In today's Art and Science Class for pre school children we made jet propelled balloons. We explored the difference between a free flying balloon and one on a path, we talked about rockets and space and flexed our fine motor skills with treading, cutting taping and decorating. If you would like to have a try at home here are the instructions.
Our second term for 2016 is now launched. All the details for all the classes as well as teacher profiles can be found on our website.Once again we are offering a range of high calibre classes taught by art professionals.Our popular classes for children of various ages continue with Preschool art and science running again on Friday mornings with a new casual price or a discount if you pay a term at a time.
Saturday morning classes for 5-9 year olds tend to fill up quickly so get in fast. Our after school class will be Comic Books 02 a continuation of this terms comic book class looking deeper into to visual storytelling. If you didn't come along this term you can join in this a continuation of this terms comic book class, looking deeper into visual storytelling. If you didn't come along this term you can join in this time around.
Our Tuesday evening adult class is Drawn to Abstraction looking at exploring the progression from reality to abstract work through various drawing techniques. We look forward to seeing you!
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!
The New Year is under way and our first term for 2016 begins in less than two weeks. If being more creative was part of your resolutions, now is the perfect time to sign up.
There are classes for adults and children of all ages taught by practicing and professional artist that cover theoretical, historical and design aspects of their subjects whilst introducing new skills in a fun and dynamic way.
This term our popular oil painting techniques teacher Shannon Smiley returns to teach Drawing Techniques for Adults. This course will introduce students to a variety of drawing materials, styles and techniques through practical work and a rigorous theoretical context. A perfect class if you have always wanted to draw but do not know where to begin or if you wish to take your drawing further.
As well as the term long drawing class we are offering two 4 week long workshops for Adults.
The first is an investigation into Creating Artist Books taught by Anna Taylor. During this four week course students will learn the technical skills required to create their own unique state books. Looking at Japanese book binding techniques, a variety of different covers and other artist books students will gain a solid knowledge in this art form and the skills to take it into their own practice,
The second half of the term we are running another four week workshop Investigating Abstraction with Tatjana Este. Students will learn the basic principles of how to develop their ideas from reality through to creating abstract pieces of art. By looking at historical and contemporary references, the course will cover mark making and types of line, shape repetition, negative space, tone colour theory different mediums, composition and scale and honing your perception. All coming together to help develop student’s own abstract language.
Our ever popular Friday morning Art Class for Pre school children will be returning withGiselle Laming. Each week a different theory of art, science, history or nature will be explored through creative play. Some highlights from last year include making pink bubble wrap shoes and using them as paint brushes on giant rolls of paper.
Cailan Burns will be on board for Tuesday afternoons after school to take any 9- 13 year olds on a discovery into the world of Comic Book making. Come and make your very own comics! This course covers the complexities of comic book character design, storyboarding and layout helping students create your own visual stories. Students will gain the skills and techniques to help them draw, design and bring to life a character and build a story around them.
Alysia Rees will be offering two Saturday Art Classes the first in the morning is for 5-8 year olds followed by an afternoon session for 9-12 year olds. Exploring a range of mediums from painting through to sculpture children will be lead on an artistic adventure. Covering techniques, methods, theoretical elements and flat out experimentation. They will develop skills in colour theory, technique, design, materiality, historical context and creative execution in an age appropriate, fun and exciting way. These classes are very popular and fill up quickly.
The scope of work produced during our first year last year was so impressive. We can not wait to see what will be created this year and hope to see you there.
Thanks so much and Happy New Year,
The Assembly Rooms.
Give the gift of creativity this Christmas with a gift voucher to one of our classes!
There are classes for all ages available just look in our new term folder for all the details.
Send a message and let us know which one you are after and we will custom make a voucher for you to print.
Christmas shopping done and dusted.
This Sunday the 12th of December we will be having our end of year exhibition showcasing all the work produced through our classes this term.
All the information for next years classes will be available there if you want to sign up.
Come along and have a look it will be terrific.
In the preschool art class today we decorated our salt dough decorations we made last week. There were some requests for the recipe so here it is. It is a fun way to make some Christmas ornaments and they last for years as long as you don't get them wet.
You can find more activities for children using everyday objects at The Academy of Gentle Arts.
: Rafael Gomezbarros :
Our teacher of our Puppetry workshop this term Trina Gaskell has worked on many productions one of which I saw a few years ago. Humans in ant costumes interacted silently with children in a large public space collaborating , collecting and building with out instruction or words.
The interplay between scale, repetition and representation is wonderful.
My son still has a fear of insects two years later.... I say it was worth it, he may say otherwise.
: free class giveaway :
Win a whole term of free classes of your choice!!
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- tell us which class you would like to do
- include the #theassemblyrooms401
Prize will be drawn on Friday at 5pm at random.
: you tube :
It is quite remarkable what a group of 9-13 year olds under some pretty wonderful tuition have produced in just nine weeks of animation classes.
We have set up a You Tube channel so you can see their show reel for yourself.
There are five short films which are very humorous and clever showcasing the children's talents and skills learnt during the term. They employed a range of techniques and successfully did lip sinking, plasticine modelling and paper cut out animations.
It is very impressive.