Eco-art activities in time for holidays

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This September school holidays, Reverse Garbage at Woolloongabba is introducing some exciting new themes to the Spring eco-art workshop program to coincide with some of 2014’s best new film releases for kids.

‘Boxtrolls’ is a quirky film opening in cinemas this September that encourages children to “dare to be square,” and children can make their own trash collecting Boxtroll character or cardboard box costume in the workshop. Boxtrolls is one of many themes that kids can participate in with ‘Furry Friends,’ ‘Wearable Art’ and ‘Pirates and fairies’ among the other activities available.

“Using offcuts and discards as craft materials presents a fun challenge that gets kids thinking laterally and demonstrates ways they can re-use materials that have been reclaimed from the waste stream,” says workshop facilitator, Mercedes Walters.

“Using leftover pieces of new materials from the manufacturing industry, children can see that not all things thrown away are broken or dirty. We demonstrate craft activities using clean, salvaged materials and give children the opportunity to use their imagination to experiment, play and repurpose”.

Reverse Garbage September Spring School Holiday Eco-Art Workshops run from Tuesday 23 September – Thursday 2 October, 2014. See the full program outline below. All workshops are held at Reverse Garbage, 20 Burke St Woolloongabba.


What – Spring School Holiday Eco-Art Workshops

When – Tuesday 23 September – Thursday 2 October, 2014

Where – Reverse Garbage, 20 Burke St, Woolloongabba

Cost – $20 per child (includes tuition from experienced artists, tools and materials)

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