Monday Jan 16
Fabrics & Fibres: Making Messenger Bags
Learn simple pattern making, lacing and plaiting while you create your own messenger bag from a range of Reverse Garbage’s eclectic reuse materials
Each day will begin with basic skills for working with the materials, including safe use of tools, construction techniques and choosing reuse materials. We will work through a design process to create the day’s fabulous object. The afternoons will be spent on finishing processes to create both beautiful and functional items.
We will be recording and documenting the process as we go with the aim of creating a short film so please bring along your mobile device. We will also be holding an exhibition of the week’s objects for parents and friends on Saturday 21st Jan at 11am where we will show the films we have created along the way.
Our Workshop facilitators Rachel & Phil are Reverse Garbage experts as well as experienced science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) teachers. They are both committed reuse practitioners with a passion for teaching skills and making interesting, useful and fabulous objects.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes! These workshops are designed for students 10 years +
What do I need to provide for my child?
Students will need to bring snacks, lunch, a water bottle and hat (for a break outside).
We would like these workshops to be both fun and safe for all attendees. In the event that your child/ren behaves in an unaceptable manner or fails to conform to workshop rules please be aware that you will be notified and may be asked to collect your child/ren.
You will be responsible for your child's transport to and from the workshop venue. Addison Road Community Centre has a bus stop serviced by the 428 bus, there is parking available on site, there is also capacity for students to ride their bikes or scooters (please bring a lock). Please pick up your children promptly at the end of the day.