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!
Learn from the experts, the makers and the artists
Meet at the Arts & Ecology Centre - Image: author
Perhaps you're a local in search of a new hobby or would like to add to your repertoire of existing hobbies, or you might be lucky enough to be on holiday on the Sunshine Coast and looking for something to fill your leisure hours. Whatever takes your fancy, here are three totally unique workshops happening in October at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, where you can learn from the experts, the makers and the artists. Please book or register your interest online, using the relevant links, as all workshops tend to sell out really fast.
🐝 Native Stingless Bee Workshop : caring for your hive
Native bees are the unsung heroes of our gardens! Learn all about the peculiar life of stingless native bees for the backyard from the Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group, who will share their secrets on everything one needs to know about keeping native bees.
Explore ways to dye fabric using botanicals from the garden
An exciting three-hour workshop where guests will be guided by local artist, Jenai Hooke, exploring ways to dye fabric using common botanicals that may even be found in your own backyards. Once learned, imagine how much fun can be had at home.
Fiona Dempster is the local calligrapher who will assist workshop-ees with developing calligraphy (beautiful writing) skills and then translating these skills onto pebbles. Guests will take home a small collection of pebble letters which form the beginnings of messages, names and words. Calligraphy on pebbles may be an innovative add-on to painting and playing Hide and Seek with Painted Rocks.
Choose a fun hands-on learning experience for the month of October and learn a new skill from the experts, the makers and the artists. Please book or register your interest online early, as these workshops tend to be extremely popular.
Arts & Ecology Centre at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens - Image: author