Brain-tingling fun returns to Brisbane Powerhouse with Powerkids: Art Lab
Local kids and their grown-ups are being invited back to Brisbane Powerhouse this month to join in some fun-filled, multi-sensory sessions held by brand-new hosts, Little Match Productions.
After a successful run with the popular Imaginary Theatre, the Powerkids program is returning this month with exciting new series Powerkids: Art Lab, steered by a fresh bunch of artists from Little Match Productions. The immersive 30-minute sessions feature play-based activities that combine storytelling, music and visual arts to help unlock creativity and giggles in our littlest locals. Kids aged 0-to-5 years and their carers are invited to join the fun every half hour between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm each Wednesday from November 18 through to December 9. This term will see children embark on an exploration of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, collaborating in a COVID-safe environment to create music and visual art.
A range of engaging activities will stoke the imaginations and tickle the curiosities of Brisbane Powerhouse’s youngest visitors. Listen to master storyteller Meg Hamilton share a simplified, family friendly version of The Magic Flute at intervals throughout the morning while the kids get crafty and make music. Your child might enjoy experimenting with origami and collage to create birds, leaves and flowers of the forest, or perhaps magical, mystical stars – all of which will be available to take home at the end of the session run by designer Penny Challen. Separate groups will be invited to create unique musical instruments with musician Alicia Cush – some choosing hangable elements to create a percussion tree, while others will select a variety of water pitchers to craft a water xylophone. Artworks will be photographed to become an animated adventure at the end of the term, while the improvised playing of DIY musical instruments will be recorded for a collaborative soundscape. Find more information and complete a contact tracing form in advance online.