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Image: KIN Village at Crawley

KIN Village at Crawley

Presented by Educated by Nature

At KIN Village this winter, your child’s curiosity will be sparked with a focus on fire and rain!

With guidance from the team at Educated by Nature, children will learn how to build, light and tend fire in a safe and supported environment. Opportunities will also be provided for hut building, carpentry, community games, art and music. Educated by Nature aims to increase the mental, emotional and physical health of children and in doing so, foster a deep love for the natural environment. A winter adventure for children come rain, hail or shine! Drop and leave program.

Children should bring their own lunch.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Event Details
When
Monday – Friday, 2–6 & 9–13 July; 9am - 4pm
Event Type
Children’s Program
Cost
$79 per child, per day
Presenter
Educated by Nature
Venue
Swan River Foreshore, next to Cygnet Hall, Crawley
Bookings and enquiries: 
Book online at Educated by Nature website 
Media enquiries
Educated by Nature (08) 9389 4070 or enquire online

 
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Image: Children's theatre workshop by the University Dramatic Society

Behind the curtain: Children's theatre workshop

Presented by University Dramatic Society

Take a peek behind the curtain and discover what happens in the world of theatre. This workshop is for anyone who wants to try their hand at drama and will cover a range of acting and performance skills including improvisation, voice, movement and character building as well as knowledge from all areas of theatre.

Build confidence and have fun! No experience required.

Suitable for ages 8 - 12. 

Event Details
When
2 July, 10-11am & 11:30 - 12:30pm
4 July, 10 - 11am & 11:30 - 12:30pm
Event Type
Children’s Program
Cost
$15
Presenter
University Dramatic Society
Venue
Bradley Studio, attached to Octagon Theatre at UWA
Bookings: 
Book online
Enquiries
Madu Venkatesan from UDS on madu.venkatesan@outlook.com

 
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The Little HOO-HAA!

The Little HOO-HAA! Big Laughs for Little People

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

Looking for some fun in the July school holidays? The Little HOO-HAA! is improvised comedy at its finest and funniest.

After 15 years of providing Perth adults with improv comedy The Big HOO-HAA! decided it was time to give the kids a turn. Interactive, engaging and hilarious, The Little HOO-HAA! is big laughs for little people.

Two teams of comedians go head to head in a battle of wits and comedy kerfuffle. You vote on your favourite team and decide the show?s winner. Songs, sketches and slapstick are all part of the fun. A show of pure delight and unabashed enjoyment. If you are looking for a fun family event then this is it. 

Suitable for ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
2 - 14 July. Monday - Friday 2pm, Saturday 11am & 1pm* (*Relaxed performance at 1pm on Saturday 7 July. This performance will be Auslan interpreted. To book a suitable seat for this performance, please email info@ticketsWA.com)
Event Type
Children's Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre
Cost
$15-$20| Book now
Enquiries
UWA Theatres - (08) 6488 2440 or info@ticketsWA.com

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Image: Puppup Pet Portraits

Puppup Pet Portraits 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Join artist Elizabeth Maruffo for a fun workshop learning how to make a tiny felt sculpture of your favourite dog.

It is the Chinese Year of the Dog this year and this workshop is also part of the A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth project. There is an opportunity for your creation to be exhibited in the upcoming Pup Pup is the Boss of the Stars exhibition, which will be held at Midland Junction Arts Centre in August (or if you love your sculpture too much you can take it home with you after the class). More information about this will be provided on the day.

Event Details
When
Tuesday 3 July, 11.30am – 1pm & Wednesday 4 July, 2pm – 3.30pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
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Image: Dinosaur Hatchlings with Elizabeth Maruffo

Dinosaur Hatchlings 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Using colourful polymer clay, artist Elizabeth Maruffo will teach children how to sculpt tiny dinosaurs to take home. It’s time to get tiny! With colourful polymer clay, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will take you on a sculpting adventure as you create tiny dinosaurs hatchlings emerging from bright silk eggs.

Using polymer clay and a range of clever sculpting tools, you will learn the basic skills to help you sculpt these prehistoric cuties. We will bake the sculptures ready for you to take home and keep among your tiny treasures! 

Ages 7 - 12.  

Event Details
When
Tuesday 3 July, 2 - 3:30pm & Thursday 5 July, 11:30am - 1pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
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Image: Children's Percussion Workshop

Discover! Percussion  

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music 

Discover! Percussion helps budding musicians aged 8-12 years leap into the wonderful world of percussion.

Led by one of Perth’s premier young percussionists, Jackson Vickery, this session will allow students to explore a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms!

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience, for example those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their school.

Event Details
When
Ages 8 - 10 | Tuesday 3 July, 10 - 11:30am
Ages 11 - 12 | Tuesday 3 July, 12:30 - 2pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

 
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Home Time Peaches Character Design Workshop

Home Time Peaches Character Design Workshop

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Learn how to create characters from seedpods, leaves and dried plants in this workshop with artist Elizabeth Marruffo.

Working from the graphic novel Home Time, by Campbell Whyte, you’ll get an inside look into how the world of The Peaches came to be. From wild costumes and hilarious accessories, these cuties are filled with character and bursting with energy.

You’ll learn how to design distinct Peach characters, each with their own personality and sense of style. You’ll then use native plants, leaves and seedpods, along with felt to sculpt your own characters, just like the creator of Home Time did! 

Ages 7 - 12. 

Event Details
When
Wednesday 4 July, 11:30 - 1pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 
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Image: Surrealist Dream Boats

Surrealist Dream Boats 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

No, this workshop is not about your latest crush! Instead join artist Elizabeth Marruffo who will guide you in making a small pinch pot boat. 

Using polymer clay, we will then use a range of clever sculpting tools and learn some basic skills to sculpt small creatures or objects from our dreams that can live and journey in our small boats.

Event Details
When
Thursday 5 July, 2 - 3:30pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Comics Making

Image: Making comics with Campbell Whyte

Comics Making Masterclass with Campbell Whyte 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Join local comics artist Campbell Whyte, author of the award-winning graphic novel Home Time, as he guides you through the art of comic storytelling.

This workshop includes character design fundamentals, figures in motion, panel to panel transitions, and how to use words in comics. You will each receive a booklet to fill in and then be guided in your development of a short comic using the tips and tricks you have learnt.

Ages 7 - 12 

Event Details
When
Friday 6 July, 1 - 4pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$40
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Origami

Image: Origami for tiny hands!

The Art of Origami for Tiny Hands 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct and UWA Origami Club

Join us in a fun, introductory origami workshop for kids.

UWA’s Origami Club will be teaching classics like the fortune teller and animals such as penguins, cranes and anything else we can imagine. Never done origami before? No problem, just come along and give it a go!

The UWA Origami Club is based at the University of Western Australia and promotes the practice of origami in the UWA and wider community.

Ages 7 - 13 

Event Details
When
Saturday 7 July, 11:30am - 1pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
FREE - registration essential
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Fibre Art Sculptures

Fibre art animals workshop

Fibre Art Animals

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Learn how to make a fibre art animal or doll in this hands-on art workshop with award-winning artist Sharyn Egan.

Celebrate NAIDOC week by joining Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan to learn techniques for making your own fibre art animal sculpture. Using straw and colourful natural and acrylic fibres, let your inspiration run wild to create a dog, bird, lizard, elephant – or whatever creature you can imagine – in Sharyn’s fun and relaxed workshop. All materials are provided.

Ages 8 - 13. 

Event Details
When
Saturday 7 July, 2 - 3pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
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Image: Chinese Cultural Activities

Chinese Cultural Activities  

Presented by the Confucius Institute

Join the team at the Confucius Institute for a week of hands-on holiday fun - including bracelet making, fan painting, kite making, Tai Chi, lantern painting, paper cutting and movies. Sign up for a morning, a full day or the entire week – every day will be different.

Each morning children can take part in a different Chinese cultural activity.

In the afternoons children will enjoy time outdoors playing Chinese games, learning Tai Chi, and burning off some energy on the oval in front of the Institute's historic building. Toward the end of each day children can wind down by watching a Chinese film or cartoon and then learn a few words of Chinese while talking together about the show.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. 

Event Details
When
Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July.  
Full day: 9am - 5pm.  Half day: 9am - 12pm.
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$50 full day. $30 Half day. Includes refreshments.
Presenter
Confucius Institute
Venue
Confucius Institute, UWA Claremont Campus
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 6888 

 
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Nature under a microscope workshop

Nature Under The Microscope 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

What makes a butterfly’s wings special? And what are seashells made of? Come see for yourself and get excited about science!

Viewing the natural world under a microscope is a never-ending source of fascination for children and adults alike. Learn to use a binocular microscope to examine nature right up close. Participants will collect material from the University’s gardens to examine under the microscope, as well as be given butterfly wings, minerals and seashells to look at. All children will be given an amethyst crystal to examine and then take home.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

Ages 8 - 12.

Event Details
When
Tue 10 July 11am - 12pm - Register
Tue 10 July 1 - 2pm - Register 
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 
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An exploration of fossils at the EdCC Earth Science Museum

An Exploration into Fossils for Junior Paleontologists

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Calling all dinosaur lovers! Come and discover what palaeontologists do in the field as they unearth centuries-old fossils.

Become a junior paleontologist and learn about fossils, handle fossil material and unearth a fossil to take home. In addition to being given a fossil to take home, participants will receive a museum fossil hunt workbook to record their observations.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

Ages 8 - 12.

Event Details
When
Wed 11 July 10 - 11am -  Register
Wed 11 July 1 - 2pm -  Register

Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 
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Image: Children's Ukulele Workshop

Discover! Ukulele  

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music 

Discover! Ukulele helps budding musicians aged 8–12 years leap into the wonderful world of the this popular little instrument. It’s easy to understand how the humble ukulele has become the world’s most popular instrument. Easily accessible to children and adults alike, join one of our introductory workshops to find out how easy it is to start playing this amazing little instrument.

This workshop is suitable for beginners aged 8–12 years (instruments provided or bring your own ukulele if you have one).

Event Details
When
Ages 8 - 10 | Wed 11 July,  2 - 3:30pm 
Ages 10 - 12 | Wed 11 July, 3:30 - 5pm 
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

 
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Discover how crystals are formed.

Gems to Jewellery 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Discover how crystals are formed, why there are so many kinds, and then make your own piece of jewellery to take home.

Mineral crystals are both attractive in colour and form. Learn how crystals are formed, handle large crystals and examine them under the microscope at UWA’s own Earth Science Museum to see a whole new world revealed. Then select from a range of gems to make an item of jewellery to take home.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop..

Ages 8-12.

Event Details
When
Thurs 12 July 11am - 12pm | Register now
Thurs 12 July 1 - 2pm | Register now - Repeat Session
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613