Wed, 07 Dec|
Riverside Cultural Centre
Floral Art - Kids Workshop (8 years+)
“Flower pounding” or “floral hammering” is a straightforward approach to eco-art that even relatively young kids can master.
Time & Location
07 Dec 2022, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Riverside Cultural Centre, 289 Main Road Lower Moutere, R.D.2, Upper Moutere 7175, New Zealand
About the Event
We have a treat for you – or, more precisely: for your kids. It involves smashing stuff. With rocks. Or hammers. Or rolling pins. It's enjoyable – and maybe somewhat unexpectedly - yields beautiful results.
“Flower pounding” or “floral hammering” is a straightforward approach to eco-art that even relatively young kids can master. And this is the perfect time of year to try it out; collect a selection of the abundance of flowers around, and let us show you some methods of preserving a snapshot of early summer colours on paper or fabric.
The pigments in the plants are vibrant and create stunning collages. In a little under an hour, the kids can create more than one seasonal gift, card, or piece of art to take home. And once they know how to do it, nothing will stop them from recreating the process at home with materials you already have. It’s part craft, part stress management :)
Please note that most natural pigments do not make suitable dyes. They may fade when exposed to light; they may change colour upon being exposed to the air by the action of the pounding - and most of them will wash out. Heat setting might increase the lifespan of your work in the air, but it will not make it washable.
Also, this workshop is not for the noise sensitive amongst us.
Limited to 15 participants 8 years and older. (Younger kids are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.)
- Ticket type