There are three upcycling craft workshops taking place at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in April and May, to coincide with the museum's current Eratz Fantasia Project display.
The Eratz Fantasia Project is a large and striking art installation by Melbourne-based artist Rachael Hallinan, using discarded plastic toys otherwise destined for landfill, to create a magnificent colourful forest.
The following low cost craft classes are designed to have visitors create art pieces using found objects, inspired by Rachael Hallinan's works:
School Holiday Workshop: Bits and Bugs
Inspired by the magnificent Ersatz Fantasia exhibition, children aged 5 - 12 are invited to join in with an upcycling craft class to create insects and bugs using found objects. Materials such as bottle tops, paper and cardboard can be used to create a bug-masterpiece.
Bits and Bugs
When: Thurs 9 April, 2015 at 10:30am
Family workshop: Repurposing toys to create household items
Craft alongside Rachael Hallinan, the artist behind The Ersatz Fantasia, to create eye catching objects for your home using old toys.
Repurposing toys to create household items
When: Sun 2 May, 2015 at 11am
Cost: FREE (but booking required)
Upcycled Paper Bowl Workshop
For the adults and older kids (over 12 years), learn how to make a bowl out of recycled paper. With a simple folding technique, you can use old magazines, junk mail, brochures, or newspapers to make a bowl for your home achieved on an almost zero budget.
Upcycled Bowl Workshop
When: Wed 13 May, 2015 at 5pm
Should you wish to see amazing The Eratz Fantasia Project on display, it is currently on at the Yarra Ranges Museum until 24 May, 2015. More info Here