Future Artists' Club

Event Description

A day for creating, making and play for young artists and families.

Discover your inner artist by immersing yourself in an array of exciting and imaginative activities. Stimulate your senses in artist Louise Zhang's colourful and whimsical Chinese garden installation, visit artist studios, get your face painted and unleash your creativity on a day packed full of free and book-in activities.
 
Our friends at Darcy St Projects are back, with specialist coffees and teas to try. Arrive at 10am to start your day off right with some rare and exotic blends the whole family can enjoy.
 
Recommended for ages 5 to 12 years.

Secure your tickets now for our book-in workshops. Spaces are limited so bookings are essential.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: Parramatta Artists’ Studios, Levels 1 and 2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta

Art Installation

10am-3pm

Louise Zhang's Installation - Chinese Garden
Enter Louise Zhang's Chinese Garden through the colourful Moon Gates and marvel at the gooey, slimy scholar rocks.

General Activities

All day

Studio Sticker Hunt
Grab a map, explore the Artist’ Studios and collect stickers from each studio.

All day

Face painting
Get your face painted with your favourite animal or character.

10am-11am

Darcy Street Project
Kick-start your day of making! Coffee and tea tasting the whole family can enjoy. Coffee service available onsite until 12pm.

Level 2 Drop in Activities (Free)

10am-12pm

Rainbow Fish
Make a rainbow fish to add to Louise Zhang’s Chinese garden. Use crepe paper to turn your fish into a watercolour masterpiece.

10am-12pm

Drawing Green
Help author/illustrator Martin Chatterton design his latest main picture book character – 'Green' – and find out how a professional goes about creating characters.

12pm-1pm

Zine making
Construct a zine using collage and simple binding techniques and make your own artist’s book.

12pm-1pm

Monster Magic
Create monsters inspired by Louise Zhang’s installation and turn your favourite monster into a badge.

1pm-3pm

Wearable Creatures
Design a creature using simple materials like cardboard and wool. Turn the creature into a wearable piece.

1pm-3pm

Slime Sublime
Mix up some gooey and squishy slime using ingredients you can find in your home.
Dye it, poke it, and add bits and pieces to it.

Level 1 Book in Workshops ($8)

10am- 11am

Light up your life
Learn how to make a paper circuit to illuminate an LED light. Use collage and drawing to turn your light into an interactive artwork. Led by artist Nadia Odlum.

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11:30am-12:30pm

Bamboo ink painting
Using a simple Chinese ink brush painting technique, learn to paint bamboo. Bamboo is considered one of the four ‘nobles’ in Chinese culture – alongside the orchid, plum blossom and chrysanthemum. The perfect combination of strength and flexibility, the bamboo symbol has come to represent harmony and balance in one’s life. Led by artist Dacchi Dang.

  • Suitable for ages 9-12 years.
  • Mess factor: minimal
  • What to wear: comfortable clothes, bring an apron or old T-shirt
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1pm-3pm

Creating clay flowers
Make flowers and a vase out of red terracotta and white clays. Learn how to shape petals, leaves and stems to form a balanced arrangement inside the vase. Lead by Parramatta Clay & Arts.

  • Mess factor: minimal
  • What to wear: comfortable clothes, bring an apron or old T-shirt
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