Three creative art programs will keep the kids occupied next year, so parents and guardians better start marking their diaries.
As summer starts to warm things up, children can participate in school holiday programs and workshops at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in January 2024.
From 9 December 2023 until 10 March 2024, ‘Makerspace’ is the place for kids interested in making cardboard art. The self-guided activity is free of charge for ages three and up, accepts drop-ins, and runs all day.
On Wednesday, 17 January next year, Marvelous Mobiles builds upon the Paper Scissors Rock exhibition of the Gallery. Kids ages 8 to 12 can have the chance to sharpen their origami skills by crafting kinetic sculptures such as paper daisies, planes, and puppies. The activity starts at 10:00 AM and goes until noon.
Tickets cost $15 and can reserved online via Eventbrite: Marvelous Mobiles – School Holiday Events. The materials will be provided, as experienced art educators will guide the activity. Children under ten years old must be accompanied by an adult, as per the Gallery.
Paper Scissors Rock exhibition is the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery’s upcoming exhibition. It is set to launch on Sunday, 8 December 2023, as it will offer a visual insight into ‘paper,’ its seeming simplicity and persistent nature despite the digital age.
On Wednesday, 24 January 2024, kids can join ‘Collaged Landscapes’ ages 6 to 10 and will learn to use textured paper and upcycle materials to make a collaged landscape. Similarly, the activity begins at 10:00 and until noon.
Tickets also cost $15, which can be booked online here: Collaged Landscapes – School Holiday Activities. Similarly, all materials are provided, and kids may take their finished artwork home. Kids 10 and under must have an adult with them during the workshop.
The series of workshops is part of the next set of activities by the Hawkesbury LMG (Library, Museum, and Gallery), introducing a wide range of relevant activities.
The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is located at the Deerubbin Centre at 300 George Street in Windsor.