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Arts & Culture

Art Camp promises a week of creative fun for all ages

Published: 07 Jan 2021 12:03pm

Children, teenagers and families are being encouraged to explore their artistic potential through a series of fun workshops being held at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery this coming week, from 12-15 January 2021.

This is the first year the gallery is presenting its Art Camp program, which features eight workshops across four days.

Gallery Director Lee-Anne Hall said she is thrilled with the mix of workshops on offer.

“We have a range of activities designed to cater to different age groups, from children under 12s to teenagers and right through to the whole family,” Ms Hall said.

“The aim is to give participants the chance to enjoy some hands-on and fun skills building and to interact with something new, such as digital drawing and projection.

“They will also be able to take home their creations from some of the sessions, like the Tote and T Embellishing Workshop for teens on Wednesday (13 January) where they will create a layered coloured design to screen-print onto a tote bag.

“One of my favourites is the Civic Cubby Workshop on the Wednesday afternoon, where you can come along and take part in creating an installation of large cubbies making a new street inside the Civic Centre.”

carboard cutouts of parts of cubby house

There will be two workshops each day – the first session running from 10.30am to 12.30pm and the second session from 1.00pm to 3.30pm.

The Art Camp program will be presented by the Gallery team, who bring an extensive range of experience in program delivery.

Some of the sessions put the spotlight on exhibitions currently on show at the gallery.

“The opening workshop on Tuesday (12 January) is the family activity Make a Pet, using raffia, sticks and some googly eyes to create a dog, horse or a guinea pig inspired by the exhibition Hardenvale – our Home in Absurdia,” Ms Hall said.

“That afternoon, we have the Paper Flower Workshop for kids inspired by Kate Smith’s exhibition Form is temporary, class is permanent.”

For more details about the Art Camp workshops and to book your spot, head to the Program & Events page on the Wagga Art Gallery’s website.

Creative Kids Vouchers 2021 can be used for the Art Camp workshops. To apply for your voucher please go the Service NSW website.