Tuesday, 3 May 2016

String Pictures

By L

We joined our friends for an amazing free workshop at Bunnings to make these string pictures. 20 children hammering in nails at once; it was LOUD!

By R

Lane Poole Camping

Despite the fact that it is now winter here in Australia we couldn't resist a camping trip with some friends to Lane Poole Reserve. The kids were even crazy enough to get into the river.

Digging for mushrooms

Mud fight

Outdoor meditation

We found this amazing natural fairy door in the tree. The girls gave the faeries some fences and decorations.

A Bear's Quilt

L has been busy on the sewing machine making this mini quilt for her teddy bears.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Museum Professionals at Whiteman Park

Today we went along to the Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park for the workshop "Artefact Investigator". The children learnt how museums collect their artefacts, how they choose which to keep and ways to conserve and display them.

We got to go behind the scenes to the collection store where we examined some items from the collection. We wore white cotton gloves to protect the artefacts from oils on our hands.

Mini horse saddle

We saw some of the objects that are currently off display and not usually seen by the public.

Child's saddle

Horse drawn hearse
The children tried some archaeology and then cleaned up their artefacts.

Next they filled in a catalogue card, made and attached a label to their artefacts and set up a museum display.

We looked around the museum at the transport displays which included a really old tram car.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

City Culture

There was a lot going on in Perth this weekend with several cultural festivals and exhibitions. First up was the KickstART art festival. The children got involved in making an outdoor sculpture whilst listening to various bands on the stage. There was also the opportunity to try out croquet.

As part of the festival the State Library of WA was showing the travelling sketchbook exhibition with art by young people across the state.

In the same area the Art Gallery of WA was showing Comic Tragics. The children, R in particular, enjoyed looking at the different comic art on display. We hope to draw some of our own this week.

Also showing at the gallery was year 12 Perspectives - some works by graduating year 12 students from WA.

We also took in the Buddha's Birthday celebrations at Langley Park. Of course everyone was most interested in tasting some delicious vegetarian Chinese foods.