Photo: Fergus Floyd

Let’s Meet … John!: Online Children’s Workshop with Yaz Gaté

Saturday 29 August 2020
10.30-11.30am AEST

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the lives and artworks of artists in the Museum’s collection? While you can’t visit TarraWarra Museum of Art at the moment, we’re excited to bring a little bit of the Museum to you in our Let’s meet … online workshop series for children and families!

Join Melbourne-based artist and educator Yaz Gaté online this winter and delve into the life and practice of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists—John Olsen! Hear fascinating stories about John’s life and learn how he creates his bold abstract artworks, before making your very own artwork inspired by John’s wild use of line and colour.

This interactive artist-led online workshop will be delivered via Zoom Meeting and will run for 60 minutes. Participants will need a computer or smartphone with an internet connection. Please contact our Education Coordinator Shannon Lyons if you have any queries about the Zoom platform.

Online via Zoom.
FREE, one registration per family required, bookings essential and limited capacity. Attendees will be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 1 hour before (9.30am AEST) the workshop is due to commence on the day.

This online workshop is recommended for primary school-aged children. Parental involvement and supervision is required for all participating children.

TarraWarra Museum of Art is grateful to Education Program Supporters Ullmer Family Foundation, Harry the Hirer, Scanlon Foundation, Escala Partners, Credit Suisse, Erdi Foundation and Bennelong Foundation.

Further Information

Yaz Gaté is a passionate educator, artist, mother, and the founder of Tiny Cupboard Creatives—a small business providing exciting in-home studio and virtual classes, workshops and events for learners of all ages. With over seventeen years experience teaching English as an Additional Language and Art at primary and secondary levels, in both Australia and the UK, Yaz especially loves delving deep into artists practices and sharing their stories, processes and techniques with younger creatives. Yaz’s distinct artworks feature thick black lines, bright pops of colour and modern botanics, inspired by her journey in discovering her roots and exploring her cultural disconnect as a second generation Filipina – Australian. She especially loves it when art and storytelling collide, and revels in collaborating with other creatives.

Find Yaz Gaté on InstagramFacebook and YouTube, and at

  • Online workshops will be hosted via Zoom Meeting. Participants must check that their computer and internet service being used to access the online workshop is compatible with the minimum specification requirements to use Zoom. Please check your compatibility here.
  • You must check your computer, tablet or smartphone for Zoom compatibility prior to the start of the online workshop. Test your Zoom connection and should issues arise please seek support via Zoom.
  • You can choose to enable your video in the Zoom Meeting. For the best experience, we ask that you set your microphone to mute, and that you raise your hand before unmuting to ask questions or share comments during the workshop. If you’d prefer, you can ask a question or share comments via the chat function.
  • By registering in an online workshop you are giving permission for you and/or your child to be photographed. Photos may be used by TarraWarra Museum of Art for Education and Public Program promotional purposes. Please inform staff if you do not wish to be photographed.
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