Small Art Adventures | 5-7 years
Around the World with Rosalind Lemoh
Saturday 10-11:30am or 1:30-3pm
Term 3 | 17 August – 21 September 2019
This series of workshops will help children learn and identify colour, texture and sound as well as develop problem-solving skills through some group activities. We will learn about patterns in nature, as well as linking our ideas to recycling and finding creative ways to re-use common household items to make art. Children will develop their fine motor skills by using different tools and learning to make work that references and is based on observation. We’ll also take a world view and discuss how different cultures use and make art, wearable objects and jewellery.
About Rosalind Lemoh
Rosalind Lemoh graduated from the ANU School of Art & Design in 2007 with Honours, majoring in Sculpture. Her works are held in private and public collections and she has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Cultural Heritage studies at ANU.
Week 1 (17 August)
Working with painted rocks, we will be cutting, gluing and decorating some tiny rock islands. Our rocks will be placed on some blue felt lakes on the floor and we will go around and visit each other’s tiny islands. Aim: Develop fine motor skills, develop group interaction through talking and map making.
Week 2 (24 August)
Making our very own flags by cutting, gluing, painting and stencilling. Aim: Develop fine motor skills, talk about flags, what they mean and where we see them around us.
Week 3 (31 August)
Zebras don’t have spots!
Working on shape and animal recognition and stencilling, we will be making two pictures and looking at animal patterns in nature and camouflage. What kind of patterns will your animals have and why? Aim: Discussion about animals and identifying pattern.
Week 4 (7 September)
Recycled Sculpture Stack
Using common household bottles and other items, we will be threading onto plywood armatures to make abstract sculptures towers. Aim: Introduce sculpture, and discuss shape and colour.
Week 5 (14 September)
Soft Rainbow Rain Cloud
Using soft material (felt, cotton wool), paint and streamers we’ll make our very own rainbow rain cloud to brighten up the wintery sky. Aim: Children will talk about weather, cloud patterns and draw on observations of the seasons. We’ll also be exploring different textures and colours.
Week 6 (21 September)
Drawing on inspiration from jewellery from different cultures, we’ll be looking at images of different necklaces and making our own big beads out of cardboard tube. We’ll be able to stick on other objects to adorn our big beads such as feathers and pom poms. Aim: Exploring wearable art and world cultural knowledge through images and discussions.
Most materials will be provided.
What to bring
Please bring in some recycling objects (plastic bottles or cartons) for Week 4.
Please indicate your class time preference (10am or 1:30pm) 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.
Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.