Mini Art Adventures

Mini Art Adventures: Adventures to Planet Zum-Zee with Michelle Day

Mini Art Adventures | 2-4 years
Adventures to Planet Zum-Zee with Michelle Day

Sunday > 10-11am

19 May – 23 June 2019

Let’s go on an adventure to the outer edge of space,
You’ll come across a funny little alien place.
The alien peoples call it planet Zum-Zee
And we’re meeting here today for a special picnic tea.

Let’s discover outer space and meet the friendly aliens from the wonderful children’s story Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee by Tony Mitton. Over the six weeks, we will bring this world to life and have lots of fun scrunching, cutting, painting and constructing. We will create colourful alien outfits, recycled rocket ships, sculpted alien food and a wondrous sparkling space installation to play in – finishing up the term with a play alien tea on Planet Zum-Zee.

About Michelle Day >

Michelle Day

Michelle Day is an Australian based sculptor and installation artist. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of several prestigious grants. Michelle completed her MFA (by research) at Chiang Mai University in 2017 and her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU School of Art and Design in 2009, in Textiles and Sculpture. Michelle’s work focuses on the organic world and the wonders of nature – the beautiful and the uncomfortable. She often creates her work from translucent, delicate materials paired with illumination.

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Week 1 (19 May)
Sparkly Space Installation: Let’s start the term with story time – we will meet the characters from Alien Tea on Planet Zum Zee and learn about space through videos and books, and once we are all feeling excited and inspired about our universe we will start creating using paint, cutting, gluing and working with recycled materials to create stars, the planets, the sun and our solar system. All of our creations will come together into a wondrous sparkling space installation. We will add more creations to our space installation over the weeks.

Week 2 (26 May)
Costumes and Masks: This week we’ll use our imaginations to think about what aliens from Planet Zum Zee might look like. Let’s make alien and monster masks and other funky accessories by making pompoms and binding.

Week 3 (2 Jun)
Costumes and Tails: Let’s add a fantastic tail to our alien and monster outfits. We’ll create a soft toy alien tail that we can wear and wiggle. We’ll use gluing, stuffing and other forms of joining. Can’t wait to see your alien masks and tails together!

Week 4 (9 Jun)
Rocket Ships: When an alien travels to the outer edge of space to visit planet Zum Zee, what do they travel in? Let’s make rocket ships out of recycled materials and fly them through our space installation. Three, two, one…blast off!

Week 5 (16 Jun)
Alien Tea Play Food: An alien tea is not complete without some deliciously tasty treats. Let’s make some play food from clay, playdough, paint and recycled colourful materials. What a treat!

Week 6 (23 Jun)
Alien Tea on Planet Zum Zee: We will end the term with a burple and a bleep, a bang and a boogie. It’s party time on planet Zum Zee. Let’s put on our alien costumes, jump in our rocket ships and fly through our twinkling space installation all the way to Planet Zum Zee, where we will have a special play tea. You are invited to the greatest party in the universe!

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All materials will be provided.

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We require parents or guardians to attend Mini Art Adventures workshops.

Please indicate your class time preference (10am or 1pm) 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.