33 Sunnyside Grove Bentleigh VIC Australia 3204


Holiday workshops are held each school holidays.

Workshops run for 2 hours and include morning or afternoon tea (water, popcorn, fruit and a home baked cookie / cupcake).  Children can stay between the sessions and play in the garden / do self guided art activities during the hour in between (extra $10 charge each break - choose the child with break ticket when booking).  They will need to bring a lunch box with them if they stay over lunch.

All 2 hour sessions are held at the Sunnyside Art House Studio in Bentleigh. 


All art materials and art smocks are provided.

All workshops are limited to 10 participants.  Workshops will only run if there are at least 6 participants booked.  If your workshop is cancelled you will be notified and a full refund issued.

Children must be in the age bracket specified.  Children must be attending school (ie I will take 5 yr olds where specified if they have started school).

BOOKINGS FOR APRIL 2019 WORKSHOPS WILL OPEN ON TUESDAY 12TH MARCH AT 8.00PM (note I'm trialing an evening time rather than morning which often conflicts with work)  All bookings are done through TRY Booking by clicking on the BOOK NOW button under each workshop.  Please note you need to pay for your workshop whilst booking so have your credit card handy.  Refunds will only be given if at least 2 weeks notice is given.  If your workshop is not available you can wait list.


Monday 8th April, 9.00am - 11.00am

Suncatchers, Ages 6+

In this workshop we will be making glass mosaic sun catchers in wood frames. These are so beautiful hanging in a window with the sun shining through. We will also make pictures on plastic sheets to hang in the window, CD sun catchers and sun catchers with contact paper, flowers and leaves. So much to take home from this lesson your windows are going to look beautiful.


$35 per child   1 place remaining


Monday 8th April 2019, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Kwaii Icecream Softies & Pom Pom Icecreams. Ages 7+

Draw and paint an icecream on canvas material.  It will then be sewn together so your child can stuff it and make it into a softie.  Older children may wish to have a go at sewing it themselves.  We will then make some pom pom icecreams, learning along the way how to make the perfect pom pom.  If time permits children may wish to make to make some felt sweet treats or have a go at drawing other Kwaii sweet treats.

$35 per child  BOOKED OUT

Monday 8th April, 3.00pm to 5.00pm


Children will make wonderful realistic looking ice cream sundaes, donuts and cupcakes. These will look good enough to eat - don't be fooled!   We will use expanding foam, my special recipe realistic icing, white stuffing, paint, air dry clay and lots of craft items (think pom poms, glitter, beads, confetti, plasticine) to make these.  If time allows we will also do some drawings.  We will finish off the lesson by making slime.  All the sweet treats will go home in a box to present to Mum or Dad for afternoon tea.

$35 per child   BOOKED OUT


Tuesday 9th April, 9.00am - 11.00am

Unicorn Magic, ages 6+

In this workshop your child will make a unicorn headband, a unicorn facemask and a unicorn dream catcher.  If time permits we will also draw unicorns or make a unicorn tail!  Wow does that sound busy or what?  The ultimate workshop for a unicorn loving child.

$35 per child  2 places remaining

Tuesday 9th April 2019, 12.00pm - 2.00pm


In this workshop children will make an imaginary world inspired by Australian artists Pip and Pop.  They will use playdoh, plasticine, mini figurines, paper, pipecleaners, beads, sand, glitter, pasta, moss and other materials to make their world.  Pip & Pop use sugar in their creations.  We will use coloured sugar to create a pretty jar of sugar to take home.  If time permits they may also make a plate of fake sweet treats out of Plasticine and other materials.

$35 per child  BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 9th April 2019, 3.00pm - 5.00pm

HEARTS. Ages 6+

This workshop is all about HEARTS!  One of my favourite themes for artworks.  We will start by making some lovely smelling heart bath bombs.  We will then do a drawing of hearts in a bottle. Finally we will make some stuffed paper hearts.  There will also be some other heart options available such zentangle hearts, radial hearts and heart rocks.

$35 per child  5 Places Remaining

Wednesday 10th April, 9.00pm - 11.00pm


Who doesn't love Teddies?  We will begin the lesson with drawing and painting our own cute teddy bears with checked PJ's.  We will then make a teddy out of air dry clay.  Finally we will have a bit of fun printing with stuffed teddy bears.

$35 per child or Wednesday special of $100 for the Day  BOOKED OUT

Wednesday 10th April, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

CATS, Ages 6+

Create a wonderful painting of a cat on a canvas board.  Children will learn about artist Laurel Burch and her wonderful colourful pattered cats.  We will also decorate cat masks and make cat clay sculptures from air dry clay.  Children may wish to embellish their masks and pictures with rhinestones, glitter and sequins.  Children can also use various materials to make toys, beds, bowls etc for their cat sculpture.

$35 per child or Wednesday special of $100 for the Day BOOKED OUT

Wednesday 10th April, 3.00 - 5.00pm


This is the ultimate Easter Workshop.  You won't believe how much is packed into this 2 hour fun workshop.  We will start by painting Bunnies on Canvas Boards.  We will then make some cute pom pom bunny tails.  We will make a clay bunny out of air dry clay, these are adorable!  They might want to hang out with some cute chick friends (handmade optional).  We will then make some Easter Slime (stored in a plastic egg) and finally at the very end we will do an Easter Egg hunt.

$35 per child or Wednesday special of $100 for the Day BOOKED OUT

Thursday 11th April 2019, 9.00 - 11.00am


In this workshop its all about circles and spheres.  We will also learn about artist M.C.Escher.  We will start with doing a creative circle challenge (younger children) or sphere drawing with shadow (older children).  Then we blow some bubbles outside, observing how round they are and the colours we can see in them. Each child will receive their own bubble wand to take home.  We will then return to the studio to draw our bubbles (whilst the bubble machine does its magic in the studio).  Children may also wish to draw a self portrait in a sphere Escher style (older) or a Mandala (younger). We will also make radial designs by drawing a design into foam and printing it.  Throughout the class the pottery wheel will also be running where children will each get a go at making a circle spin painting on it and there will be salad spinners out for spin art on paper plates.

$35 per child  BOOKED OUT

Thursday 11th April 2019, 12.00 - 2.00pm


In this workshop its all about Metamorphosis, caterpillars and butterflies.  M.C.Escher was fascinated by Metamorphosis and we will learn a little about him and the works or art he did on this subject.  Children will create sock caterpillars.  The will also create some bead caterpillars on leaves.  We will then move onto painting some beautiful watercolour Butterflies (using rubbing alcohol and salt for special effects).  Older children may wish to create a picture in the style of Escher's Metamorphosis with pencil.  

$35 per child  BOOKED OUT