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Chinese Calligraphy

Presented by the Confucius Institute

Experience the magic of blending pen, ink and paper as you learn the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. Unravel the mysteries of its four treasures and five fonts, and learn a little about how it all began more than 2500 years ago.

Teacher Yanyu Su was a child when she began studying calligraphy in China. Now an adult, she looks forward to passing on her passion to young people growing up on the other side of the world.

Suitable for ages 7 - 12.

Event Details
When
Saturday 6 July, 3 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
Confucius Institute
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Enquiries
confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 6888 

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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!

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 LittleHOO-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.

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

Suitable for ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
Monday - Friday, 8 - 12 July, and 15 - 19 July at 2pm
Event Type
Children's Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre
Cost
$15 - $20
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Enquiries
UWA Theatres - (08) 6488 2440 or info@ticketsWA.com

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Image: KIN Village at Crawley

Kin Village at Crawley

Presented by Educated by Nature and the UWA Cultural Precinct

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 bring their own lunch.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12

Event Details
When
Monday - 8 - 12 July and 15-19 July, 9am - 4pm
Event Type
Children's Program
Cost
$81 per child, per day
Presenter
Educated by Nature
Venue
Swan River Foreshore, next to Cygnet Hall, Crawley
Bookings: 
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Enquiries
Educated by Nature or (08) 9389 4070

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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
Monday 8 July, 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
Attend
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Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

watercolpours

Widflower watercolours workshop. Photo: Kate Shelton

Wildflower Watercolours

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Inspired by Phillipa Nikulinsky’s current exhibition Nikulinsky Naturally, join multidisciplinary artist Joanna Sulkowski to learn how to draw native plants and flowers from life. Using simple line drawing techniques and watercolour paint, Joanna will guide aspiring artists to make their own botanical illustrations. Each student will receive their own watercolour set to take home.

Event Details
When
Tuesday 9 July, 1 - 3pm
Tuesday 16 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$30
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Book now
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

watercolpours

Floral printmaking workshop. Photo: Kate Shelton

Floral Printmaking

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Create your own floral inspired gift card and wrapping paper using cyanotype and collagraph printing. Learn to design and create your own cardboard block to create unique printed wrapping paper. Then use leaves and flowers to make a cyanotype card, a monochrome photographic print to accompany your wrapping paper.

Event Details
When
Wednesday 10 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Book now
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 

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 untuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms!

These hands-on sessions are suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience, such as those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their school.

Event Details
When
Ages 8 - 10 | Wednesday 10 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
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Book now
Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

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Wild Flowers. Photo: Kate Shelton

Wild Flowers

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Enter the delightful world of native southwest flowers. Together, participants will explore the unique colours, shapes, and traits of some of Perth’s local wildflowers. Using the drawings of Perth artist Philippa Nikulinsky as inspiration, participants will create their own wild and colourful sculptural floral bouquets which they can gift to someone special. Come and let your flower love blossom!

Event Details
When
Thursday 11 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Book now
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

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Junior Saxophone School Winter Bootcamp

Junior Saxophone School Winter Bootcamp

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music

An intensive two-day, hands-on program designed to give saxophonists of all ages, abilities and genres the essential tools to flourish in their musical endeavours. This bootcamp will include sessions on ensemble playing, aural awareness, performance skills and general musicianship, and will feature international guest artist Emma Mcphilamy (UK).

Event Details
When
Wednesday 4 July, 11:30 - 1pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Origami

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The Art of Origami for Tiny Hands

Presented by UWA Origami Club

Join us for a fun, introductory origami workshop for kids. UWA’s Origami Club will be teaching 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.

Event Details
When
Friday, 12 and 19 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Book now
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

Fibre Art Sculptures

Fibre art animals workshop

Seedpod and Gumnut Creatures

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Create the characters of your imagination from seedpods, leaves and plants of the Australian bush. Inspired by storybook creatures such as May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and the current botanical exhibition Nikulinsky Naturally, create tiny sculptures using felt, dried native plant material and seedpods. Step into a world of magic and wonder and create your own unique bushland buddies.

Event Details
When
Wednesday 17 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

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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
Monday 15 July, 11am - 12pm and 1 - 2pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
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Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

sculpture

Bushland dreams, photo by Kate Shelton

Bushland Dreams

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Do you dream of bushland fairies and sprites? Join us for a fun afternoon of crafting to create a colourful dream catcher using wool, ribbon, dried native plants… and just a pinch of magic dust. Hang in your bedroom or in the bottom of the garden and you might just find them!

Event Details
When
Thursday 18 July, 1 - 3pm
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