Range of activities to keep occupied


Artist and professional ceramicist Diamando Koutsellis with An Pham, Jacob Kohilas, Lesley Mulan Shen, Daniel Ivanovski and Hana Mukhtar.  

Story appeared in: Torch | April 17th, 2018



TAKE flight during the Autumn school holidays with the City of Canterbury Bankstown's high flying program of activities.
Children aged 6-10 years can sign up for a two-day ceramic aeroplane building workshop at Bankstown Arts Centre on Friday, April 20 and 27, from 10am-12pm. Cost: $20.
Croydon Park-based artist and professional ceramicist, Diamando Koutsellis says the first day will focus on construction, with glazing and colouring on day two. The pieces will then take up to three weeks to be fired in a kiln.
"So often children are busy with devices, so it will be nice to get them to play with the mud and really use their hands," she said.
"Ceramics are such a beautiful medium on a technical as well as artistic level. You really get to see your project come to life."
Mayor Khal Asfour said the workshop was just one of the many activities planned as part of Council's school holiday program.
"We are providing a range of activities aimed at teaching children new skills, build on their knowledge and really inspire their imagination," he said.
Some other activities include:
- Thursday, April 19, 2.30-3.30pm: Zoomobile - Children aged 5-12 years can interact with Australian animals at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre. Tickets: $4;
- Friday, April 20, 5.30-7.30pm: After Dark Adventures - Carnival-themed free event for children aged 5-12 years with storytelling, games, crafts and snacks at Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre;
- Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 10am-4pm: Sk8er Skillz - a two-day skateboard making and skills workshop for young people aged 12-18 organised by the Belmore Youth Resource Centre. Cost: $10 deposit - refunded on second day of workshop.
For a full list of activities and ticketing information visit cb.city/schoolholidays.



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