Holiday Art Fun - Block Printing or Sun Printing (weather dependant)

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Join Diamond Valley Art society in the Ironbark Shelter for some hands-on fun activities aimed at 3 to 10 year-olds to create works of art to take home with you. Practicing artists will lead the children.

A hands-on fun activity aimed at 3 to 10 year olds to have a go at creating a handmade-printed card, using plastic board, pens and watercolour. Children will need to already know how to hold and use a pen for this activity to work for them.  The paint can be washed off clothes, but feel free to bring an apron if you want.

If weather permits and the sun comes out we will do solar printing, using the sun to create fun prints.

The tools will be on-site, all the children need to do it turn up and have fun.  The children are encouraged to create any design they want, it is their creation. 

It takes about 20 minutes to create the design and print it, then up to 30 minutes to dry so as to be able to carry the card home (although most will dry within 5 mins). 

Bookings are required but you can arrive anytime between 10:30 and 12:00 pm (12:30 finish)


  • Parents / caregivers must stay with participants or remain nearby and contactable by phone on site, they must not leave children unattended at the site.
  • Children are not to be left at the activity for more than 20 minutes to avoid overcrowding. If the space is busy, you may be asked to return in 20 minutes before you can start the activity. 

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About Diamond Valley Art Society

Diamond Valley Arts Society (DVAS) is a local community lead society that has been operating for nearly 53 years in the Nillumbik, Banyule and Darebin municipalities. The volunteer group operate a range of art exhibitions, demonstration, classes and workshops over the year. DVAS are always interested in welcoming new members and would love to hear from you.  Diamond Valley Art Society


  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Ironbark Shelter

Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham, 3095, View map

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