5 Fun School Holiday Activities, Sydney Powerhouse

This school holidays The Sydney Powerhouse Museum and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are both offering bumper programs of workshops for kids.

Featuring out of this world educational workshops as part of the Star Wars Identities Exhibition at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum and an array of artistic and performance based workshops at Casula.


LittleBits Droid Inventor

Ever wanted to build your very own R2-D2 or C-3PO? This workshop will introduce kids to innovative design tool littleBits, with easily snap together working lights, switches and buzzers to build their own droids. Kids will also learn about Artificial Intelligence, and what it really means to be a robot. 24 April 2019 @ 10am -4pm (Ages 7 – 8).

Star Wars Special Effects

Create your own signature sound effect for a special power of your own! In this workshop, recreate classic special effects using creative cloud and other technologies, and learn how certain sounds are crucial to the identities of their favourite characters. 16 April 2019 2019 @ 10am -4pm (Ages 11 – 13).


Cosplay Design Principles

What’s a great character without their own signature item? From lightsabers to personalised emblems, this workshop will guide kids through designing and crafting their own personalized props based on the Star Wars universe. Using thermoplastics and heat guns, participants can take their newly-created designs home with them. 17 April 2019 @ 10am -4pm (Ages 10 – 12).

Cardboard Engineer

Let your inner craft-maker travel to a galaxy far, far away and let their imaginations go wild. Armed with thermoplastics, cutter printers, articulated joints and mechanisms, participants will create their own Star Wars identity from scratch in this exciting workshop. 18 April 2019 @ 10am -4pm (Ages 8 – 10).

Art Workshops

  • Holiday KinderCraften| 16, 18, and 23 April 2019 | 10- 11am| 2- 5 years old | $10

Come join the creative exploration with your children! Be inspired to make a take-home artwork through investigative art play in this creative playgroup.

  • Drawing on a Younger Mind | 23 April 2019 |11.30-3.30 pm |Ages 10+ |$25

Drawing on a Younger Mind allows students to develop their visual thinking. They will be introduced to new perspectives on drawing and get to create innovative artworks to take home. Engage in ideas based on the drawing practice of modern and contemporary artists.

  • Junior Clay School Holiday School | 18 and 23 April 2019 |6-9 years old| $50 for two days | 11.30-3.30pm

Squash it, shape it, roll it, join it, break it, and re-join it and c r e a t e with it! Clay School will give kids the chance to experience this amazing material. They will also learn new skills and apply their imagination to its addictive diversity.

  • Drama Camp | 24 April | 10- 12 years old| $25 |11.30-3.30pm 

Young drama geeks unite! Students will learn all about the art of performance, culminating in a spectacular performance for family and friends on the Friday.

  • Dance Beats Holiday School| 23 and 24 April | 12.00- 4.00pm | 10 – 12 years old | $50 for two days

Come join us for our first ever introductory and energetic Dance Beats Holiday School at Casula Powerhouse.  Students explore the foundations of hip hop dance, whilst working on their rhythm and co-ordination to develop their skills.

For more school holiday fun in Sydney, check out our ‘Places to Go‘ page.

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