The Kids’ Holiday Art Courses at Fremantle Arts Centre are a great creative option to keep kids active during the school holidays. With classes available in a wide range of artforms including painting, urban art, jewellery, music, theatre, pottery, creative clay, animation, photography and more, there’s something to suit all interests and skills.Spread over two weeks each holiday period, kids are able learn in small groups under the guidance of professional artists and tutors in a fun and supportive environment. Course streams are divided into younger kids (5-8yrs), older kids (9-12yrs) and teens (13-18yrs).
Built by convicts on a grant of six acres, this splendid example of Australian Gothic architecture first opened its doors in 1864, as the Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot.
Print Collection: The Collection features an impressive number of Australian prints and artists’ books reflecting the diversity and complexity of the medium, and includes all winning works from the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
by artists such as Raymond Arnold, Rebecca Beardmore, Pat Brassington, Damiano Bertoli, Marion Manifold, Mike Parr and Alick Tipoti.
Donations : Fremantle’s Collection has evolved over the decades through the generous donations of artists, artists’ families and art collectors. Highlights include a stunning series of paintings and drawings by Australian Impressionist Kathleen O’Connor (1876–1968), donated by the artist’s family, and a remarkable gift by Nyoongar Elder Ken Colbung of Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri’s (1929–1984) painting, Aboriginal people meeting first white settlers at the Swan River
More than 150 works have been donated by prominent collectors, including works by John Coburn, Lloyd Rees, William Dobell, Guy Grey-Smith, Ken Wadrop, Colin Lanceley, Sidney Nolan and Mary Moore.
Exhibitions Enjoy regular exhibitions drawn from the City’s Collection in the City of Fremantle Art Collection Gallery, housed in Fremantle Arts Centre.
For more information and full program details visit www.fac.org.au/courses