Egyptain Treasures workshop

Unravel the secrets of Egyptian treasure and create your own treasure box to take home in this short workshop guided by scientific illustrator and artist, Celia Curtis.

Image: Martha Johnson
© Australian Museum

Years Time
5-8 years Thursday 18 April & Friday 19 April | 10am – 11am
9-12 years Thursday 18 April | 12pm - 1.30pm
13-16 years Thursday 18 April | 2.30pm - 4pm

Ages: 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years

We also offer Auslan workshops, specifically designed for D/deaf, hard of hearing and CODA children. Please click here to book into the Egyptian Treasures: Auslan Workshop.

Be transported back 3,300 years to the incredible world of Ancient Egypt and dive into the secrets of Egyptian treasure with scientific illustrator and artist, Celia Curtis. In this short workshop you will unravel the mysteries of what Egyptians considered true riches and design your own treasure box to take home.

Step into the shoes of ancient artisans to learn about the intricate funerary rites and rituals that surrounded the afterlife in Ancient Egypt. From gold and precious gems to sacred animals, discover the stories behind these precious objects. Then, channel your inner artist to decorate your very own treasure box disguised as a book, personalised with precious materials using techniques such as collage and decoupage.

Leave this workshop with a memento of your creativity, and inspiration to learn more!

Participants are asked to wear/bring an old shirt or apron to paint in.

If using a Creative Kids Voucher, please choose your course carefully as once your voucher has been redeemed the value cannot be recovered if your child, for any reason, does not participate in the course. Please refer to the Service NSW website for the terms and conditions for Creative Kids Vouchers.

Creative Kids vouchers must be redeemed by 9 April 2024 for this program.

Please refer to the AM's refund policy here. Discounted Members tickets will be verified with Members registered for Family Membership benefits. Members Benefits are for registered Members only (kids and /or adults).

Celia Curtis

Palaeo-art workshop: Bringing Dinosaurs to Life

Celia Curtis is a multidisciplinary artist with a keen eye and a love for creatures great and small.

Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum

Celia Curtis is a multidisciplinary artist with a keen eye and a love for creatures great and small. Celia is a scientific illustrator and palaeo-artist specialising in painting and drawing moths, birds and dinosaurs. Celia has had many moth and bird illustrations published and several exhibitions of these illustrations since her artists residency at the Australian National Insect Collection in 2016. She also worked as a paeleoartist at Erth Visual & Physical, where she painted dinosaur puppets for over 10 years. Prior to that Celia worked as a scenic painter for two decades around Australia.

Celia has a Diploma of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She is passionate about creating accessible spaces for people of all abilities. Celia is passionate about the Deaf Community, Auslan and art. She is a highly experienced art workshop facilitator and enjoys designing and teaching art workshops for children and adults. She is currently studying the Auslan Interpreting Bridging Course, working across several museums and performing in her rock band. Her goal is to become a qualified Auslan Interpreter and continue to make accessible creative spaces for all to enjoy.

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Experience one of the greatest collections of its kind in this Australian-first exhibition, Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs. Discover over 180 ancient Egyptian treasures and be transported back 3,300 years to Ancient Egypt ruled by the country's most celebrated pharaoh.

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