|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
|4-7 years $7.90 per session; 8-14 years $11.20 per session|
Book one of our Holiday Workshops or drop in for Open Range Art, NGV Kids on Tour
For children 4 to 14 years
Holiday Workshops 4 - 7 years
The cost for these holiday workshops are $7.90 per session. All children participating in these workshops must be accompanied by an adult.
Inspired by Frida – Portraits
This workshop will begin looking at the photos of Frida and her family and friends.
Then at the Gallery art space children will view some images of Frida’s self-portraits with animals and learn about the stories behind them. It will be then the children’s turn to get creative and design their own self- portrait with animals.
11.00am – 12.00pm Tuesday 22 January
1.30pm – 2.30pm Wednesday 23 January
Mexican Folk Crafts
In this workshop children will get to learn a little about Mexico (Frida’s home) and make some traditional Mexican crafts. The first one will be a folk art mirror in the shape of a sun. For this craft children will use embossing tin and colourful markers. For the second craft tissue paper will be used to create Papel Picado (Mexican paper flags). These are traditionally made for festivals.
1.30pm – 2.30pm Tuesday 22 January
11.00am – 12.00pm Wednesday 23 January
Holiday Workshops 8 – 14 years
The cost for this holiday workshop is $11.20 per session.
Stories of the Sun - Printmaking
The sun appears as an important symbol in the art work of both Frida Kahlo and the Australian printmaker Christian Waller. To begin this workshop, participants will first view the exhibitions about these women and learn about some of the stories they told using the sun and other celestial symbols.
Once in the Gallery art space participants will create a sun design of their own. These designs may be inspired by the Art Deco movement like Christian Waller’s work or by Mexican Folk Art. Once the designs have been made participants will learn how to transfer their designs onto lino and cut the block using carving tools. When the printing plates have been made participants will get the opportunity to roll out the ink and print up their own original prints.
11.00am – 12.30pm Thursday 24 January
1.30pm – 3.00pm Thursday 24 January
Bookings by phone are essential for all holiday workshops – 5434 6088. Workshop dates may be swapped but unfortunately no refunds are available.
Open Range Art – Featuring NGV Kids on Tour
Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 January
11am to 1pm. No bookings required
Drop into the Gallery and explore our art making tables. Stocked with a wide variety of papers, tapes, pencils and art tools this program is designed to encourage creativity and invention. These holidays this program will also incorporate NGV Kids on Tour.
NGV Kids on Tour
Children’s activities inspired by exhibitions from the NGV
- Build Your Own Town
- Dogs’s Life with William Wegman
- Terrific tessellations
- Incredible Illusions