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WonderLab is a process-based art atelier in Killara Sydney, Australia. Children in our studio feel welcome and supported to make a mess, move, express their artistic ideas and create their unique art works. They are encouraged to explore their individuality in a non-competitive environment and grow their artistic talents in a relaxed and safe way. At WonderLab we thrive to develop children's creative thinking, problem-solving and imagination.
We help parents raise innovators of tomorrow!

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Explore & Create Workshops

Process based creative art lessons for children (3-5 years old)


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School Holidays art camps

Full day art sessions for school-aged children (5-10 years old)


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Art Club for ages 5-10

Art classes for school aged children (weekdays and weekends)

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Birthday Parties

Art and sensory play party. Let's glow for your party!


EXPLORE & CREATE (ages 3-4)

Process art exploration for the youngest artists!
This program is designed for our youngest artists with the focus on open-ended art exploration and engagement in process art. We do not introduce representational drawing here and keep the projects very abstract and achievable to meet the developmental level of the young child.

Please note that this class is structured and requires the children to use their emergent listening skills and the ability to follow simple instructions. We do not recommend dropping off younger preschoolers unless the teacher can see that they are very comfortable and independent on their own.
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Schedule:
- Monday 10.00-11.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 1)
- Tuesday 10.00-11.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 2)
- Wednesday 10.00-11.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 3)
- Thursday 9.30-10.30 (Term 1 starts Feb 4)
- Friday 10.00-11.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 5)

Price: $200 per term (8 classes)


EXPLORE & CREATE (ages 4-5)

A visual art class for older preschoolers with the focus on open-ended yet structured art exploration.
Each class the children will be exploring an art concept (such as line, texture, shape, form etc) and will be given an opportunity to engage in a simple structured art project (e.g. painting, collage, construction or modelling) exploring studio materials, developing their creative ideas and engaging in problem-solving skills. This program requires children to use their emergent representational skills with a lot of guided drawing practice. We are moving slowly from abstract art to representational leaving room for a lot of young children's creativity and individuality.
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Please note that this is a drop off class.

Schedule:
- Monday 2.00-3.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 1)
- Tuesday 1.00 - 2.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 2)
- Wednesday 1.00 - 2.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 3)
- Friday 12.00 - 1.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 5)
- Friday 2.00 - 3.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 5)

Price: $200 per term (8 classes)


*Please note that this course is project-based which means the children will be engaged in three projects during the term. Each project will take two to three lessons to finish. We do not encourage casual drop in visits here as it takes more than one class to finish a project.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ART CAMPS (ages 5-12)

Our camps explore a variety of visual art experiences including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and more to take children on an experiential journey where their own ideas are celebrated. Our program is open-ended and unstructured which helps children practice creativity and imagination while exploring the potential and language of art materials.
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🚀 STAR WARS™ R2D2 Robot (9am-4pm)
Have you got a young budding engineer who is into modelling and all things Star Wars? Join us for this engaging 3D sculpture camp to make a model of the R2D2 robot! Each child will design their own robot out of Styrofoam, decorate it and embellish with acrylic paints and metallic polish.
Price: $130
Date: Monday December 14
Ages: 5+


💈 SLIME AND POTIONS (9am-4pm)
Join us for a super fun day of potion and slime making of all kinds. We'll experiment with and investigate interesting ingredients to create wild concoctions and bubbling potions to pour them in a bottle, make a label and take home. We will also mix a couple of batches of slime experimenting with the ingredients and coming up with a perfect ratio of glue and activator so we can blow bubbles and stretch our slime super long.

Each child will make:
- A magic potion in a glass bottle to take home
- Two batches of stretchy slime in a plastic container to take home
- A potion inspired collage artwork

Price: $150
Date: January 8 - Friday or January 15 - Friday
Ages: 5+


🖼 DRAWING – KEN DONE (9am-4pm)
Join us for this drawing camp for children ages 7+ to learn about Australian contemporary artist Ken Done and get inspired by his art.

On this day we will:
- Create a Ken Done inspired drawing with paint sticks on a canvas
- Create a colourful plasticine drawing taking inspiration form Ken Done’s colour palette
- Create a stained glass chalk pastel drawing with PVA glue resist

Price: $150
Date: January 11 - Monday
Ages: 7+


🦕 FUN WITH DRAWING – 🦖 DRAGONS (9am-4pm)
Come and experiment with drawing materials with us during this camp! We will be exploring coloured pencils, markers, oil pastel, ink and charcoal learning about line, patterns, shading, and movement. This day will be full of creativity and experimentation! We will be inspired by fantasy dragons creating imaginary creatures with a variety of drawing materials and learning tons of information about this magical beasts!

Learning will include:
- Drawing and shading techniques
- Composition
- Mixed media drawing (ink, watercolour, marker)
- Charcoal and soft pastel drawing
- Sketching and drafting techniques and more

Price: $150
Ages: 5+
⇨ January 14 - Thursday

⇨ January 27 - Wednesday

🧚 FAIRY SPARKLE – 2 day camp (9 am-4pm)
During this two day camp we will add a little bit of fairy magic to our everyday life by immersing ourselves into the world of fairies and fantasy! We will create beautiful fairy accessories and engage in all sorts of fairy pretend day.

The children will be making:
- Wire fairy wings decorating them with markers, ribbons and glitter
- A paper fairy crown
- A sparkly fairy magic wand
- A mini fairy house and mini wooden peg fairies

Price: $280
Date: January 18 & January 19
Ages: 5+


🕺 SUPER HERO COSTUMES – 2 day camp (9 am-4pm)
These two days will be dedicated to some fabulous costume making in the style of Steam Punk! We will be inspired by super hero costumes to create our own wearables and immerse ourselves into the world of super heroes - Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman, Electro, the Rhino, you name it! The children will be practicing cardboard construction and decoration with loose parts, sculpture painting and polishing techniques.

The children will be making:
- Helmets and masks
- Wrist bands
- Weapons

Price: $280
Ages: 5+
⇨ January 12-13 - Tuesday and Wednesday

⇨ January 20-21 - Wednesday and Thursday

🗡 STAR WARS™ Lightsaber (9am-4pm)
Have you got a young budding engineer who is into modelling and all things Star Wars? Join us for this engaging 3D sculpture camp to make a Star Wars lightsaber! Each child will design their own space sward, decorate it and paint with with fluorescent paint. We will have a pretend battle at the end of the program testing our lightsabers under the black light.

Price: $150
Date: January 22
Ages: 5+


What’s included in the price:
All the materials the children will use during the day (We are very generous with art supplies and use materials of the highest quality only. Our students use rare art materials such as plaster, paper clay, craft glue, artist quality acrylic paints and highest quality paper and canvas boards. All this is included in the price!) Two qualified art teachers on site if we are fully booked to ensure individual attention to each child enrolled. Using other studio materials during the day in between the art making sessions – there is no TV watching at WonderLab with the children engaged in art making the whole day (drawing with ink and soft pastels, painting with watercolour, modelling with clay and plasticine – our students bring home a lot of creations after the camps). We also pre-make a lot of custom-made spare parts for our camp creations to ensure children’s artworks look unique and elaborate.

Creative Voucher

Creative Kids Voucher details can be added in the registration form when you book your tickets. Upon successful completion of the order where a voucher is filled out correctly, we will then process a refund to the same bank card account that you completed the order with for $100. Please allow for 5-7 business days after receiving a refund confirmation email for the funds to appear in your bank account.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

We love to celebrate through art at WonderLab and more importantly, we think birthdays are a special opportunity to showcase the interests and passions of your child!

WonderLab can run one of our art workshops at your birthday party to ensure your birthday boy or girl and your guests are kept entertained and immersed into a fun and engaging art experience! You can choose to hold the party at our studio in Killara or order a mobile party with us coming to your place.

Party themes (for ages 5 and up):

1. Glow-in-the-dark party – explore glow-in-the-dark materials painting a giant mural with fluorescent paints and enjoying 3 free glow-in-the-dark art stations: plaster painting, fluorescent drawing and pre-made fluorescent play dough. 
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Price:
- $500 (for 10 children)


2. Harry Potter Potions - each child will mix, concoct and create their own potion, to bottle, label and take home – unicorn potions, fairy potions, nature potions, witches' potions, magic potions, you name it. DOWNLOAD our brochure πŸ†“
Price:
- $500 (for 10 children)


3. Slime – each child will mix up their own custom batch of slime to take home – sequin slime, glitter slime and textured slime. DOWNLOAD our brochure πŸ†“
Price:
- $550 (for 10 children)


4. Fashion design – design clothes out of paper or decorate a mini wooden mannequin with a myriad of loose parts and embellishments. Watch our party video πŸ‘ˆ
Price:
- $550 (for 10 children)


5. Cardboard collage – each child will create a cardboard artwork for painting and decorating (e.g. wacky hair, rainbow collage, funky eye wear, giant donuts, cardboard animals).
Price:
- $500 (for 10 children)


6. Customized project – you can customize the theme of your party choosing a theme that your child is interested in (e.g. super heroes, mermaids, unicorns, fairy tales etc.).
Price:
- $550 (for 10 children)


Duration: 2 hours
Number of children: maximum 10 if the party is in our studio (our studio space is not very large - 10 children and 10 accompanying adults is an ideal number for having a nice party experience. For larger parties, we strongly suggest you encourage parents to drop off. Any additional children will be charged $25 a child).
Price: starting from $500*

Contact us βœ‰ for a full program with party themes.

* Please provide us with information on your child's interests and preferred art experiences, and we will customize the program for you.

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ART CLUB (ages 5 and UP)

Throughout the school year children will explore different media & skills to work with art materials including drawing, painting, collage, pottery, sculpture focusing on elements and principles of visual art.

*Please note that these courses are all project-based which means the children will be engaged in three projects during the term. Each project will take two to three lessons to finish. We do not encourage casual drop in visits here as it takes more than one class to finish a project.

βœ…  Afterschool Art Club (ages 5-8)
Our Art Club course is an ideal program for children ages 5-8 to get familiar with a variety of art materials and styles - we have a little bit of everything from all our courses in this program!
We learn to draw, paint and sculpt starting a new project every 3-4 weeks giving the children an opportunity to try different art media during the term.
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Skills and media:
- Drawing - pencil, marker, pastel, graphics
- Painting - watercolour, acrylics
- Construction - cardboard, plaster, clay, papier-mΓ’chΓ©

Schedule:
- Monday - 4.00-5.30 (Term 1 starts Feb 1)
- Thursday - 4.00-5.30 (Term 1 starts Feb 4)

Price: $280 per term (8 classes)


βœ…  Afterschool Art Club (ages 8+)
We are offering a slightly advanced Art Club program for older children in Term 1! The children will be exploring similar media as our younger students work with but engage in more advanced projects.

Skills and media:
- Drawing - pencil, marker, pastel, graphics
- Painting - watercolour, acrylics
- Construction - cardboard, plaster, clay, papier-mΓ’chΓ©

Schedule:
- Thursday - 4.00-5.30 (Term 1 starts Feb 4)

Price: $280 per term (8 classes)


🙎 Sculpt and Build (ages 7+)
This program is tailored specifically for children interested in 3D construction. From paper construction, to making masks, planets, robots and creatures from wire, fabric and recycled materials this course assists children in understanding the depth of 3D art making.
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Skills and media:
- Clay sculpture techniques
- Plaster and armatures
- Papier-mache sculptures
- Steam Punk construction and more

Schedule:
- Monday - 4.00-5.30 (Term 1 starts Feb 1)
- Tuesday - 4.00 - 5.30 (Term 1 starts Feb 2)

Price: $320 per term (8 classes)


🌁 Illustration course (ages 5-8)
Practice illustrating animals, plants and fantasy creatures using pens, watercolour, acrylic paints and printing inks to create cute characters and quirky designs. We will take inspiration from picture books, fairy tales and famous artists. The children will illustrate cats, elephants, horses, dragons, people, story characters such as Cheshire Cat, and comic book words.
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Skills and media:
- Pencils, pens, ink and graphics
- Pastel
- Watercolour
- Acrylic paints

Schedule:
- Wednesday - 4.00-5.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 3)
- Friday - 4.00 - 5.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 5)

Price: $240 per term (8 classes)


🌄 Illustration course (ages 8+)
In this course the children will be experimenting with pencils, pens, pastels, ink and watercolour learning about drawing techniques such as strokes and shading while illustrating fantasy creatures, super hero characters, landscapes and architecture scenes.
This course and artworks are more detailed and independently driven with the children being allowed to pursue their individual projects.

Skills and media:
- Pencils, pens, ink and graphics
- Pastel
- Watercolour
- Acrylic paints

Schedule:
- Wednesday - 4.00-5.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 3)
- Friday - 4.00 - 5.00 (Term 1 starts Feb 5)

Price: $240 per term (8 classes)




Creative Kids Voucher details can be added in the registration form when you book your tickets. Upon successful completion of the order where a voucher is filled out correctly, we will then process a refund to the same bank card account that you completed the order with for $100. Please allow for 5-7 business days after receiving a refund confirmation email for the funds to appear in your bank account.

WonderBox Art Kit

A set of art materials to complete an engaging project at home! Collect your art kit at our studio, get access to our video tutorials and start creating amazing artworks at home! These projects will keep the children engrossed over a long period of time and allow families to have some quality family time.
A complete kit – a box with materials + video tutorial and instruction. Choose from the boxes below:
👉 Price: $80 - (pick up at our Studio, from 10:00 to 12:00 - 674 Pacific Highway, Killara 2071)

👿 RUSTY ROBOT Lab
Turn a myriad of materials into a metal creature. Use poly blocks, cups, balls, wooden loose parts, wire, cardboard tubes and other things to put them together, paint and polish learning about the SteamPunk design. The best experience for a young engineer!
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🐬 OCEAN WONDERS (acrylic painting kit)
We will practice a number of painting techniques such as impasto, stippling, sgraffito, pointillism and finger painting to get equipped with the ways of approaching acrylic paint. We will then paint a beautiful ocean scene on the canvas. Acrylic painting has never been easier!
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🚀 STAR WARS™ - Pilot Goggles
Build your space pilot goggles and head your starfighter to the space battle. We will use cardboard and a myriad of loose parts to put together our pilot goggles. Then we will paint and polish them in the style of Steam Punk.
Price: $60

🚛 MONSTER TRUCK
Become an engineer and create your own cardboard truck. Put together cereal boxes to create the cabin and the trailer of your truck; decorate it with loose parts; imagine what the truck might be carrying; attach the number plates and design the driver’s cabin. Paint and polish your truck with acrylics and play with your own creation!

👻 MY MUPPET Lab
Pretend you are a crazy professor and create a funny character (doll, superhero, magician, ballerina, ninja warrior, you name it). Turn a wooden mannequin into your muppet by designing the outfit for it and put together the loose parts included in your kit. Paint it with watercolour and draw the facial features with a black marker.

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WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

We never miss a class! Three terms in, and Victoria keeps coming up with something new - offering always interesting yet age-appropriate activities most of us parents would prefer not to try at home with the kids. She clearly adores what she does and it shows.

What an amazing class. Victoria was brilliant, she had every child completely captivated for the entire hour. My daughter had so much fun painting, dancing, and lying on her tummy drawing with charcoal. What a great introduction to art.


My son comes home wanting to extend on class projects and create more art! He is always looking forward to the next class. I highly recommend these classes to anyone wanting their children to be inspired to think creatively, in a hands on learning environment while having so much fun.

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