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AT HOME
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, whether your looking for things to do while in lockdown or due to restrictions or if it's just a rainy day and you are stuck inside. We believe art has the capacity to heal and we hope you find joy in creating some of the fun activities we've prepared for you.

We know you are looking for activities for the kids that are both fun and educational at the same time so we've got loads of video's and activity sheets to engage the minds of your young creatives. Please note not all video's have an accompanying worksheet but many of them do.

Plus we've also got a Creativity Kit - with lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. Print off the page that applies to your age or print the whole booklet for the family to complete. And if you don't have a printer - email us and we can send you a copy, or drop in the Casula Powerhouse and we can hand you a copy.

So have some fun, let us know what you like, what you need, and what the kids like too.

Or share your creations with us - we'd love to see photo's or hear about your activities. Email us at ppe@casulapowerhouse.com


We also have range of activities that you can attend in person. Ranging from our school holiday workshops to the Term 1 workshops for 2021. Workshops in real life are currently limited in capacity and we are complying to the current NSW Health social distancing rules - but we'd love to see you in person and have plenty of space here at Casula Powerhouse so you can feel safe knowing you will be able to maintain adequate social distancing.

Participants must continue to comply with the NSW Government’s social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Click here to read more about our Term 1 workshops for kids and adults

Click here to read more about our School Holiday workshops for kids


CREATIVE ART ACTIVITY PACK

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Our WOW Children's Festival could not happen in person this year due to COVID-19 so we created an Art Activity Pack that you can do at home.

Each activity has been designed to allow for exploration, creativity and thinking. These are not just art activities but opportunities to really let children lead the way through art. The creativity pack can be downloaded here

Click here to read more about WOW at Home

activity sheets

activities

Click on the images to download a printable version.

  • 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.

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