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One of the gifts of Christmas is sharing what you have with others.

And we have two free tickets to this Thursday’s Christmas Creativity class we’d like to share with our lovely WEAVE+WONDER community.

We are giving away two tickets to our Christmas Wire Stars class which is on this Thursday 11 December 2.30pm-3.30pm at Teenie and Tiny, Camp Hill (Brisbane).  These simple yet gorgeously tactile wire stars make a wonderful hanging garland for Christmas. Children will learn how to manipulate wire to create a series of stars in this class for 5-12 year olds.

To enter this starry and bright giveaway, simply leave a comment below before 12noon Wednesday 10 December.  Two winners will be chosen randomly from all the entries we receive and each winner will be given one free ticket.  

And if you’re on Instagram, you can head on over to @weaveandwonder for another chance to win!

Good luck friends!

UPDATE:  Thank you for your entries – our winners are Regina and Annie!  We look forward to seeing you and your budding creatives at this class on Thursday!

Christmas classes at Teenie and Tiny

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There is nothing more exciting around Christmas time than getting lost in a whimsical gift store dreaming of handcrafted, natural toys + books and who might receive the loveliness!

While you browse and dream, shop and plan, we would love to create with your children!

We have two afternoon classes scheduled for Teenie and Tiny this year these are as follows:

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‘Alexander Calder inspired wire hanging stars’ workshop

Thursday 11 December, 2.30-3.30pm.

Cost: $20 per student

These simple yet gorgeously tactile wire stars make a wonderful hanging garland for Christmas. Children will learn how to manipulate wire to create their stars.

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing mobile sculptures. Inspired by his most famous works and using wire + wool, Children will create their own hanging stars.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is for 5-12 year olds, however younger children are more than welcome to attend this class under the supervision of an adult.

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Fabric and feather Christmas angels

Tuesday 16th December, 2.30-3.30pm.

Cost: $20 per student

Using the lovely texture of feathers, white + vintage fabrics, children will create ‘light + floaty’ hanging angels to decorate their home this Christmas! We will visit the stunning nativity story illustrated by Julie Vivas.

PLEASE NOTE:  This class is designed for 5-12 year olds.  Younger children are welcome to attend this class under the supervision of an adult.

 

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Riverbend Christmas Creativity returns!

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WE ARE SUPER-EXCITED ABOUT THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS CREATIVITY AT RIVERBEND BOOKS, BULIMBA!

With warm tactile leather + fabric alongside sustainable design processes, we are proud to present a fresh new take on Christmas decorating!

Of course, these are first and foremost children’s classes and so we are excited to jump into the wonderful world of artistic inspiration from the famous Alexander Calder on through other screen printing + fibre artists. From this inspiration we have developed skills-based classes that are fresh and contemporary!

For the first time this year, we are offering an ADULT CREATIVITY CLASS and also a PARENT+CHILD CLASS! In these classes, you are able to choose the project you would like to complete – please read the class description carefully and leave your selection in the comments section of your booking.

Take a wander through the classes we have on offer below and click on the title of the class to go to our events page and BOOK NOW – these classes fill very quickly! We hope you enjoy:

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WIRE + LEATHER WREATH

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stables. He also produced numerous wire figures.

Using inspiration from Calder’s work, we will experiment with the wire medium to form 3D shapes. We will use these twisting+bending techniques to create a unique Christmas-inspired wreath form. Calder also added solid forms to his mobiles for counterbalance. We will look at ways to weave gorgeous leather + fabric leaves into our wreath-sculpture for a truly stunning result! The perfect marriage of art + craft for Christmas!

Each student will create 1 wreath in this class.

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LEATHER STARS

Oh soft caramel leather you truly make us weak at the knees! Students will engage with the slow art of hand stitching to create these beautiful leather + fabric ornaments or gift tags.

These are a beautiful layered addition to your tree, a hanging garland or a unique handmade gift tag. Students will choose and cut fabric stars from our beautiful selection of handwoven + naturally dyed fabric and accented with vibrant felt in Christmas green to layer behind their leather stars! The sparkling bronze adds a festive touch as the students thread + stitch their fabric soft sculpture together!

Each student will create 3 stars within this class.

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PRINT YOUR OWN FABRIC + PAPER WRAP

This year we are excited to announce a class with a sustainable message!

WEAVE+WONDER are proudly offering the gorgeous naturally dyed and handwoven fabric sourced from traditional weaving families in rural Cambodia. As we introduce this gorgeous fabric into the Australian market, we are motived toward sustainable uses for it. We couldn’t think of a better beginning than using custom sized pieces as fabric wrapping for Christmas!

In our printing class, we will learn simple printing, stamping + stencilling techniques and work on pattern repeat in order to create unique designs for our fabric wrapping. We will use humble brown paper also as a ‘test run’ for our fabric pieces but also as useful wrapping in itself!

Students will print 1 large fabric wrapping sheet (can be used as two smaller sheets) as well as significant length of custom printed wrapping paper.

There will be additional fabric wrapping sheets available to purchase in all classes.

holiday class wrap up III * wire sculpture

Oh my! This class was such a fun class! Something quite different where the children created their own wire garden atop one of weave+wonder’s well-known logs! Inspired by the famous wire sculpture of Alexander Calder, the children were asked to experiment + minipulte the wire into any form they wished to begin, and we followed this up with technique on how to form flowers. The finished product looked amazing, each child focusing on the techniques + forms that most inspired them! I was super impressed!
We display our sculpture at home under a glass cloche – makes my children extra proud of their work!

weekday weave

:: Remembering the magical creations our Saturday morning class made in ‘kinetic sculpture’ and ‘wearable art’ inspired by Alexander Calder and Maryann Talia Pau.

:: Taking time to celebrate an anniversary

:: Reminding my children how to treat one another and delighting that art is how they choose to be reminded.

:: planning a much anticipated splash-fest for a recently-turned-8yr-old!

:: Immersing ourselves in circle+oval shapes

:: Enjoying new designs

:: having these props arranged + re-arranged by my curious little helpers as we plan our two weeks of diorama’s in the Saturday morning inspiration series!

:: Loving the feel of this wool between my fingers at any available moment!