Holiday Art Camps are back at The Pop

Our art camps for primary school kids are back! Featuring occasional guest artists – details to come!

Discounts apply for whole day bookings, multiple sessions and siblings. A maximum of 8 children per session. To book email info@thepopart.com.au with the name and age of your child(ren), preferred dates and a contact number.

Creative Kids vouchers accepted. Book in now to use any vouchers expiring before 30 June!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY (Ages 8 to 13yo) Learn the fundamental techniques of hand building with clay. We will focus on creating pinch and coil pots, vessels, and sculptural figures. Your kids will select their final pieces to be underglazed and fired. (Pick up the fired works after a fortnight) $60 per session

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING AND PAINTING (Ages 5 to 13yo) – Gain confidence in 2D visual expression. We will explore techniques such as life drawing (with our art therapy dog Boots as the model), still life and explore a variety of drawing and paint mediums ie charcoal, watercolour, graphite. $50 per session

INTRODUCTION TO STREET ART (Ages 8 to 13yo) – Street art is all about big fonts, dynamic graphics, stencils and lots and lots of spray painting (we use low-VOC, water-based spray paints). It’s an exciting and fun way to appreciate the art we have in our public domain. We will learn about famous street artists and discuss how we should be respectful of public property. $60 per session

INTRODUCTION TO COMIC ART (Ages 8 to 13yo) – Kids love cartoons and comics. Here we will learn all about creating characters and story boards. Kids will be shown how to transfer their hand drawn characters into a digital artwork. (Digital artworks will be emailed) $50 per session

EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE (Ages 5 to 13yo) – Exercise your kids’ three dimensional imagination through experimenting with sculpture using recycled materials. We will look at artists who work with environmental issues, and discuss the importance of recycling and looking after our planet.  $50 per session

MONDAY 28 June

10am – 1pm HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY $60

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING AND PAINTING $50

TUESDAY 29 June

10am – 1pm HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY $60 WITH GUEST ARTIST REIKO AZUMA (Artist bio below)

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING AND PAINTING $50 WITH GUEST ARTIST PETA MORRIS (Artist bio below) This workshop is now full

WEDNESDAY 30 June

10am – 1pm HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY $60

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING AND PAINTING $50 This workshop is now full

THURSDAY 1 July

10am – 1pm INTRODUCTION TO STREET ART $60

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING AND PAINTING $50 This workshop is now full

MONDAY 5 July

10am – 1pm INTRODUCTION TO STREET ART $60

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE $50

TUESDAY 6 July

10am – 1pm INTRODUCTION TO STREET ART $60

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE $50

WEDNESDAY 7 July

10am – 1pm INTRODUCTION TO COMIC ART $50

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE $50 WITH GUEST ARTIST JULIA FLANAGAN (Artist bio below)

THURSDAY 8 July

10am – 1pm INTRODUCTION TO COMIC ART $50

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE $50

MONDAY 12 July

10am – 1pm INTRODUCTION TO COMIC ART $50

2pm – 5pm EXPERIMENTAL SCULPTURE $50

GUEST ARTIST BIOS

Peta Morris‘ artistic career spans over 20 years, in both the visual and performing arts, as an artist, educator, singer songwriter, writer and performer. Peta currently works in a painting medium with a focus on the remote landscapes she explores. She studied fine arts at East Sydney Technical College (now The National Art School). She is based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where she founded The Kid Creative where she taught art to primary school kids for over 7 years. She has worked with many organisations over the last 20 years, including the Northern Beaches Council, The Sydney Opera House, WEAVE youth and community services in Waterloo, Manly Art Gallery and Museum and The Garma Festival in East Arnhem Land, NT.

Julia Flanagan is an artist who works across painting, sculpture, textiles and drawing. Born in Newcastle, Julia moved to Sydney to study Painting and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in 2004 and her Painting Honours in 2005. Her work explores colour, geometry, playfulness and improvisation and is informed by her background in textiles and design. She was the winner of the Georges River Sculpture Prize (2018) and she has been a finalist in numerous competitions such as the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and the Greenway Art Prize. In 2020 she collaborated with fashion label GORMAN who translated her artwork into a collection of apparel and accessories. Her last solo exhibition Likingness in June 2021 was at the Egg and Dart Gallery in Thirroul, NSW, where she is also represented.

Reiko Azuma is an artist and musician living in Sydney. Growing up in Kanagawa, Japan, Reiko was always surrounded by art. Some of her fond early memories include visiting the studio of respected Japanese ceramicist Master Enryu. Reiko studied and made art throughout her school years in Japan and then later in Sydney where she attended the Emmanuel College. “I believe there is no separation between creativity and our day to day life. We often think creativity is all about art making. But I think it is about the struggle to overcome our own fear, doubt and prejudice in day to day interaction, strive to see the infinite possibilities at the time of darkness. Overcoming the conflict between creativity and destruction within my heart can help expand my understanding of life that how everything and everyone is connected. My art is inspired by my day to day life.”