Craft your very own garden play space (cubby-house) to take home!
Miles and Sam will guide you step by step to make your own "Wild Thing"- a bamboo artwork like no other, designed for children's outdoor play, exploration and creative experimentation. Working with bamboo, foraged garden materials, plywood, cord and wire you will make a structure approx 1.2 m x 1.2 m x 1.7 m high to take back into your own garden: you’ll also gain new skills to 'build' in a very different way. Using a mix of found and prepared natural materials, this project will encourage you to think about the 'waste' garden materials you have around you in a different way. Be prepared to have heaps of fun and make some forts with us that are just a little bit awesome...
We will run two types of workshops: a full build and a light build. The full build (Morning workshops) will enable you to take home a play-space with a solid raised plywood floor, complete bamboo exoskeleton and the beginnings of a finished 'skin' of leaves palm sheaths or other woven material you can finish off at home; the light build (Afternoon workshops) will enable you to build a complete bamboo exoskeleton frame without a base/floor that you can sit directly on the grass and the beginnings of a finished 'skin' of leaves, palm sheaths or other woven material you can finish off at home. All framework materials, guidance and tools are included. BYO any preferred cladding leaves, palm sheaths, or weaving materials you have at home or experiment with our provided example materials. Bring a ute to take your project home on the day or have us deliver it to your home for an additional fee. Workshop teams are best with 2+: All children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Suits age 6+ best.
All images: @timothy birch