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Making Wild Thing Sticks with theartdept. 

NatureHQ, Wild Dunedin Festival —

On Monday 24 April at NatureHQ we are focusing on activities for children. A highlight will be two hands-on art workshops making ‘Wild Thing Sticks’ run by artists and art educators - theartdept.

Kerry Mackay and Pamela Brown- theartdept. are offering two art making opportunities for children who visit NatureHQ on Monday 24th of April. 

Kerry and Pamela will lead children and families through a ‘wild thing’ sculpture making workshop. The sculptures will be made from clay, tape, wool and found and recycled materials, using simple modelling and binding techniques, and employing lots of imagination, creative thinking and problem solving. 

Every little artist will leave with a garden sculpture of a wild thing they have created, to put in a special wild place at home. Parents are welcome to make one too.

The first session is from 10.30-11.30am and the second is from 1-2pm. Maximum number in each workshop is 20 children, so be sure to book your place to avoid disappointment. You will need to arrive at 10 minutes before each session and it's not the sort of event where you can join in half way through. Child artists will be encouraged to add things to their creations at home if not totally completed during the hour long workshop.

theartdept. support Dunedin’s Wild Dunedin festival, so are providing this workshop free of charge, but we ask for a $2 materials charge for each sculpture made, to help with art material costs.

theartdept. sessions: 10.30-11.30am and 1-2pm (maximum 20 children per session)

Where is Nature HQ?: The Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street.... just a few metres south of the Octagon towards Moray Place.

Cost: $2 materials cost per ‘wild thing’ stick

To book: visit theartdept website http://www.theartdept.org/