Two cyanotype prints lying in the sun with leaves that were used to create the prints.
CYANOTYPE: Summer Art Camp: Harnessing the Sun (Teens) will be held on Wednesday 10 January at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Arts & Culture

Summer Art Camp returns to Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Published: 05 Jan 2024 1:34pm

If you’re looking for fun and creative activities for children and teens, Art Camp is returning to the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Tuesday to Friday next week.

A range of workshops are on offer for those who are keen to explore their artistic potential during the school holidays.

Dragon masks and badge making workshops will be held on Tuesday 9 January, followed by Life of the Lagoon on Wednesday, where participants will paint and draw artwork inspired by the Wollundry Lagoon and Hayden Fowler’s Turtle Island.

Wednesday will also include a cyanotype workshop Harnessing the Sun where teens can create beautiful textiles with the help of the sun and dyeing with common kitchen ingredients.

Current exhibition Dennis Golding: POWER has inspired Superhero Capes, a workshop experience on Thursday 11 January where kids and teens will be able to create their own unique design for a cape like the ones included in the exhibition.

A series of silk capes on display on a wall. They are various warm colours and have hand painted symbols on them.
SUPERHERO CAPES: Current exhibition Dennis Golding: POWER has inspired Superhero Capes, a workshop experience on Thursday 11 January. Image: Dennis Golding, The Future is Here, 2021, installation at Carriageworks. Image courtesy and © the artist. Photograph Zan Wimberley.

During Mythological Menagerie on the morning of Friday 12 January participants will see the new exhibition of works by artists Louise Zhang and Jessica Bradford.

Participants will discover what animals they can see, what mythological powers they may have within Chinese culture, and will go on to create artworks of their own magical animals.

Lastly, on Friday afternoon Sean Fenemore, founder and lead designer of State of Mind Games, will be coming from Canberra to run a Tabletop Game Design workshop for teens.

With Sean’s help participants will use the materials provided to design and develop their own tabletop game.

A display of game board items including dice, dominoes, chess pieces, poker chops and markers.
TABLETOP GAME DESIGN: Summer Art Camp: Tabletop Game Design with Sean Fenemore (Teens) will be held on Friday 12 January.

Council Gallery Officer (Engagement Programs) Astrid Reed said Art Camp is a popular way to keep kids and teenagers creative during the school holidays.

“We have an exciting range of hands-on art activities on offer during Art Camp week to suit a variety of creative interests, all based around the Gallery’s new exhibitions,” Ms Reed said.

“Each morning we have activities to suit primary-aged children, and the afternoon workshops are for teenagers.

“The Summer Art Camp workshops are low-cost and are eligible to be covered by NSW Creative Kids Vouchers which parents and guardians can claim from Service NSW.”

To learn more about eligibility requirements for Creative Kids Vouchers, and to apply, please go to the Service NSW website.

For more details about the Art Camp workshops and to book your spot, head to the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery website.


Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Art Camp - Tuesday 9 January - Friday 12 January.

  • Dragon Masks (kids) - 10am -12pm Tuesday 9 January
  • Badge Making (Teens) - 2pm - 4pm Tuesday 9 January
  • Life of the Lagoon (Kids) - 10am - 12pm Wednesday 10 January
  • Harnessing the Sun (Teens ) - 2pm - 4pm Wednesday 10 January
  • Superhero Capes (Kids) - 10am - 12pm Thursday 11 January
  • Superhero Capes (Teens) - 2pm - 4pm Thursday 11 January
  • Mythological Menagerie (Kids)  - 10am - 12pm Friday 12 January
  • Tabletop Game Design with Sean Fenemore (Teens) - 1pm - 4pm Friday 12 January

For more information and to book go to the Programs and Events Page on the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's website

For more information about Creative Kids Vouchers go to the Service NSW website.