A young woman in a striped dress kneels, holding a matching striped woven artwork toward the camera

SPRINGarts 2019: Art Workshops for Kids

Presented by the Cultural Precinct and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, the programs offers a wide variety of activities for young people to have fun, engage their imaginations and develop new skills in problem-solving and creative thinking.

For enquiries, please contact the Cultural Precinct at culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au 08 6488 3613.

Handmade Paper

Photograph of several sheets of handmade paper

Courtesy of Deborah Worthy-Collins

Come and learn how to turn paper waste into brand new custom paper!

This fun workshop, led by visual artist Deborah Worthy-Collins, will introduce your child to basic paper making skills, while helping out the environment.

Date: Wednesday 2 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 7 - 12
Price: $30, all materials provided

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Pom-Pom Party!

A detail of a striped woven artwork with fluffy white pom-poms interspersed

Courtesy of Leah Louise

Get groovy with yarn and recycled fibres and make your own pom-pom accessories to take home.

With textile artist Leah Louise, kids will learn how to make their own fabulous fibrous fluff balls using recycled takeaway containers (not a tricky cardboard donut in sight!), and the process can be easily replicated at home, for hours of cheerful holiday entertainment. 

Date: Thursday 3 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 6 - 12
Price: $20, all materials provided

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Mini Picture Show

A small turqouise box cut-out to show a hand drawn piece of paper inside

Photograph by Pier Leach

Make your own miniature moving-picture show!

Using recycled and craft materials, you will be guided through the process of making your own DIY crankie. A visual-storytelling device often accompanied by narration and music, crankies, or moving panoramas, were a popular form of entertainment in the 19th century. You will explore basic construction and storytelling techniques to create your own miniature, hand-cranked story to take home.

Date: Friday 4 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 7+
Price: $20, all materials provided

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Making Comics

Photograph taken above a table full of markers, paper and hand-drawn comic

Courtesy of Gabby Loo

Learn about the inspiring visual medium of comics with multidisciplinary artist Gabby Loo!

Participants will be guided through the whole process of making a comic, developing the foundational elements of story writing, cartooning and illustration techniques. This workshop has something to offer for young people of all skill levels.

Date: Tuesday 8 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 8+
Price: $30, all materials provided

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Weaving and Wall Hangings

Detail photograph of various colours of yarn being woven together

Courtesy of Leah Louise

Join textile artist Leah Louise for a crafty afternoon.

Weaving is a centuries old art form found all over the world, and now you can practice it yourself using cardboard and recycled yarns. Kids will learn to make their own loom, choose colour palettes and weaving their own wall hanging to take home.

Date: Wednesday 9 October, 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 8 - 12
Price: $30, all materials provided

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Crafting a Concertina Book

Close-up photograph of a concertina book, with a yellow cover and cut-out dog silhoutte

Courtesy of Gabby Loo

Create your own unique concertina book with multidisciplinary artist Gabby Loo.

Participants will design a mixed media book inspired by stories of people, animals and nature. Here they will learn an array of art techniques such as collage, watercolour painting, collage paper cutting and folding.

Date: Thursday 10 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 8+
Price: $30, all materials provided

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Puppet Pals

Photograph of two sock puppets: a black cockatoo and a purple snake

Photograph by Pier Leach

Make your own sock puppet inspired by the creatures around you!

Sock puppets are a wonderful way to engage your imagination and sense of play. For this workshop, you will be guided through the basics of constructing your puppet and have fun developing its unique voice and temperament.

This workshop accompanies the SPRINGarts University Theatres x AWESOME Festival performance of Picasso and His Dog, which explores the special connection between humans and animals.

Date: Friday 11 October, 3pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Ages: 6+
Price: $20, all materials provided

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