As part of KTH Kids, Council had already engaged local Gisborne artist Joanne Mott to deliver workshops during the September school holidays.
Due to COVID restrictions KTH Kids has moved online. Joanne has been conducting online workshops for other Councils on a reguar basis, and has adapted this workshop to online delivery.
Underwater World is an opportunity for children to be creative during the September school holidays and COVID restrictions. While working alongside a local artist, kids create a mural using recycled sticker materials, that explores the colourful oceanic underwater world of corals, sponges and sea creatures. The workshop has an underlying educational message around the oceanic environmental and issues of plastics in our waterways.
There is also an opportunity for participants to submit a photo of their creation via our website to be part of the Deep Sea Mural.
Artwork received will be enlarged and mounted on to recycled corflute events signs,and displayed outside Kyneton Town Hall. The community mural will enable children to share their artwork whilst raising awareness of the environmental impact of plastics in our oceans.
The project is scheduled to go live on Friday 18 September and finish on Sunday 4 October.
Participants need to register in advance via the online ticketing platform, pay a $5 workshop fee and an arts materials pack will be posted. The pack includes a deep sea mural background, stencils and sticker materials. Children can join the online workshop at any time during the September school holidays.