The Hub Waratah’s excursion to the Maitland Regional Art Gallery to see the art installation that we helped with last year (ALL THAT GLITTERS) was a huge success. When we arrived at the gallery, we did a special workshop with Jen Denzin (artist). Jen had a large amount of beautiful and carefully chosen art materials for us to use to make a very bright and fancy Carnival Head Dress. After morning tea, we then went on a tour of the gallery where Jen showed us her art installation and other artist artworks. The children really valued looking at the artworks asking questions to learn more. We had the most perfectly perfect day in every way! We believe children are capable and they certainly showed us how much so, with their appreciation of the gallery pieces on display and also with the ease that they constructed their headdresses.
“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences“.- Loris Malaguzzi