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CASULA POWERHOUSE ART ACTIVITIES

Our Public Programs and Education Team have prepared a range of activities that you and your young creatives can do in the safety and comfort of your own home. We know you are looking for activities for the kids that are fun and educational at the same time. Our usual school holiday workshops have been transformed into online video content for you to watch and play along with worksheets and engaging activities. We've got the activity sheets above the video content but please note not all worksheets have an accompanying video, we've noted in the description which ones do. So have some fun, let us know what you like, what you need, and what the kids like too.


We have 2 new workshops we wanted to let you know about too. We'd usually run these in person but due to restrictions we have decided to do them online. You can use your creative kids vouchers to pay for these or you can purchase each class individually. To read all about the vouchers and how you can access them click here and to read about each workshop see below.

Art School After School 
CPAC Digital Workshop for Ages 8 - 10
BOOKNOW

This 6 week program starting on 11 June will introduce learners to the traditional shibori technique of fabric dyeing. Students will experiment with folding and dipping techniques to produce patterned textiles. These textiles will then become the foundational materials for a step by step process in bear building. At the end of this program learners will have an entirely unique and handmade bear for gifting, snuggling or decoration.

Drawing Club 101
CPAC Digital Workshop for Ages 10+
BOOKNOW

Drawing Club 101 is a technical based program for those that would like instruction in drawing techniques. Learners will be introduced to various mark making techniques and facilitated in practice through still life and portrait drawing. This program is suitable for students 12 years and over. Begins on 11 June for 6 weeks.

activities

  • Andy Goldsworthy and Biology
    This short art experiment assists students in understanding the basics of biology, whilst being introduced to key artists and concepts from art history.
  • How to make play Dough
    This short art activity is aimed at introducing children to artists and art history concepts. It also encourages creativity and play through the creation of small sculptural forms using a simple salt dough. See the video clip below, that accompanies this worksheet.
  • Nick Cave and Soundsuits
    This short art activity is aimed at introducing children to artists and art history concepts. It also encourages creativity and play by allowing young artists to engage with Nick Cave's Soundsuits.
  • How to make a Lava Lamp at home
    This short art activity is aimed at introducing children to artists and art history concepts. It also encourages creativity and play by allowing young artists to engage with artist Yayoi Kusama. Video coming soon.
  • Draw your own Manga face
    This short art activity is aimed at introducing children to artists and art history concepts. It also encourages creativity and play by allowing young artists to engage with drawing. See the video clip below, that accompanies this worksheet.
  • Stop Motion - How to activity sheet
    This short art activity is aimed at introducing children to artists and art history concepts. It also encourages creativity and play by allowing young artists to engage with drawing. See the video clip below, that accompanies this worksheet.
  • John Wolseley and Watercolour Painting
    Designed for preschool-aged children, this activity aims to introduce young children to fascinating art techniques through the process of absorption and the wonder of nature.
  • Yoshi the Fish: A Recycled Materials Making Activity
    This short art activity and artwork reflection promotes resourceful creative thinking and encourages environmental awareness.
  • Claymation - 'The Blob'
    This short art activity is aimed at introducing youth to artists and art history concepts. It also encourages creativity and play through the use of plastacine and stop-motion animation.
  • Drama Activities | Storytelling Play
    This activity promotes resourceful creative thinking and encourages imaginative and collaborative play.
  • Make Air Dry Clay
    This short art activity promotes creative thinking and encourages material exploration.
  • Make Clay from Dirt
    This activity teaches learners to make their own clay from dirt and water. In depth steps include gathering dirt, filtering debris, extracting clay from a liquid mixture, then finally kneading and sculpting homemade clay! This activity promotes resourceful creative thinking and encourages environmental awareness.
  • Art Experiment: Oobleck and Sol LeWitt
    This short art experiment introduces children to a non-Newtonian fluid called Oobleck and American artist, Sol LeWitt.

activity sheets