Time For Some Art Jamming!
We first discovered Art Jamming a few years ago, and make a plan to visit at least once during the school holidays. Kayla is now 12 and STILL enjoys going there, as does Isabella, my 5-year-old. The two of them will happily spend over two hours sitting at their easels, chatting away, and admiring each other’s handiwork. While I grab a takeaway cappuccino and enjoy a few heavenly hours of peace and quiet (also known as shopping).
In a nutshell, Art Jamming is dedicated to helping kids get in touch with their creativity. There are no rules and zero guidelines – kids can paint whatever they choose. Simply purchase and pay for a canvas, and everything else is covered – paint on tap, brushes, tools and supervision.
At this age, Isabella is quite keen to explore various painting “techniques” and needs very little adult input. She has been known to finish a painting, turn it over, and paint on the back! Kayla is the opposite – she prefers to choose one of the many designs that are freely available and trace it onto her canvas. She also sometimes ask one of the resident assistants to draw something for her – and they are more than willing to help out. Her favourite is definitely the “splash zone” where kids can, quite literally, throw paint at the canvas. I’m dying to give it a try!
Art Jamming is also a fantastic idea for kids’ parties – imagine 2 hours of painting time, as well as the option to provide additional catering. Corporate team building is also on offer – you can imagine the discussions that take place while everyone is painting, not to mention the life lessons that are learned in the process. You know, how the fear of failure can cripple a project? Or how mistakes can be woven into a design to make it even better than before?
At present, there are THREE Art Jamming venues in Joburg – Melrose Arch, Cresta and Bedfordview. Click here for details.
Highly recommended: Kayla gives it an 8/10
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What Is It?
The Alice Art Gallery is dedicated to promoting new and fresh talent and would like to invite you to support their artists at Art in the Garden. Whether you're an art lover or simply want to enjoy a day out and about, this is the place to be. On this weekend, the gallery will be featuring Giorgio Trobec, who combines a sense of tradition with a mischievous sense of fun. His subjects are varied in a buoyant and pure palette, and you can’t help but be drawn to his paintings. Other artists include Carin Fourie, Byron Minnie, Charlie Blackstone, Musa Nkosi, Ricky Xavier, Gunther Stammer and more. Head to Alice Art Gallery and meet this Italian Valentine while enjoying a breakfast or light lunch in their coffee shop. And to keep the little ones entertained, there'll also be a children's play area.
When Is It?
Saturday, 29 July 2017 to Sunday, 30 July 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00.
Where Is It?
The Alice Art Gallery, 54 Dryf Street, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entry is FREE.
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For more information about this event, visit Alice Art Gallery on Facebook.