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Professional Development: Eco-Art for Early Childhood Educators
Sat. 29 October 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST
Come and learn how to incorporate sustainability and hands-on making into your early learning program, in this practical and inspiring workshop.
As part of our “Creative Classrooms” initiative, we're offering this workshop for individuals to attend in-house at Reverse Garbage Queensland for one final time in 2016!
It's a great opportunity for educators to come to the inspiring RGQ warehouse space in Woolloongabba and learn about creative reuse. It's about doing more than recycling: it's finding creative ways to reuse what we have.
Mercedes Walter, RGQ Workshops Coordinator, says “creative reuse is amazing at any age, but young children especially take to it so naturally. They still have an openness about things so they're ready to use leftovers and clean industrial discards to make amazing works of art. It's fun to ignite their creativity with 'garbage'.”
“Our PD workshops are very popular with early learning centres because there has been such a shift towards sustainability in this area. And our colourful and wacky materials are especially loved by the age group they cater to!”
This workshop is specifically for individuals. If you have a large group keen to attend we encourage you to book a private workshop. Please contact our workshops team to arrange this.
About Reverse Garbage Queensland PD workshops
We have delivered PD workshops to early learning educators for many years through our eco-arts program. In the past these have been at the request of the organisation or early learning centre. By popular request, we're now making the PD workshop available for individuals to attend in-house. Participants will be welcome to keep in touch with us after the event to collaborate further.
What you'll learn and do
Learn about what we do at Reverse Garbage QLD, how to implement sustainable practises in your workplace, and methods for reusing/up-cycling salvaged materials.
Take away creative and practical ideas for using everyday items as well as some of our more unusual materials.
Get hands-on and experiment with materials from Reverse Garbage QLD to make your own creations using the ideas and techniques discussed.
Who: Early childhood professionals working in settings such as kindies, childcare centres, family day care centres and schools
When: Saturday 29 October, 10am to 12pm
Where: Reverse Garbage Queensland, 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba
Cost: $25 + $2.00 booking fee per person (tickets are not refundable)
Mary Trabucco (Communications and Creative Classrooms Coordinator)
Phone: 07 3891 9744