art safari

Friday, March 14, 2014

Dear Olive,
Sometimes I wonder why we live in a city. We pay all the exorbitant prices for housing and food, put up with the worlds most dreadful traffic and parking situations, yet we don't really take enough advantage of all the great things living in this city has to offer. Instead, we seem to treat Bondi something like a remote island, contentedly hanging around within its safe, familiar borders. So when my friend Susie offered us a couple of tickets to come along on an art safari, we immediately said yes. I'm so glad we did - it was so fun! You seem to really need these structured activities in your life at the moment; you certainly get a lot out of them anyway. We brought your cousin Poppy along with us and the two of you had a ball (you pretended to be sisters which was really sweet - there was a lot of hand holding). The class is run with just a small group of kids and there was a story, a gallery tour with hands on activities, and a craft session - all designed to get you thinking and talking about modern art. You enjoyed all of it, but YOU LOVE CRAFT. I can pretty much guarantee that you will always be the last kid standing at the craft table, and yes, this time, ever so predictably, the rest of the class had left the room and the teacher was packing up around us, as you finished off your picture. 
I really need to remember to get us off the island more often.
(For Sydney people, March is bring a friend for free month! See here for a listing of all the classes - there's lots of different classes for kids of all ages.)
PS You made the monster picture.


Kelly said...

Wow this looks like such a great time! I've been trying to go see this art installation for awhile:

Anonymous said...

That looks fantastic!

Rin said...

Ooh! We've got to get along to this!

Leanne said...

The Tate here in St Ives offers free childrens activities, and Olly and I sometimes go along. He adores it.
Leanne xx

Dena Joan said...

such a lovely set of photos. xx

--dena @

Sarah said...

I somehow only just came across this post now, Kel. You captured the spirit and inquisitiveness of our little girls so beautifully. Poppy had a wonderful time getting creative (with her big sis) :-). Thanks for sharing the fun. xx


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