Year 7 to Year 12

Year 7 to Year 10

Students will gain knowledge of construction technique and confidence in the use of hot glue, hand sewing and the constructive manipulation of a variety of materials using tools specific to the workshop.

Textile Production - Bag Making

In this workshop, we will educate students on the properties of some of our regular materials, such as the waterproofness of vinyl, or the malleability of canvas. They will then have the opportunity to design and develop their own satchel or shoulder bag before we guide them through a sequence of principles and steps to be able to confidently hand sew their own bag.

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Functional backpacks and satchels
  • Handbags, wallets and purses
  • Sleeves for devices
  • Year 6 to 7 (QCAA) - Technology
  • Year 9 (QCAA) - Technology
  • Year 9 and 10 (AC) - Visual Arts

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Sculptural Assemblage

This workshop is a fantastic introduction to the use of salvaged materials to create 3D objects and sculptures. Students will be encouraged to select and utilise materials that embody and convey similar qualities to their chosen subject matter, for example, sea as a stimulus. Emphasis will be placed on dynamic pose, whether depicting action, prompting a narrative or displaying characteristics particular to their chose subject matter.

 

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Creature or human form
  • Exploratory purposes to prompt discussion regarding waste within society
  • Year 6 to 7 (QCAA) - Technology
  • Year 9 (QCAA) - Technology
  • Year 9 and 10 (AC) - Visual Arts

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Musical Instruments

This is a very tactile and sensory experience for students, as well as a great introduction to 3D design and construction. Students can explore the different ways to produce sounds by manipulating and using a combination of our salvaged materials. With simple assemblage techniques, we’ll help students explore how to produce pitch and rhythm patterns from their handmade instruments.

 

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Percussion and string instruments
  • Year 7 (QCAA) - Technology
  • Year 8 (QCAA) - Technology

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Upcycled Fibres

Upcycled fibres is about revamping pre-existing clothing and textiles into new items. In this workshop, students can explore the properties of our materials, both natural and processed, and make informed decisions on their textile choices, construction methods, desired aesthetic and meaning behind their piece. We’ll guide students through simple sewing, knotting or weaving techniques in order to start the base for a final fashion or macrame piece.

 

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Tote bags
  • Textile jewellery
  • Macrame hangers, wall hanging and weaving
  • Year 7 to 8 (QCAA) - Visual Arts

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Toddler Toys

In this workshop, we will educated students on the properties of some of our regular materials and their suitability for toddlers. They will have the opportunity to design and develop a prototype toy before we guide them through the principles of assemblage.

 

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Moving vehicles
  • Puppets
  • Pinball machines and other board games
  • Year 8 (QCAA) - Technology
 

Year 11 and 12

Our Year 11 and 12 programme focusses on addressing Essential Learnings in Visual Art. Workshop experiences will increase students' knowledge of sustainable design by exploring waste minimisation and the manipulation of discarded materials to create art and useful objects.
 

Textile Crafts 1 - Stitch and Collage

Students will make a functional item like a pencil case, phone case or journal cover to use as the basis for textile collage. This tactile workshop utilises some of our most interesting and unique materials. Our facilitator will demonstrate techniques of hand sewing plus the layering of materials to utilise colour, texture and design to create a finished piece. Students will be encouraged to use evidence of construction and embrace a handmade aesthetic.

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Cases and sleeves for iPad/laptop/phone
Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts in Practice (QCAA)
2D [refer 3.4.1. Syllabus] and Craft [refer 3.4.5. Syllabus ... textile crafts]
 

Textile Crafts 2 - Weaving

In this workshop we will introduce students to simple weaving techniques. If your classroom objective is to make wall hangings, we’ll also show students how to create their own loom from our salvaged materials. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of Textile Craft, experimenting with both natural and manufactured materials, both conventional and non-conventional, to create their woven craftwork.

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Woven coil bowls
  • Woven wall hanging
Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts in Practice (QCAA)
2D [refer 2.24.1. Syllabus] and Craft [refer 2.2.5 Syllabus ... Textile Crafts]
 

Wearable Art - Accessories

This workshop focuses on revamping pre-existing clothing into new items. Students are required to bring along a cotton top they would like to refashion into a unique fashion piece. Techniques covered include using macrame knotting to create embellishment and using salvaged materials such as lace and zips to accentuate a neckline.

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Headbands, fascinators and top hats
  • Eco embellishments
  • Masquarade masks
  • Decorative headwear
Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts in Practice (QCAA)
2D [refer 2.2.1. Syllabus... Collage] and Craft [refer 2.2.5 Syllabus ... Fashion Crafts] and 3D [refer 2.2.2. Syllabus Wearable Art]
 

Fashion Crafts - Salvaged Jewellery

In this workshop students are encouraged to look to nature for inspiration and use their observations as a starting point for creating their artwork. We will show students how to find beauty in the discarded and develop ways to revalue common objects and raw materials to adorn the body in traditional and non-traditional ways. By guiding students through the basic techniques of jewellery making, students will learn how to make a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet from our salvaged materials.
 
Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Eco embellishments
  • Steampunk jewellery
  • Statement jewellery
Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts in Practice (QCAA)
2D [refer 2.2.1. Syllabus... Collage] and Craft [refer 2.2.1 Syllabus] and Craft [reer 2.24.5 Syllabus ... Fashion Crafts]
 

Sculptural Assemblage

This workshop is a fantastic introduction to the use of salvaged materials to create 3D objects and sculptures. Students will be encouraged to select and utilise materials that embody and convey similar qualities to their chosen subject matter, for example, sea as a stimulus. Emphasis will be placed on dynamic pose, whether depicting action, prompting a narrative or displaying characteristics particular to their chose subject matter.

 

Educators who chose this workshop made: Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculum
  • Creature or human form
  • Exploratory purposed to prompt discussion regarding waste within society
Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts in Practice (QCAA)
3D [refer 2.2.2 QCAA Syllabus ... Assemblage, Sculpture]