Join us for an afternoon of structured workshops, led by local artist Jacqueline Bradley. View Bettina Hill’s installation of abstract sculptures and then warp and weft your own paper form in the CMAG studio.
$5 per child (ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders free); bookings via email@example.com or 6207 3968.
Join us for an afternoon of activities based on books shortlisted for the Picture Book and Early Childhood Book of the Year by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
Workshop – Rivertime
Book week includes an afternoon of structured workshops, led by local artist Amelia Zaraftis. Read short-listed Rivertime by Trace Balla and discuss themes and illustrations; and then construct and decorate a boat of your own to explore an imaginary river. You’ll also contribute to a collaborative poster “On a river I would….”.
Free, workshop bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org or 6207 3968.
12.30–1.30, 1.30–2.30 and 2.30–3.30
(4 to 12 years)
Children’s Art Activities
Explore the galleries and take part in the many art and play-based activities, from delicate watercolour painting to lantern inspired
Reading Nook & Activity Table
Grab a comfy cushion, enjoy reading a shortlisted book, and then write ‘review’ at our Activity Table or draw to your heart’s content!
Children’s snacks from the CMAG cafe
A range of delicious food and sweet treats will be available for purchase from the CMAG Cafe.
Free face painting in the CMAG courtyard,
which storybook character will you choose?
Commemorate the centenary of ANZAC
at Calthorpes’ house and try the Calthorpes family Anzac biscuit recipe. Enjoy the ambiance of this 1927 family home, the warmth of the wood stove, delicious smells of biscuits cooking, and then enjoy a cup of tea and a freshly baked Anzac on the front porch.
Normal admission, this program runs continually throughout the afternoon.
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