This December, there's creative and hands-on fun for everyone. Here’s what’s coming up for kids and families this month. Some programs require you to book, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Art Baby: Focus on Primavera 2012 Saturday 1 December 10.00–11.30am MCA Galleries and MCA Cafe
Parents and carers are invited to join tours of MCA exhibitions for a baby-friendly art experience. Prams/front packs/slings are recommended. Suitable for babies up to one year old.
$15 Adults/$10 MCA Members and Concessions (includes coffee afterwards at the MCA Cafe) (booking fees apply)
Changing facilities are located on the Ground Floor and Level 3
Art Safari: Colour Crazy – sunrise Wednesday 12 or Friday 14 December 10.30–11.30am MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3 Introduce contemporary art to children aged 3 to 5 years in this fun and dynamic workshop. Children and carers visit current exhibitions and learn about art together. Explore a different theme every month through play-based activities, including storytelling, drama and art making.
$15 per Child/$10 MCA Members Free for Parents/Carers, bookings essential (booking fees apply)
Sunday Family Fun Days Upside Down and Inside OutSunday 27 January Mirror and MasksSunday 24 February 10.30am–1.00pm and 2.00–4.00pm (AUSLAN interpreter available from 2.00–4.00pm) MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3
Celebrate creativity with the whole family! The galleries are turned over to kids and adults alike for this free day of fun events, exploring a different theme every month. Pick up your Gallery Explorer and look together around the MCA galleries for clues. Once you have collected all your special stamps, get creative with an art-making activity in the Creative Studios.
Ages 4+ FREE, drop-in
Sunday Family Fun Days take place on the last Sunday of every month (excluding December)
Contemporary Kids: Upside Down and Inside Out January School Holidays Programs Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 January 10.30am–1.00pm and 2.00–4.00pm MCA Galleries and National Centre for Creative Learning
Get reflective and look at the world in new ways this summer, starting with Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, on display on the MCA lawn. Create your own artwork and then turn your world upside down and back to front when you transform your 2D artwork into a 3D form.
Ages 4+ FREE, drop-in
ARTplay Wednesdays 30 January, 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 10.00am–12.00 noon Bella Room, National Centre for Creative Learning
Explore the Bella Room with Emily Floyd’s interactive artwork The Garden together with your toddler and engage in a sensory experience. Drop-in to explore sculptural objects, wooden blocks and let the creative play lead the way.