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Minibeast Sculpture – Art Classes for Kids


Mon 16 Mar 2020, 4:00pm–6:00pm
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission - Per Class: $45.00 ea
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Sophie Zadeh

Over two classes, participants will create a minibeast sculpture, using a variety of mixed media.

In these sessions, participants will learn how to form newspaper to create the body of their minibeast sculpture. This underused technique, which uses masking tape to hold the form together, is versatile and can be developed as a skill to create all kinds of forms.

Participants will begin by selecting, studying and drawing a bug, working from images and books. Once they are ready, they will create the basic structure of their chosen bug, using formed newspaper. They will then use wire or chenille sticks to add legs and antennae, before moving on to complete it with paint and embellishments. They will walk away with their very own, larger than life sculpture of their chosen bug. All materials and equipment are provided and included in the cost.

These sessions are education-based, but a lot of fun, designed for students who enjoy art and want to develop their skills. Children needing tuition and supervision for their own artwork are welcome to attend.

Purchase bulk sessions for $40 per class, or individual projects (which usually run across two sessions).


A practising artist and arts educator for fifteen years in the UK, Sophie has led hundreds of art projects for children as well as running training sessions for teachers working with children. Her sculpture has been exhibited in a range of art galleries, with one series housed in a permanent collection at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Through her workshops and classes, Sophie aims to inspire creativity, sparking imagination, curiosity and awe, while at the same time teaching practical art techniques, processes and knowledge. Sophie also works in the world of nonverbal communication, her second life-long passion. Occasionally she teaches combined nonverbal communication and art workshops. You can read more on our sister website My Alcomy.