Toddl’ Art – Term 2
Immerse your little mischief maker and explore a visual arts theme each week.
Toddl’ Art is a series of visual arts exploration sessions designed to encourage free participation through traditional and non-traditional art mediums always focusing on the process.
When children are encouraged to explore art ideas they test endless possibilities and work through challenges. Finding solutions through creative practices allows children to take responsibility of their choices but most importantly teaches them that there are endless possibilities.
FCAC’s Toddl’ Art sessions will offer a drawing/painting/collage circuit where children are encouraged to work collaboratively on different surfaces. Each week will be driven by a specific theme that will trigger the children’s work. At the end of each session the child /carer are invited to select a fragment of the created work to take home.
Come along, bring your painting clothes and have fun. Drop in casual or purchase your term pass to ensure participation.
Note: carer’s participation is expected.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 19 April – 28 June, 10am – 10:45am
VENUE: FCAC Enza’s Studio
AGES: 2-5 years
COST: $17 per session (plus $6 for each additional participating child)
Class runs as a drop in session. No bookings required though there’s a limit of 8 families per session.
About FCAC Tutor: Mito Elias
Mito Elias is a multifaceted artist born in the city of Praia, in Santiago in Cape Verde, off the West Coast of Africa. He studied at Ar.Co (Indpendent School of Arts) in Lisbon between 1989 and 1992. He has been living and working in the Cape Verdean diaspora since 1989. He has developed a unique artistic language which springs from his research of Creole orality and fables, a symbiotic style combining watercolor, writing and media, which he has dubbed ‘Mare Calamus’. He has been exhibiting regularly since 1983 and his drawings, paintings, along with written and videotaped work have travelled to many corners of the globe. He is represented in many collections around the world, with particular mention of the following – the World Bank (USA), BNU (Macau), Museum Afro Brazil – Sao Paulo (Brazil), Regional Government of Azores, Embassy of Cape Verde in Lisbon – Portugal and Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria – Australia.
Mito is a proud father to Santiago, Tamira and father to be to another girl.
He currently lives and works in Melbourne’s West with his partner Ana Rita Pires, with who he forms Fandata Studio, a collective that delivers art experiences and workshops throughout Melbourne, having presented projects in Portugal and West Africa in the past.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning Program.
1-2 Images by Sarah Walker