AIR KISS Tent
12 to 5 pm Saturday 28 April and 10 to 3 Sunday 29 April.
Free costume-making and people-drawing workshops are putting more “Arts” in the KISS ARTS Festival!
New to KISS ARTS in 2017, the AIR (Artists in Residence) KISS tent will shelter two, free concurrent workshops.
In the “Some Like It Hot” costume studio, you can bring out your inner Orry-Kelly. Don’t know who he is? Orry-Kelly is Kiama’s own Academy Award-winning costume designer, responsible for some of the most memorable movie costumes ever. Here is your chance to make “seaside” themed show costumes– think bathing beauties, pirates, sailors, fish mongers, and even fish. Artist and Circus WOW performer Libby Bloxham will show you how. Materials will be provided and you can capture the many moods of your handiwork at the AIR KISS photo booth. There will be a costume parade at the close of the festival and special prizes for special creations.
At the other end of the AIR KISS tent you will find the Sketch-o-Rama Studio where you can draw your favourite KISS Arts performers who will model, answer your questions, and otherwise engage your graphic imagination. You don’t need to know how to draw–there will be local artists present to coach and encourage you. This is a rare opportunity to try your hand at sketching people, some possibly scantily clad, in a distinctive setting. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
Both workshops open to anyone who is safe with scissors, glue, and sharp pencils; but young children must be accompanied by a responsible person. Open 12 to 5 pm Saturday 28 April and 10 to 3 Sunday 29 April.
Proudly sponsored by Kiama Municipal Council. Donations of fabric by Kiama Boomerang Bags. Donations of paper by Ki-Print.