Woodend Neighbourhood House

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  • Term 3 Children's Art - Primary (age 7+)
    Wednesday, 25 July  2018 - Wednesday, 12 September  2018
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note: It gets messy!

What’s it all about?

These classes for children are designed to ignite creativity that lies within us all, giving them the opportunity to realise their abilities that they may not realise they have. By offering children a platform to think “outside the box” and explore many mediums and different ways to create, they can

take in this new information and play with it, have fun and then blend it together with what they already know about their world, to make something that is essentially their own, but is also an outcome of collaboration and socialising with those in their class.

Not only does this empower them, knowing that they have this capacity to create, but it also sets them up for the future to use their minds in a way that is essential in a technological world that is developing at a rapid rate. It allows them to process all types of information and adapt it to new environments beyond what they expect or already know.

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.



Venue Phone: 03 5427 1845

47 Forest Street, Woodend, Victoria, 3442, Australia

Children’s Art – Primary

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 -
Wednesday, 12 September 2018

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Undercroft, Woodend Neighbourhood House