Children will get the chance to engage with art and creativity at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery this coming January during a range of free workshops as part of the gallery’s School Holiday Program.
Art Gallery Director Ian Tully said the free workshops had been made possible thanks to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
“The NGV Kids on Tour school holiday workshops, which are inspired by some amazing artists, are a great opportunity for children to really get creative,” he said.
“It’s great that we are able to feature these workshops this coming January at the gallery.”
All workshops will be run by local artist Shirley Pinchen and will start at a new and cooler time – 10am to 11am.
The first workshop will kick off on Tuesday, 5 January with Cooking with Art, sharing the work of artist and designer Alice Oehr and her colourful pop art style and passion for drawing cakes, portraits and neighbourhood creatures (pictured above – photo: Amelia Stanwix).
Children will be able to discover Alice’s tips for drawing a delicious cake and add their own creation on a special template made by Alice.
On Thursday, 7 January will be the workshop What are Pets Thinking, with a spotlight on artist Kenny Pittock, whose work uses a playful approach and wordplay to explore everyday objects in his artworks including ceramics, sculptures and paintings.
Children will be able to create some cheeky animal characters and draw what they are really thinking.
On Tuesday, 12 January will be Pattern Portraits, where children will be able to create an extraordinary portrait using Alice Oehr’s tips for adding vibrant colours and joyful patterns.
Finally, on Thursday, 14 January will be Puppetmasters which is inspired by Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, who as a child, loved to make puppets and perform shows with her brother.
Children can create a dog park, complete their own puppet and perform puppet shows for friends and family.
As the workshops will be running with limited numbers, parents and caregivers are encouraged to book in early.
To find out more and to register, call the gallery on 5036 2430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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