Art Club for Kids

ART CLUB - Term 1, 2021

We’re looking forward to another exciting term of looking at art from the State Library collections and encouraging you in your own artmaking adventures. This club is ideal for all budding primary school aged artists so join us online for hours of fun with Andrea, our art-educator.

Art Club workshops are held fortnightly during term time on Thursdays at 4:00pm, beginning again on 28 January.

I am hoping to see lots of familiar names of returning Art Clubbers, but there’s plenty of room for newbies too! Just register online and we will send you the individual links for the sessions.

This program is suitable for primary school children.

Art Club registration form


The Boating season, Woolloomooloo Bay, c 1887
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January 28 2021 – 4 pm 

The Boating Season, Alfred James Daplyn

A lovely day on the water, captured for all to enjoy – get to know this relaxing and peaceful image set in a favourite and well-known place in Sydney. Check out the colours and shapes used by artist Alfred Daplyn to create the scene and experiment with them to create your own mixed media artwork.

Male and female red kangaroo in a Liverpool Plains landscape, ca. 1819 / attributed to J.W. Lewin, ca. 1819
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February 11 2021 – 4 pm

Male and Female Red Kangaroos in a Liverpool Plains Landscape c. 1819, John Lewin

Making artworks of animals is tricky because they move about so much – so how did John Lewin do it? Find the answer to this and other questions while trying your hand at some watercolour/pencil techniques this week. Get those sharpeners ready!

Mr Hapuku, 1877
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February 25 2021 – 4 pm

Mr Hapuku 1877, Gottfried Lindauer

Strength and majesty shine in the face of Maori leader Mr Hapuku, as he holds a precious greenstone weapon - mere pounamu. Experiment with watercolours to create the beauty of gems and treasures of the earth this week – grab your watercolour paper for the best results. 

An image of a painted angel and a speech bubble with a question mark

March 11 2021 – 4 pm

Guest presenter for Art Club!

Andrea’s out of town, but you’ll have a great time with our mystery guest presenter this week. Get ready to have some fun with lots of activities from another member of our team who loves to make art! I wonder who it will be? Get those artmaking materials ready for some drawing and watercolour fun.

Collection Day, 2011
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March 25 2021 – 4 pm

Collection Day 2011, John Bokor

Loose and lovely – the colours and brushstrokes of this ‘almost’ abstract painting invite us to try them out for size. John Bokor made his painting in lots of layers using many colours. Be guided to create your own artwork based on a street scene of your own or make one up – lots of bold and brave brushstrokes required this week!

A watercolour painting of stingrays

Online Gallery

Jump in and have a look at some of the amazing artwork created by Art Club members!