We're very excited! Tomorrow Michelle will be holding the first (!) Seedsmiths workshop at Bruce's from 2.00-3.30pm on Abstract Self Portraiture. It's suited to those aged between 8-15 and is limited to 10 students. To book and for more information, click here. It's open to all skill levels and each child will leave the workshop having created a unique abstract self portrait. This workshop costs $15.
In a couple of days, she will be holding the second Seedsmiths workshop. It's happening on the 23rd of January at Bruce's. It will also run from 2.00-3.30pm, and again is suitable for children aged from 8-15.
Participants will create a 3D art object using a traditional weaving method, adding found objects to contemporise their piece. Participants may also choose to bring items they'd like to incorporate into their design, however, other project materials will be provided.
The workshop is $15 and the class is limited to 10 students. Click here for further information and to book your spot.
Bruce's has been running some awesome children's activities over the summer and Seedsmiths are really pleased to be involved.
Hope to see you there!
Seedsmiths is starting off its Book Club with The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book, first published in 1925 received mixed reviews at the time and has most recently been re-made into a film directed by Baz Lurhmann.
The novel is set in the Jazz Age and explores themes of excess, class and status, old vs. new money and the corruption of the American Dream. Fitzgerald's characterisation of Daisy Buchanan was apparently inspired by his wife, Zelda.
If you have an interest in America in the 1920s, or in Fitzgerald's writing you might like to join in. It doesn't matter if you have or haven't read the book before, or viewed the film. If you haven't read it before: it's a short, simple read that gives great insight into the Roaring Twenties. If you have read it before: with the recent film release, what a great opportunity to re-visit the novel.
Seedsmith's Book Club will run two sessions - one to receive your copy of the book and an introductory discussion of characters, themes and the author. The second session occurs at a later date and involves a more in-depth chat about the book. Ideally, you will have read the book by the second session - but if you haven't quite finished it, don't worry! You can still contribute ideas based on how much you have read. This scenario, will definitely not be happening (uh, be warned there is a bit of swearing and violence in the clip linked - probs don't watch it at work or around impressionable little ones.)
The course fee of $15 covers both sessions, light refreshments and the cost of supplying your copy of the book to you. The venue is yet to be confirmed - please keep checking our Facebook page for updates on that front.
February's sessions are quite close to each other, to encourage regular reading (nothing like having a bit of a deadline for knuckling down and finishing that book - I'm just as bad as everyone else when it comes to this!) and because the novel is quite short. Other Book Club sessions will involve longer reading times (at least a month or two most likely.)
Click here to read a bit more about Seedsmiths Book Club and click here to book your spot for February. It would be great to have numbers finalised ASAP, so if you're keen get to it! Also, if you have ideas about future books the Seedsmiths Book Club can read, shoot through an email via firstname.lastname@example.org (you may like to put 'Book Club' as the subject heading.)
Finally, the Book Club is open to everyone although because of the themes and issues discussed it's probably best if you're over the age of 18.
Thanks to the ever awesome Lisa, the venue for February's Book Club will be Bruce's - everyone's favourite cafe in Wynyard. Thanks for your support, Lisa!
Welcome to Seedsmiths. We are so very excited to work with the community in the coming months. Seedsmiths is all about the local community and sharing the creative skills-base we have here. We are for creating and making, learning and growing.
Courses will be held twice yearly, once during summer and again during winter. We are hoping to finalise courses for the summer 2015 season as soon as possible, as well as lock in details for the launch event in February - keep checking back here and on the Facebook page for updates on that front. Each teaching season will culminate in a designer's showcase - a very special event featuring stalls and demonstrations highlighting what has been made, learnt and grown during that time.
We are currently taking applications from potential teachers with a variety of skills to share. If you are interested in running a course through Seedsmiths, please download and complete the application form at the conclusion of this post. Then email it to: email@example.com
In the meantime, stay awhile, have a look around and maybe even fill in our survey? It takes just a mere matter of moments and gives us valuable feedback in regards to courses for the future. Alternatively, if you have ideas of things you'd like to make, learn, grow feel free to shoot us an email at the above address.
Michelle & Naomi
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