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Wild Wings: Children's Holiday Program

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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Time to flutter and fly
Wild Wings, Children's Holiday Programme, winter school holidays, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli, creative workshops, native birds, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, paint, clay, Kim Schoenberger, Lizzie Connor, Watercolour Lyrebirds, Paintbox Art School, Brahminy Kite, Feathers and Eggshells
Winter school holidays are just around the corner - Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB


Winter school holidays are just around the corner and parents everywhere will be scrambling for activities to keep the children entertained. Get ready kids - it's time to flutter and fly at Wild Wings, the special winter workshop series, launched by Sunshine Coast Council, and to be held at two of the Sunshine Coast's most-loved reserves - Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens and Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. Wild Wings is offering a diverse variety of arts-based activities aimed at getting young imaginations soaring.

Wild Wings' creative workshops will explore native birds, butterflies, moths and dragonflies through the medium of paint, clay and costume. Local artists work closely with children as they create and learn about their environmental subjects.

Wild Wings, Children's Holiday Programme, winter school holidays, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli, creative workshops, native birds, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, paint, clay, Kim Schoenberger, Lizzie Connor, Watercolour Lyrebirds, Paintbox Art School, Brahminy Kite, Feathers and Eggshells
Glasswing Butterfly - Image: David Tiller via www.commons.wikimedia.org


Tuesday 2 July | Winged Wonders in Clay | $7.50
Workshop #1 | Age 5 - 9 years @ 10.30am to 12.00noon
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

ONE SPOT REMAINING


Tuesday 2 July | Winged Wonders in Clay | $7.50
Workshop #2 | Age 9 - 15 years @ 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

TEN SPOTS REMAINING


Participants to Winged Wonders will get to discover the fascinating transparent winged butterflies, namely the Clearwing Swallowtail and the Glasswing Butterfly with ceramic and sculptural artist, Kim Schoenberger. Different clay making techniques will be explored by the children, whilst creating their very own take home winged wonder using air-dry clay, repurposed and natural materials, transparency film, sticks, leaves and pods.



Wednesday 3 July | Beetroot Butterflies and Turmeric Moths | $7.50
Workshop #1 | Age 8 - 13 years @ 10.30am to 12.00noon
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

TEN SPOTS REMAINING


Wednesday 3 July | Beetroot Butterflies and Turmeric Moths | $7.50
Workshop #2 | Age 8 - 13 years @ 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

ELEVEN SPOTS REMAINING


Local artist, Lizzie Connor, hosts the Beetroot Butterflies and Turmeric Moths Workshop. Homemade colours that have been prepared from fruit, vegetables and spices will be used in this unique painting workshop. Working on the theme of moths and butterflies, children will create take-home artworks of these delicate and beautiful winged creatures. Students will also discover natural brushes applying the berry, beetroot and turmeric paints with feathers, grasses and sticks, to create distinct mark-making in their own creations.

Wild Wings, Children's Holiday Programme, winter school holidays, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli, creative workshops, native birds, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, paint, clay, Kim Schoenberger, Lizzie Connor, Watercolour Lyrebirds, Paintbox Art School, Brahminy Kite, Feathers and Eggshells
By Fir0002 - Own work, GFDL 1.2,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7319898


Thursday 4 July | Watercolour Lyrebirds | $7.50
Workshop #1 | Age 4 - 7 years @ 10.30am to 12.00noon
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha

FOUR SPOTS REMAINING


Cheryl Nonmus from Paintbox Art School will run the Watercolour Lyrebirds workshop, with the unique and timid lyrebird as the subject. The beautiful, ground-dwelling lyrebird is found along Australia's East coast and is notable for its very long tail feathers and ability to mimic sounds. Young artists will first work from drawing before learning watercolour layering techniques to create their very own take-home lyrebird art piece.

Tuesday 9 July | Wetland Warriors in Clay | $7.50
Workshop #2 | Age 9 -15 years @ 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli

THREE SPOTS REMAINING

Students can immerse themselves in a voyage of discovery by soaring to great heights with the Brahminy Kite or by hovering across the low wetlands with the iridescent winged dragonfly. Kim Schoenberger will guide students through different clay making techniques in Wetland Warriors, to create their own wetland warriors with air-dry clay, repurposed and natural materials, fabric, plastic sticks, leaves and pods.

Wild Wings, Children's Holiday Programme, winter school holidays, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli, creative workshops, native birds, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, paint, clay, Kim Schoenberger, Lizzie Connor, Watercolour Lyrebirds, Paintbox Art School, Brahminy Kite, Feathers and Eggshells
Brahminy Kite - Image: By Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Chalakudy, India - Brahminy kite series #3, CC BY-SA 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3667672


Wednesday 10 July | Feathers in the Wind | $7.50
Workshop #1 | Age 5 - 13 years @ 10.30am to 12.00noon
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli

ONE SPOT REMAINING


Wednesday 10 July | Feathers in the Wind | $7.50
Workshop #2 | Age 5 - 13 years @ 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli

ONE SPOT REMAINING


Local artist Wrenna Hubbard from Feathers & Eggshells will teach students how to create their very own dainty wind chime by gaining inspiration from the local birds at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. Air-dry clay and painted feathers will be utilised ensuring students have their very own stylish wind chime or mobile to take home.

Wild Wings, Children's Holiday Programme, winter school holidays, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha, Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli, creative workshops, native birds, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, paint, clay, Kim Schoenberger, Lizzie Connor, Watercolour Lyrebirds, Paintbox Art School, Brahminy Kite, Feathers and Eggshells
Dragonfly - Image: makamuki0 > Pixabay


Readers will soon realise that I have deliberately omitted some of the workshops - the reason for this is that they have already 'SOLD OUT', hence the necessary urgency to book online as soon as possible, to ensure happy little people throughout the holidays.
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Why? To allow children to spread their wings and fly with creative workshops
When: Tuesday 2 July to Friday 12 July
Where: Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, 51 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, QLD 4554 and Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Sports Road, Bli Bli, QLD 4560
Cost: $7.50 per participant
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I love the theme of this. What a great program for the kids.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6529) 26 days ago
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