Creative Upcycling Workshops

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of turning waste materials and old, used or unwanted products into new materials or items of better use or quality – creative upcycling!

MIDWASTE is running Creative Upcycling workshops to teach you how to get creative with old stuff and turn them into something useful and beautiful.

Creative Upcycling workshops include mosaics, eco dyeing and other art based activities.

Creative Upcycling Workshops at The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre, Short Cut Road, Raleigh

Upcycled Sculpture (communal project)
When: Saturday 6th May 9.30 – 3.30
Cost: $60/ $30 concession

At the Creative Upcycling Sculpture – communal project workshop, participants will be guided by sculptor Paul Miller to learn how to work with found materials to create a combined group sculpture. Participants will learn how to use materials and tools, and the group will jointly come up with a design and create a combined artwork/sculpture which can be displayed at The Bowerhouse.

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Upcycled Sculpture (individual project)
When:
Saturday 20th May 9.30 – 3.30
Cost: $60/ $30 concession

At the Creative Upcycling Sculpture – individual project workshop, participants will be guided by sculptor Paul Miller to learn how to work with found materials to create a personal artwork or sculpture. Participants will learn how to use materials and tools, and Paul will show some examples of the work he has created and processes for making art and sculpture using recycled and repurposed materials.

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Upcycled Mosaics
When:
Saturday 27th May 9.30 – 3
Cost: $60/ $30 concession

At the Upcycled mosaics workshop participants working with artist Fiona McAulay will learn how to get creative with used tiles and other materials to make both indoor and outdoor mosaics. There will be displays of great upcycling mosaic examples and the opportunity to share ideas and gain knowledge and experience on basic design theory and some technical considerations.
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Creative Upcycling Workshops at The Green, Tip Road, Tuncurry

 

Repair a chair
When: Saturday 13th May, 10 – 3
Cost: $60/ $30 concession

Learn the basics of upholstery with a demonstration and then bring along a wooden chair (or buy one at the Tip Shop) that needs some upcycling! The session will cover how to breathe life back into a chair including sanding back, adding struts discussion, how to remove any unwanted features of the chairs and staining.

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Knitting with T-Shirts
When: Saturday 27th May 10 – 3
Cost: $60/ $30 concession

Bring along some old t-shirts and learn, with artist Katrina Norman, how to knit luxurious soft and warm throws. Learn how to cut a t-shirt to create balls of yarn and knitting stitches that will transform old t-shirts! Basic knitting skills useful but not essential. (custom made knitting needles can be purchased on the day for $25 or bring your own, minimum size 20mm)

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