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Special events

Crosshatched (Pottery)

Artist: Manohar Lal, Sandra Bowkett and Ann Ferguson

Find out all about the traditional potters of Kumhaargram, India.

Manohar Lal is a visiting Rajasthani potter from India. He lives on the outskirts of New Delhi in a village of over 700 potting families called Kumhaargram that means “potter’s village”.

At ArtPlay, see Manohar demonstrate how he makes large pots on his traditional pottery wheel; then make your own small pot on these same wheels with his help.

Learn decorating techniques such as carving and painting.  Then try your skills out on a small clay artwork - bowl, lamp or box - made out of found earth materials.  (At the end of the workshop both artworks will be taken away to be fired and returned to ArtPlay for you to take home at a later date.)

You will also contribute to the painting of a large matka or waterpot.

Age: 6 to 8 years
Dates and times: Saturday 28 March and Sunday 29 March, 10.30am to 12noon
Bookings essential: book online

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturday 28 March; 2pm to 4pm
Bookings essential:  book online

Cost: $15 per child

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

A Week of Warhol at ArtPlay (visual arts)

To celebrate the Jewish Museum of Australia's Andy Warhol Jewish Geniuses exhibition
In the second week of the April school holidays, ArtPlay is offering a week of workshops inspired by the Jewish Museum of Australia's Andy Warhol Jewish Geniuses exhibition.

Be introduced to the wonderful world of Andy Warhol and try some pop art techniques of your own.

For 6 to 8 years, choose from Pop Portraits and Portrait Weaving

For 9 to 12 years, choose from Iconic Us! and Art Fashion.
 
Age: 6 to 12 years
Dates and times: Various from 8 to 12 April
Bookings essential: Book online via links above.
Cost: $15 per child

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

Special Offer: 50% discount on the Family entry fee to the Jewish Museum of Australia’s Andy Warhol Jewish Geniuses exhibition if you show your booking email for one of these workshop until 26 May.

Sounds like Somewhere (interactive installation)

Created by Jessica Wilson and Jordan Crugnale, with compositions by Rodolphe Blois

Enter a room where everything hangs in the air.

Is this under the sea?

…Or high up in a forest of trees?

Twist, tie, thread, stick and peg. Make shapes and hang ribbons to build a world of colour.

And listen to the sounds that change the way you look at the landscape all around.

This is a creative and contemplative sound and visual installation set under a large child-sized ceiling.  Different sonic worlds are experienced as you move through the space and add your own creations to a shifting hanging world.

Age: 3 to 5 years
Dates and times: Friday 17 April, 10.30am to 11.30am; 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Bookings essential: book online

Age: 4 to 6 years
Dates and times: Saturday 18 April and Sunday 19 April, 10.30am to 11.30am; 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Bookings essential: book online

Cost: $15 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Friendly 5Rhythms for Mother’s Day (dance)

Artist: Kat Worth

Celebrate Mother’s day with some free-flowing dancing!

5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice of being in your body that ignites creativity, connection and community. Together, big and little feet will dance freely through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness.

Both you and your child are invited to experience this fascinating, playful and enriching practice developed by Gabrielle Roth and danced by thousands of people worldwide.

(Focus for each session will be for the age group specified below, however siblings outside of the age group are welcome to come along to either session.)

For more info on 5Rhythms please visit www.5Rhythms.com

Age: 3 to 5 years and family
Dates and times: Sunday 10 May, 10.30am to 11.45am
Bookings essential:  book online 
 
Age: 5 to 12 years and family
Dates and times: Sunday 10 May, 2pm to 3.30pm
Bookings essential:  book online

Cost: $5 per child

All children must be accompanied by an adult.