Escapade School Holiday Program

School Holiday Fun

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We have lots of great activities planned for the January holidays. We will be travelling around the world in 80 days! You can find all the details below.

Check our online booking page or view the printable calendar to see the dates, times and locations of all sessions.

Sewing for Kids

Learn how to do the basics of threading a needle, knotting your thread and stitching and then use these skills to create a piece you can take home! Children are encouraged to bring a snack along.

  • Session One: Sewing for 8 to 10 year olds

You will use your new skills to make a felt bird. Materials will be supplied in a kit form with the primary preparation done.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

  • Session Two: Sewing for 11 to 13 year olds

Use your new skills to create an embroidered piece. 

Wireless Hill Museum | Free | Bookings Essential

Gabriel Evans Illustration Workshop

Energetic children’s book illustrator and author Gabriel Evans will be holding illustration workshops based on his latest book, “Ollie and Augustus.” Gabriel will guide you through how to design picture book characters, create illustrations and how to develop picture book ideas. An artistic literary experience for those aged 6 to 14.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Game On! Board Games in the Library

Don’t be bored at home - come in and be board with us! Pit your skills against other gamesters. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Wishes for the World Flags Workshop

Send the world your good wishes. Based on traditional Tibetan Prayer Flags, artist Tricia Stedman will help the children create a flag depicting their wishes for the world. The flags can be hung in the garden, your room or on the veranda at home to send your wish out into the world. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Contemporary Noongar Painting

Noongar artist, Bianca Willder will guide budding artists through common symbols used in dot painting. Bianca will use her own paintings to tell stories then help the children create their own paintings. An artistic experience for those aged 6 to 14.

Wireless Hill Museum | Free | Bookings Essential

Doll Repurposing

See Bratz dolls in a whole new light. Noongar artist Bianca Willder will help you transform standard Bratz dolls into proud, beautiful Indigenous characters. A transformative experience for those aged 6 to 12.

Willagee Library | Free | Bookings Essential

Origami Workshop

Learn the ancient art of origami from Sanny Ang. After this workshop you will be able to turn an ordinary piece of paper into a magical creation! Suitable for ages 7 and above.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Brick City Engineers

Calling all engineers! The team from Bricks4Kids will be bringing their buckets of LEGO for you to create a brick city. Build sky scrapers, houses and everything you need for a city. A LEGO experience for those aged 6 and over.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Bollywood Dance Experience

Experience to glamour and joy of Bollywood dancing with the team from The Dance Touch. These experienced Indian dance instructors will share the traditional side of the art of Indian dancing then have you moving like you are in a Bollywood movie!

A lively experience for those aged 5 to 14.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Japanese Crafts

Create traditional paper based Japanese craft in this session. Use traditional papers to make bookmarks and Hinamatsuri dolls. Suitable for ages 5 to 13.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Polynesian Crafts

Nothing says summer holidays like grass skirts and flower leis. We will create our own paper versions of these Polynesian classics, then we will see who is the best Hawaiian dancer. Suitable for ages 4 to 13 years.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Spanish Mosaics

Explore the world of Spanish mosaics this January. Use glass tiles, beads, button and shells to create a clay based piece. Then let your imagination loose as you create your own paper mosaic design. Suitable for enthusiastic tilers from ages 4 to 13 years.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Summer Reading Club – 40 Days in 40 Ways Challenge

We have 40 ways to keep you reading this summer. Drop into the branch to collect or download it here and get started. Have an adult sign each completed challenge. After each 10 completed challenges, bring your sheet into the library for a prize. We have a special prize for those avid readers who complete over 30 challenges!

Fun tip: you don’t have to complete them in order.

Biblio Bops

Biblio Bops is a fun and energetic dance session that combines movement, singing and stories. These free sessions are suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years. 

  • Biblio Bops + Craft

Time: 10.00am to 10.45am
Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | No need to book, just come along

  • Biblio Bops in the Community

Time: 10.00am to 10.30am
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Wireless Hill Museum | Free | No need to book, just come along

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Bring along your teddy and enjoy a story and a picnic. Suitable for children aged 3 to 6.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Macramé Hangers

Make a beautiful macramé plant hanger while learning basic macramé knots. Suitable for ages 8 to 12.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Full STEAM Ahead

Drop in to the Creative Lab and enjoy our fun STEAM activity stations. Suitable for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Next session is Tuesday, 14 January 2.00pm to 4.00pm

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | No need to book, just come along

Drop In Slime

Drop in to the Creative Lab to create your own slime to take home. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Tuesday, 14 January 10.00am to 12noon and Wednesday, 22 January 2.00pm to 4.00pm

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | No need to book, just come along

Make Your Mark

Create beautiful bookmarks using a variety of craft skills. Suitable for ages 6 to 12.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Game On with LEGO

Use your LEGO building skills to make games and challenge your friends.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Cartooning Workshops

  • Workshop One: Manga & Anime Cartooning

Discover the world of Manga & Anime and have fun creating your very own Manga characters.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

  • Workshop Two: Superheroes & Monsters for Kids

Unleash your creativity and have fun drawing cool superhero cartoons and creepy critters/monsters.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Bugs and Creepy Crawlers – Fine Art Drawing

In this fine art lesson, we will learn how to draw these mystical creatures. Suitable for ages 7 to 12.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Cost: $25 | Bookings Essential

Curious Creatures

During this workshop we will create terracotta clay creatures, and add features and decorative elements using recycled materials. Suitable for ages 4 to 7.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite, select a date to book:

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Cost: $25 | Bookings Essential

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