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KATIE MCKINNON - the editions

KINDER KIDS ART PLAY online with Katie McKinnon | Term Two 2020 Tuesdays 10-11am


KATIE MCKINNON - the editions

KINDER KIDS ART PLAY online with Katie McKinnon | Term Two 2020 Tuesdays 10-11am


A series of weekly art play workshops in Term Two 2020, recommended for kinder kids aged 4-5, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. The duration of each workshop is 40 minutes. Start date - 21 April. Final workshop for Term Two - 16 June.

Professional artist Katie McKinnon will lead a series of nine fun and inclusive workshops throughout term two. Exploring art through play, experimental painting techniques, music and movement to create beautiful, intuitive original artworks.

Kinder Kids Art Playmates will:

  • Develop their skills in painting, drawing and collage with a range of easily accessible art and craft supplies, and household items.
  • Develop their own ideas - there is always more than one way to create something.
  • Discover the empowering, mood-enhancing magic of a practicing art with music and movement. When we sing, our hearts sing too!
  • Explore and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the Australian natural world.
  • Enjoy Katie's friendly, encouraging, fun and inclusive style of art play.

The workshop will encourage children to enjoy and connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing, mindful and fun art practice. 

Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Term cost for a series of nine 40 minute workshops is $185. Prices include GST. Estimated cost of materials is $30, although most households will already have many of the necessary materials. Materials to be sourced/assembled directly by parents or carers. A full materials list will be sent to all attendees upon registration. Should you have any questions, please reach out to

After participants have registered for the workshops, they will receive access to a special Spotify playlist of music, to enjoy before and after the workshops and to support their mindful art practice. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a complete list of materials


Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your art play.

Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    A5 or A4 10 sheet Canvas pad AND/OR thick art paper OR a draw and wash pad OR watercolour paper or brown Kraft paper in a pad.
    20 sheets total. 

    A range of colours of non-toxic paint that is safe for children, for example, watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint PLUS a selection of food colours. Your own selection of pencils, crayons, oil pastels, soft artist pastels that you have at home.
  • Scissors and glue stick for use with supervision and/or a helper.
  • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic OR white pigment ink.
  • Disposable gloves 
  • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
    Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
  • Clean kitchen sponge/scourers x 4
  • Paper towels, wet wipes or wet cloths for cleaning
  • Dishwashing detergent and microfibre cloth or face washer.

Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all). Pop some into a box and you are ready to create!
paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, kinder squares, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
It is essential participants protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.


Artshed Online 

Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

All children should be closely supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. It's so fun to practice art play with your little one. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 5 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to

Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.