Want to explore the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios with your kids in tow? Here's some family friendly artist studios with lots of fun activities.
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Walk the garden path and discover the beautiful junk sculptures. Each work is accompanied by a poem
Mardee will be directing a cast of actors in the gallery on the Sunday the 31st at 3pm. Observe the development of an actors workshop as they collaborate to create a show called "Mothers of the Mountain”- a theatrical celebration and compassionate exploration of how we understand what it is to mother a person, a group, a nation. Register here
Come and make a 3D face from the piles of junk at Tom's studio. Rifle through his tubs, draws, tins and pots to find the right knick knack for your face.
I will have a children's (and adults) area with activities set up at my studio and if the weather is good i would also like to have a large canvas in the garden with paint for a communal artwork
Come and get your hands dirty in the clay, learn how to throw some pottery on the wheel with two different workshops to participate in. Register Here
Create your very own mug. Print your name on a mug or use existing design
People of all ages can enjoy and succeed in this work shop. You will be using clay, sand, found objects like leaves, stones, toys and casting plaster (just like they do in CSI investigations). The workshop will take about 45 mins. to 1 hour to complete. We can stop work to watch Puffing Billy go by at 12.45 pm. Register here
Learn from Glenn how to make and decorate a small pot for a plant. Register Here
Learn a few simple skills to make your own book. Register here
Artist Cheryle Brannon will show you how to draw an Owl. Easy step by step instructions that you will love to do, sitting under the large veranda enjoying the views and having creative fun.
Childrens' Colour in My Art Activity, a free kids art experience, and get extras copies of images by Gold Coin donation.
Come and decorate your own tile with splashes of vibrant colours at this studio.
In studio 29 there will be a designated play area with natural toys for free play as well as unique custom drawn gnome, mushroom and Autumn themed colouring in sheets, play dough and air drying clay available to make their own nature spirits.
***While you are at Burrinja check out the Time Mash- IAN as part of the Burrinja Kids Stay n Play, created by Cameron Semmens.
Experience a live reading of Cameron's new children's book 'One Big Wish' in his garden theratre on Saturday at 10am. Register here
Start your studios experience early with Lisa and design a set of 4 coasters for laser cutting. Register here
This studio is going to have lots of messy fun things to do! Head over and get making!