News

Workshops at gallery to entertain kids these holidays

No Caption
No Caption

ALTHOUGH the Christmas and New Year's public holidays are nearly done, school holidays still have a number of weeks to go and entertaining the kids remains a challenge.

To give long suffering parents a helping hand and offer their kids something else to do than annoy their parents, Tweed River Art Gallery has organised a number of creative workshops.

Kids aged five and up are invited to go on a treasure hunt at the gallery and explore the facility and its exhibitions through a number of activities and questions.

Young Indiana Jones wannabees can collect a treasure map, pencils and a clipboard from reception before going on a tour of discovery and claiming a treasure at the end of the exploration.

The Kid's Summer Art Treasure Map & Trail event is free of charge and ends on Sunday, January 13.

Following the hunt for treasure, the gallery will start a number of ceramics & pottery workshops which will see two accomplished potters share their skills with kids of all ages.

Wheel throwing and other traditional pottery skills will be demonstrated on Sunday, January 13 from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm and the event is free of charge.

On Sunday, January 20, storyteller extraordinaire Jenni Cargill-Strong will tell Tales from under the Sea which include the stories of Shelley the Leatherback Turtle, the Mermaid of Byron and Kipling's How the Whale got his Throat.

Ms Cargill-Strong will hold two sessions suitable for all ages at 11.30 am and 12.30 pm and participants can show their gratitude by making a donation.

Next on the agenda is a ceramic tile workshop where kids can learn how to mould small clay sculptures of aquatic life such as mermaids, water dragons, fish, sharks and coral onto a ceramic tile.

The workshop, 3D Underwater World, for kids between six and 12, will be conducted by Marie France Rose on Tuesday, January 22 from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm and costs $51 to join.

The following day, Wednesday, January 23, aspiring photographers will have their day when Catherine Marciniak will conduct a digital photography workshop, Snapped: Looking Up.

Participant will use their own cameras to take photographs suitable for uploading to ABC Open website's monthly photography challenge and need to bring their own leads and manuals.

Snapped is for kids between nine and 18, is free of charge and will take place between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Staying with the aquatic life theme, on Thursday, January 24, the gallery will host a Sea Creatures and Plantlife workshop hosted by Ellie Beack which will see students create wearable artwork with fabric and hand stitching.

The workshop which costs $33, will be held from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm and aims to show kids, eight and older, how to create a compositional design that incorporates different colours, textures and embellishments to fashion unique jewellery.

Finally, on Sunday, January 27, a Simple Loom Weaving workshop for all ages and conducted by Jo Olive and Ellie Beck will be held from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm.

Participants will work with recycled materials and a simple loom to learn the basics of weaving and make a colourful circle in the process.

Children must be supervised by a parent or carer and although there is no charge, a donation would be appreciated.

Holiday workshop fees include all materials and children are encouraged to bring water, a hat, appropriate clothing including closed shoes and lunch or snacks as applicable to the Francis Mills Education Centre which is located some 15 metres to the left of the gallery's main entrance.

To book into 3D Underwater World or Sea Creatures and Plantlife contact the Gallery in person, telephone 02 6670 2790 or email tweedart@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

For Snapped: Looking Up please contact Catherine Marciniak directly on telephone 02 6627 2014 or email abcopen.northcoast.nsw@abc.net.au.



Blood thicker than water for ex-Shark Wheeler

Mal Wheeler will be cheering son-in-law Blair on in Sunday's grand final. Blair is pictured scoring a try against Canberra in last weekend's preliminary final.

I have my shirt and beanie and they're both purple.

Which was the best flower at the Murwillumbah Garden Show?

WINNER: Murwillumbah and District Garden Club president Wayne Tagget with Ted Chilcott's winning entry for the general cut flower section.

IN A sea of bright blooms there could only be one champion.

Tweed product Cheysing NRL premiership dream

STORMING: Tweed Heads and Bilambil Jets' product Cheyse Blair scores a try for the Melbourne Storm during the NRL preliminary final against the Canberra Raiders.

Former Bilambil jet in NRL's big dance.

Local Partners

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E5: Just To Get A Rep review

Mahershala Ali, centre, in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E4: Step In The Arena review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was his sister Kim

Rob Kardashian once had a crush on his sister Kim Kardashian West.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E3: Who's Gonna Take The Weight

Mahershala Ali in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E2: Code of the Streets review

Simone Missick and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

Penthouse in beach paradise

Take in the beach front views from the balcony of 701/ 4-10 Douglas Street, Kirra.

This beachfront penthouse is the perfect place to enjoy the views.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record