Mini Art Adventures | 2-4 years
Canberra Creatures with Bec Selleck
Friday or Sunday > 10 – 11am
22 February – 31 March
Let’s go on adventures to meet some of our favourite Canberra animals! Each week we’ll get hands-on and make different types of habitats around our area and the animals that love to live in them. As we meet some of our cuddly (and sometimes creepy) friends, we’ll also have heaps of fun with sensory explorations of different natural materials and creating with clay, paints, fabrics and recycled materials. We’ll look at pictures and videos of all our Canberra creatures and learn some interesting facts along the way! At the end of term, we’ll have our own interactive installation of habitats for our animals to play together in.
About Bec Selleck >
Rebecca Selleck is a Canberra-based sculptor and installation artist. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU School of Art & Design with First Class Honours and also holds a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the ANU Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize, and has exhibited internationally as well as across Australia. She was a finalist in the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize at AGSA, and in 2018 she was a finalist in the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy; the Macquarie Art Prize; the Ravenswood Art Prize (Highly Commended) and the Churchie Art Prize.
Week 1 (22 or 24 Feb)
Let’s start the term with Canberra’s most famous local, the eastern grey kangaroo! We’ll by making grasslands from grass and twigs for our little kangaroos to hop around on. Our kangaroo sculptures will be made by cutting, gluing, binding and painting with fabrics, paints and recycled materials.
Week 2 (1 or 3 Mar)
This week we’ll be making our habitat bigger by adding grassy woodlands made from soil, branches, leaves and grass for our favourite songbird, the Australian magpie. Our magpie sculptures will be made by cutting and attaching recycled materials, string and feathers.
Week 3 (8 or 10 Mar)
In week three we’ll be extending our woodlands habitat for our friend the short-beaked echidna. We’ll be making our little echidna sculptures by modelling and attaching clay with natural materials.
Week 4 (15 or 17 Mar)
In week four our habitats grow to include a river and wetlands for some friendly eastern longneck turtles. These little ones will be made by cutting, gluing and painting with paints and recycled materials.
Week 5 (22 or 24 Mar)
It’s time to explore the mountains and caves to meet some fluttery Bogong moths! Our mountains will be made from rocks and moths made by cutting, painting, scrunching and attaching tissue paper, paint and recycled materials.
Week 6 (29 or 31 Mar)
It’s our final week and time to finish off our Canberra habitats with some human houses and meet some locals who have certainly made themselves at home…the common brushtail possum! Our little possum sculptures will be made by cutting, gluing, binding and painting with fabrics, paints and recycled materials.
All materials will be provided.
Please indicate your class day preference (Friday or Sunday) by selecting one of the start dates below. Should you find that your chosen class is full, please add yourself to the waiting list on Eventbrite and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.
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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.