$15 – $150

April School Holidays| Carclew Explore Arts Program

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11 Jeffcott Street

North Adelaide, SA 5006


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Carclew's school holiday workshop program offers full day and half-day creative activities for kids aged 5 - 17 years in our stunning North Adelaide venue.

Our team of professional artists present a broad range of inspiring, hands-on experiences that will nurture your child's inner-artist and allow them to try out new experiences and make new friends.

Full day workshops | $85 / $65 conc | 9am - 5pm

Half day workshops | $55 / $45 conc

Morning session 9am-12:45pm

Afternoon session 1:30-5pm

Two Day Workshops | $140 / $110 conc

All workshops located at Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide


Monday 16 April

2 in 1: book both workshops for a full day or a single workshop for a half day

COLLAGE IN 3D | Ages: 5 – 12

Making use of recycled materials and aerosol painting techniques, work with artist Min Wong to explore colour, shape and composition of your own foam block collage. This workshop will extend your observation skills and challenge you to think about balancing materials and texture when creating sculptures.

Artist: Min Wong


Examine and interact with the space and objects around you to discover the beauty in overlooked details of the everyday. Create an experimental contemporary art sculpture that will be a window to seeing Carclew through new eyes!

Artist: Alise Hardy


Tuesday 17 April

2 in 1: book both workshops for a full day or a single workshop for a half day

PAPER MOUNTAINS | Ages: 5 – 12

Tall, small, round or peaked. If your thoughts, dreams and feelings were a mountain, what shape would they take? How high would they reach? Come along and learn paper techniques to bring the two dimensional into the third. Take home your own wearable or sculpted mountainous range, complete with all of the little creatures and growths that live there.

Artist: Nancy Downes

WEAR YOU FROM | Ages: 5 – 12

Fashion design using papercraft and collage. Use atlas pages to create identities of style and place. An Adelaide shirt or New York onesie. Create personal collage portraits and original works with paper.

Artist: Laura Wills


Wednesday 18 April

Book a workshop for a full day

MIRROR MIRROR | Ages: 7 - 12

Treat yourself to a “me” day drawing and painting your self- portrait. Explore your facial features, expressions, profile and silhouette using mixed media including pencil, pastel, paint, paper cutouts and mirrors.

Artist: Amanda Sefton Hogg

BLOCK OUT PRINTING | Ages: 12 - 17

Carve out an image on a foam based block to create a bold and bright Andy Warhol inspired poster. Using the printing press to print multiple colours using repetitive patterns. Get an insight into art history in a fun and tactical way.

Artist: Kerri Wright


Thursday 19 April

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SPOKEN WORD | Ages: 7 - 12

Everyone has a story to tell and in this workshop you will look at different ways that you can tell yours! Draw inspiration from the sublime to the mundane and everything in between, whilst gaining confidence in public speaking and performance. Once you have developed your poem, you will have an opportunity to perform, just like at an open mic.

Artist: Manal Younus

CANS: Aerosol Art | Ages: 12 - 17

Get the aerosol paints out and develop your skills on a large-scale collaborative work and a smaller individual work that you can take home!

Artist: Nish Cash


Friday 20 April

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Lost and found. Light and shadows. This workshop will let you explore the ancient art of shadow puppetry to make stories come to life! Use mixed media to create basic shadow puppets then experiment with lighting, sound and props to make the shadows come to life!

Artist: Tatiana Arellano

CLAY CRITTERS | Ages: 12 -17

Connect with and draw inspiration from the weird and wonderful shapes, colours and textures created by nature to inspire your very own clay critters. Does it come from the depths of the ocean or grow on trees? Explore ceramic techniques such as slip casting, coiling, inlay, sprigging and sgraffito. Poke the wild spaces of your imagination to see what emerges from the clay in your hands.

Artist: Marijana Dobson


Monday 23 April

Book a workshop for a full day or a book 1 or 2 days of wizarding!


Turn a photograph into a digital painting and explore the things that make you unique. Learn Photoshop techniques to create a painterly self-portrait from a photograph and explore your identity by creating a collaged background of your favourite things.

Artist: Mia van den Bos


Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 April

Book a 2 day wizarding workshop


If you solemnly swear you're up to no good, come spend a few days at Carclew as it turns into a School for Witches and Wizards these school holidays! Be spellbound by making our own wands, creating our own house crest banners, banish our own boggarts and much, much more. Mischief managed!

Artist: Ruby Chew


Tuesday 24 April

Book a workshop for a full day or a book 1 or 2 days of wizarding!


If you have a crazy hat or hair day coming up, or just want to make some weird and wonderful head gear to wear around the house, this workshop is for you. We will be using various techniques and materials such as textiles, beads, yarn, sequins to create some amazing art work for your head.

Artist: Evy Moschakis


Thursday 26 & Friday 27 April

Book a 2 day short film workshop


‘Attractor’ is about drawing the eye to what we want the audience to see, how to tell a story in a way that is unique to you. Close-up! Wide shot! What do you want to show? Combining intuition and technical skills, ‘Attractor’ will cover essential story-telling theory and apply these techniques in practical activities, from conception to finished product. Participants will create their own short digital movie that they can take home with them. NOTE: iPads required, BYO or $10 hire

Artist: Gilbert Kemp Attrill


Friday 27 April

BIG NIGHT IN | Ages: 12 - 17

Carclew Cinema Club presents CAMP ROCK

Calling all 12 - 17 year olds, jump into your jammies and join us at our incredible castle* for a movie night complete with pizza, popcorn & pillows.

Camp Rock

At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.

Starring Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin

Rated G | Duration 94 mins

Watch the trailer | Common Sense Media reviews

We’re also inviting you to become one of our inaugural Carclew Cinema Club reviewers to add to our new blog More details on the night!

WHEN: Friday 27 April, 5.30 – 8.30pm

WHERE: Carclew Ballroom, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide

DRESS: PJs or whatever keeps you comfy

COST: $15 includes pizza

(bring some spare change to purchase soft drinks & treats from the "Sprinkles" candy bar)

We'll also screen some local shorts and a few clips created earlier that day at our ATTRACTOR - iPAD SHORT FILM making workshop.

NOTE: Carclew Night In takes place in a safe, monitored environment staffed by trained Carclew team members. This is a LOCK IN event so we will need parents to drop you off and pick you up at the door.


Disclaimer: At time of scheduling, all workshop information is true and accurate. Whilst every effort is undertaken to ensure the integrity of this program, Carclew cannot be held responsible for changes beyond our control that may occur. If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be offered an alternative option or refund.

Explore Arts terms and conditions - click here

2018 Health, Safety and Wellbeing declaration form - click here

For all enquiries related to the School Holiday Program, please contact 8267 5111 or email explorearts@carclew.org.au


Behavioural Expectations
It is Carclew’s responsibility to provide and maintain a safe physical and emotional environment for all people in our care. Carclew does not tolerate harassment, bullying and/or discrimination. We expect all participants, staff, tutors, artists and volunteers to:

  • Behave with integrity, respect and accountability;
  • Value diversity and treat all people fairly and equally; and
  • Treat all people with courtesy and respect.

What to Bring
Participants will be supervised throughout the day, including breaks. Please ensure your child/ren bring any required lunch, drinks and snacks. Water will be available.

Arrivals and Departures
Parents/guardians must sign their child/children in and out of each workshop. Carclew must be informed if someone else is collecting your child/children. Alternative collection arrangements must be confirmed prior to sign out.

Late pickup
Parents/guardians will be charged $5.00 every 5 minutes for late pick up without prior arrangement or notification (payable on collection of child/ren).

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is limited on-site parking on the grounds of Carclew House that is allocated to staff but particpants needing disability access can use the onsite marked areas. There is ample free on-street parking on the streets surrounding Carclew (Jeffcott St, Strangways Tce). It is important to take note of event parking restrictions when large events are being held at Adelaide Oval. Most often this will reduce the parking time to 2 hours. We recommend that you check the Adelaide City Council website for further information.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact explorearts@carclew.org.au or phone 08 8267 5111. Please note that the enquiry line gets very busy so please leave a message and we will return your call.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a copy but if you do remember that will speed up the sign in process.

Police Clearance
All Carclew staff, artists, assistants and volunteers have a National Police Clearance for working with children or have signed a legal declaration stating they have had no criminal offences that would preclude them from working with children.

Choose Carefully – Refunds Incur Admin Fee
Cancellations made:

  • more than two weeks from workshop date will result in a 25% administration fee of the workshop cost
  • less than two weeks from workshop date will result in a 50% administration fee of the workshop cost

If your child/ren cannot make it to their workshop due to illness/sickness, a credit may be granted if notification is given before commencement of the workshop. If you are cancelling a booking made for an Explore Arts workshop, the credit must be redeemed by the following Explore Arts season otherwise it will be forfeited. Bookings are subject to availability and Terms and Conditions.

Workshop Cancellations
At time of scheduling all workshop information is true and accurate. Every effort to ensure the integrity of this program is undertaken, Carclew cannot be held responsible for changes that may occur beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances we will offer your child an alternative available workshop or refund.

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North Adelaide, SA 5006


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