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 28th October 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 Mosaics
Saturday 14th October 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

Green Bikes Fix It workshop
When: Saturday 7th October, 1 pm – 3 pm
Cost: $10
Kids welcome 11 years+

Come along to the Green Bikes Fix It workshop and learn how to conduct bike safety checks and fault finding, carry out basic bike maintenance i.e. tyres, drive train, brakes, headset, wheels, brackets, pedals and frames. Learn about safety and legal requirements and local cycling pathways. Work on your own bikes with experienced cyclists and repairers or apply practical skills to the bikes in the Green Bikes’ workshop.

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