The Wild Taste of the Rainforest

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This holiday workshop program for children and young people offers an inspiring range of local artists and fungi fanatics, who use creativity and culture to explore the brilliant biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast.
Spaces are limited, bookings essential.

Find details of all workshops and book online.

Workshop schedule

Tuesday 4 April – Fun Fungi Assemblage
Make your own fun fungi and mushrooms with local artists Cholena Drew Hughes and Neville Field using paper, wood, air-drying clay and other materials. Explore the fascinating world of fungi and discover creative ways of making awesome fungi and mushroom sculptures.
Wednesday 5 April 10.00 am – 11.30 am - Age group: 5 – 12 years - Book now

Wednesday 5 April – Fabulous Flora: Forest Printmaking
Come and experiment with printmaking techniques with local artist Dorothy Haig.  Inspired by and using treasures from the rainforest, you will make three art-cards using collograph, frottage and monoprint to take home or leave on display.  These methods are simple, inexpensive and will have you looking more closely at the patterns and beauty in our native flora.
Workshop 1 10.00 am – 11.30 am - Age group: 5 – 9 years Book now
Workshop 2 - 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm - Age group: 10 – 15 years Book now

Thursday 6 April – Plant, Pulp & Wildflower Seed Paper
Turn plants and paper into paper to plant!  Learn how to make beautiful handmade seedpaper from recycled paper pulp and wildflower seeds with Carly Garner from Natureweavers. We will then draw a picture for the forest, wrap it up in a leaf envelope and leave it in just the right place.  Perhaps the forest will draw us a picture as well?  This workshop is messy and fun, playful and practical.
Workshop 10.00 am – 12.00 noon - Age group: 4 – 7 years - Book now

Friday 7 April – The Wild Taste of the Rainforest
Come and discover some of the unique fruits of Australia’s native plants with Veronica Cougan from Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery.  We will taste seasonal native fruits whilst learning how Aboriginal people forage/d for optimal health from the delicious and nutritious fruits, seeds and roots that grow locally.  Plant your own seed to look after at home and enjoy the satisfaction of growing native food for yourself.
Workshop 10.00 am – 11.30 am - Age group: 7 – 12 years - Book now

A $7.50 booking fee per participant is required at time of registration. Individuals and families are eligible. Large group bookings are not eligible.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver for whom registration is not required.

Art with Fungi and Flora Children's Workshops
04 April 2017 - 07 April 2017
Rainforest Discovery Centre
$7.50 per child

If you register and are unable to attend, please notify council by email: cclp@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au to ensure places can be offered to other participants on the waiting list.

If a workshop is cancelled, registrants will be notified by email and entitled to a refund.

related news:
03 Apr 2017 | Become a fungi fanatic during the Easter school holidays

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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Rainforest Discovery Centre, Maleny




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