These school holidays, Alan Sumner, an accomplished South Australian artist is hosting a 'Art, Storytelling & Music Sing-a-long' workshop for families.
Tailored for children, this interactive workshop will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 15 April 2015.
It will be held at the Effective Living Centre and is part of Dreaming Spirit, a weeklong cultural awareness programme.
Alan is a visual artist, singer, songwriter, musician, producer and storyteller, who has participated in exhibitions across South Australia and also in Canada.
Allan has been painting for 15 years and is passionate about his culture and people, particularly in learning about the stories that have been passed down the generations through his elders.
In this workshop, Alan will explore the techniques and subject matters of both contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art.
Children and parents will then be invited to paint their own canvas; all the required materials will be provided.
Storytelling will then follow. Alan will narrate cultural dreaming stories which have been passed down from generation to generation, including Kondoli, Tjilbruke, Ngurunderi, Mulyawonk and many more.
To conclude the workshop, Alan will invite participants to learn well known Aboriginal songs and sing along with clap sticks. Allan will play both the didgeridoo and guitar.
Limited places are available for this workshop: click here to make a booking or call 8271 0329 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 3pm.
Tickets are priced $5 per child and $25 for adults (all children must be accompanied by a paying adult). Concession card holders and friends of the ELC pay the discounted price of $20.
This workshop is part of a weeklong programme; other workshops include Cultural Awareness, Aboriginal Art and tours of exhibition at Tandanya Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia - you can view all the events here.
For more information on this workshop, please visit the Effective Living Centre website.