Kids’ fun

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY | NOTICEBOARD - – Noel Thomp­son

THE colour­ful laugh­ter of chil­dren de­vel­op­ing pat­terns from brightly painted pa­per was ev­i­dent as, with sticky fin­gers from glue brushed onto ta­bles and gar­ments, Mun­dub­bera kids took ad­van­tage of the free art work­shop last Thurs­day.

Cam­ou­flage and kalei­do­scopes were be­ing ex­plored when Kids on Tour Pat­tern Ban­dits vis­ited Mun­dub­bera Re­gional Art Gallery.

Day-care mum Tif­fany Sams said the three chil­dren she looked af­ter had a ball.

“It makes so much dif­fer­ence to the chil­dren’s day to have some­thing new to do,” she said. “Pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tive things for the kids to do brings them out of their ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties, and they are learn­ing new skills.”

Pat­tern Ban­dits is the lat­est Kids on Tour pro­gram from the Queens­land Art Gallery.

The tour is based on an ex­hi­bi­tion last year at the Gallery of Mod­ern Art, cre­ated by Los An­ge­les-based Aus­tralian artist Jemima Wy­man.

Mun­dub­bera Art Gallery vol­un­teer Loris Does­sel said the 30 chil­dren who at­tended the ac­tiv­ity were en­thralled with the amount of colours and pat­terns.

“The Re­gional Art Gallery en­cour­age the chil­dren in the com­mu­nity to ex­press them­selves through art,” Mrs Does­sel said.

“Kids on Tour Pat­tern Ban­dits pro­gram fea­tures ac­tiv­i­ties de­vel­oped es­pe­cially for chil­dren and fam­i­lies by artists, en­abling re­gional com­mu­ni­ties to en­joy key el­e­ments of the orig­i­nal ex­hi­bi­tion at their lo­cal venue.”

As she worked on a kalei­do­scope, 11-year-old Bre­anna Whi­taker said she was en­joy­ing the work­shop.

“I can spin the wheel around to make dif­fer­ent ef­fects depend­ing on how fast it goes,” Bre­anna said.

“In school hol­i­days we are look­ing for things to do and this is fun.”

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