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Big Art Adventures | Term 4

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Belconnen Arts Centre

118 Emu Bank

Belconnen, ACT 2617

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Big Art Adventures
Making Gifts with Mary Kayser
For ages 8-12 years

Saturdays >
10:30am – 12:30pm

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Term 4 | 27 October – 8 December (no class 24 November)

Design and make your own unique gifts; it’s a great way to learn some new techniques or get better at the ones you already know. Making your own gifts for family and friends is very special and can be heartfelt for both the giver and receiver. It can be a way of expressing ourselves as well as helping people connect and show gratitude. Giving and exchanging gifts, particularly in the animal kingdom between chimpanzees and even insects, is interesting and has a long history.

This six-week gift making workshop encourages both two and three-dimensional thinking and making, individual creativity, imagination and experimentation. The workshop will also present printmaking techniques that can be used for paper, card and fabric gifts. Clay modelling and plaster casting processes will also be presented for making unique gifts as well as supporting other requests if practical within the time frame.

This course is a hands-on art workshop experience with individual guidance and explanation of techniques as the activities progress. The activities will be adapted to individual abilities within the group and more technical instruction and challenges given to older students. Please wear old clothes (or bring an apron); covered shoes are also required. Bring your imagination and a water bottle to each session, and please inform the tutor of any special needs/requirements before the workshop commences.

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27 Oct & 3 Nov:
What gifts would you like to make? Develop your design for unique cards, wrapping paper and/or fabric. Learn safe carving techniques then carve your design into a rubber printing block or scratch foam. Paint and print from your printing block on to card, paper or fabric.

10 & 17 Nov:
Design your unique 3D ornament or gift. Will it hang, be freestanding or on a wall? Make your ideas with clay or paper clay. Decide on surface treatment and any additions to the form; cast your idea in plaster if you want, and colour with special metallic finishes.

1 Dec:
Create your design for a fridge magnet, then colour and make it.

8 Dec:
Complete all work for the end of term display.

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$195

Friends of BAC cardholders receive a 10% discount.
All materials will be provided.

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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

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