These school holidays The Levee is giving away free fun art packs. Created by local artists Nina Katzmarski, Anna Eggenhuizen and Katrina Holden, these packs are a fun way for you and the kids to pass a cold winter’s day.

Each activity is suitable for people over five years of age but parental supervision is recommended. You can find instructions in the pack and how to videos below.

Grab your art pack from one of the participating retailers listed below.

We’d love to see your creations. Don’t forget to tag The Levee on Facebook or #mymaitland on Instagram. Stocks are limited so we request that you only take one art pack per person.

Make and Illustrate Your Own Concertina Book

Part One Making your Book

Developed by artists Nina Katzmarski, these great concertina books involve a series of steps folding and gluing paper provided.Younger people may need a little help to complete this one.

Click on the video to the right for instructions from the artist herself.

Part Two Illustrating your Book

Artist Helen Hopcroft has prepared instructions with ideas on what you can write draw and create in your concertina book. She has also prepared the video to the right to get those creative juices flowing.

For more information about Helen visit her Pateron Page or follow her on Instagram or Facebook.

Paint your own

Paint your own Picasso Masterpiece

Pablo Picasso was one of the most revolutionary modernist artists. His iconic portraits captured the essence of a person rather than what they actually looked like. This technique became known as cubism, named after the angular and basic shapes he used.

In this fun drawing and painting activity you get the chance to make art just like Picasso. The pack includes instructions, a small cardboard canvass and paints.

This activity was developed by local artist Anna Eggenhuizen.

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Paint your own Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night

The Starry Night is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. By following a series of steps you will recreate this famous painting using pencil and paint.

This landscape painting is so popular because the colours swirls and shapes of the view from Van Gogh’s window are said to reflect his state of mind.

Following the steps of this activity will take care and patience. Younger children may prefer to paint the view from their window.

This activity was developed by local artist Katrina Holden.

Click the dots for more images.

Pick up your free art pack from

Darrell Lea

Darrell Lea Chocolate Shop. Selling a large variety of rocklea road, liquorice, fudge, lollies, brittle, carob and gourmet selection of chocolate gift boxes.

Lavenders Riverside Café

Centrally tucked away at the top of the The Levee, Lavenders Riverside Café is a peaceful riverside destination, providing alfresco dining, overlooking the Hunter River. Now Licensed All day breakfast on weekends Daily lunch specials Dining indoors or out. Featuring breakfast and lunches or just for a coffee with a tantalizing dessert. Open 7 days […]


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Maitland Toyworld

Maitland Toyworld is an independent toy store in the Hunter Valley and has been locally owned and operated for more than 20 years. We stock a large range of products for people of all ages – including toys, games, collectables, puzzles, arts and crafts, swing sets, trampolines and sporting goods. Laybys are welcome and if […]

Mod Bodz Children’s Boutique

Mod Boz is a children’s boutique located at The Levee in Central Maitland. They have a great range of boy and girl clothing, shoes, accessories and giftware. Brands that they stock include Love Henry, Max, Tilly, Emile et Rose, Kaboosh, Korango, Fresh Baked, Snugtime sleep suits, Skeanie children’s shoes, Aden & Anais swaddles and Sophie […]

The Hatch and Dragonfly Foods

Established in 2005, this family run business has a passion for flavours you can really taste and using fresh local ingredients. Their collection of industry awards shows Dragonfly Foods desserts are not only gorgeous to look at but also delicious.