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The Arts Centre Kids Program

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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Melbourne's The Arts Centre has put together a great program of creative and imaginative events, uniquely designed for kids (age 5-12) in 2011 - here are some of the highlights of the upcoming educational yet fun program

We Built This City

During the 12th to the 16th of January (10.30am and 2pm), kids can create their own cardboard city at the Forecourt (St Kilda Road). Sure to resemble a labyrinth creation of the mind of Michel Gondry, children can use their imaginations to construct, demolish and rebuild whatever they choose using the humble cardboard box. This event is free, runs for 2 hours and supervision by an adult is required.

Jam with the MSO

At the The Famous Spiegeltent, kids have the unique opportunity to make music with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on 13th of February (11am). Kids can bring any instrument they wish and improvise with the MSO. This one-hour session is priced at $18 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Book now to avoid disappointment.

You Can Ukulele

Speaking of music - on 27th of February there is an opportunity for kids to learn to play the Ukulele! Priced at $12 for a 45 minute session with Rose Turtle Ertler, this is sure to be popular so book now!

Singing The Sunshine In

If your kids love to sing, take them to this special workshop with Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo on the 13th of March at 11am. For 2 and a half hours, kids will get to sing together and have fun doing so at The Famous Spiegeltent. Children must be accompanied by an adult and this workshop is priced at $18.Book now to avoid disappointment.

Sign Singing Workshop

In this special workshop help by Asphyxia and her interpreter, Paula Dowse, kids will learn to sing using Auslan (Australian Sign Language) together. This event will occur on the 26th and 27th of March at 12pm. Priced at $10, kids must be accompanied by an adult. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Strike a Pose

Kids can learn about photography and design in this workshop, in which a photograph will be taken and using Adobe Design, their image will become anything they desire - perhaps a film poster or a magazine cover! Designed for children over 8 years old, this event is priced at $18 and occurs on; 12th and 14th of January,19th of February, 19th of March, 13 - 15 of April, 21st of May and 18th June. Kids can come dressed up and must be accompanied by an adult. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Calling All Rockstars

Kids can sing and mix their very own track in this special 90 minute workshop. Occurring on 12th and 14th of January,19th of February, 19th of March, 13th and 15th of April, 21st of May and 18th June, kids will learn how to use samples and record their own voice - creating their own song to take home. Designed for children 8 and over and priced at $18, this is a unique opportunity! Kids must be accompanied by an adult and book now to avoid disappointment.

Besides these interactive workshops, there are also a host of theater productions and exhibitions to discover at The Arts Centre, for example Wild Things: Animals on Stage, Uke-a-rama! and Me and My Shadow - check The Arts Center website for details and booking information for each of these events.

Whether your children like performance, art or design there is an event designed for them to embrace their creative streak at The Arts Center in Melbourne. Keep up to date with upcoming events with Facebook. Check the full upcoming 'Kids at The Arts Centre' program here.
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Why? Let your kids embrace their creative streak!
When: January 2011 to June 2011
Where: The Arts Centre - Melbourne
Cost: Check website for event costs and dates
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