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NBCS Kids Art Club

9 Week Course – Term 3 2023

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Tutor: Christine Simpson
9 week course
Tuesdays, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Started: 25th July
Years K - 6
All levels

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.

Week 1 Sculpture
The Dusky Antechinus

We will discuss the habits and proportions of the dusky antechinus, do some drawings and then move into 3D to create our small clay marsupial sculptures.

Kids Club – Sculpture and Clay Hand Building

Week 2 Sculpture
The Burrow of the Dusky Antechinus

Following on from week 1 we will discuss the nesting arrangements of the dusky antechinus and model their burrows in clay for our native mice to hide in!

Week 3 Charcoal Drawing
Oranges and Lemons

Children will learn about mark making techniques using charcoal as a drawing medium before drawing oranges and lemons in a still life composition.

Kids Art Club - Painting Watercolours


Week 4 Watercolour
Spring Flowers

Children will learn watercolour techniques using wet on wet and wet on dry techniques to create a posy of spring flowers.

Week 5 Drawing Soft Pastels
Dugongs and Mermaids

Children will discuss the dugong, its habitat and their proportions before creating an underwater composition using soft pastels for the dugongs to enjoy. We might even find some mermaids as well.

Kids Art Club - Drawing Soft Pastels

Week 6 Drawing Cutting Collage
The Sun After Jean Arp

Children will be inspired by Jean Arp’s collages to create abstract images of our most powerful star; The Sun!

Week 7 Acrylic Painting
The Blue Tongue Lizard

Children will be inspired by the dot painting techniques of first nations people to develop their blue tongue lizards.

Aboriginal lizard dot painting – Aboriginal lizard dot painting

Week 8 Ink and Wax Resist
Cave Paintings

Children will be shown prehistoric cave paintings to help them create wonderful wax resist drawings which will mysteriously reveal themselves using ink wash techniques.

Kids Art Club - Ink and Wax Resist Cave Paintings

Week 9 Acrylic Painting of Fired Sculptures
The Dusky Antechinus and Burrow

Children will paint up their fired clay dusky antechinus and their burrows 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 2023 voucher please go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids


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