Hawkesbury Gallery and Library school holiday activities packed with art and games

FUN WITH ART: Rosie Deacon, Wonder, 2016, mixed media, from the gallery exhibition, I Can (Sing) Paint a Rainbow. Picture: Supplied
FUN WITH ART: Rosie Deacon, Wonder, 2016, mixed media, from the gallery exhibition, I Can (Sing) Paint a Rainbow. Picture: Supplied

THE Christmas holidays are almost upon us, so why not get organised ahead of time and book your littlies in for some fun and creative activities at Hawkesbury Library and Gallery?

AT THE GALLERY

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is located on the first floor at the Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor. Gallery activities are $15 per session ($12 for Gallery Members), and all materials are supplied. Bookings are essential, either online at hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com or by phoning 4560 4441 (payment required when booking).

I CAN (SING) PAINT A RAINBOW

Friday, December 8 - Sunday, February 4

A colourful art lab full of drop-in art and craft-type activities, and a vibrant exhibition. Activities designed for ages 2+. Free, no need to book.

CLAY MONSTER PLANTERS

Wednesday, January 10, 10am - midday

Make your own creepy monsters to hide in your garden.

SCIENCE SCENE

Thursday, January 11, 10am - midday

Using chalk pastels make a brightly coloured science picture.

VINTAGE VAN

Friday, January 12, 10am - midday

Cut, paint and make a colourful card vintage van and matching caravan.

SUGAR SKULL PRINTMAKING

Wednesday, January 17, 10am - midday

Learn some simple yet effective printmaking techniques.

MINI MODEL WORLDS

Thursday, January 18, 10am - midday

Using model making components and random objects create your own hidden world in a box.

ACCORDION BOOK ART

Friday, January 19, 10am - midday

Create your own illustrated folded book.

AT THE LIBRARIES

Hawkesbury Central Library is located on the ground floor of the Deerubbin Centre on George Street in Windsor. Richmond Branch Library is at 29 West Market Street, Richmond. Book at hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or 4560 4460 (payment required when booking).

SUMMER READING CLUB - GAME ON

Friday, December 1 - Wednesday, January 31

The Summer Reading Club theme is Game on! Young readers are invited to register and pick up a starter pack at either library, then dive into an assortment of books that celebrate Aussie sporting culture. The more books read, the more prizes received.

Central Library. Free - registration essential, for Library members 16 years and under.

GIANT GAMES

Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 28

Challenge your friends and family to a range of giant games. Different games available each week.

Central Library. Free – no need to book.

Funny Magic Show

Monday, January 8, 11am

Magician Peter Wood presents a show full of intrigue, laughter and surprise.

Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre. Free - bookings essential.

FAMILY MOVIE - GOOSEBUMPS (2015, COMEDY, PG, 99 MINS)

Thursday, January 11, 2pm

Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre. Free - bookings essential.

3D PRINTER WORKSHOP

Tuesday, January 16, 10.30am

Using Tinkercad software, learn how to design and print your own 3D project.

Hawkesbury Central Library. $5 – bookings essential. For 10 years+.

CRAFTERNOONS - JUGGLING BALLS

Thursday, January 18, 2pm-4pm

Become a juggling pro using this hand crafted set of balls.

Richmond Branch Library. Free - bookings essential. For 5 years+.

CRAFTERNOONS - QUOITS SET

Tuesday, January 23, 2pm-4pm

Make the rings and stakes that are used for the game of ring toss.

Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre. Free - bookings essential. For 5 years+.

  • Check with the Gallery and Library for special Christmas trading hours.