Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Sharing Skills and Culture.
Session Title: Scrapture Workshop
Description: A workshop for the whole family – learn how to break stuff apart and fix it back together in an artful fashion! All equipment and tools will be provided, including stuff you can dismantle. If you have any broken items at home with funky shapes, you are encouraged to bring them along.
Suitable for children aged 8 and up. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Parental supervision is required if children are aged between 8-10yrs.
What you’ll get:
- A ‘Scrapture’ of your own making – a sculpture made of scrap, either functional or decorative for the house or garden.
- Access to power tools, hand tools, and other useful gadgets
- A sense of accomplishment as you achieve a reduction in waste, while making art!
- Something to enter into Salamanca Art Centre’s Art from Trash competition later in the year
What to bring:
- Any unusual and/or broken objects from home or work for repurposing
About Creative Exchange: Kickstart Arts value community skills and knowledge, so we started up Creative Exchange – Hobart’s newest destination for teaching, learning, sharing and collaborating!
Kathy O’Hara’s upcycled art & furniture-making practice is 10 years old.
An Industrial/Furniture Design dropout, Kathy O’Hara salvages and repurposes industrial and domestic discards into functional items – grafting together a miscellany of things that no longer serve their original purpose. She currently has 2 solo exhibitions plus several group exhibitions under her belt.
Kathy recently relocated from the Blue Mountains of N.S.W. where she used to run Scrapture workshops for local council, schools, community groups and Mens Sheds.