After-school Art Classes Info

An 8-week programme led by tutor Karyn Moon, with guest appearance in session 1 from local beekeeper Jacqueline Anderson.

The theme for Term 4 is Life in the Garden – we are heading into summer and the garden is alive with plants, flowers and insects! Over 8 weeks students will work towards creating pot sticks decorated with flowers and/or insects to beautify their gardens/pot plants.   Everyone will welcome the chance to get out in the fresh air and explore nature.  Students will investigate what flowers and insects can be found in the vicinity, and plant a bee-and-butterfly-friendly flower garden in one of the Art Centre raised beds.  Students will care for the garden each week and observe the plants growing and flowering.   This component will be facilitated by a local beekeeper who will discuss the important role of bees, how urban hives can thrive and bring honey to taste,  providing a foundation for art creativity to begin.  New growth from the garden will continue to provide inspiration for art.  Students will first try their hand at observational drawing of the real life flowers, bees and/or insects.  They will then use these drawings as a jumping off point to create their pot stick design, and combine elements from several different sources using colour.  A sculpture will be created as a hollow ball with flower(s) and/or insects applied to the ball or painted on according to skill level – a hole will be made in the hollow ball so that a rod can be inserted for support.  In order to create the hollow shape the students will have to create two pinch pots of the same size and join them together.  As well as providing a way to support the pot, the hole will also ensure the hollow shape does not explode in the kiln. Scoring and slipping will allow flowers and insects to be added to the ball.  After bisque firing coloured glazes will be applied working from their original drawings designs before final glaze takes place.

Mondays, 18 October – 3 December, 3.30pm – 5pm. $95 first child/$85 sibling. All materials included. Book now and pay online or at the office with cash or eftpos Mon-Fri 10-2.

Thursdays, 21 October – 9 December, 3.30pm – 5pm. $95 first child/$85 sibling. All materials included. Book now and pay online or at the office with cash or eftpos Mon-Fri 10-2.