Sat 1 February: 10.30am–12.30pm
Suitable for 8 to 12-year-olds
$20 Members and concession, $30 per child general admission, $50 family ticket (3 children)
Book by Sat 1 February
Learn simple construction techniques to make flora and fauna out of a range of discarded materials to create a ‘healthy habitat’ with fellow participants.
Join local artist Naomi Zouwer in a collaborative art making workshop in the CMAG Studio. Following a tour of the exhibition Hi-Vis Futures, explore the meaning of ‘sustainability’, and work together to make and then destroy an ephemeral artwork out of recycled materials.
Image credit: Naomi Zouwer
About the Presenter
Naomi Zouwer, is a professional arts educator, researcher and recognised Teacher Quality Institute program provider. Zouwer designs and runs courses using expertise built up over 20 years as a practising visual artist, and industry and teaching professional. The Creative Practise provides a hands-on approach to learning, teaching, and making: "I draw out creativity by teaching simple and fun techniques that stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving. I design and deliver courses that ensure my learner’s needs are met; and that they grow in confidence and also have fun!’
An experienced arts educator Zouwer has developed art programs for all levels, including preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary. She has specialised in developing and delivering tailored art programs for cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, the National Arboretum Canberra and the National Library of Australia. She has developed a painting program for Ignite: Alternative Arts Academy for students with mental illness and disabilities, in addition to other community art courses delivered at the Belconnen Arts Centre. She has taught creative subjects including visual arts, fashion design, graphic design and interior design to adults at the Canberra Institute of Technology since 2009. Zouwer is currently a sessional lecturer at the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University in the Textiles and Foundation workshops. As a practising cross-disciplinary artist, Zouwer works across drawing, painting and textiles mediums to make works that engage with ideas of cultural heritage, identity and the social role of personal objects. Zouwer has exhibited widely in Australia, has being selected for drawing and textile awards and exhibitions. Zouwer’s practise-led PhD research is concerned with using art making as a means of understanding the world around her.
From ‘eco’ to ‘FIFO’. From high-value to high-vis. This art installation encompasses the complex political, environmental and fundamentalsocial issues that are occurring right now and for the visible future
Are you aged 12 - 25 and passionate about climate activism? Would you like the opportunity to talk, and workshop your ideas with leading political and scientific experts in the field?
Visit the Children’s Sanctuary at Civic Library and Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) and enjoy a place for children and their families to play, create and take part in a range of cultural activities