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Art Club 2016

For children aged 9-13

Our monthly Art Club classes will broaden your child’s knowledge of art and develop their artistic ability. With each class focusing on a medium and technique, they will also explore the Gallery and gather inspiration for their artwork.

Art Club runs one weekend every month, with sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings essential. You will also need to register at the members lounge 15 minutes before your session starts.

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

$35 non-member
$28 member
All materials supplied
Single sessions only
No series subscriptions available

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Cancellations:
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable. No transfers between sessions.

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge

Proudly sponsored by
Faber Castell

Year of the Monkey

Art Club kicks off the Lunar New Year by celebrating the Year of the Monkey. Kids will have fun sculpting a mischievous monkey from clay.

 

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Saturday 6 February 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 6 February 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

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Sunday 7 February 2016 10:30am – 12pm

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Sunday 7 February 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Sunday 7 February 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Mad about Morandi

Looking at the exhibition Modernists: highlights from the European collection, we will paint a still-life composition in the style of Giorgio Morandi.

 

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Saturday 5 March 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 5 March 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 6 March 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 6 March 2016 1pm – 2:30pm
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Sunday 6 March 2016 3pm – 4:30pm
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The colour wheel

We’ll make a colour wheel looking at the innovative one designed by Roy de Maistre in the Colourwheel exhibition.

 

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Saturday 2 April 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

Saturday 2 April 2016 3pm – 4:30pm
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Sunday 3 April 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 3 April 2016 1pm – 2:30pm
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Sunday 3 April 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Patterned platters

This month we decorate a ceramic platter, looking at the archaeological findings on display in the exhibition Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital

 

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Saturday 7 May 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 7 May 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 8 May 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 8 May 2016 1pm – 2:30pm
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Sunday 8 May 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Animal capers

Inspired by the wonderful drawings of animals by Brett Whiteley, we’ll experiment with pen and ink to make some lively sketches of animals of your choice.

 

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Saturday 4 June 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 4 June 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

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Sunday 5 June 2016 10:30am – 12pm

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Sunday 5 June 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

Sunday 5 June 2016 3pm – 4:30pm
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Bag it up

With pop art as our inspiration, we’ll design a motif with Benday dots and print it onto a calico bag.

 

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Saturday 2 July 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 2 July 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 3 July 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 3 July 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Sunday 3 July 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Portray it in pencil

With the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial as our point of reference, we’ll experiment with different drawing techniques to explore the theme of narrative, memory and experience.

For this workshop we ask that you bring with you an object or objects which represent a special meaning, or memory for you, which will be incorporated into your drawing.

 

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Saturday 6 August 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 6 August 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 7 August 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 7 August 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Sunday 7 August 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Japanese printmaking

Using an etching press, we’ll have fun designing images in the style of Japanese master Tsukioka Yoshitoshi on display in the exhibition One hundred aspects of the moon.

 

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Saturday 3 September 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 3 September 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

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Sunday 4 September 2016 10:30am – 12pm

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Sunday 4 September 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Sunday 4 September 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Fun with faces

It’s time to check out the Archibald Prize. Can you pick the winner? Which one is your favourite? Create a vibrant and personal portrait of someone you know or someone you’d like to meet. Bring a photo of someone or use a mirror to create a self-portrait.

 

Saturday 8 October 2016 1pm – 2:30pm
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Saturday 8 October 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

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Sunday 9 October 2016 10:30am – 12pm

Sunday 9 October 2016 1pm – 2:30pm
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Sunday 9 October 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Music, animals and legends

Looking at works in the exhibition Beyond words: calligraphic traditions of Asia we’ll explore some traditional stories and techniques and make a small artwork in the style of Indian miniatures.

 

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Saturday 5 November 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

Saturday 5 November 2016 3pm – 4:30pm
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Sunday 6 November 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 6 November 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

Sunday 6 November 2016 3pm – 4:30pm
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Patterns and lines

Looking at the Milingimbi exhibition, we’ll use paper, chalk pastels and erasers to produce a highly patterned lizard inspired by the exquisite work of these Arnhem Land artists.

 

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Saturday 10 December 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Saturday 10 December 2016 3pm – 4:30pm

Sunday 11 December 2016 10:30am – 12pm
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Sunday 11 December 2016 1pm – 2:30pm

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Sunday 11 December 2016 3pm – 4:30pm