Saturday, December 8, 2012

Early 2013 in Cooktown Kids APT7 on Tour!

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and Cooktown Art will facilitate Kids’ APT on Tour in Cooktown during the summer school holidays in early 2013.

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Gallery’s ‘Asia Pacific Triennial series’ (APT), Kids’ APT on Tour will comprise a range of artist projects developed especially for kids. Kids can explore and experience diverse contemporary art styles and approaches through a range of activities including drawing, multimedia interactives and moving image.

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The Kids’ APT on Tour* program will be held in early 2013. ‘On Tour’ Artist Projects include:-
• Daniel Boyd History is made at night 2012 using the ‘dot’ as a lens for viewing the world - a multimedia interactive that allows players to reveal information about a hidden image via screens of dots.

• Parastou Forouhar - Persian for kids 2012 an activity that uses the script of the Farsi language. Kids create their own animal form shaped from Farsi lettering.

• Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan) Memento masko 2012 is inspired by mask-making traditions across Indonesia with a series of black-and-white masks for kids to complete by drawing their own facial expressions.

• Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) Sira pisang (Glazed banana) 2012. Kids illustrate and share their favourite meal on a specially designed placemat and receive a traditional Malaysian recipe, beautifully illustrated by the artist, which they can then cook and share at home.

• Tromarama Wattt?! 2010. The imaginary after-dark activities of lamps take centrestage in the playful film Wattt?!. Set in a typical living room, a desk lamp is supported by a cast of colourful lights in this fun stop-motion animation.

An additional aspect of Kids’ APT7 on Tour will celebrate the role of artists in communities with a Comic / Cartoon Workshop related to the activity book 'Hahan and Friends' created in collaboration with the Children’s Art Centre and Indonesian artist Hahan. Focused on his comic book style of illustration it will provide insight into his drawing techniques and materials he uses.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Crafts & Face Painting

December Kids Art Session at the gallery on Saturday 1st December 2012 was a great day with loads of kids turning up - 21 signed in the book.  See more photos on Facebook!

We had lots of fun learning how to do Clown Face Painting by 'Bozo' the Clown (AKA Bob) and Christmas Crafts for the kids to paint pictures, cards, trinket boxes and Butterfly Wings - glitter was in the air!

Art Activities Christmas Craft

Bozo the Clown teaching Clown Face Painting

Saturday, November 17, 2012

December Art Session Sat 1st 10-12

Kids Art Society Monthly Art Session
Saturday 1st December from 10am-12md at the gallery!
We'll be making Christmas cards, crafts / gifts.
Any parents / friends who can stay and help appreciated.  

Also 'Bob the Balloon Man' will be teaching Face Painting - we have the equipment and designsParents are welcome to learn with us and purchase face paints to take home!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nov Art - Elements of Drawing and Painting

Kids Art Society met up again on Saturday 3rd November to explore the elements of drawing and painting.  Had a very good turn out so much so some had to be turned away!  We had no more space, chairs or assistants!  Kids all seemed to enjoy themselves.  We had two session running - one for the kids doing elements of drawing and painting and a second with paper drawing using marker pens and entertainment by Bob the Balloon Man!  This was excellent and the kids joined in with enthusiasm.

You can see individual photos on Kids Art Society Photo Album 

Due to the large number of Kids we called on Bob and Eve to assist so that all the kids had an enjoyable time and produced some amazing art.  

The first Saturday Monthly art session will continue and we'd like to be sure that any kids interested have the chance to attend.  We need help and assistance to run the sessions.  

If YOU are able to join us please contact Faye Pini by phone or email to discuss.  Thanks!

Friday, October 12, 2012

3D Art with Air Dry Modelling Mediums!

Monthly Kids Art Society Art Session - Saturday 6th October at the gallery - Use of Air Dry 3D Modelling Mediums - Much fun had by enthusiastic kids guided by Gay!  Check out Facebook Album!

Friday, September 7, 2012

School Holiday's 'Pop-Up' Art Sessions

Soon the kids will have a break from school so let the arty fun begin! Lets 'Mix It Up' with mixed media art created by our own Cooktown Kids! Creating artworks that combine more than one art medium, combinations of pencil, paint, or possibly clay, wire, wood, metal, etc., with the opportunity to use collage materials.

Have the kids search through the house for old cards, magazines, natural found objects or reuse items that have been discarded and lets see what we can create.

On Saturday 22nd September the School Holiday start and so should we! For creative art activities look no further than the Kids Art Society with 'Pop-Up' session at the gallery!

Don’t allow the words “I’m bored,” in your house this school holiday instead hear the the words “I had such great fun!”

For kids who register with Kids Art Society before the School Holidays we offer their choice of a free art pad for drawing or painting.

Call Faye on 0434356364 or email for more information.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Art Session Saturday 1st September 2012

Arts Session One - Elizabeth Guzsely Verandah.  The kids attending have decided the group will be named:

Cooktown 'Kids Art Society'.

Cooktown KIDS ART SOCIETY Session One

The FIRST Cooktown 'KIDS ART SOCIETY' get together was held today on gallery verandah.

Thirteen kids attended an introductory art session and discussed the type of art materials they are interested in using for future sessions.

A large list has been made and an order will be sent.
Cooktown Kids want to paint in acrylics, watercolour, fabric; draw with charcoal, markers, graphite, inks; do collage, air dry clays, plaster molding, craft with stickers, templates, glitter, and wooden shapes and much much more.

So the enthusiasm is there and we will be looking forward to many interesting art and craft creations over the next year!
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