september, 2022

thu08sep1:00 pm4:00 pmEvent OverBush Animal Sculpture WorkshopLifelong Learning Festival1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Botanica Springs Children’s & Community CentreProgram Type:Lifelong Learning Festival,Programs & Workshops,Special Events & ForumsPrice:Free Event TagsArt,Gardening & Sustainability,Lifelong Learning FestivalFree3 hours


Did you know you can create a colourful, sculptural animal using just hay wrapped with wool? The simplicity of hand building with hay requires no tools and great results can be achieved with just a sense of fun and imagination.

In this workshop you will be guided in;

  • Creating a base form with hay appropriate to your chosen animal
  • Dividing the hay into the main features
  • Techniques in wrapping with wool
  • Finishing the details of your animal

This method of making a ‘bush toy’ is an indigenous art form which is championed by the Tjanpi Weavers of the Central desert. Our tutor, artist Caroline Hawkins, learnt this artform from Gunditjmara master weaver Bronwyn Razem, who has given her permission to teach and share the knowledge of making bush animals.

All materials supplied and this workshop suitable for adults. Please note that the hay can be dusty, so this activity is not suitable for those with existing respiratory conditions.


3 hours

Program Format

This is a free event as part of the 2022 City of Melton Lifelong Learning Festival, presented by Melton City Council


Melton City Council: Lifelong Learning Festival


RSVPing is closed at this time.

Health Guidelines for this Event

Other Health Guidelines Participants are encouraged to wear a face mask at this event and follow all other Covid-safe practices including using the provided hand sanitiser, remaining physically distanced where possible and not attending if you are unwell.

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This program/event seeks to address the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).

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