The creative act is fundamental in providing an opportunity for children to connect with their innate creativity whilst having fun! Join artist and arts educator Christine Simpson to explore a range of techniques/materials focusing on building foundational skills whilst children find and develop their creative expression. Watercolour, pencil, charcoal, clay and pastels will be among the materials used to build unique compositions. We will weave into our work the seasons, nature, dreams and story as we draw inspiration from life & imagination.
To begin our program for Term 2 we will celebrate International Family Day in May :)
Week 1: Self Portrait
Drawing: Charcoals and Chalk Pastels
Children will draw and then colour their self portrailt inspired by Matisse and the Fauvists and their high octane colour combinations.
Week 2: Self Portrait with Pet
Drawing, Collage and Painting: Graphite, Photo and Acrylics
Children will be asked to bring in a photo of their family pet which will be incorporated into a self portrait and pet composition which will then be painted using the Fauvist colour palette.
WEEK 3: MY FAMILY
Drawing and Watercolour
Children will draw and then using watercolour techniques paint up their family using wet onto dry techniques.
WEEK 4: LEAFY SEADRAGONS
Drawing and Colouring: Charcoal and Chalk Pastels
Children will learn about the beautiful Leafy Seadragon which will be drawn in charcoal and coloured with chalk pastels.
Drawing, Cutting and Collage
Inspired by Matisse’s Cut Outs we will take the forms of the Leafy Seadragon to create interesting shapes which will be drawn, cut out and reassembled to create an abstract artwork.
WEEK 6: SCULPTURE
Air Drying Clay
As this time of year is the season of the Burrugin (the Echidna) when days are becoming cold and frosty, children will make clay echidnas using air drying clay and clay modelling techniques.
WEEK 7: SCULPTURE
Echidnas: Painting and Finishing
Children will paint up their clay sculptures of the echidna ready to take home and enjoy.
Creative Kids Rebate
You can use a $100 Creative Kids Voucher for this course, please choose the appropriate enrolment option below and you will be asked for your child’s voucher details during checkout.
To find out all about it and how to apply for your 2021 voucher please go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids