Weaving Loom – Art in Nature

  •  27/09/2018
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weaving using natural plant fibres has been an activity the first human beings on earth did together. It takes us back to basics. Back to the simplicity of working together in nature to create something beautiful. If you enjoy being creative and love the outdoors, then this workshop is for you!

The children will learn the art of weaving, combining natural fibres and textures and found natural items’ as we will weave in any feathers, leaves or things found around us to create a beautiful weaving loom inspired by nature to hang on their wall at home. They will make nature looms using a combination of wool, thread and natural fibres.

Our workshop facilitator Kate is a professional artist and experienced primary school teacher with a major in Outdoor Education.  She is passionate about creativity and how sensory interaction with the natural environment can stimulate curiosity, imagination and creativity. Kate also runs our Lysterfield Lakes and Braeside Park Bush Playgroups and has a wealth of knowledge about the natural environment, it’s history and through stories and play, connects children in a meaningful way to the land.

The workshop is child led and children are encouraged and guided through the process to come up with their own creative designs.

This is a great opportunity for children to take some time out, hang out with new friends in a yarning circle and let their creativity flow.

Ages: 5-12 years (though parents are also welcome to book a ticket and join in!)

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