Art for Kids

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Archi-Loom at Flavour Fest 2024!

Slow Art Collective

Brought to you by Melton City Council & Woodlea, you can participate in the Archi-Loom at Flavour Fest 2024!

Archi-Loom is an immersive and interactive installation by the Slow Art Collective that will evolve through public participation during the festival. Made from recycled and repurposed materials, you're invited to add your creativity to the mix by weaving found materials into the walls or experimenting with sound.

Slow art is about re-evaluating what is important in a world that has focused on speed and profit for too long. By blurring the boundary between the artists and viewers, we gain a sense of community and cultural bonding through active creating together.

The Slow Art Collective is a Melbourne-based artistic collective currently helmed by Chaco Kato and Dylan Martorell, and founded on the principles of environmental sustainability, material ethics, DIY culture and collaboration.

Saturday 2 March 2024 | 12pm to 5pm (Flavour Fest runs from 12pm-9pm) | Frontier Oval, Aintree (Find the Archi-Loom in the Play Zone!)

Find out all the Flavour Fest details and the full line up on the website here:

Image curtesy of Slow Art Collective. 


Online Workshops and Resources 

Draw a Vegetable Character

Draw a Vegetable Character

Event: Draw a Vegetable Character, by Grace Fraraccio

About: Grace Fraraccio, the artist behind our current online exhibition Vegetable Soup and Friends will guide you to observe everyday food items, and turn then into imaginary characters!

What you will need: This fun drawing workshop will require pencils, markers, paper and a selection of veggies from the fridge.

Join this fun drawing workshop on YouTube

Suitable for ages 8-18 years.


Natural Ink Making Workshop

Natural Ink Making Workshop

Event: Natural Ink Making Workshop by Chaco Kato

About: Learn to make natural ink at home using ingredients from your kitchen and garden with Chaco Kato!  You can use spices such as turmeric, paprika and also vegetables such as spinach and beetroot.  The fun step by step guide will show children and adults the natural way to create and make art at home by using simple kitchen ingredients.

What you will need: Spinach or green leaf, carrots, spices, beetroot or frozen berries, tea bags, scissors, spoon/fork, grinder, paper, small paper plates, plastic cups, containers, flour, brush.

Join this fun natural ink making workshop on YouTube 

Suitable for ages 4-10 years.


Make a Pizza Shop Playset

Pizza Shop Playset

Event: Make a Pizza Shop Playset with Kitiya Palaskas

About: Craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas will show you how to use old boxes, coloured paper and other supplies to create your very own pizza delivery shop!

What you will need: Cardboard from old boxes, coloured paper, coloured tissue paper, glue

Join this fun Pizza Shop Playset workshop on YouTube

Suitable for ages 5-12 years.