Creative workshops for kids in Perth during the school holidays

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2024
Maria Gower

Looking for new ways to keep your kids entertained for the school holidays? We found six fun and creative drop & go workshops with everything from creating lunar themed worlds in Minecraft to soft sculpting their very own felt Sanrio friend. Spaces for the best workshops are always in short supply so we suggest booking ASAP.

1. Claymation Creations

WA Museum Boola Bardip, Northbridge

Let your child’s mind run wild by stepping into the world of Claymation where your kids not only get to create their own unique characters but also bring them to life in their very own frame by frame animation. 

Claymation is a film animation created with adjustable clay figures and stop motion photography. In this Claymation Creation Frame by Frame workshop the kids are supported by the Learning and Engagement staff to create figurines and storylines where their clay figures are the main characters. Then, they will use a software to produce and edit their animation. This workshop will engage your child’s mind with creative storytelling, hands on tactile design and learning technological skills.

This is a full-day event, 10am to 4pm, running on July 1 and 8. Tickets cost $90 per child and is recommended for kids ages 8 to 12. Book in quick!

2. Moonlit Screen Printing

WA Museum, Northbridge

If your child is into space, have them learn a new skill and create their very own Moonlit Screen Printing.

In collaboration with the To the Moon exhibit your child will learn fun facts about the Moon and afterwards, as science and art come together, it’ll be sure to put them in the mood to create their own out of this world lunar print that they get to take home with them. Screen printing is a printing technique using ink, mesh and blocking stencils to create inked images onto cotton-based material acting as the canvas. 

This is a three-hour workshop running on Tuesday, July 2 from 10am to 1pm. Tickets cost $45 per child. Great for children 8 to 12 years old.

3. Minecraft: Lunar Landscape

WA Museum, Northbridge 

Minecraft: Lunar Landscape gives your kids a chance to create their own playable world inspired by the lunar landscape. In this workshop, your child will work collaboratively with other children to brainstorm, create and craft a world inspired by the moon.

Using a PC to merge Minecraft with their imagination, they will learn how to create Mods. Which adds new elements and content to the game, creating a brand-new playing experience. Afterwards they can share their creations with other fellow mining adventurers and explore each other’s unique blocky worlds.

This is a full-day workshop running on July 5 and 10 from 10am to 4pm developed for children 8 to 12 years old. Tickets cost $90 per child; they’re selling fast so book now!

4. Super Cute with Elizabeth Marruffo

Milktooth School of Art and Stories, West Perth

Does your child love Sanrio? Miffy? Pusheen? If so, now they can make their very own friend that’s Super Cute with Elizabeth Marruffo. The Milktooth workshop starts by exploring what makes these cute characters cute and popular, afterwards your child will be taught how to create their own. The first project is soft sculpturing a Pompompurin storage container with his well-known beret as the lid. Once the vessel is created your child will make several tinier creations that can fit inside. 

This is a two-day workshop running on July 11 to 12 from 9am to 3pm. The class is small meaning your child will get plenty of personal attention and feedback to leave with the best creation possible. This workshop costs $295 and is recommended for children 7 years and over.

5. Comic Quest with Campbell Whyte 

Milktooth School of Art and Stories, West Perth

Journey back to the age of the dinosaurs and embark on a Comic Quest with Campbell Whyte. Across 8 different activities, your child will learn the skills to be able to draw powerful prehistoric creatures within lush forest backgrounds, show movement and action within their scenes and much more.

Comics are a combination of visual art, graphic design, calligraphy and literature merged into one. This workshop will teach your child technical drawing skills and tips and tricks of creative storytelling.

This is a two-day workshop running on July 11 to 12 from 9am to 3pm. It costs $295 per child and is a small class allowing plenty of opportunities for your child to receive guidance and feedback so they can create and leave with a comic they are proud of. Recommended for children 7 years and over. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, book now!

6. Monstera Plant on Canvas

Creative Kids Arts Club, Mt Pleasant 

Let your child’s creativity splash onto the canvas. Guided by primary school and specialist art teachers, your child will create a beautiful Monstera Plant on Canvas. The kids will be taught how to create a base for their artwork and use the combined skill of drawing and painting to add colour and life into their art. They are taught and shown how to apply colour theory, allowing them to grasp the use of tints and shades and understand how to implement them into their piece. 

This workshop is running over several different days and Creative Kids Arts Club locations in WA from 10:30am to 3pm & 12:30pm to 5pm. It costs $110 per child. Perfect for children 7 to 14 years old.

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