Monday, October 11, 2010

Wrap-up of the Sydney Children's Festival's Fun'n'Furry workshops

Fun'n'furry...so I mentioned in earlier posts these last two weeks I have been having loads of fun running a few fun'n'furry storybook making workshops at the Sydney Children's festival at CarriageWorks. To be honest I think I had just as much fun as the kids did, and....I think a few parents/grandparents enjoyed themselves, just a wee bit too!

My fav part after making the storybooks with the kids, was watching their imaginations kick-in. One of the parents said to me "listen"...I stopped, watched and listened....the room went from laughter and chatter to sudden silence as the kids thinking caps clicked-on as they begun to create their stories and illustrations inside their books.

we had a : mooey, cleo, butterfly, thomas....the list goes on.... and the story writting and illustrations were so very creative in both workshops. Everyone went home with a smile on there faces and I think a wee bit exhausted from an action packed day at the festival. I bet they all (even the parents) slept well that night.

In my case "pictures speak louder than words", so.... here are a few snap shots taken from the fun'n'furry dog and cow storybook workshop!

(To view pics bigger click on image)








Friday, October 1, 2010

Start. During. Halfway through the SCF

Just got home from our first workshop at the Sydney Children's Festival....and it was an entirely SOLD OUT event. Woohoo! The imagination packed, fun'n'furry frogs and horses storybook workshop had some very inspiring up and coming (artists) what creative talented kids. The energy and hype from those kiddies must of rubbed off on me..I am buzzing! Was so much fun!!!

My silly camera died so missed out on capturing the energy and fun. Will make sure my camera is fully charged for next weeks workshop, so we have some pics to share with you guys, but hey if you have kids book them into our thursday workshop it is granted fun. Im just excited!!!

I also went along to the "Sneak Peak" opening day of the Sydney's Children's festival on Saturday! So much Fun to be had! WOW-Giant Babies, Tweeting Plants,Typewriters that letters turned into flying bugs....and heaps more fun things....Shame my little mate (who was ment to be coming along with me) was sick and could not make it along (hope she is feeling better now)
So the festival officially started on Monday. We ran our storybook making workshops this thursday (30th Sept) and next thursday (7th Oct) don't forget to book, you can book through the Sydney Children's festival website here

If you know of anyone with kiddies in Sydney, highly recommend going along to the festival a load of imagination, creativity and fun and there is loads of free things too! So a cheap day out. I wish I had little ones to take along to join in and enjoy all that fun.

x Sheryl
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