School's Out Art Mash-Up: Potato Printing for 6 to 10-year-olds


Children are naturally creative, but as they get older and more focused on schoolwork and exams, they have less opportunity to get messy, get inventive, or express themselves through art.

Our two-hour School's Out Art Mash-Ups will give them the perfect break from homework and allow them to have fun by experimenting with painting on canvas and letting their imaginations run wild. There is something to suit every inquisitive and creative mind.

In this workshop, young artists will create beautiful creatures, bugs and animals with potato printing. This fun and experimental workshop is great for kids of all ages. They will design, carve and create several basic shapes in potatoes, and print them on sheets of watercolour paper to build up bright and beautiful scenes.

Once they have completed their potato prints on watercolour paper, young artists will then experiment with using their potato prints on a canvas tote bag, which they will be able to take home afterwards to use as a book bag or lunch bag.

Participants are also welcome to bring an old t-shirt to print a personalised, custom-made shirt using their potato prints and fabric ink, or simply add their masterpieces to a wall at home.

Who: 6 to 10-year-olds (accompanied by an adult if preferred)

Price: $25 | $22 Friends of the Gallery [includes materials and qualified arts educator]

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Beatrice Hutton Room (entry via the front of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery 

About the Tutor 

Nellie is a graphic designer and printmaker. Her work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions and her lino print was chosen for Bayton Award last year. She teaches workshops for all ages, from babies and toddlers to adults.

Nellie’s design was chosen for the Fitzroy bridge mural. It shows off iconic elements of Australia and this region, and celebrates our multicultural society.

Nellie’s lino prints are distinctive for their use of Persian motifs. They have stories and express her personal feelings towards a subject. In Nellie’s practice, she likes to create a subtle and calm land enabling the viewer to enter the unknown safely and depart with a positive affirmation.


  • Tuesday, 01 October 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Rockhampton Art Gallery, 62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City 4700  View Map

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