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Special events

International Year of Soils

Soil supports us all through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, our furniture and our houses.

What is your soil story?

Explore the story of soil through visual arts workshops where soil is transformed into sculptures, paint and crayons to celebrate the International Year of Soils and World Soil Day on 5 December 2015.

ArtPlay is offering the following workshops on Saturday 5 December and Sunday 6 December in conjunction with events at Federation Square.

Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Vegetable Soil Moulding (sculpture)

Artists: Cass Smith and Miao Miao Cheng

Join sculptor Cass Smith along with Miao Miao Cheng, as they take you on a journey from soil to plate through playful sculpture!

Age: 5 to 8 years
Dates and times: Saturday 5 December, 10.30am to 12noon

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Art and Soil (Painting)

Artists: Eleanor Butt and Samantha Grover

Get your hands dirty with artist Eleanor Butt and soil scientist Samantha Grover to explore the creative possibilities of painting with soil, and to get you thinking about what soil does for us and why we should respect it.

Age: 5 to 8 years
Dates and times: Saturday 5 December, 2pm to 3.30pm

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Soil Crayons (drawing)

Artists: Cass Smith and Eleanor Butt

What is your soil story?

Join artists Eleanor and Cass to make crayons from Victorian soil and draw the ways in which soil is an important part of your life!

Age: Family
Dates and times: Sunday 6 December, 1pm  to 4pm
Free, no bookings required

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