Actions and Detail Panel
'Your Secret Garden' with Guest Artist LEIGH HOBBS
Sat. 28 January 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm GMT-08:00
Abbotsford Convent Foundation and Kids’ Own Publishing Present: Your Secret Garden by The Grand Imaginarium with Guest Artist Leigh Hobbs
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.
Saturday 28 January 2017 – Leigh Hobbs
Guest artist Leigh Hobbs will help children explore expression through illustration and create characters for their secret garden.
Leigh Hobbs, current Australian Children’s Laureate, is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary children’s book authors and illustrators, with his most well-known books being Old Tom, Mr. Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet.
Since the release of his first book, Old Tom, in 1994, Leigh’s picture books have enjoyed huge success and have since been adapted into a cartoon TV series (Old Tom) and a stage play (Mr Chicken Goes to Paris).
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.