While Gauteng’s 3rd term school holidays only kick off on September 28, leading up to the holidays there are plenty of creative children’s workshops happening across the city, providing many ways to keep the little ones amused. Whether you’re looking for new ways to keep the kids busy this weekend, or planning ahead for the holidays, here’s our pick of four cool creative workshops to look out for.
The iStore and Future Space team up for the FutureSpace Junior coding workshop series, geared at kids in grades 1-10. Covering topics ranging from beginner coding to YouTube video creation, each course requires specific apps and kids as young as seven-years-old can learn the fundamentals of programming. Some courses require you to complete the beginner courses before participating. Classes run until September 20. See the full programme here.
Play Africa at Constitution Hill‘s Old Fort provides hands-on and creative experiences for young kids that also have an educational element. Launched with the aim to help ‘children and families come together to play, create, build and connect’, kids up to ten years old are welcome. What’s more, entrance to this unique children’s museum is free! Open 09:30-15:30, Sat 09:30-12:30. Closed Sun, Mon. Find out more here.
Teaming up with The Coloured Cube and facilitator Kamal Naran, Wits Art Museum hosts a free augmented reality workshop on Sat Aug 18 from 12:00. Kids can colour in artworks then watch them come to life through the Crayola Colour Alive app on their smartphones. Find out more here.
Titled Make your own Maja, Serbian-born artist Maja Maljevic closes her new exhibition Polytekton at David Krut Projects with a bang, teaming up with David Krut for a special kids’ print workshop on Sat Sep 22 from 11:00-14:00 (costs R30 per print). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.