Fun with colour and cameras at school holiday art workshops

Warkworth artist and photographer Karen Williamson is holding a series of art workshops for children during the second week of the current school holidays.

There are four workshops on offer to children aged seven and over, and all will be held in the Methodist Church Hall on Church Hill in Warkworth, from 10am to 12.30pm.

The workshops on offer are:

Monday, October 8 – Tie Dye children will be taught how to make patterns using different methods of binding and dyes. They should take three or four items of clean white cotton to upcycle with tie dye, such as a T-shirt, singlet, pillow case or tea towel, and wear old clothes.

Wednesday, October 10 – Kitchen Alchemy Karen will show how to make natural paints and dyes from kitchen ingredients. Children should wear old clothes and bring brightly coloured flowers from their garden if they have any.

Thursday, October 11 – Beginners Machine Sewing teaches basic sewing by making bunting. Children should bring a sewing machine with cord, manual, spare needle and small pieces of coloured cotton fabric to make bunting. Anyone who wants to do the class but doesn’t have a machine should contact Karen Williamson.

Friday, October 12 – Photo Safari is an introduction to basic photography concepts with a discussion and walk around Warkworth taking photos on the way. Those attending should bring a digital, compact or phone camera, plus a printed photograph from home that they find interesting, either taken by themselves or their family, or from a book or magazine.

Each workshop costs $35, plus booking fee, from Holiday Art Workshops for Kids at

Info: Email Karen Williamson at