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Paint What You Hear

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It was an Exhibition on 2nd October 2012
Run by lead artist Erica Rasmussen at ArtPlay.
There was also a band performance.

IT was a simple yet fun exhibition.  All we had to do, is paint along to the music.

Say, if it was sweet, smooth classical music, you paint a stroke something like this:

smooth brush stroke - paint what you hear

Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:

statacato prush movement - paint what you hear

or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:

inbetween brush stroke - paint what you hear!!!

Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:

Paint What You Hear  Exhibition Painting

A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition

IMG_0368 Joshua's

Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.

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The Band

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Mum and Joshua’s Painting

IMG_0376 Hannah's

Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting

IMG_0378 Hannah at work

Here I am, Hannah at Work

IMG_0379 Hannah's

Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.

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DJ Kids & Party

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I went to this on the 13th November 2011 (workshop) followed by a party on the 26th November.

There was a DJ (Disc Jockey), VJ (Video Jockey) and a Producer. At the workshop, we split into groups.

My group stayed with the DJ’s and learnt about the special equipment that they used. We got to have turns at using the equipment.

When we were with the VJ, we learned how to combine pictures together, and attach cool borders to them. We also made some of our own art, while the other group put our artwork under the projector and mixed it to music.

2 weeks later we went with our families to the DJ Art Kids Party where we got to see our creations displayed on a big screen while we danced to cool music. There was even some Willy Wonka music mixed in – which was interesting!

I thought that this activity was fun and enjoyable, and I think that it was great 🙂

Recommended age: 7-13 yrs.

Still Awake, STILL!

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I attended this play on 29th September 2011 at The Arts Centre in Melbourne.

It is based on a book by Elizabeth Honey but quite different from it.

A lady named Miss Tinklefinger has a tough time trying to put the audience to sleep. She tries singing lullabies and playing the piano, and other things too. Two strange characters keep hopping out of the top of the piano, at the most unexpected times to make things interesting.

The show is full of surprises, humour, wonder and different musical styles.

Here is my poem about it:

I‘m still awake, still!

Madam sings a lullaby


Still, I’m awake though

Then she plays the piano

I‘m still awake,

Laughing and dancing and prancing!

Lullabies won’t put me to sleep,


And neither will the soft sound of a piano

Well, Madam couldn’t take any more of this,

And with that, she found a way to …

KEEP US ASLEEP!

END! 🙂


I think it was creative, but I do also think that it may have been more suitable for children a couple of years younger
than me. Also I would have enjoyed it a little more if there were more characters.

Recommended age: 3-7 years old.

Some Pics:

Miss Tinklefinger

Photos provided by the artist/The Arts Centre