Christmas Holiday Art Activities for Children – Fantasy Art

A 4.5 hour fantasy art drawing and painting workshop for children ages 9+

  • 9am – 1.30pm
  • morning tea will be provided – bring your own lunch
  • after being introduced to a range of drawing and painting techniques, inspired by artists Roger Dean and Bobby Chiu, the children will produce a drawing onto A3 cartridge paper or an acrylic painting onto an A3 size canvas, ready to take home and proudly display.
  • all equipment and materials are provided
  • wear old clothes or bring an apron or old t-shirt
  • COST $85.00

A maximum of 8 students in the workshop – bookings are essential and payment upfront is required to secure your child’s place.

Cosy, air conditioned studio and your teacher will be Lesley Smitheringale, BA Honours in Design

This 4 and a half hour workshop will appeal to both boys and girls which will be action packed with oodles of tuition, techniques and inspiration for your young creative. The students will complete a fantasy artwork which can be either a drawing or a painting.

Date and Time of the Fantasy Art Workshop

  • Wednesday 22 January from 9am – 1.30pm

Here’s what we’ll be covering:-

  • looking at examples of fantasy art, in particular Roger Dean, Bobby Chiu & Brian Froud.
  • drafting out ideas for the characters in the fantasy painting such as aliens, half-human half creature, dinosaurs, mermaids, faeries, gobins, unicorns, dragons etc and how the creatures move – fly, walk, swim etc
  • drafting out ideas for where the characters live such as outer space, volcanic terrain, swamp, rainforest, jungle, ocean etc
  • composition, scale, form and how to achieve distance, focal point
  • painting demonstration of techniques using brushes, sponges etc to create effects, textures such as scales, fur, feathers, metallic, veins, wings etc and how to achieve depth and 3-D realism
  • drawing demonstration of techniques to achieve tones for depth and realism and creating textures as above
  • overview of colours – light, dark, complementary, warm, cool and choosing a colour palette for the artwork
  • the correct way to build up layers in a painting
  • putting all of that together to produce their own fantasy art drawing or painting

Cost includes:

  • all drawing and painting art materials
  • wi-fi is available and it’s a great idea for students to bring a fully charged Ipad, tablet or laptop to research their ideas
  • hand-outs, books and photos for research and ideas
  • morning tea will be provided plus a little Christmas treat
  • varnishing and cord on back of canvases, ready to be taken home and proudly displayed
  • COST $85.00

What do the children need to bring?

Fantasy Art Workshop for Children in Redlands

  • wear old clothes or bring a big t-shirt or apron to protect their clothes if painting
  • fully charged IPad, Tablet or laptop for researching ideas (not compulsory but soooo helpful)
  • a packed lunch (morning tea and snacks are provided) but if on a special diet please bring your own

Can parents stay during the workshop?

  • sorry there is no room in the studio

What if you have to cancel the Workshop after booking and paying for it?

Sorry, I don’t offer refunds as there is organisation of time slots and materials needing to be purchased in advance. Here are some ideas.

  • use it for 3 art lessons instead in 2020
  • is there a sibling or friend’s child who could come instead?

What if Lesley has to cancel the Workshop after you’ve booked and paid for it?

If Lesley, your child’s teacher, gets sick or called away unexpectedly or we don’t get a minimum of 4 students attending, you will receive a full refund.

Please make sure you have filled out an enrolment form for your child for the workshop.

To secure your child’s place in the Workshop payment is required at the time of booking.










2 Responses

  1. Leonie Iborg
    | Reply

    Hi there,
    Are you running a fantasy Art class over the December school holidays 2018?
    I noticed it was for Easter 2017 on your site but nothing updated.
    It looks amazing and my 12yr old daughter would get a lot out of this workshop.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Kind Regards

    • Lesley S
      | Reply

      Hi Leonie,
      Thanks so much for your interest in the Fantasy Art Workshop. Yes! I do plan on running some 2018 – 2019 Christmas Holiday Workshops including the Fantasy painting. Please check back again in a few of weeks when I finalise the programme. Also make sure to like Engaged in Art Classes on Facebook to keep up-to-date with news and events in the Studio.

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