Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Event Series Charcoal Drawing

Charcoal Drawing

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Students will experience and learn how to draw with Willow Charcoal sticks, guided by Alicia.

Students will take home all artworks at the end of the session.

$55.00
Event Series Watercolour Painting

Watercolour Painting

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Students will experience and learn how to paint with Watercolour paints using correct technique and brush control, guided by Alicia. Students will take home all artworks at the end of the session.

$55.00

Event Series Native Star Xmas Wreath

Native Star Xmas Wreath

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Children will create a native Start Xmas wreath using bamboo, native foliage, and decorations.

This activity is for children aged 10+ with duration of 2 hours

Event Series Christmas Decorations Class

Christmas Decorations Class

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Children will create a number of different Christmas decorations using art and craft skills.

This activity is offered in 2 separate age appropriate classes: Kindy – Year 2 for the duration of 1 hour or Year 3 and up for the duration of 1.5 hours.

Event Series Fence Paling Gnomes

Fence Paling Gnomes

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Children will be guided through the process of painting and decorating a Fence Paling Gnome to be used as a cool decoration this Christmas in your home.

This activity is for children in Year 3 or above with duration of 2 hours

Event Series Palette Knife Painting

Palette Knife Painting

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Palette Knife Painting is designed for students aged 16+.

Students are required to purchase additional materials for this class. These additional material cost will depend on the size canvas you choose to paint on and the quality of paints you choose to use.

Event Series Sock Dolls

Sock Dolls

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Children will create a sock doll. Children will be required to use scissors and a needle and thread to sew their sock doll together.

This activity is for children aged 10+ with duration of 2 hours.

Chalk Pastel Drawing (Young & Old)

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

This class would have to be a crowd favourite. This class is designed for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle or Grandparents to come along with their child to draw together at Cleverness Art School. What a special moment.

This class is designed for children age 5 and up to attend with their adult. Class duration 1.5 hours.

Event Series Painted Animal Tote Bags

Painted Animal Tote Bags

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

This class is designed for the older children with a creative flair for painting and fine detail.

This activity is for children aged 10+ with duration of 2 hours.

String Dolls

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

This class is designed for the older children with a creative flair and are confident in tying knots and using fine motor skills.

This activity is for children aged 10+ with duration of 2 hours.

 

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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