Fairfield City Museum & Gallery school holidays program

Published Thursday, 17th December 2015

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery school holiday program poster

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery has a fantastic and fun range of activities for children these school holidays. Bookings essential!

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Pinocchio puppet make-and-do activity

Tuesday 12 January–Saturday 16 January, Tuesday 19–Saturday 23 January, 10.30am–12.30pm
Age group: 3-6 years
Cost: Free

Inspired by the Pinocchio character from The Revisiting Exhibition: Lorraine Maggs create your own paper Pinocchio puppet. Colour it in bright colours and take home as a souvenir of your visit at the Museum. This is a self-guided activity where adult supervision is essential.

Hanging sculptural animals

Wednesday 13 January, 1pm–2.30pm
Age group: 7+years
Cost: $8

Using a range of sculptural materials and techniques, students will create one or more amazing sculptural animal to use as a mobile or a wall hanging.

Tutor: Tina Wheatley.

Storytelling - The Adventures of Pinocchio

Wednesday 13 January, 11am
Age group: 3+
Cost: Free

Join us for The Adventures of Pinocchio followed by a make - and – do activity where children can create their own paper Pinocchio puppet. Listen to the story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who comes to life, who on the way meets an evil cat, a fox and goes to the circus. Find out what happens to Pinocchio’s nose when he tells lies on his adventure.

Story Teller: Jessica Lay.

Puppet Show - Once Upon a Time Cafe

Thursday 14 January, 10.30am
Age group: 4 +
Cost: $15 for a family (one parent and one child), each additional child $5 (includes morning tea)

Join Sydney Puppet Theatre for this fun-filled stylish interpretation of the classic story, The Frog Prince. For this show the company has crafted exquisite hand-carved wooden puppets, shadow puppets and a stunning ‘crystal’ marionette. You will also enjoy live music on an octave mandolin as part of the show.

Drawing Fairfield

Saturdays 16 and 23 January, 10.30am–3.30pm
Age group: Adults, upper primary to high school students. Participants should have confidence in copying/create/ exploring/ tracing from photographs & objects.
Cost: $25 for two sessions

Drawing Fairfield is a unique two day drawing and painting workshop with artist Lorraine Maggs. Participants will create their own representation of Fairfield’s landmarks from supplied photographs and to draw their own self portrait with the aid of a mirror. Different media such as pencil, paint, water colour pencils is provided to produce a collaborative mural onto small A5 boards.

Participants need to bring a mirror to the workshop. At the end of the workshops the mural will be displayed at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.

Bookings essential and RSVP by Thursday 14 January.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Wednesday 20 January, 10.30am–noon
Age group: 3+
Cost: $5 one parent and up to two children, $1 extra child

Bring your teddy for a Teddy Bear’s picnic at the Museum. After viewing the bear paintings in The Revisiting Exhibition become a bear for the day by creating bear masks, decorate your own Teddy Bear biscuits and enjoy a yummy morning tea.

Tutor: Linda Brescia.

Native Grass Weaving with Karleen Green

Thursday 21 January, 10.30am–12.30pm
Age group: 5+
Cost: $8

Join Indigenous artist and weaver Karleen Green for a fun weaving workshop. Learn weaving techniques and create your own Rainbow Serpent using natural grass. This is an activity for the whole family.


Conditions of Booking: Payments accepted by cash, cheque or money order. EFTPOS is available. Any cancellations made less than one week before a workshop date will not be entitled to a refund. Payment is required to secure your place and must be received at least 24 hours before the workshop. No refunds for missed classes. 

For more information:

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery,
Cnr The Horsley Drive & Oxford Street, Smithfield 2164
T: 9609 3993 E: museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
W: www.livingmuseum.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldcitymuseum