Get the kids inspired and find their creative side at Mount Sheridan Plaza!
Cairns Art Gallery will be at the Plaza from January 18 – 22 with different activities daily. No bookings are required, just drop into the craft area in Centre Court between 10 am and 2 pm.
Monday 18 January: Collage: snip, rip, cut and create.
Inspired by FNQ tropical landscape. Kids will learn how to create images using collage techniques and objects such as cut-outs and their own drawings.
Tuesday 19 January: Portrait Drawing
Referencing the upcoming Archibald Exhibition in the Cairns Art Gallery, children are encouraged to draw a portrait of themselves. They’ll have guidance from facilitators on how to draw their facial features and expressions.
Wednesday 20 January: Sculpture Wonder
Kids will be able to create sculptures with wire. They’ll also learn to embellish and extended the sculpture with materials such as sticks, feathers, paper straws and beads.
Thursday 21 January: Upcycle
Using recycled packaging like the kinds found in a kitchen and at home. Children will repurpose things like pull-tops from tin cans and junk mail, in order to weave a bangle, make a bowl. It’s turning junk into treasure!
Friday 22 January: Australia Day Paper Plate Crafts.
Kids will use paper plates, coloured card felt pens etc, to create iconic Australian animals in 2D or 3D, just in time for Australia Day!
As this will be an open event for children to walk in and out of, we ask that parents let their children attend the art area for no more than an hour at a time to let other children have the opportunity to create.