The always terrific Collingwood Children's Toy Library is having a Messy day for kids this Saturday from 10am -12pm. There will be slime, mud finger paint and a whole lot of fun. More details on their site.
magic the gathering - Special Event
all artwork by Adam Paquette
Starting this Thursday the 19th of Feb we will be starting a playing club meeting at the rooms to play "Magic the Gathering" card game.
In an amazing moment of serendipity the only licensed Australia artist Adam Paquette happens to live one street away and saw our flyer on a lamp post and is coming along this week to show some of his original artwork and meet the kids. If you are interested, or know someone who is come along or let us know!
You can now come to our Friday morning preschool art and science class on a casual basis.
It can be hard to plan ahead with small children so feel free to come whenever it suits you, $20 per child of participating age all details.
Today and every Friday from 10.30-11.30 am.
Image via The Age accompanying an article about traditional playing and children's language skills.
I have recently read a couple of interesting articles discussing the role of creativity and art in helping build children into adults more capable of excelling in a future when work and employment will be very different to the set up we now have.
I reccomend you have a read if it is a topic that interests you
The first by Dustin Timbrook can be found here.
The second by Adam Grant about how to raise a creative child is from the New Yorker and can be found here
With that in mind we are opening up our Friday morning Toddler Art and Science Class on a casual basis. It can be so difficult to plan weeks ahead when you have small children so the class will now be able to be joined as a drop in student for a $20 fee per class.
Come along and meet other parents and children, give your child a head start in a creative life and let our lovely teacher Giselle clean up after the mess is made!
There are still a few weeks of School holidays to go and looking around there seems to be a lot of terrific activities going on. If you are in Melbourne and at a loose end here are a few ideas...
Art Play has three workshops on over the next fortnight and all look terrific. Here is a link.
The NGV is always great especially on a hot day. Go along to lie on the cool carpet and look up at the beautiful stained glass ceiling. Explore the worlds of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei with the new Children's Exhibit Studio Cats, it is super fun.
Yarra City has a whole series of activities on from movies, music, craft and lego drop in sessions, you can see them all here.
Our Classes will be starting up in two weeks so if you have been thinking of getting involved now is the time, it is going to be another terrific term.