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Family-style art at the MCA

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Families from Kindergarten to Year 3 attended Wenona’s inaugural Family Saturday Art Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art recently, for a fun, hands-on and colourful workshop.

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Organised by Junior School Art Teacher Miss Lewington, the families started with a fascinating gallery tour of the Sydney Biennale, where they explored themes of connections and collaboration.

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They then continued upstairs to the National Centre of Creative Learning for an art-making workshop.

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By nature, art-making is a messy, hands-on and colourful affair, and our parents and their daughters had tremendous fun making a collaborative artwork together.

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Their imaginative piece now hangs proudly in the Piazza in Woodstock for all our community to enjoy.

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For the parents whose only memory of visiting art galleries with their children has been over-zealous staff ruthlessly policing artwork and exhibits, this playful and immersive workshop was an absolute delight.

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One family said that the workshop far exceeded their expectations. “The educators explained difficult concepts such as fossils in a visual way.” Another said, “It was a great, pressure-free way to explore art and culture.”

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And another said, “It was great spending one-on-one time with my daughter in a small relaxed environment. There was a great variety of activities to do. Plus the big smile on my daughter’s face made it a 10/10 for me!”

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Overall, parents felt the Art Day was well organised, engaging and had sparked their creativity and imagination. It was such a big hit in fact, they can’t wait for the next one!

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