Creative holiday entertainment

THE chance to immortalise your pet in an artwork is one of many school holiday activities on offer this summer.

If art is not your child’s thing, think about getting active at Orange PCYC or go on a spy mission at Orange City Library.

Orange Regional Gallery acting director Brenda Gray said she expects the pet portrait painting class on Thursday, January 9, to be very popular.

“You can bring your own photo of your pet or she’ll [teacher Laretta Goodacre] bring her dog Ned in and you can paint [a picture of] him,” she said.

The class is open to children aged eight to 16 years old.

The event is part of the arts’ cool program which features 13 creative sessions including mosaic, watercolours, ink drawing, pottery and street art. There’s also more available for children aged five years and up.

“They’ll learn a lot of’s not an explanation they’ll actually produce an artwork,” Mrs Gray said.

Orange PCYC’s school holiday program kicks off on Monday, January 13, with children invited to take part in a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Morning, afternoon or all day activities are organised with craft, games and lots more to keep children entertained.

At Orange City Library a spy training outdoor exercise led by Orange Scouts will take place on Thursday, January 16.

A cartooning workshop will be held at Bletchington Public School on Friday, January 10, or Saturday, January 11.

For the full Arts’ cool program visit or call 6393 8136.

Orange PCYC will re-open after the Christmas break on Monday, January 13, call 6360 2249 to book sessions in morning, afternoon or all day sessions.

Book your place in the spy mission at Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

Visit to book your place in the cartooning worship.

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