Rebecca Ward is a local jeweller who works and lives on Stoney Edge Nature Refuge and uses natural materials to create environmentally friendly themed wearable art. She as recently created Bushcraft, an exhibition of 50 brooches all made from the grey gum and other hardwood sticks from her home near Maleny. She has been invited to deliver workshops and art programs at Sunshine Coast primary schools. She has also worked as a workshop presenter at Woodford Folk Festival and a tutor at the Brisbane Institute of Art.
In Rebecca’s workshops, the young people will select a type of string and each make a necklace from their choice of drilled sticks and gumnuts. They will learn how to make a beading needle from recycled copper wire (if they are old enough, or the younger ones can use a readymade) and will engage in the creative process of working out what combinations and composition to choose. There will also be an option to make a toggle clasp for those interested. This workshop will be available to young people of any age.
This workshop tent will be available to children from 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm (no bookings required) and it is completely free for all participants.
This workshop is part of the Junior Landcare Paddock activities at the Maleny Wood Expo