ART FIX | THE KIDS EDITION
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
This week we are delighted to present Art Fix: The Kids edition full of all things fun and creative. We hope they enjoy exploring and creating!
Utzon’s Universe: virtual model making workshops for kids with Sydney Opera Houses
The Sydney Opera House is offering a lively online program that includes free virtual workshops for kids that explore the design principles of architect Jørn Utzon. Delve into his world and build your own model tree house, create furniture or design your own version of the Opera House. These activities are fun for all ages!
Click here to find out more.
Free online PE classes for kids with Joe Wicks
UK fitness coach superstar Joe Wicks has taken the world by storm with his PE lessons over YouTube for children at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The 30 minute classes are great fun and are aimed at keeping children energised, positive and optimistic.
The classes are specifically designed for children, from pre-kindy right up to secondary school, although adults can join in as well. This could do us all a world of good!
Click here to view the playlist.
A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani
An inspiring read for children about Central Park and how it became a vibrant gem in the heart of New York City. Bringing the park’s history into the present and highlighting the importance of creating and protecting our green spaces, this book brims with exquisite pencil and watercolour illustrations. Central Park began with a design contest in 1858 to create a park out of barren swamp land. Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted were the architects who created the winning design that transformed this area into New York City’s most famous park.
Get your hands dirty and have fun with Clay at Home Classes
Make your own pet monster, a curly-swirly bowl, a trinket box or whatever you decide to squidge your clay creation into. Clay Sydney offers a wide variety of online workshops to get stuck into aimed at children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
Click here for more information.
Storytime with The Met
Every Thursday The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is offering an online storytime for families with children aged 18 months to 6 years old. Look, listen, sing, and have fun with books as The Met educators read family favourites and connect the stories to artworks from their collection.
Click here to see more.
Explore the world’s greatest museums and galleries from home! by Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 500 global art institutions to create an online platform offering the public access to the collections of the world’s most well-known galleries and museums. Take a virtual walk through the galleries of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and get up close to masterpieces by Degas, Monet and Van Gogh all rendered in high definition.
See natural history come to life with 360 degree videos on the Jurassic giants including the prehistoric dragon Rhomaleosaurus – view in full screen to enjoy the full effect.
Click here to visit the Google Arts & Culture homepage.