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.”