Get ready for a free workshop doing something fun and positive, focusing on an often forgotten victim of fires - insects.
In the eight sessions participants will design, build, write about, record and exhibit their bugs which may be realistic or completely fanciful.
The creative workshop is for children aged seven years and above, teenages, adults and families from the Southern Highlands.
There will be for components to the workshop:
- Design and build a puppet or sculpture of a local insect with Steve Coupe and Sue Wallace at ImaginArta Puppet Centre. The dates are Jan 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon.
- Write about their insect with Jess Raschke at MENTAL Gallery. The dates are Jan 21 and 22 from 10 am to 1 pm - 2 sessions to write with Jess Raschke at MENTAL Gallery, Bong Bong St, Bowral.
- Record people's voices reading all or elements of their stories with Sergei Netchaef at MENTAL Gallery. TBC
- Display the works at MENTAL Gallery
The free workshop was made possible by a grant from Wingecarribee Shire Council to help build resilience in fire affected communities.
The programme will run between January 11 - 22 and is a collaboration between ImaginArta and Mental Gallery.
It will be overseen by Steve Coupe and Sue Wallace from the Sydney Puppet Theatre, writer Tanya Ford and recording artist and gallery curator Sergei Netchaef.
ImaginArta also have shows every Sunday at 11 am and have added shows on January 28 and 29 at 11 am for the whole family to enjoy.
For more information and to book in for the workshops and shows, visit imaginarta.com.au
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