Kids Workshops


Artist Velvet Pesu will inspire children to imagine, design and create their very own unique and colourful woven creature. These sculptural artefacts will be interwoven from a vast array of vibrant colours and recycled textures. 

Velvet encourages free creative expression whilst exploring sculptural construction, detailed embellishment, various weaving techniques and concepts of recycling and sustainability. In this workshop, junior creature weavers will be encouraged to twist, coil and intertwine an imaginary creature with an individual character, ready to take home at the end of the workshop. 


Sat 10th     Festival workshops     10am – 11.30am &  1pm – 2.30pm
Sun 11th     Festival workshops    10am – 11.30am &  1pm – 2.30pm
Sat 17th     Festival workshops    10am – 11.30am & 1pm - 2.30pm

Venue Currumbin Nippers Club  |  Cost $15  


Back by popular demand, crowd favourite Monte Lupo has designed a very special Master Class for 2016. Inspired by their colourful and quirky ceramic sculptures exhibited in the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to sculpt their very own pooch! 

Monte Lupo artists create in a very distinctive and naïve style using the full colour palette, and the SWELL Master Class will lead participants on an artistic exploration colour and technique to make their very own quirky, ceramic dog – Monte Lupo style. 

Each creation will be embellished individually with press mould techniques to fashion a truly unique character for each dog ready for firing. Each sculpture will be fired by Monte Lupo and returned after two weeks. It’s then yours to take home for your own private collection.


Currumbin Nippers Club
Session 1 -  9am - 12pm  |  Session 2 -  1pm - 4pm  |  Tickets $150

4040 Creative