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Christmas Creativity Classes – two wonderful venues!

I don’t know why, but for some reason every year, Christmas tends to sneak up on me….

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It could be the enthusiastic flutter into spring or the crazy-buzz of end of school year, but I seem to feel it comes racing at me with ever-increasing speed each year.

And I long to choose to be mindful and put the brakes on to remember gratitude.

…For my family and our peaceful home.

…For my children’s future looking bright when so many don’t have that luxury.

In our home, we often gather around creativity in order to slow.

Making things with busy and intentional hands, allows room for hearts to be full of love + gratitude. A gift thoughtfully made gives so much more than just the object.

If you are like me and want to make the choice to slow and be mindful, can I invite you to join us at our Creativity Workshops – two locations this year!

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[ picture: from our Riverbend Wreath class! Just stunning!]

Riverbend Books and Cafe have been such an incredible supporter of local community and mindfulness – we just adore running classes in this beautiful store!

A new inner-west venue for WEAVE+WONDER is the gorgeous gift + design store OneGirlStudio in Graceville. We have recently completed term time Architecture + Design classes for children and students are eagerly awaiting more Christmas-creativity!

Again this year, we are offering classes over two weeks to accommodate private and state school finish times – please choose a class that suits you! These are Christmas-time favourites and even if you have joined us for a similar class in years gone by, these treasures make wonderful gifts and we will include new colours + materials.

DON’T FORGET TO BOOK NOW – THESE CLASSES FILL INCREDIBLY QUICKLY – CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:

Create a stunning + unique leather wreath

Paint or Stitch – create gorgeously tactile leather + ply ornaments!

 

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We can’t wait to share creative time with your children this Christmas and help them to craft handmade gifts of love to treasure!

art classes :: week 1 Autumn Adventures in Art

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Today a few lovely pics from our first ‘Autumn Adventures in Art’ series hosted by Riverbend books!

Our exciting Brisbane-based art classes are focused on great books and nurturing creative thinking.

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Saturday afternoons are looking to be creatively magical with a wonderful + enthusiastic group of young artists.

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This week our theme was NOTICING and as we began our introduction to printmaking inspired by a bunch of equally ‘wild’ and imaginative books, students played with printing texture and layers, background and foreground, ghost prints and more!

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Students took home a gorgeous ‘mothers day’ print of their favourite autumn leaf adjacent our custom quote and we gathered all their experimental printmaking into their folio’s for collation over the 6 week series!

Next week’s theme is IMAGINATION: the ‘Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton and ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers will project us into our experiments with mono printing and etching. Can’t wait!

nurturing creativity :: autumn gathering

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She’s almost here, this autumn season of ours, her smouldering colours preparing for their blazing show.  This week we’ve been observant, looking, looking wherever we are for trees of autumn colour, gathering for today’s first Autumn Adventures in Art workshop.  She’s a little shy, our Brisbane autumn, and not nearly as showy as her cooler friends, but still there are bursts of colour to be found when you go looking.

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And this is a simple and stunning way to display your autumn finds.  In the coming weeks be on the lookout for trees of autumn colour and trees with leaf shapes you like.  Gather your leaves and carefully press them flat between the pages of a thick book.  Or use a thin book, and pile some other books on top.  Let them dry for a few weeks and then display in this beautiful way.  We took a sheet of recycled cardboard and used some craft glue to attach the leaves.

So grab a basket, hold a little hand or two, and head outside along your street or to your local parks for some lovely Autumn gathering.

the Autumn Art early-bird catches the worm!

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It’s a cliche, but it’s true.  The early-bird does catch the worm, or in this case, catches the  wonderful early-bird pricing on our upcoming Autumn art workshop series.

Our Autumn Adventures in Art six week series starts in May and if you book before 18 April you will receive six classes for the price of five.  Oh the fun we will have taking inspiration from great children’s authors + illustrators, and creating with paint, clay, printing and weaving!

We have tailored a range of workshops so you can choose the most suitable art workshop for your child:

Preschoolers:
Autumn Adventures in Art – creativity workshops for preschoolers

We will take inspiration from great children’s authors and illustrators and create with different materials each week, including paint, clay, printing and weaving – perfect for little hands and creative minds!    This 6 week series will be held at two different venues so you can choose the day and location that suits you:

  • Every Tuesday, starting 5 May @ Teenie+Tiny, Camp Hill.  10.00-10.45am, OR
  • Every Thursday, starting 7 May @ Riverbend Books+Cafe.  10.00-10.45am.
  • $120 for 6 weeks series, all quality materials supplied.
  • Book by 18 April for our $100 early-bird special

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Primary + middleschool children:
This 6 week Autumn-themed series gives your children the opportunity to explore and experiment with two mediums in more depth, building upon skills over the weeks.  Picture books, chapter books and poetry will be woven throughout these art workshops to inspire our creating!  Together we will explore printmaking techniques using a variety of objects to make prints on a range of materials.  We will also create with mixed media, experimenting with paint, ink, collage and foraged natural materials.

6-10 year olds:

  • Every Saturday, 1.00-2.00pm, starting 9 May in W+W’s studio @ Riverbend Books+Cafe, Bulimba
  • $120 for 6 weeks series, all quality materials supplied.
  • Book by 18 April for our $100 early-bird special

9-14 year olds:

  • Every Saturday, 2.30-4.00pm, starting 9 May in W+W’s studio @ Riverbend Books+Cafe, Bulimba
  • $150 for 6 weeks series, all quality materials supplied.
  • Book by 18 April for our $125 early-bird special

We hope you will join us for our Autumn Adventures in Art!

Our new Autumn art workshops starting May

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We invite you to join us for some Autumn Adventures in Art, our new art + creativity workshops launching in Term 2.

Oh the fun we will have taking inspiration from great children’s authors + illustrators, and creating with paint, clay, printing and weaving!

Our art + creativity workshops are designed to inspire and nurture creativity, using great children’s books to stimulate discussion, launch ideas and inform art techniques and theory.  We are looking forward to working alongside your children through this six week series and encouraging their creativity to take wings.

autumn collage

Our Autumn Adventures in Art workshop series is inspired by this beautiful season – windswept leaves and bare trees, crisp skies and tiny animals.  We have chosen some stunning children’s books whose words and illustrations will gently float inspiration into our creating, whisper ideas into our minds, and warm our creative confidence.

We have tailored a range of workshops so you can choose the most suitable art workshop for your child:

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Preschoolers:
Autumn Adventures in Art – creativity workshops for preschoolers

We will take inspiration from great children’s authors and illustrators and create with different materials each week, including paint, clay, printing and weaving – perfect for little hands and creative minds!    This 6 week series will be held at two different venues so you can choose the day and location that suits you:

Please follow the link’s below to book NOW and take advantage of our special!

watercolour and weaving

Primary + middleschool children:
This 6 week Autumn-themed series gives your children the opportunity to explore and experiment with two mediums in more depth, building upon skills over the weeks.  Picture books, chapter books and poetry will be woven throughout these art workshops to inspire our creating!  Together we will explore printmaking techniques using a variety of objects to make prints on a range of materials.  We will also create with mixed media, experimenting with paint, ink, collage and foraged natural materials.

Please follow the link’s below to book NOW and take advantage of our special!

6-10 year olds:

9-14 year olds:

We look forward to you joining us for our Autumn Adventures in Art workshops!