The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a fantastic place for children and families. They have an exciting program jam packed with great events for children during February and March 2014. This is a fabulous way for the young ones to explore and discover the language of art through the diverse collections and exhibitions at NGV so why not join in?
There are free and ticketed events and most are available on multiple days. Please check the National Gallery of Victoria website for more information about booking and ticketing. As many events are extremely popular, it is recommended that you book early to avoid missing out. You can also like their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram to receive the latest updates from NGV.
For children aged between 11 and 15 years, Art Classes: Art Wise is perfect for them. Led by professional art educators, children learn the language of art through selected original works at the NGV. Participate in informal group discussions, observe drawings, and create 2D and 3D art utilising various media. This is a great way for children to learn about the treasures at the NGV.
If you like what you see above, but have a slightly younger child, then Art Classes: Art Experience may be for you. Children in these sessions also learn about selected original works at the NGV; however, this is a separate session especially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 10.
Want to know go back to the 1920s and 30s and see what it was like? Then allow co-curators Paola Di Trocchio and Susan van Wyk to guide you on a tour of the Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion exhibition for Kids On Tour: Hip Cats and Glamour. Suitable for all kinds of youngsters, come and experience what life was like back then.
When: 22 February, 12.30pm
Where: GV International
It doesn't matter whether you have a green thumb or not to join in the Urban Commons Little Foodscapers' Club located in the NGV Backyard. There will be a gardening session as well as a line-up of fun activities, which includes a special tour of the greenhouse and the Urban Commons garden. Understand the ins and outs about composting, watering and harvesting vegetables and this might even inspire you to start your very own veggie garden. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for the young ones.
When: Numerous dates available. Please check website for details
Where: GV International
And all kids are welcome at the garden for Urban Commons: The Big Harvest. Now that summer has passed, there are all sorts of wonderful produce waiting for you to pick.