Penrith City Library Children’s Holiday Activities 2013

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Throughout 2013 Kids at the Corner hosted great children's programs from Penrith City Library.

Penrith City Library Children’s Holiday Activities team facilitated a series of interactive and hands-on workshops presented by experienced artists - from colorful creative art and craft to high-tech science workshops all spiced with reading, writing, illustrations drawing and cartooning, lego robotics, poetry and performances.

Library holiday activities 2013

Image from Lego Robotics children workshops 2012.

Using laptops and the NXT Lego Mindstorms robots children were finding out how a robot really works! Be guided step by step and program applications robots performed precise movements as well as operated environmental light and sound sensors. Image from Lego Robotics Workshops, Courtesy of Penrith City Library Children's Holiday program.

Dave Hackett Cartoons

Dave Hackett's Cartoon Your Big, Slimy Brains Out, cover page, cartoon book character drawing demonstrated at Kids at he Corner children's workshops, St Marys Corner 2013.

On these super-workshops the children created their own completely goofy super heroes - we’re not talking about regular super heroes – these are the other guys… Toilet Paper Man, Toaster-Head, Completely Ridiculous Woman – whoever one can come up with, one would learn how to draw them head to toe, with all their super-gear from their super-suits, masks and capes to any outrageously stupid gadgets they might need.

Cartooning Workshops with Dave Hackett, Kids at the Corner. Image - cover illustration by Dave Hackett from the book "Cartoon Your Big, Slimy Brains Out", copyright the artist,Courtesy of Penrith City Library Children's Holiday program.

Dave is an experienced teacher with 20 years of experience teaching cartooning with over 125.000 students enjoying his workshops in libraries, art galleries, museums and children’s literature festivals all over Australia.

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