January 2019 School Holiday Programme


Mon 21 Jan 2019, 8:30am–5:00pm
Tue 22 Jan 2019, 8:30am–5:00pm
Wed 23 Jan 2019, 8:30am–5:00pm
Thu 24 Jan 2019, 8:30am–5:00pm
Fri 25 Jan 2019, 8:30am–5:00pm

Where: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Waikato Museum

Supervised programmes for ages 7-13 years only.

14 January 2018
Tip Topp Kiwis
Celebrate all things Aotearoa and share the humour of New Zealand’s own Topp Twins by creating Kiwiana-inspired art and crafts. From jandals to Jaffas, investigate the icons of Kiwi culture, take a guided tour of our Topp Twins exhibition and apply these to ceramic and painted creations.

15 January 2018
Puppet Masters
Explore the fascinating history of puppetry, view rare and unique puppets from the Museum’s collection and make your own marvellous puppets to take home. Have your creation feature in a performance in the Museum’s puppet theatre.

16 January 2018
Kirikiriroa Geographic
Help produce our pop-up nature magazine – the Kirikiriroa Geographic Special Edition! Inspired by our 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic exhibition, we’ll be making native bird and bat headpieces and wings. Pose for photographs as your bird or bat in their natural environment (or be our photographer’s assistant) then put the images into a magazine to take home.

17 January 2018
Emperor’s Ink
Learn how to make ink and wash paintings inspired by the Chinese art of calligraphy! Practice and master the technique and you will take home a beautiful wall-hanging artwork fit for an Emperor – or your parents.

18 January 2018
Up, Up, and Away
Research and make a variety of kite designs. Test your skill as a designer and pilot. Building a kite is a great way to discover basic physics principles and wind science!

21 January 2018
Garden Party
Enjoy gardening? Learn more about the history of the award-winning Hamilton Gardens and visit public garden areas close to the Museum to see how they are planted and cared for. Plan, design and create your own miniature living garden.

22 January 2018
Landscape paintings are among the most popular in the art world because they capture the spirit of the land. Understand the basics of landscape drawing and composition to portray the beauty of New Zealand’s idyllic scenery.

23 January 2018
Bee Popular
Learn about the importance of bees, their struggle for survival and how you can help through the creation of bumble-bee hotels and water feeders.

24 January 2018
Wonderful Wai Waka
Explore the Maaori canoe and its history, make double-hulled and outrigger waka out of flax and race each other at our own mini-regatta.

25 January 2018
Cheeky Chalk
Chalk is not just for the blackboard, it’s a wonderful art material that dates to Paleolithic times. Learn how to make your own chalk and create beautiful artworks using this enduring medium!

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