New 'Family Project' website
The new website provides fun COVID safe ideas for families to connect during lockdown including rock art, backyard movies, building herb gardens, creating chalk art and meditation. The safe online portal will provide a new project daily to help support the mental and physical wellbeing of NSW families.
Examples of future Family Projects include:
- Wellbeing tips for the family
- How to create your own worm farm
- Brickman's school holiday Lego challenge
- Parents and kids meditation & breath work
- Building a simple herb garden
- Being a new dad (in a pandemic)
- Tik Tok family dance demo
- Creating kindness rock art
- How to make Lebanese cuisine to gift to your neighbours
- Creating chalk art with kids to connect community
- Making a Street Library for your neighbourhood
- Dancing with The Beanies
- Building a fun volcano from your kitchen cupboards
- Making Spoonville for your street
A NSW Government initiative Family Project is a collaboration between Gidget Foundation Australia and parenting organisation Tresillian.
Southern Tablelands Arts Kids
Southern Tablelands Arts (STA) have been carefully curating a gallery that could save your sanity, as well as help your child's creativity to blossom this spring.
It's not a gallery of static artworks, but one full of videos made by artists and practitioners, showing a number of self-led activities that will challenge and delight children in the holidays, or anytime.
The sculptors, weavers, poets and musicians (among others) are all paid for their contributions, and the videos all align with a philosophy of using objects that are already in the home or backyard, as well as the concept of letting children run with their own ideas, rather than constrain them to structured outcomes.
The 'Spring Exhibition'
The exhibition by the Milk Factory Gallery and exhibition space will be held from September 1- November 30, 2021. It is a mixed show of paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass from our gallery artists to celebrate spring 2021.
Artists include Aidan Weichard, Kate Graham, Christopher Stone, Felicia Aroney, Julie Whitehead, Kalpa Jadeja, Veronica O'Leary , Gillie & Marc, Nicole Ayliffe. Head to the website here.
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Koori creations for kids
Kids can get crafty and create an emu caller, and clay echidna from home with Koori Kulcha Experience on September 22. Learn about Indigenous art with this kit full of instruction cards, an emu caller tube, clay, toothpicks and a paint set. Kits are $30, and can be purchased at communitykidsworkshops.org.au/product/koori-creations-craft-pack/ by September 15. They can be picked up on September 22, and an email will be sent prior with pick-up details.
Magic pack and class for kids
Do you know a young and aspiring magician who wants to learn about magical illusions, such as pulling a rabbit out of a hat? They can learn magic tips, and tricks at home, with an instructor over Zoom via Kazcare on September 23. Make sure the kids open their kits on the day of the class - there is a secret Magic Mystery file inside, so no peeking is allowed! Kits can be purchased at communitykidsworkshops.org.au/product/magic-pack-virtual-class-gifted/and can be picked up on September 22. Pick-up details will be emailed to people prior. Kits are $30 each.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Wednesday, September 22 for childers aged six years and older. Access is via website and Facebook. Cost - Free, bookings not required.
Catch up with the gallery team as they work with council's waste department to bring you a video and PDF package to inspire a new life for your plastic waste.
It starts with an introduction with Hannah Gee to the work of Kim Williams and Lucas Ihlein in Gallery 2, whose work is all about navigating the useful and dangerous aspects of plastic. Participants can then hear from Hannah Cotton who jumps in from the Goulburn Waste Management Centre to discuss the impact single use plastics have on the environment. Sally wraps it all up with some ideas to transform your own plastic items into creative pieces of art.
Inside, Outside with artist Harriet Body
Monday, September 27 from 10-11am for kids aged eight years and older. Access is via Zoom. Cost: $5, bookings required via Eventbrite.
Whip out some items from your home and garden to create nature wands and collages with artist Harriet Body. Participants will require a device or computer with internet access, microphone, speaker and camera for this workshop. Before your workshop you will be sent a meeting link and details for the zoom meeting. Sally will be present to introduce Harriet and administer the workshop. Please ensure you have the below materials ready for you workshop:- a strong stick about 30cm long- leaves, flowers, grasses, twigs from outside- playdough (find a good recipe here or use your own)- plain white paper- coloured textas or pencils- blutak
For more information, contact Goulburn Regional Art Gallery via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (02) 4823 4494.
Goulburn Youth Services
All the programs are free and run online via Zoom. All supplies needed for activites will be delivered to the home of the participants the week before the holidays using COVID safe practices.
- Salt Dough -September 21 & 28 from 1:30-2:30pm.
- Cupcake Decorating - Wednesfay, September 22 from 1:30-2:30pm
- Yoga with Esther - Thursday, September 23 from 1:30-2:30pm
- Trivia - September 24 and October 1 from 1:30-2:30pm
- Isolations Got Talent - Wednesday, September 29 from 1:30-3:30pm
- Just Dance - Thursday, September 30 from 1:30-2:30pm
Do you have an online event? Get in touch with email@example.com.