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Teach your children to become mini printing presses
Photo Courtesy of Hands on Brisbane
Printmaking is one of those age-old crafts which allow you to make more than one of your masterpiece picture. Kids will love being able to create an image which they can then print over multiple pieces of paper to make a series or for more than one family member to stick on the fridge.
This Summer, thanks to Hands on Brisbane, you can bring your kids to The Gardens Club and let them immerse themselves in a program of making, creativity and learning through the Wise Foundation's latest program.
Teacher and Brisbane-based printmaker, Kay Wantanabe will be teaching kids the general concepts of printmaking by creating a relief collagraph work. This is a technique where pieces of paper and other items are glued to a block then dried and printed using rollers and baren. It's a simple and effective way to make wrapping paper, cards or anything else where you want to make multiple versions of the same image.
The second class will teach a transfer monoprint technique and other simple methods using paper pieces and leaves, which children will use to produce an image to print.
Your kids will even get morning tea with a muffin and popper provided to each child attending the workshop. This is a great way to get your child creating and out of the house this school holidays to learn a new craft and maybe find a new passion.