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Secrets of the Sea with Donna Gilbertson – Vacation Care

An Introduction to Handbuilding with Clay

This incursion introduces children to handbuilding with clay, and allows kids to create their own creations.

“The children LOVED this incursion and Donna. Our staff also raved about her :)”
Jane – KU Children’s Services


  • Made from air dried white clay
  • Kids build their own underwater scene
  • Painted with quality acrylics
  • Embellish with coloured bead hanger
  • Finished item approx. 16cm (not including hanger handle)

What's Included?

  • All materials provided
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Facilitator Profile

Donna Gilbertson has been delivering art and craft classes to children, youth and adults for over 2 decades.  Donna has worked with a wide range of groups including children in remote areas, young onset of dementia and asylum seekers.

Donna is constantly working on new and exciting projects to engage children from Kinder to Year 6 in a variety of mediums including painting on canvas, clay modelling and fabric art.

Donna is also an award winning exhibiting artist and her paintings sell in galleries and shows all over Australia.


  • Current Working with Children Check – NSW, ACT, WA, Christmas Island.
  • Current Advanced First Aid Certificate.
  • Current CPR Certificate.
  • Current Certificate of Currency.
  • Risk Assessment available.


  • Diploma in Art For Therapy.
  • Cert IV Community Services.
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment.
  • Over 25 Years of practical teaching.
  • Matisse Derivan Consultant.
  • Decoart Consultant.

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