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Image: Shaun Tan's The Arrival by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival

Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s beautiful production of Shaun Tan’s award-winning story The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry.

An emotionally moving show which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one. Perfect for families to share together.

Suitable for ages 6+.

Video clip of The Arrival, images and more information is available online

Event Details
When
July 1 – 15 – Monday to Saturday, 10am and 1pm daily (No shows Sundays) plus evening performances at 6.30pm on July 5 and 14. Duration - 50mins. 
Event Type
Children’s Theatre
Cost
$23 + $3.95 (booking fee)
Presenter
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre, The University of Western Australia
Bookings and enquiries: 
Book online at www.sppt.asn.au or by calling 9335 5044. 
Media enquiries
John Michael Swinbank - pr@johnmichael.com.au / 0414 743 418

 
Two children striking a pose sharing a large hat

Image: Children's Theatre Workshop

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.

Ages 8-12.

Event Details
When
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th July 10am – 11am
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
University Dramatic Society
Venue
Bradley Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Man and child drumming a percussion instrument

Image: Children's Percussion Workshop

Discover! Percussion 

Presented by UWA School of Music 

Led by one of Perth's premier young percussionists Jackson Vickery, Discover! Percussion helps budding musicians aged 8-12 years leap into the wonderful world of percussion! This session will allow students to explore a range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms!

This hands-on session is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience i.e. those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their School!

Event Details
When
Tuesday 4 July – 10am Ages 8 – 10
Tuesday 4 July – 1pm Ages 10 – 12
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA School of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

 
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Nature under a microscope workshop

Nature Under The Microscope 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Viewing the natural world under the microscope is a never-ending source of fascination for children and adults alike. Learn to use a binocular microscope to examine and share your finds with other children. Participants will collect material from the University garden to examine under a microscope. Additionally, butterfly wings, minerals and seashells will be available to view. All participants will take home an amethyst crystal provided for examination. Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

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

Ages 8 - 12.

Event Details
When
Tue 4 July 10 - 11am - Register
Tue 11 July 10– 11am - Register
Tue 11 July 1pm - 2pm - Register  *New session added due to popular demand*
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

 
Children looking at fossils through microscope

Nature under a microscope workshop

An Exploration into Fossils for Junior Paleontologists

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

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 5 July 10 – 11am - Register
Wed 12 July 10 - 11am -  Register
Wed 12 July 1 - 2pm -  Register *New session added due to popular demand!*

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

 
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Fibre art animals workshop

Fibre Art Animals

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Join Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan and learn how to make a fibre art sculpture animal – a dog, bird, lizard or other desert creature - from straw and colourful natural fibres.

Learn techniques from an acclaimed local artist whose woven work has been widely exhibited. All participants will leave with a unique creation they have made themselves from natural and acrylic fibres during Sharyn’s fun and relaxed workshop. All materials will be provided.

Ages 10 - 14. 

Event Details
When
Wednesday 5 July 2 - 4pm
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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Discover how crystals are formed.

Gems to Jewellery 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Mineral crystals are both attractive in colour and form. Learn how crystals are formed, handle large crystals and examine them under a microscope 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 6 July 10 - 11am - Register now
Fri 14 July 10 - 11am - Register now
Fri 14 July 1 - 2pm - Register now *New session added due to popular demand!*
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

 
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Needle-felted pet portraits.

Needle-felted Pet Portraits Workshop 

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Join artist Elizabeth Marruffo for a fun workshop learning to make a mini felt sculpture of your favourite pet.

Using 100% Australian Merino wool and a picture of your pet, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will show you some simple tricks to sculpt a beautiful little portrait of your pet. As your imagination runs wild we will also make accessories and food for you tiny companion.

Needle felting is so fun and easy that you’ll soon have the hang of it and be able to sculpt just about anything you can imagine!

Event Details
When
For ages 7 - 12 (primary school only): Thurs 6 July 11am - 1pm - Register to attend
For ages 7  -17 (primary and high school students) : Thurs 6 July 2:30 - 4:40pm - Register to attend
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Tiny miniature snail unicorn and rabbit

Cuties and mini beasts using colourful polymer clay.

Cuties and Mini Beasts

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Using colourful polymer clay, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will teach children how to sculpt tiny creatures to take home.

It’s time to get tiny! Artist Elizabeth Marruffo will take you on a sculpting adventure as you create tiny creatures of the fantastic. Using polymer clay and a range of clever sculpting tools and techniques, you will learn the basic skills that will help you sculpt anything you like.

Dragons, chimeras, mermaids, basilisks, harpies, unicorns, pegasuses, pegacorns. Whatever your heart desires, we’ll help you make it a tiny reality. 

Ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
Friday 7 July 10:30am - 12:30pm *New session due to popular demand* Register now!
Friday 7 July 2:30 - 4:30pm - Register now!
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Paintbrush and some red paint

Paint yourself with artist Elizabeth Marru.

Paint Yourself

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Use modern make-up to create your own self-portraits.

Did you know that many of the earliest pigments used to paint with, were first used to decorate our bodies? Let’s see how we can use modern make-up as a palette and create our own self-portraits. If you can apply a decent foundation, you’re already on your way to painting a great portrait. 

View the portraiture exhibition The Likeness and join us in this two hour workshop to learn some tips and tricks from professional artist Elizabeth Marruffo. All materials provided. Participants will need to bring with them a printed A4 ‘selfie’ photograph

Ages 13 - 17. 

Event Details
When
Friday 8 July 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Art Workshop
Cost
$12
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au

 
Brown ukulele against a wood background

Image: Children's Ukulele Workshop

Discover! Ukulele  

Presented by UWA School of Music 

Join talented teacher and musician Daniel Burton for a fun-filled introduction to playing the ukulele.

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, run by Daniel Burton, a qualified Primary School teacher and passionate ukulele player, collector and instructor, is suitable for beginners aged 8-12 year. Instruments will be provided or bring your own ukulele if you have one!

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

 
Three children playing inside a make shift cubby house

KIN Village with Educated by Nature.

Somerville Forest KIN Village

Presented by Educated by Nature and the UWA Cultural Precinct

At KIN Village, children will have the chance to explore and play in nature under the pines in UWA’s beautiful Somerville Auditorium. With the guidance of the team at Educated by Nature, children will build a village of cubbies, make nature-inspired art, learn whittling, play wilderness adventure games, and make music with songs that engage, entertain and provide a little bit of extra magic.

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. KIN Village at Somerville is a chance to learn, play and be creative, and will be an adventure for children come rain, hail or shine!

Drop and leave program. Children should bring their own lunch.

Ages 7-12

Find out more about Educated by Nature at www.educatedbynature.com 

Event Details
When
Thursday 13 July, 10am-3pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$50
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct and Educated by Nature
Tour Start
Somerville Auditorium
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au