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

Summer School Holidays

The summer school holiday are coming up!
Check out Bankstown Art Centre’s workshops as part of our current exhibitions Lockdown Locals and Seeking Colour! ​Learn all about portraits using different mediums these January school holidays!

Printmaking workshop with Katika Schultz

​​Learn beginner print-making skills from an expert. Try your hand at cardboard and paper plate etching to create your very own sophisticated take-home prints. Lunch included.

  • When: Tuesday 24 January, 11.30am-4pm
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, Bankstown
  • Age: 12-18 years
  • Price: $10 per person

​Kids Clay Club: face clay reliefs

Learn how to make a clay relief of your face with ceramist Elsa Jara!
  • When: Tuesday 17 January, 10am-noon, Tuesday 24 January, 10am-noon (Two Sessions)
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 5-9 years
  • Price: $30

Youth Clay Club: face clay busts! 

Learn how to make a clay bust of your face with ceramist Elsa Jara!

  • When: Tuesday 17 January, 1-3pm, Tuesday 24 January, 1-3pm (Two Sessions)
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 10-14 years
  • Price: $30

​Abstract portrait painting

Learn how to paint abstract portraits of yourself on a canvas in this fun creative workshop with Machiko Motoi!
  • ​When: Wednesday 18 January,10.30am-noon
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 8-12 years
  • Price: $15

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Music Adventure: Emily Who and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 

Bankstown Arts Centre and Sydney Symphony is pleased to present A Music Adventure - Emily Who and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Kids (and parents) will learn about the violin, viola and cello as we solve a series of fun musical clues.

  • When: ​Tuesday 24 January, 11am-noon,12.30pm- 1.30pm
  • Where:Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: All Ages
  • Price: $5 per child

​Mini-portrait painting

Geared for younger students who will learn how to paint portraits of themselves with artist Machiko Motoi!

  • When: Wednesday 25 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
  • Age: 5-8 years
  • Price: $10

Terms and Conditions


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.


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

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

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