Get creative these school holidays at the Burdekin Libraries

Jump off the couch and get creative this Easter break with Council’s April school holiday program.

The program starts on Monday 8 April and runs through to Thursday 18 April with free activities being held at the Burdekin and Home Hill Branch Libraries.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said there are plenty of free activities to keep kids entertained.

“One of the highlights this year will be the TheatreiNQ workshops being held on Thursday 11 April. Children can unleash their inner joker during a Clowning Workshop, or develop their visual story telling skills during our physical theatre workshop,” Cr McLaughlin.

“For younger children, we have four Easter-themed craft sessions where they can make things such as carrot gift baskets, Easter chicks, sand art and Easter bunny origami.”

Cr McLaughlin said children and their families could also explore contemporary art as part of the program.

“The APT9 Kids on Tour program will include a number of interactive artist projects exploring exhibition themes from the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), which is being held at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

“As part of the APT9 Kids on Tour exhibit, families can take part in six different interactive activities, such as origami wish boats, paper bead necklaces and pattern designs.”

The program schedule is as follows:

Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April

APT9 Kids on Tour exhibition (ages 8+) – 9am – 5pm, Burdekin Library

Thursday 11 April

Clowning Workshop (ages 10+) – 10am – 11.30am, Burdekin Library

Physical Theatre Workshop – 2pm – 3:30pm, Burdekin Library

Monday 15 April

Carrot Gift Basket (ages 5-12) – 10am – 11am, Home Hill Branch Library

Tuesday 16 April

Invitation to Create Easter Chicks (ages 5-12) – 10am-11am, Burdekin Library

Wednesday 17 April

Easter Sand Art (ages 5-12) – 10am – 11am, Home Hill Branch Library

Thursday 18 April

Origami Easter Bunny (ages 5-12) – 10am – 11am, Burdekin Library

Bookings are required for all activities excluding the ATP9 Kids on Tour exhibition and can be made by phoning the Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970.

Cr McLaughlin thanked the Queensland Government and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art for their assistance in delivering the April school holiday program.

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