18 Jul 2016 - 12 Aug 2016

Students will enjoy this hands-on workshop where they will learn the basic techniques of clay making through step-by-step guidance from facilitators. Using their imagination, they will explore simple hand-building methods to create an animal shape, and then add natural materials to create details such as wings, spikes, teeth and horns.

Guaranteed to captivate children, clay is a tactile medium which allows them to freely interpret creative ideas. Clay encourages students to think about shape, form and structure through modelling and 3D construction. Techniques developed throughout the session include hand-building, relief and a variety of textural and surface treatments.

Students are encouraged to bring a small collection of clean and dry natural materials to individualise their creature. All clay and additional materials will be provided by the Gallery. Art smocks and storage for transportation of artwork will be made available for your group.

Students will be given the opportunity to get their hands dirty, creatively experiment with the medium and create their own clay creature to take back to school – no need for a kiln, just dry in the sun!

Places strictly limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop Dates: Monday, 18 July to Friday, 12 August
Workshop Times: 9.30am and 11.30am.

Monday to Friday, school groups can be facilitated for 1.5 hour sessions with a Children’s Program Officer.

Cost: Free
Bookings: Group bookings essential. Please complete the Booking Form and email to [email protected] or fax 07 3810 7030. Please click to view the Risk Assessment.
Age Group: Recommended for Years 2 – 6 (max 35 students per booking).   
Curriculum links: Visual Art.