Woodend Neighbourhood House

  • Children's Art - Kinder (age 4-5)
    Wednesday, 2 May  2018 - Wednesday, 6 June  2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please note: It gets messy!

What’s it all about?

These classes are designed to ignite the spark in children and to tap in to what makes them excited. Everyone is creative but sometimes there is not the facility, or the time, for it to be discovered and blossom. In these classes, the children are very free to be themselves and self direct their creativity. Each week a different medium will be introduced and a story about an artist will be read. From this story, the children will be inspired to create their own masterpiece. Sometimes they will work on their own piece and other times it will be a group effort. It is a pleasure watching how the children approach this way of learning with open arms and enthusiasm!

What will we cover?

Six famous artists will be discussed – a story about each will be read.

In keeping with the story, a particular medium will be introduced.

  • Paint – different styles and techniques
  • Clay – portraits with armatures
  • Paper – paper mache and collage
  • Construction – puppets, moving objects, mechanisms
  • drawing – sketches, concepts, team workshopping
  • Choice of medium – free to choose and explore whatever is available on the table!

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a snack and drink bottle.

Who will be teaching?

Sophie Buttner has practiced as a professional Sculptor/Maker/Art finisher for the Film, Television and Theatre Industry for nearly two decades.

After studying and practising Graphic Design, Sophie travelled through Europe where She discovered mask making it Florence, Italy. After learning this art, She was fortunate to take up an apprenticeship with her teacher in Classical Sculpture.

She loved it so much, and knew from then on that it was what She would do – Sculpt  and make!

After returning to Australia and working as a Sculptor, Sophie wanted to be able to make “anything” that she could imagine. She felt limited with just clay, so She went to NIDA to study prop construction and gain more technical knowledge by using different tools and equipment. This aided in making things in so many different mediums for many different applications. Once the Diploma was completed, she went straight into the Film industry where She Sculpted and made things everyday in many interesting places with wonderfully colourful characters and the rest is history!

Moving to Woodend last year with her family, Sophie is thrilled to be sharing her skills and passion to make “anything out of anything”. She stills practises Sculpture (wax) from her home studio and makes silver and gold jewellery.

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Venue Phone: 03 5427 1845

47 Forest Street, Woodend, Victoria, 3442, Australia

Children’s Art – Kinder

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 -
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Undercroft, Woodend Neighbourhood House

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