NGV Kids on Tour

Next date: Tuesday, 07 January 2020 | 11:00 AM to Saturday, 25 January 2020 | 04:00 PM

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The theme of the NGV Kids on Tour program 2020 is PLAYTIME and takes place during the summer school holidays and we are excited to be running these activities at the following venues. 

Activities are available during venue open hours, are free to attend and no bookings are required.

Each activity is based on an artist’s distinctive style, but the artists themselves will not be at the venues. Activities will run for the dates listed, or until the materials run out. Please note that adult supervision is required for children under 12 in all our venues.

Activities

The activities and venues are listed below.

Animal Shapes (3+)

Artist: Alexander Calder
Ages 3+

Artist Alexander Calder’s love of animals began at a young age and stayed with him throughout his career. When he was just 11 years old, Calder sculpted three-dimensional dog and duck figures from a piece of flat brass sheet metal and presented them to his parents as Christmas gifts. 

Now it’s time for you to create your own animal to take home. Just like Calder, you may wish to give your creation away as a gift to someone you love.

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Tue 7 Jan – Sat 25 Jan


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mon 13 Jan – Sat 25 Jan

Mystery Making (all ages)

A blob of soft modelling clay can be turned into anything with a little making skill and a lively imagination! In this fun making and guessing game, players take turns rolling the dice and creating different objects for their friends and family to guess. Two to four players. 

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Tue 7 Jan – Sat 11 Jan

Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mon 13 Jan – Thu 16 Jan

Shoebiz (preschool age)

Gumboots, sneakers, shoes and socks! Putting on shoes is a part of getting dressed at the start of each day. In this activity for under 5s, children can cut out a pair of shoes, thread shoelaces and practise tying up their shoes. 

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Tue 7 Jan – Thu 16 Jan


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mon 13 Jan – Sun 19 Jan

Make a Friend for BFF (3+)

Artist Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS creates sculptures that are filled with human feeling and emotion. This activity featuring KAWS's character BFF highlights friendship and acts of kindness when children draw a friend for BFF.

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Sun 12 Jan – Thu 16 Jan


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Fri 17 Jan – Sun 19 Jan

 

Mystical Creatures (all ages)

Affiliated exhibition: Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Terracotta warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang
All Ages

Children play with chance to create drawings of mythical creatures when they play this drawing game. The roll of the dice determines whether it will be a friendly monster or a fierce dragon. Draw together with two to four players. 

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Fri 17 Jan – Tue 21 Jan


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mon 20 Jan – Wed 22 Jan

 

Cook up a collage (all ages)

In the activity, preschool children can fill the paper version of a cooking pot with coloured papers and imagine their own recipes or family favourite dishes. A fun activity for young members of the family to share with the household chef.

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Fri 17 Jan – Sat 25 Jan


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mon 20 Jan – Sat 25 Jan

Playtime (3+)

Playtime is a take home kit containing a pop-up surprise and a special set of alphabet stickers drawn by KAWS. This activity invites children to play with letters, spell new words and when complete, take their kit home to display proudly in their room.

The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
Wed 22 Jan – Sat 25 Jan


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Thu 23 Jan – Sat 25 Jan

Dates and Locations

The Memo, Healesville, 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville 3777

When

  • Tuesday, 07 January 2020 | 11:00 AM - Saturday, 25 January 2020 | 04:00 PM

Arts Centre, Warburton, 3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton 3799

When

  • Tuesday, 07 January 2020 | 11:00 AM - Saturday, 25 January 2020 | 04:00 PM

Mooroolbark Community Centre, 125 Brice Ave, Mooroolbark 3138

When

  • Monday, 13 January 2020 | 09:00 AM - Saturday, 25 January 2020 | 05:00 PM

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