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'Your Secret Garden' with Guest Artist JANE GODWIN
Sun. 29 January 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm AEDT
Abbotsford Convent Foundation and Kids’ Own Publishing Present: Your Secret Garden by The Grand Imaginarium
Children are invited to let their imaginations run wild at the Abbotsford Convent this Summer, as our stunning gardens are brought to life with award-winning children’s authors and leading artists.
Children will uncover secrets hidden in the garden, chosen to inspire stories for their very own book, created and published on the spot. Children will not only take a copy of their own book home, but will also contribute to a special compilation of stories which will be placed around the Convent, creating a story trail for other children to enjoy when they visit the Convent.
Your Secret Garden sessions are recommended for children aged 5 – 12-years-old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. As we are working outside please bring a hat, drinking water and sunscreen.
Sunday 29 January 2017 – Jane Godwin
From the tiniest insect to the grandest gum tree, to a magpie’s call to the summer breeze rustling the leaves, this will be a journey of fun and discovery, culminating in children’s own creations using words and pictures.
A renowned publisher and award-winning author of more than 20 children’s books, Jane Godwin will use one of her picture books, 'All Through the Year', as a springboard for children to explore the theme of seasons and the natural environment of the Convent’s gardens. Observing and immersing themselves in different locations, children will use all of their senses to create their own stories. Children will experiment with different poetic forms and approaches, and have fun describing the wonder of nature in their own original way.
Session 1: 10am – 12pm
Session 2: 1 – 3pm
Other sessions as part of the Your Secret Garden series include:
For more information, visit Abbotsford Convent's website.