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9+ years

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

ArtClub (visual arts series)

Artist: Sue Davis

In the second season of ArtClub we will explore different approaches to making sculptures in the work of Yinka Shonibare and in the work of Giacometti. We will also explore photography using the theme of Photo Alphabets.

Week 1 (2 May) – Photo Alphabets

We will explore the local environment in search of the letters of the alphabet and capture them in photographs.

Week 2 & 3 (9 & 16 May) – Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare is a Nigerian/British artist who often uses brightly coloured African fabrics in his work to create dresses or alien sculptures. We will look at the reasons why he creates these works and create our own works using these African fabrics.

Week 4 & 5 (23 & 30 May) - Giacometti

Why do Alberto Giacometti’s tall, thin sculptures of figures look so sad? Why did he want to make sad figures? Find out why and experiment with plaster, the material he became so well known for and create your own figures that express emotions.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May, 12.30pm to 2pm
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $85 per child

Performance Club (physical theatre series)

Artist: Heidi Weatherald

Physical theatre tells stories through movement, body language, hand gestures and sometimes even with objects. As a group we will be devising our own stories as each week we tackle a different theme or idea.

In this series of Performance Club we explore Interactive Theatre and Installation Art with the theme of Big and Small. This will draw inspiration from Heidi’s own arts practice of non-verbal theatre, object theatre (puppetry) as well as sound and lighting design.

Week 1 (2 May) - Sculpture and Set Design

We will collect everyday objects such as a broom, a mop, a bundle of coloured electrical tape and transform the ArtPlay studio into a theatrical space. Then it’s time to explore and see what stories emerge.

Week 2 (9 May) - Clowning and Non Verbal theatre

Big boots, big gum boot, big slippers, a pair for us all. Let’s put them on and let the fun begin.

Week 3 (16 May) - Interactive Theatre

We will build a new interactive space like week 1 and invite the characters from week 2 into the space together to explore some ideas; and add the element of sound. 

Week 4 (23 May) – Set Design and Story telling

Create a small space using various materials such as a cardboard box or a hanging picture frame. Make up a story for the space: in it, around it, on it, through it, then test it out by performing the story for each other.

Week 5 (30 May) - Object Theatre

Keep working on your story for your small space from week 4. If you want to, add lighting and sound.  Tap into your imagination… You can tell your story with words or maybe without.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, 2.30pm to 4pm
Bookings essentialbook online
Cost: $70 per child