City gallery hosts art attraction for youth
UDDING artists can use Farsi lettering to create a masterpiece and help illustrate a cookbook at the city’s gallery these holidays.
The activities are part of the Kids’ APT7 on Tour, a holiday program of artist projects and activities developed by the Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre.
Gold Coast City Gallery public programs co-ordinator Jodi Ferrari said kids could experience the diverse contemporary styles of artists from across the Asia Pacific region.
“They can make a street-style mask, help to illustrate a cookbook, create a comic strip and participate in some cool multimedia artworks,’’ she said.
Children can work with Parastou Forouhar, who uses the script of Farsi, the language of Iran, to create beautiful patterns and designs.
Kingscliff local Zoe Thomson will mentor children in a special cartoon workshop as part of the APT7 on Tour program.
The workshop will focus on the activity book Hahan and friends, created in collaboration with the Children’s Art Centre and Indonesian artist, Hahan.
Kids can collaborate with the artist during a Hahan-inspired mask-making activity.
Children can also collaborate with Malaysian artist Ise by illustrating the recipe for their favourite meal.
They take home an illustrated recipe from Ise to share with their family.
The free drop-in activities run from January 14 to 19, from 11am to 1pm daily at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Gallery 1.
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Kids can work with Indonesian artist Hahan to create unique face masks.