Kids Workshop: Magic Patina Sculptures with Kate Rohde

When: Friday 12 July, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Where: Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA.

Price: $50, includes materials

Suitable for ages: 8 - 12 years

This school holidays, Primary School students are invited to join artist Kate Rohde for a 3-hour MAMA Studio workshop. Kate is the colourful and clever artist behind our new Wonder Cupboard installation, Little Gems that will open the same day!

Kids will be able to create their own aged-look sculpture, using simple craft materials. First, the armature (framework) will be created out of soft aluminium wire. Then, the structure will be wrapped in plaster bandage. To finish, the work will be painted in a special bronze and rust effect paint, before a patina activating spray is applied to give it a distinctive 'aged' look. You can see the colour change while you watch!

A great way to spend an afternoon, all crafty and warm in the MAMA Studio.
All materials are provided.

Meet Kate Rohde

Kate Rohde in her studio

Kate Rohde completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. Since then she has become known for her intensely detailed and colourful sculptural object and immersive installation based practice. The over-arching themes of Kate's work is the human relationship to nature and animals, with a particular emphasis on the collecting of animals, but also how they have frequently been used as the basis for decorative arts design, and feature prominently as motifs in historical art movements such as Rococo and Art Nouveau.

Working across a number of mediums, her various skills and interests have seen her work in a number of creative arenas, including collaborating with Australian fashion house, Romance Was Born on their Renaissance Dinosaur collection in 2010, to running skills development workshops in the Torres Strait islands.

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