MoB Young Creatives Program Autumn 2018
Hosted every school holidays, Young Creatives is an arts and design program for children held at the Museum of Brisbane. Children and teenagers can take part in a range of intensive art sessions from 9 – 13 April focused on giving your Young Creative a challenge to think outside of the box by fostering creativity, design and skill-development while making friends.
In what we feel will be our best Young Creatives program yet, Museum of Brisbane brings together an incredibly diverse range of opportunities for Young Creatives. By developing skills in visual art, drama, photography, story-telling, and digital editing, participants will access and explore themes of identity, culture and place all whilst having plenty of fun in the process. The Young Creatives program is designed by our arts educators each school holidays to complement the current exhibitions and to assist children in gaining a deeper understanding of the exhibition content and themes.
For this year’s April school holidays, our MoB Kids Team has turned to the award-winning 100% Brisbane for inspiration. 100% Brisbane explores the stories of the people of Brisbane and how we come together as a city. Through this lens, we will be asking young participants, what makes you, you? How are you unique and how do you fit into Brisbane?
Our first workshop is Scene in a Box. In this workshop, participants will be able to use painting, construction and layering techniques to create their own three-dimensional world inside a small box. Our arts educators will assist participants to explore ideas and understand their surroundings in-order to transform humble cardboard into a snapshot in time or a fantastical utopia.
These school holidays Museum of Brisbane will be offering a STEAM-based program with our very first Stop Motion Animation Workshop. This workshop combines design, sculpture, film-direction, story-telling, photography and editing as children get to create their own animation on digital devices.
100% Me Mobiles calls for students to draw inspiration from the Brisbane DNA element of 100% Brisbane to explore their own identity and lifestyle; what they love, who and what is important to them, and what makes them special. Using illustration, watercolours and sculptural techniques, kids create the individual elements that make up their life and worlds by bringing them together in a fun and expressive mobile.
Our final workshop for Young Creatives see us welcome Digi Youth Arts to the Museum. Digi Youth Arts is an Indigenous-run Brisbane-based arts organisation that shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. These amazing young artists will share their own cultural stories and inspire kids to interpret artworks based on their own world-view. They will be drawing inspiration from the upcoming exhibition Voice in Action to assist participants in creating and performing their own works using visual art, poetry and drama.
To book your Young Creative in one of our workshops, check out the program below.