THERE are plenty of school holiday activities in Bathurst to keep kids occupied in January.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Rockface Workshop: Tuesday, January 15, 10.30am-12.30pm. Be inspired by artist Nell’s sculptures to explore the infinite facial expressions you can put into clay. Support your own creation with a quirky plinth. Ages: six to 17. Cost: $10. Tutor: Fiona Howle.
Curious Creatures Workshop: Friday, January 18, 10.30am-12.30pm. Create your own ‘softies’, soft, strange and wonderful creatures, using patterned fabrics and cloth. Ages: 12 to 17. Cost: $10. Tutor: Ana Freeman.
Pompom Animals Workshop: Tuesday, January 22, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Create your own colourful, wacky and weird pet out of soft wire and decorate with pompoms and wool. Ages: six to 17. Cost: $10. Tutor: Fiona Howle.
Old Fire Shed, Eglinton
Lapidary Workshop: Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18, 9am to approximately 3pm. Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25 (if numbers require).
Lapidary is the cutting and polishing of minerals, gemstones and rocks to be used for jewellery or display. Learn cutting and polishing skills in a two-day workshop, with the possibility to set polished stones (all materials and instruction provided).
Minimum age: seven years old. Cost: $30 – includes junior membership of the Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club ($5) and $25 to cover materials. Morning tea provided and bring your own lunch. Wear enclosed shoes (joggers). Six people per workshop.
Contact Paul Martensz on 6332 1017 or 0427 896 945 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and payment details (pre-payment is required for registration to be confirmed).
Bathurst Library has a variety of free or $10 workshops and experiences for children starting next week.
Mosaic Frames: Tuesday, January 15, 2-3.30pm. Use miniature sand tiles and wooden frames.
Sea Creatures with Aqua Life Explorers: Wednesday, January 16, 10.30-11.30am. Learn about marine life and meet a real life shark.
Twigged: Thursday, January 17, 10.30am-12.30pm. Make a picture frame out of twigs.
Milk Bottle Monsters: Monday, January 21, 10.30-11.30am. Use recycled milk bottles.
Children’s Yoga: Tuesday, January 22, 10.30-11.30am.
Animal Sticks: Wednesday, January 23, 10.30am-12.30pm. Make an animal totem walking stick.
Pop-up Cards: Thursday, January 24, 10.30am-12.30pm. Make 3D surprise pop-up cards.
Ages range from four to 17. Phone 6333 6281.
You can find lots more local and regional arts events at artsoutwest.org.au