Examples Workshops | Early Years Learning

Our eco-art workshops are suitable for children aged  from 3 years to pre-Prep                       

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

Bugs & Creepy Crawlies

Children of all ages are fascinated by nature. Students can create invertebrates, arthropods or crustaceans while learning about their critter’s form and segments. This a great opportunity for younger children to practice their cutting and stapling skills plus explore the properties of our salvaged materials to select the best materials to replicated key parts of a creature’s anatomy such as legs, wings or eyes.  

Educators who chose this workshop made:  

  • Insects and bugs  

Early Years Learning Framework:  

Outcome 2: Children are connected to the world

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Loose Parts Play

Child-led exploration and learning is an important focus of educational frameworks. Our Loose parts play workshops encourage children to move, stack and manipulate to help build their basic invention, divergent thinking and problem-solving skills.

We select materials for properties such as texture, receptiveness, transparency, shape and things that children can sort and build with. Our loose parts are perfect for kindy children and have been introduced especially to help early childhood educators implement aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Early Years Learning Framework: 

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their worldOutcome 4: Children are confident and involved learnersOutcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Print & Collage

This workshop is ideal for children to explore colour, shape, pattern, texture plus experiment with different materials and construction techniques. Whether your students are required to create a dimensional visual artwork of a descriptive illustration, a textile collage or an animal habitat, we can tailor our facilitation to meet your groups’ needs.

Educators who chose this workshop made:

  • Stamps

  • Animal Habitats

Early Years Learning Framework: 

Outcome 5: Children are effective communications



Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Properties of Materials

Is it hard, soft, flexible, rigid or waterproof? Is it transparent or opaque? We will guide children through the process of exploring the properties of our salvaged materials, using the creation of a wind ornament or hanging mobile as the starting point for their scientific inquiry. We have a wide range of natural and processed materials, which students can experiment with based on their properties. This informed decision-making process will also assist children in deciding what tools to select when manipulating their chosen materials.

Educators who chose this workshop made

  • Outdoor wind ornament

  •  Mobiles

Early Years Learning Framework: 

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners