I found myself in Wonderland

The Art Series Hotel - The Blackman PC: Charles Blackman

The Blackman is turning Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale into specially curated art workshops for children these school holidays.

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality” – Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has been a rite of passage for 150 years, charming children and adults the world over. With walls adorned with Charles Blackman’s paintings attributing to the enchanting happenings.

Collaborating with Melbourne based designer-illustrator Beci Orpin, The Blackman will ensure the holiday period is filled with wonder and adornment. Little minds will turn big, while small hands will remain active during the 2 x two-hour workshops.

“Off with their heads!” Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland

Armed with a treasure chest brimming with paper, glitter, and an array of curious objects, Beci will take young guests on a journey down the rabbit hole, to inspire creativity and bring to life the fantasy of logic and nonsense. All the children need to bring is an imagination the size of forever and the belief that ideas have no bounds.

Beci Orpin School Holiday Workshop at The Blackman
Monday 21st of September:
Session 1 – 10am to Midday
Session 2 – 2pm-4pm
For children aged 5 years and over accompanied by a parent/guardian
$25 per person

Tickets: www.artserieshotels.com.au/artefacts-shop/
Tickets are limited – 40 per session

$5 from each ticket will also be donated to The Royal Children’s Hospital in North Melbourne

“No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.” Mock Turtle, Alice in Wonderland.

The Blackman is moments away from the city’s CBD and five minutes from world famous St Kilda Beach, offering the perfect base to spend the remainder of the day on a family adventure.

For a longer family getaway, families can also take advantage of the new Stay and Play package. The offering includes a sleepover in a Deluxe Studio Twin Suite with balcony, breakfast at Classico and half-day adult Lekker bicycle and children’s scooter hire. The kids can further harness their artistic flair using the complimentary art canvas kit whilst parents can enjoy a lazy morning with a late checkout of 1pm. Free car parking is included and the use of complimentary Bugaboo strollers, to ensure the family holiday is as hassle free as possible.

The Stay and Play package, is available for bookings from Monday – Sunday during the Victorian school holidays, with prices starting from $246 per night.

What’s your favourite Alice in Wonderland story?

The Blackman
452 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
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