These art classes will expand your child’s knowledge of modern and contemporary art and introduce them to new materials and techniques. Each day we will be inspired by an artist’s work or museum object to produce our own original pieces to take home.
Wearable Art Wonders
Wednesday 12 January
Using a range of printing skills kids will design bombastic T-shirts inspired by the colourful work of Pat Hanly. Make art you can wear!
Friday 14 January
Looking closely at the museum’s fossil collection, and our famous giant penguin, kids will design and make their own take home fossil, preserved forever in clay.
Draw Like Ruby Jones
Wednesday 19 January
Kids will learn easy drawing and illustration techniques, using fine liners and gouache, to produce their own graphic novels in the style of the kiwi illustrator Ruby Jones.
Friday 21 January
Looking at the weird world of artist Michael Illingworth kids will construct their own uncanny creatures using both 2D and 3D techniques.
Bird of the Year
Wednesday 26 January
Celebrate your favourite bird and think about how and why artists draw on nature, then take home your own manu wall hanging, inspired by the art of Joan Fear.
Friday 28 January
Artists love to use movies and music to jumpstart their creativity. In today’s class we will take inspiration from some of your favourite things to make a painting that pops!