In life before little children, you may have been known to frequent galleries, art exhibitions and live shows or perhaps join tour groups all over Melbourne.
If the thought of attempting any sort of cultural activity with pre-schoolers in tow may seem a lonesome and tricky affair, think again. Escaping dulls-ville with your little people need not be as difficult as it first seems thanks to two art-loving mums that make up Culture Mamas, setting out to nourish the minds of culture-hungry parents with arts and culture events where children are also welcome.
Culture Mamas encourages mums and dads to connect with the arts to stimulate their intellect, at the same time meet a supportive network of like-minded souls, in an environment that is welcoming of babies and small children.
Past events include: a Photography Tour of Footscray, Drawing Workshop for Beginners, Brunswick Art Crawl, Cupcake Fondant Workshop, Melbourne Street Art Walking Tour, MCG Tour, Polygot Theatre Workshop, State Library of Victoria Guided Tour, Pram-Friendly Hamer Hall Guided Tour, Penguins 2D at IMAX and more.
Events taking place over the next few months include:
Baby-Friendly Introductory Talk on the Italian Masterpieces
A baby friendly talk at the NGV, providing an overview of the Italian Masterpieces exhibition, which has made the long journey to Melbourne from its home at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
When: 30 July 2014, 11 - 11.45am
Bring Your Bub' Fitzroy Art Crawl
A pram-friendly guided exploration in collaboration with the team at Art Aficionado, discovering the diverse and vibrant contemporary arts scene found in one of Melbourne's hippest suburbs.
When: 10 September 2014, 11am - 1pm
Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Run by local animator, David Penny, in collaboration with Footscray Community Arts Centre, mums and dads are invited to discover the basics of using stop animation techniques whilst working with their little ones to create their very own movie masterpiece.
When: 13 September 2014, 12 - 2pm
Each Culture Mamas event is designed to engage parents, at the same time provide an environment that is welcoming of babies and small children, encouraging a whole new generation of arts lovers. Just because you have small children, does not mean you should leave Melbourne's cultural side behind.
Head to Culutre Mamas for all the latest news and to book your spot on the next event.
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