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The 12 Cultural Trails of Arts mid North Coast provide you with lots of ideas for things to see and do with the family this summer www.creativecoast.org.au but we have also compiled a list of some great activities being offered to keep the summer holidays creative. Check out what’s available in your area!

 

COFFS COAST

January 6

Dorrigo Library. Discover a World of Fantasy Colouring in Fantasy Animals. 10.30am to 12pm http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/news/holiday-activities-dorrigo-library/

 

January 7

Urunga Library. Discover a World of Fantasy Colouring in Fantasy Animals 10.30am to 12pm. http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/bellingen-shire-libraries/urunga-library/

 

January 9-10

Bunker Cartoon Gallery. Cartoon Workshops. Morning and afternoon sessions for 6-10 year olds, afternoon for 11-14. Author, cartoonist and Illustrator Rob Feldman (Fast Freddy and Cows in Cars) will be having your kids drawing up a storm, not to mention laughing at his funny antics and jokes. https://artsmidnorthcoast.com/event/cartoon-workshops-rob-feldman-bunkercartoong-2/

 

January 11 to 15

Bellingen – Camp Creative. The annual summer camp for families and individuals at Bellingen is a fun learning event where you mix with people of widely differing interests and ages in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. There are a host of different workshops over many different art forms for all ages. It’s all about imagination, innovation and enjoyment. http://www.campcreative.com.au

 

January 12

Jetty Theatre. Snow Queen’s Aussie Freezing Show. 11.30am. Lots of singing, dancing and special characters that will enchant children these school holidays as they help their favourite snow queen recover her lost magic wand so that they can all play in magical falling snow. http://jettytheatre.com/snow-queens-aussie-freezing-show

 

January 12

Jetty Theatre. Snow Queen’s Aussie Freezing Show. Pre Show Workshop. 9am to 10am.There’s a special pre-show drama workshop. Introduction to tableaux, voice & expression + Perform on stage with the cast. http://jettytheatre.com/snow-queens-aussie-freezing-show

 

January 12

Bellingen Library. Lost World Adventure, Puzzles & Activities. 10.30am to 12pm. http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/news/holiday-activities-bellingen-library/

 

January 16 to 18th

Sawtell Art Gallery. Art Extraordinaire. Spaghetti Circus. Learn to juggle and other circus skills http://www.sawtellartgroup.com.au/art-extraordinaire-january-2016.html

 

January 19

Bellingen Library. Create Your Own Dinasours 10.30am to 12pm. http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/news/holiday-activities-bellingen-library/

 

January 20

Dorrigo Library. Create Your Own Dinasours 10.30am to 12pm. http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/news/holiday-activities-dorrigo-library/

 

January 20

Urunga Library. Create Your Own Dinasours 10.30am to 12pm. http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/news/holiday-activities-urunga-library/

 

January 22.

Sawtell Art Gallery. Art for 7 to 11. Drawing, colour, techniques, shape and design. http://www.sawtellartgroup.com.au/art-extraordinaire-january-2016.html

 

PORT MACQUARIE – MACLEAY

Everyday.

A perfect activity for a summer’s day is to go on the search for the painted Hello Koalas located around the Port Macquarie and Hastings region. In the spirit of a well known children’s book, Oh the Places You’ll Go. Get your trail map and the latest information from http://hellokoalas.com

 

All January

SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH: CELEBRATING ALL THINGS SUMMER! A Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibition. Kids this one is for you! Inspired by water themed works from the collection this exhibition features hands on activities that create an underwater wonderland. Splish-Splash-Splosh-Celebrating-All-Things-Summer-2015-16

 

* Our Pick

January 9 to 24

The Frugal Forest. Ross Family Studio. The Glasshouse.

The Frugal Forest Project is an intricately detailed forest installation entirely from stuff that was headed for the dump. Why? Because nothing is wasted in the forest, and we could really learn from that. The exhibition reflects the work of over a thousand artists, musicians, scientists, schools and communities across the Mid North Coast. They have created everything from making leaf litter to designing massive palm trees, creating soundscapes and videos or building websites. The aim: to create an arresting and immersive forest installation, entirely from stuff that was headed for landfill. http://frugalforest.oneoffmakery.net.au/

 

January 9, 13 & 20

SPROUTS – art for kids! Glasshouse Sprouts provides art activities in the Regional Gallery for children aged 4 to 9 and their parents helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities are just $5 per child – places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. http://www.glasshouse.org.au/Whats-On/Glasshouse-Sprouts-2016

 

January 11 to 15

Port Macquarie. CAMP (Creative –Arts – Music – Performance) is back by popular demand. This week long creative arts school gives students in year 2 to year 7 the opportunity to be involved in having fun with visual arts and drama mixed in with a little music too! Specialised instructors will guide children through the fine arts in an encouraging environment outside of the school setting. http://campportmac.wix.com/camp

 

January 19 to 21

St. Columba Anglican College. The Mid North Coast Strings Alliance Summer Music Camp. The Camp offers young beginning and advanced orchestral musicians the opportunity to play in one of two ensembles catering for a wide range of ages, standards and levels of experience. Open for musicians between the ages 5 to 25 years. Students will participate in a mixture of tutorials with specialist tutors, and rehearsals with leading conductors. All ensembles perform in the final concert on the last day of the camp. https://www.facebook.com/Mid-North-Coast-Strings-Alliance-Inc-778252575562413/?fref=ts

 

MANNING – GREAT LAKES

January 12

Hallidays Point Library. Drama Workshop. 2pm to 3pm.Join in on the spontaneous fun with easy and

creative theatre sports style acting games. Suitable 5yrs+. http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/assets/Manning-Valley-Libraries/Children/2016JanuarySchoolHolidayProgram.pdf

 

January 13

Hallidays Point Library. Out of this World Butterfly. Use your creative talents to make and decorate a butterfly from bamboo and paper. 11am to 12pm for 5-8 yrs. and 1pm to 2pm for 8-12 yrs. http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/assets/Manning-Valley-Libraries/Children/2016JanuarySchoolHolidayProgram.pdf

 

January 13.

Manning Regional Art Gallery. Ephemeral Sculpture with Ali Haigh 10am to 12pm, ages 5 to 8. http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/whats-on/?category=kids

 

January 13

Forster Library. Paper Craft & Colouring Workshop. 5 to 14 years of age. Children under the age of 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Kids are encouraged to explore the world of colouring using water colour pencils and then inspire them to craft up their own scene in the underwater world. http://www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/Events-Activities/Paper-Craft-Colouring-Workshop-Forster

 

January 13

Tea Gardens Library. Art Workshop. 2pm to 3:30pm 5-14 years. Children under the age of 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Melanie Lee from The Creative Kind will inspire children to connect and express themselves by painting. http://www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/Events-Activities/Art-Workshop-Tea-Gardens

 

January 15

Manning Regional Art Gallery. Eco printing with Rachel Piercy. 10am to 2pm, ages 12 up. Create unique printed forms on paper, cotton and silk with nature based dyes and natural plant material. http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/whats-on/?category=kids

 

January 18

Wingham Library. The Giant Octopus. 10am to 12pm. Join the Country Women’s Association and create.  Suitable 5yrs+ http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/assets/Manning-Valley-Libraries/Children/2016JanuarySchoolHolidayProgram.pdf

 

January 18

Hallidays Point Library. Lost Worlds Craft. 2pm to 3pm. Suitable 7 years +.  Create your underwater scene using watercolour pencils, brushes and various textures for a stunning artwork. http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/assets/Manning-Valley-Libraries/Children/2016JanuarySchoolHolidayProgram.pdf

 

January 18

Harrington Library. Australia Day Craft. 3pm to 4pm. Get into the Aussie spirit and celebrate Australia Day with this fun craft activity.

http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/assets/Manning-Valley-Libraries/Children/2016JanuarySchoolHolidayProgram.pdf

 

January 20

Manning Regional art Gallery. Lino Block Printing with Ali Haigh. 10am to 2pm ages, 8 to 12. Create a wonderful two coloured print. Learn how to develop a print design, and learn how to print the lino without the use of a printing press. http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/whats-on/?category=kids

 

January 20

Forster Library. Art Workshop. 10.30am to 12pm. Ages 5-14. Children under the age of seven will need to be accompanied by an adult. Melanie Lee from The Creative Kind will inspire children to connect and express themselves through painting. http://www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/Events-Activities/Art-Workshop-Forster

 

January 20

Tea Gardens Library. Paper Craft & Colouring Workshop. Ages 5-14. Children under the age of 7 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Kids are encouraged to explore the world of colouring using water colour pencils and then inspire them to craft up their own scene in the underwater world. http://www.greatlakes.nsw.gov.au/Events-Activities/Paper-Craft-Colouring-Workshop-Tea-Gardens

 

January 21

Wingham Library. Origami Fun. 10am to 12pm. Ever wanted to learn the art of origami? Well now is your chance. Join the team from the Taree Craft Centre to make origami dinosaurs. http://libraries.gtcc.nsw.gov.au/assets/Manning-Valley-Libraries/Children/2016JanuarySchoolHolidayProgram.pdf

 

January 22

Manning Regional Art Gallery. Fun Found Object Sculpture with Rachel Piercy. 10am to 12pm, ages 5 to 8. Create funky animal sculptures from found objects and wire, manipulating the materials and learning the fun in making 3D forms. http://manningregionalartgallery.com.au/whats-on/?category=kids

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