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Music & Art Workshops

Paint What You Hear workshops are directed by musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi. The workshops use classical and contemporary music and visual art to engage young people and adults in the arts, inviting them to respond to live music using painting and drawing.

DSC_8865 copyParticipants listen to live musicians and respond to the music exploring lines, shape, colour and their own imagination. Children learn about the elements of music and how to represent sound through artistic expression. The workshops are engaging, fun and messy!

The first Paint What You Hear workshops were held at ArtPlay in Melbourne in 2012 through the generous support of the City of Melbourne Arts Grant program. We have subsequently held workshops with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Education & Outreach Program, Melbourne Recital Centre, MPavilion, Royal Children’s Hospital, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Incinerator Gallery, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland and Dress Up Attack! Festival in Sydney.

For upcoming workshops, please visit the Events page.

DSC_5834 copy“Love love loved it! Kids let loose and were stimulated by things they aren’t normally exposed to. Thank you!” – Heide Museum of Modern Art dad.

“Zakiya Kurdi and Erica Rasmussen were exceptional and I am still, hours later buzzing from the experience. The Paint What You Hear session was so engaging, so inspiring and had such an indescribable energy about it.” – ArtPlay mum.

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For more info & bookings please contact Erica here

Erica Rasmussen – music
Zakiya Kurdi – visual art

Sam Haycroft (Chaos At Play, I Am Duckeye)
Elisse Kleiner
Asha Henfry
Ryan Wakeling
Julian Medor (Pegbucket)
Andrea Keeble
Kynan Robinson

Paint What You Hear out & about Dress Up Attack! Festival, Sydney 2014. ABC Sunshine Coast reporter, Jessica Hinchliffe, talks to Sam and Jules at the Woodford Folk Festival December 2013. Adventures in Art blogger Hannah writes a great little piece about the Paint What You Hear exhibition in October 2012.

All photos by Shadow Zone Photography

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