We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Monday, May 17, 2010

International Museums Day

Mr11 and his lovely friend and I had a wonderful day on Sunday-
"Discover Adventure in Grafton International Museums Day 10 set to be better than last year From 1pm on Sunday 16 May the Friends of the Grafton Regional Gallery will host the International Museum Day Discovery Trail, amassive CBD wide event!! Enjoy a family friendly free discovery trail around the Grafton CBD starting at the Gallery, with stops atGrafton Branch Library, Clarence Valley Conservatorium and the Prince Street Recycling Station. The day will finish with activities and afternoon tea at the gallery. It’s an afternoon to enjoy our beautiful town and join the family for some fun and adventure.In conjunction with Clarence Valley Council as part of the Healthy Active Scheme the Friends of Grafton Gallery have joined forces with other collecting institutions to host a discovery trail stopping at four different locations around the CBD. Adults and children alike will delight at the wide range of fun activities on offer; there really is something to please just about everyone.A discovery map pointing the way around the day will be available at the first stop at Grafton Regional Gallery from 1pm. Using your map you will be able to follow the trail around the CBD and participate in the art activities, games, tours and more at each stop. There will be opportunities to win prizes and be creative.At Grafton Branch Library, who are hosting a special Sunday opening for the event you can learn all about the new library for Grafton and design you own fantasy library with everything you can imagine included. This is a chance to think about how important our Library collections are to the community. Selected drawings created on the day will form a Library display after the event. The Library will also be open for loans and returns.The Clarence Valley Conservatorium on Villiers Street will open its doors for an interactive music making opportunity where the extensive collection of musical instruments will be on display, many of them available to try out. The talented musicians on staff at theConservatorium will offer impromptu performances and information about the wide range of services on offer.The day includes a strong environmental theme with a stop at the Prince Street Recycling Collection Station.Where Suzanne Lynch the Clarence Valley Council Environmental Education Officer can help you create recycled art work while providing information about the importance of recycling and how to use the recycling stations located all over the valley.Stroll back to the gallery for art activities based around the fabulous exhibitions on display, prizes for completed Discovery Trail quizzesand an opportunity to be one of the few people in the world to see inside the hollowed Collection Room, full of art treasures. The collection room tour will focus on work acquired through the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship biennial exhibition of contemporary drawings. At the gallery you can also try your hand at macramé and marbling techniques in the Hippy Craft section inspired by Chester Harris:Posters from the Aquarius exhibition and listen to local aboriginal artist Alison Williams tell stories inspired by her work in the A focuson the Aboriginal Collection exhibition.
The Friends of Grafton Gallery will also be offering a selection of delicious treats for afternoon tea in the beautiful courtyard.All activities, games and tours are free making the event a great option for the whole family. If you would like more information about how to come on the Discovery Trail on the 16th call the gallery on 6642 3177 or visit the gallery website at www.graftongallery.com.au . Bookings for the gallery collection room JADA tours are essential if you would like to participant in that component of the day.The day is a JADA fundraiser funded through the Healthy Active Scheme."

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