo will guide children through illustration techniques to create a team logo that is inspired by what matters to them most! Children will finish with a DIY paper guernsey to show off to their teammates.

All materials will be provided. Recommended for children aged 7-12 years old.

Bookings
Thursday 29 September | 11:00am-12:30pm | CS Gallery

About Gustavo Morales

Gustavo Morales is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Mexico City based in Melbourne. He enjoys working on murals, gig posters and projects with a focus on arts, music, education, science, sports and social change. His work features bold, colourful graphics and complex compositions with lots of detail. He is also a passionate educator with fifteen years of experience, having facilitated creativity and design workshops and short courses in Australia (RMIT), France, Colombia, Bolivia, USA and Mexico.

 


Make Your Own Team Banner 
Emily Webster

Come and create your own team banner! Join artist Kate Robinson in this drop-in session, as she guides young people through creating their own sports-inspired banners, inspired by our current exhibition, Anima Animus, by local artist Julie Zapasa. Just as Julie does in her art, we will put a creative spin on the symbols and colours of much-loved Australian Football League teams to create our banners.

Using fabric markers, felt and glitter you will create your own colourful designs that you can use to celebrate whatever you’re a fan of!

All materials will be provided.
Recommended for children aged 7-12 years old

Thursday 27 October | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | CS Gallery
No bookings are required for this drop in workshop.

About Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson is a Footscray-based crafter, family violence lawyer and podcaster. She was the inaugural Feminist in Residence at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, where she led a craftivism project called ‘Make a Fuss’. She is Iranian/Australian and also co-creates the podcast, Being Biracial, which is all about navigating the world as a mixed-race person.

Image Credit: Emily Webster


Create an AFLW Affirmation Card
Kate Robinson Workshop Photograph

Come and collage funky trading cards of your favourite footy players with artist Kate Robinson. Collecting player cards was a staple of many of our childhoods, but in the 90s the people playing AFL often didn’t reflect the diversity of our community.

With the birth of AFLW that has changed, and so we are going to reimage these cards in bold, new and colourful ways. Each card will be paired with an affirmation that speaks to you. This workshop is inspired by our current CS Gallery exhibition, Anima Animus by local artist Julie Zapasa.

All materials will be provided. No artistic experience necessary, just a love of all things art and footy.
This workshop is aimed at both adults and children, we encourage families to book in and make an artwork together!

Bookings
Saturday 12 November | 1:30pm | CS Gallery

About Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson is a Footscray-based crafter, family violence lawyer and podcaster. She was the inaugural Feminist in Residence at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, where she led a craftivism project called ‘Make a Fuss’. She is Iranian/Australian and also co-creates the podcast, Being Biracial, which is all about navigating the world as a mixed-race person.

Image courtesy of the artist.  

 


Online Workshops and Resources


2022 CS Window Commission Activity Sheet

Do you know your Magpie Larks from your Possum Bats?

Kathy Holowko has created an activity sheet for children and adults to enjoy and further engage with ‘Water is Life’, the vibrant artwork on the outside of the CS Gallery windows.

You can download the activity sheet(s) below or pick up a copy of one (or several) on your next visit to CS Gallery.
Copies of the activity sheet can be collected from inside CS Gallery or Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub.

Colouring In Possum Bat Water Is Life 2022(PDF, 442KB)
Colouring In Magpie Lark Water Is Life 2022(PDF, 446KB)

 


 
Draw a Vegetable Character

Event: Draw a Vegetable Character, by Grace Fraraccio

About: Grace Fraraccio, the artist behind our current online exhibition Vegetable Soup and Friends will guide you to observe everyday food items, and turn then into imaginary characters!

What you will need: This fun drawing workshop will require pencils, markers, paper and a selection of veggies from the fridge.

Join this fun drawing workshop on YouTube

Suitable for ages 8-18 years.

 


 

Natural Ink Making Workshop

Event: Natural Ink Making Workshop by Chaco Kato

About: Learn to make natural ink at home using ingredients from your kitchen and garden with Chaco Kato!  You can use spices such as turmeric, paprika and also vegetables such as spinach and beetroot.  The fun step by step guide will show children and adults the natural way to create and make art at home by using simple kitchen ingredients.

What you will need: Spinach or green leaf, carrots, spices, beetroot or frozen berries, tea bags, scissors, spoon/fork, grinder, paper, small paper plates, plastic cups, containers, flour, brush.

Join this fun natural ink making workshop on YouTube 

Suitable for ages 4-10 years.

 

 

Make a Pizza Shop Playset

Event: Make a Pizza Shop Playset with Kitiya Palaskas

About: Craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas will show you how to use old boxes, coloured paper and other supplies to create your very own pizza delivery shop!

What you will need: Cardboard from old boxes, coloured paper, coloured tissue paper, glue

Join this fun Pizza Shop Playset workshop on YouTube

Suitable for ages 5-12 years.