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5+ years

NOTE: Please see Special events and Free stuff to explore for more activities for this age group.  

ArtClub 
Monster Madness 
Story Web 
Inflatables     

ArtClub (visual arts series)

Artist: Sue Davis

ArtClub is a series of art workshops at ArtPlay. Each week explore the work & ideas of an artist and use this as inspiration to experiment with materials & techniques, while developing skills and confidence in your own self-expression.

We encourage you to stay with the program for the duration of 2014 so you can be part of a group exhibition at the end of the year.

This season explore a range of art practices including sculpture, photography and street-art mosaic.

Featured artists are: Alexander Calder, Helen Nodding and Invader

Age: 7 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 19 & 26 July and 2, 9 & 16 August , 10am to 11.30am
Register your interest: email artplay@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Cost: $85 per child

Monster Madness (craft)

Artist: Katie Evans

Romping, stomping, snarling, slurping, burping, bumping MONSTERS!

They can be scary or snuggly, big or small, but no two monsters can ever be the same. If you could make your own monster, what would it look like? Would it be friendly or ferocious? Would it have rolling eyes and sharp teeth or cute fluffy ears and long antennae? So many ideas for so many MONSTERS!

Join the creative team at ArtPlay for a feast of monster magic – romping, stomping and bumping away while you gather horns and eyes, ears and teeth to create the ultimate monster. There’ll be lots of materials to choose from and lots of ideas to share.

Age: 5 to 10 years
Dates and times: Sunday 10 August, 10am to noon
Bookings essential: book online
Cost: $5 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Web (character development)

Artist: Clare Trevelyan, Hamford McDonald and Victor Holder

Come and develop your storytelling skills by creating a giant, a three-dimensional story with life-size characters, and a web that joins them all together.

Hang moments of your characters lives from the web and discover what happens when your characters meet each other.

First in small groups, we will make a visual representation of our characters using paint and other arts materials.

Then we will make up our characters’ names, what they like doing, whom their best friends are and what their biggest dreams look like. And what will happen when two characters meet? Will they get along or won’t they?

To bring it all together we will link all the characters together physically with elastic and hang paper tags describing their interactions to create a story.

Age: 7 to 10 years
Dates and times: Sunday 17 August, 2pm to 3.30pm
Bookings essential: book online
Cost: $15 per child

All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Inflatables (visual arts)

Artist: Kieran Stewart

You are invited into the fantastic and fun world of inflatable sculpture. Take a peek into all things 'air-filled' to find out about inflatable objects and what they are used for.

Then (as part of the group) plan your own sculpture by drawing shapes and cutting and sticking with lightweight plastic to construct an inflatable object. Turn on the fan and watch your creation take shape.

The techniques are easy to learn and the materials are readily available, so you can keep on creating at home.

Age: 5 to 8 years
Dates and times: Saturday 6 September, 2pm to 3.30pm and Sunday 14 September, 10.30am to noon
Bookings essential: book online
Cost: $15 per child

All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.