Art School Macedon Ranges
What’s it all about?
These classes are designed to ignite the
spark in children and to tap into what
makes them excited. Everyone is creative but sometimes there is not the
facility, or time, for it to be discovered and blossom. In these class’s, the
children and very free to be themselves and self direct their creativity. Each
week a different medium will be introduced and a story about an artist will be
read. From this story, the children will be inspired to create their own
masterpiece. Sometimes they will work on their own piece and other times it
will be a group effort. It is a pleasure watching how the children approach this
way of learning with open arms and enthusiasm!
What will we cover?
Six famous artists will be discussed – a story about each will be read.
In keeping with the story, a particular medium will be introduced.
• Paint – different styles and techniques
• Clay – portraits with armatures
• Paper – paper mache and collage
• Construction – puppets, moving objects, mechanisms.
• drawing – sketches, concepts, team workshopping.
• Choice of medium – free to choose and explore whatever is available on the table!
Who will be teaching? !
Sophie Buttner has practiced as a professional Sculptor/Maker/Art finisher for the Film, Television
and Theatre Industry for nearly two decades.
After studying and practising Graphic Design, Sophie travelled through Europe where She
discovered mask making it Florence, Italy. After learning this art, She was fortunate to take up an
apprenticeship with her teacher in Classical Sculpture.
She loved it so much, and knew from then on that it was what She would do – Sculpt and make!
After returning to Australia and working as a Sculptor, Sophie wanted to be able to make
“anything” that she could imagine. She felt limited with just clay, so She went to NIDA to study
prop construction and gain more technical knowledge by using different tools and equipment.
This aided in making things in so many different mediums for many different applications. Once
the Diploma was completed, she went straight into the Film industry where She Sculpted and
made things everyday in many interesting places with wonderfully colourful characters and the
rest is history!
Classes will run on Thursdays from 15th February through to 22nd March. Come casually or sign up for the 6 week course!
Cost: $130 (6 sessions), or $25 per casual class
This class is suitable for ages 6+
All materials included! Bring a drink & snack along with you.
Download an enrolment form here: Children’s Activities Form
You can pay for the 6 week course by clicking the PayPal button below. You will be redirected to the PayPal website where you can pay via PayPal or Credit Card.
(If you would like to purchase a casual place please contact the centre.)