Kids and Teens

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre holds a variety of fun and creative workshops for kids each school holiday. Please watch this space to see what is coming up for the September/October school holidays.


CREATE A HYBRID LANDSCAPE WITH NICOLE WELCH

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Lunchtime Panel Discussion as part of Australian Heritage Week
Saturday 15 April
10:30am – 12:00pm
FREE with Gallery ticket.
RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

Join Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for a lunchtime panel discussion with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch; Alex Wisser, Co-Director of Cementa and Yuri Bolotin, Director of BigCi and local explorer to discuss ecological themes in contemporary practice.

Autumn School Holidays Workshop: Create a Hybrid Landscape with Nicole Welch
Tuesday 18 April
10:30am – 12:30pm
Suitable for ages 6 – 11 years.
$17/$15 Insight Members.
Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410

Unleash your creative side this school holiday and experiment with collage techniques with exhibiting artist Nicole Welch.

In celebration of World Heritage Day, participants will explore the history of the Blue Mountains and its unique ecological features as they work with images of the Blue Mountains to create a collage of a hybrid landscape that speak to a future of sustainability. All materials are included; however participants are welcome to bring their own images of the Blue Mountains to work with.

 

CALLIGRAPHY FOR KIDS WITH XUEYI BAI

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Friday 21 April
Session 1: 10 – 10:45am (5 – 12 years)
Session 2: 11am – 12pm (13 – 18 years)
$15 / $12 Insight Magazines
Bookings essential at Reception or by calling 4780 5410

This workshop is specially designed for school children to learn about the history and special tools of Chinese calligraphy, as well as experience a taste of the calming energy created by each soft brush stroke onto rice paper. Xueyi will provide a step-by-step guide to strokes and characters. Students will create a meaningful Chinese calligraphy work of their own.

Xueyi Bai worked in the Shanghai Children’s Palace for twelve years as a Chinese calligraphy teacher. She is a member of the Chinese Calligraphy Association and a member of the Shanghai Chinese Calligraphy Association, one of few in Australia. Now, Xueyi is a Chinese calligraphy workshop presenter at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

(Image courtesy of year 1 students from the Blue Mountains Steiner School)