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
All materials supplied
Single sessions only
No series subscriptions available
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
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
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.
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.
The colour wheel
We’ll make a colour wheel looking at the innovative one designed by Roy de Maistre in the Colourwheel exhibition.
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
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.
Bag it up
With pop art as our inspiration, we’ll design a motif with Benday dots and print it onto a calico bag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.