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Term 2 Program 2016

April 4, 2016

Welcome to Living Learning’s Term 2 Program! All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am (except the Medieval Show which runs from 9:30-11:30). MMNC is a nut free venue.  All families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, regardless of whether you attend the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.  Booking info is at the end of the program. Our workshops often book out, so book in as soon as you can!

3/5/16 The design process…. and Magic

Many artists engage in a process of planning and experimenting before creating a masterpiece. Come along and have a lively discussion with other enthusiastic, young home schooled artists and create an artwork for the Winter Magic Art Street art exhibition. We will explore the works of other, famous artists and discuss the art making processes they undertake.

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Rachel has led us on many art adventures, some collaborative, some 3-D and lots of them full of layers and colour. She is very keen to facilitate the creation of an artwork that represents the Blue Mountains Home Education Network to show our wider community how magical we are.

Rachel has been officially homeschooling for more years than she can remember. Prior to homeschooling, she gained a BA in Fine Arts and a Diploma of Education. She has taught Visual Arts in a few high schools and has been facilitating art workshops in a variety of spaces over the past few years.

When: 3/5/16

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 10:30-11:30

Cost:  HEA Members      $15.00                       Non- Members $17.00

Age: 6+

10/5/16 Skill Share 

Come along to our second skill-share session where fellow homeschoolers will share with you something they are passionate about. We plan on having one session per term, and we are taking expressions of interest from amongst our homeschooling community of young learners who would like to share something with others either this term or next. The cost of the session will help cover the cost of materials for those presenting a skill. There will be a petty cash claim form available for presenters to fill out to claim for consumables to a maximum of $20.

When: 10/5/16

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 10:30-11:30

Cost:  HEA Members      $5.00                       Non- Members $7.00

17/5/16 & 7/6/16 Maps and Mapping (please note these dates are not consecutive)

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In very simple terms, a map is a picture of the world as seen from above. There is more

to it, of course, and in these two hands-on workshops we will explore in detail how the

world can be mapped and how maps can be used.

The workshops will look at concepts such as scale, map symbols and projections. We

will draw our own map of the MMNC and, if time permits, will build a 3D topographic

map. This will be followed by an introduction to using maps in the context of

navigation/orientation and games to practice our newly learnt skills.

Participants are required to bring along a compass for the second workshop. Parents are required to supervise their children for any of the outdoors/outside the MMNC activities.

Jane Brennan has always been fascinated by the way humans perceive and reason about the physical space that surrounds them; and loves to share her passion about maps and mapping.

Jane is home educating her 11-year old son and has been a lecturer in Geographic Information Systems at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since 2008. Prior to this, she lectured in Information Systems and Computer Science both at UTS and at the University of New South Wales, where she also did her PhD in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Spatial Reasoning.

When: 17/5/16 AND 7/6/16 (please note these dates are not consecutive)

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 10:30-11:30

Cost:  HEA Members      $17                      Non-Members $19.00

Age: 7+ (children not yet reading will need some parental assistance)

24/5/16 Black Death Strikes the Blue Mountains!

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Join your medieval guide Dr. Hildebrand as she explains the latest information about the

origins, causes, symptoms and treatment of this most pesty pandemic we call the Black

Death. Attending this session may just save your family from suffering a terrible death!

This history workshop will be divided between providing information presented through

story/role play and a craft session in which participants will be given the opportunity to

make a:

  • Plague mask worn by doctors

  • Herb Necklace to ward off the plague

Playing your medieval tour guide Dr. Hildebrand is Leigh McKechnie. Leigh is a Blue

Mountains homeschooler. For 13 years, Leigh taught history at secondary school.

When: 24/5/16

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 10:30-11:30

Cost:  HEA Members      $7.00                       Non- Members $10.00

Age: 7+

31/5/16 Medieval Show

Come join us for a medieval extravaganza!

James Adams will be giving us a 2 hour educational and entertaining show (with a break in the middle) taking us through the medieval period exploring Vikings, Saxons and knights. An extensive amount of Weapons and armor will be shown and demonstrated, and discussed. Other medieval topics discussed will include law and order, fashion, personal life and other aspects of medieval life. This show is NSW Department of Education certified.

When: 31/5/16

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 9:30-11:30 (please note the different time)

Cost:  HEA Members      $18.00                       Non- Members $20.00

Age: 5+ (at parents discretion as weapons, torture etc may be discussed. Please check the website before booking http://www.jamesadamshistoricenterprises.com/showsmedieval.html)

14/6/16 , 21/6/16, 28/6/16  

Music Fun (for 4-9 year olds) AND So you want to be an Artist (9+)

Music Fun

Come along and join us for some music fun. We’ll make music together with our bodies, our voices and some instruments as we explore rhythm, beat, pitch, melody, improvisation and other exciting, mysterious musical stuff.

Meredith has been playing with music for most of her life and teaches piano and violin. One of the most fun weeks in her musical life was spent studying the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education, which she uses with groups. She has also taught early childhood music.

When: 14/6/16 , 21/6/16, 28/6/16

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 10:30-11:30

Cost:  HEA Members      $35.00                       Non- Members $40.00

Age: 4-9

So you want to be an Artist

Here’s one for the Tweens!

Let me take you on a journey……

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During this series of three Art workshops we will be visiting the classic wonder of Walt Disney, the bizarre of Tim Burton and the fun and adventure of anime/manga!

Learn basic drawing techniques, manga styles/techniques and art fundamentals.

You will learn how to draw faces/bodies, express movement and emotion and discover your own particular style.

If you enjoy Shonin, Shojo, Chibi or the genre I work within – pop surrealism – these workshops are for you!

My name is Madi and I am an artist and Uni student working towards a Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture.

Recently I became a featured artist with Mepxy Markers and Art Complex.

To view my art take a look at my Facebook page “Kewpi Doll Art”

https://www.facebook.com/Kewpi-Doll-Art-1514417638849151/

(Materials and fun provided)

BYO: A4 ring binder

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When: 14/6/16 , 21/6/16, 28/6/16

Where: Mid Mountains Community Centre Lawson

Time: 10:30-11:30

Cost:  HEA Members      $35.00                       Non- Members $40.00

Age: 9+

For all bookings: follow this link and fill out the form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lluWZB4Y_E0fghkKsVz-NMQRwIr-9Yu4kOQWu64teJk/viewform

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