Kids Art Class with Jane du Rand (Term 3: 24 July – 11 September)
Kids Art Class with Jane du Rand: 4–5:30pm Fridays (24 July – 11 September 2020).
Jane du Rand’s ceramics and mosaic art combine a range of technical and artistic skills to bring the natural world to life within urban environments, and it is this approach that she aims to bring to her new children’s art class program.
Each week, children will learn new artistic skills around a central theme that encourages children to appreciate beauty and life in the world around them. For term 3’s program, the art theme will be Bringing book characters to life, which children will explore through step-by-step exercises in mediums that include drawing, painting, ceramics and sculptures. The weekly program for term 3 will include:
Week 1: Drawing. We look carefully at our book characters and draw them.
Week 2: Working with clay. We make our book characters in clay as puppets.
Week 3: Drawing. We plan and draw a "stage set" for our puppet characters.
Week 4: Working with clay. We make scene props in clay for our stage set.
Week 5: Painting. We paint all of our ceramic pieces using underglazes.
Week 6: Models. We make a layered stage set from cardboard based on our drawings.
Week 7: Painting. We paint all of our ceramic pieces using underglazes.
Week 8: Presentation. We perform puppet shows to present and exhibit our final work.
Jane is passionate about working with children and teaching them how to use art to engage with the world around them in creative ways. As a successful professional artist, trained architect, and avid nature lover, Jane’s lessons combine art, technique and nature in a welcoming and supportive learning environment. She has developed and delivered numerous international children’s art programs over the last three decades, including regular workshops, school-based art projects, and community art installations.
Weekly children’s art classes for term 3 with align with the Queensland school curriculum, starting on Friday 24 July (week 2 of term 3) and running for 8 weeks until 11 September. This class is aimed at children 8-13 years of age; however, children slightly younger or older are welcome to attend with siblings. Children outside of Brisbane are encouraged to attend: classes will be run by webinar for children who are unable to attend in person, either as a result of COVID19 restrictions or remote locations. All tools and materials are included as well as the costs for glazing and firing the ceramic pieces. Boxes of materials and tools will be made ready for collection or will be posted to you for online classes.
Price: $295 / $265.50 (Multi-pass)
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