School's Out Art Mash-Up: Quirky Book Making 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 pottery and letting their imaginations run wild. There is something to suit every inquisitive and creative mind.

In this workshop, young people will participate in a creative journey into mixed media and collage techniques as they create their quirky house book.

Participants are invited to bring a photograph of themselves, their family or their pets. These will be photocopied on the day and the photocopies will be used for image transferring during the workshop.

Participants will play with a range of techniques, including cling wrap texturing, tape transferring, collaging, mark making with walnut ink, wax transferring, and printing with stencils and foam stamps. They will bind their creations together using twigs and an easy side-binding technique.

Their completed art piece will be a curious and quirky house-shaped book.

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 

Peta Lloyd is a visual artist who incorporates printmaking, assemblage, collage and encaustic into her shrines, artist books, assemblages, wall narratives and journals. She describes herself as a Bricoleur, a ‘Jill of all trades’ creating artworks from a diverse range of found and new materials and objects.

Peta inspires others to unleash their creativity, through teaching printmaking techniques, book arts, assemblage and encaustic art, locally, interstate and internationally. She has taught workshops to all ages, and is a welcoming and engaging educator.


  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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

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