Workshop Examples Year 4 to Year 6

Our eco-art workshops are suitable for children aged  ....                     

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Re-machination  

Students will design and construct their own ‘re-machination’ - a sculptural artwork created from our salvaged materials. Students can use their re-machinations to explore the features and design of functional objects; comparing objects that are familiar and used in everyday life to objects in the new world within the book. Students will consider their creation’s unique features and functions as well as Visual Arts elements (e.g. line, shape, texture & colour) and concepts (e.g. space, balance, contrast & pattern).

Educators who chose this workshop made:

  • Totems

  • Sculptural pieces 

Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculums

  • Years 4 to 5 (QCAA) - Visual Arts

   

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Properties of Materials  

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:

  • Wind ornaments and mobiles

Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculums

  • Year 4 (AC) - Visual Arts

  • Year 4 (AC) - Chemical Sciences

 

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Wearable Art for Kids  

Students can utilise various techniques of stapling, glueing, threading and even simple sewing to realise their wearable art piece. Skirts, hats, belts, goggles and masks are just a few ideas in this theme. These workshops draw on the rich symbolism associated with wearable art throughout history and cultures, such as identity, the subconscious, ceremony and celebration.

Educators who chose this workshop made:

  • Creative costumes

  • Headpieces

  • Masks

Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculums

  • Year 4 (AC) - Visual Arts

 



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Out of this World - Space Explorers 

Students can choose to construct a space-related sculpture, such as a robot, space probe, or other robotic spacecraft to explore the limits of their imagination (and our solar system). This workshop encourages the development of fine motor skills and builds confidence in constructing 3D artworks.

Educators who chose this workshop made:

  • Solar systems

  • Robots & aliens

  • Satellites, space explorers & spaceships

Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculums

  • Year 4 (AC) - Visual Arts

  • Year 4 (AC) - Chemical Sciences

  • Year 5 (AC) - Earth & Space Sciences

 

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3D Creatures  

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; and older students to 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:

  • Anatomically accurate arthropods and invertebrates  

  • Australia native creatures 

  • Mammals

  • Dragons 

Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculums

  • Year 5 (AC) - Biological Sciences

 

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Bag Making  

In this workshop, we will educate students on the properties of some of our regular materials, such as the waterproofness of vinyl, or the malleability of canvas. They will then have the opportunity to design and develop their own satchel or shoulder bag before we guide them through a sequence of principles and steps to be able to hand sew their own bag.

Educators who chose this workshop made:

  • functional backpacks and satchels  

  • Handbags, wallets and purses

  • Sleeves for devices

Applicability to the QCAA & Australian Curriculums

  • Year 5 (QCAA) - Technology