We run workshops to inspire, educate and empower
Our facilitators have experience working with children and adults in different art and craft skills.
They are trained in alternative construction methods, safety and tools handling as well as classroom management. All facilitators have blue cards to work with children.
Our workshops encourage you to think outside the square by challenging you to re-use, re-purpose and transform ordinary objects destined for landfill.
Reverse Garbage Queensland conducts eco-art workshops at our warehouse in Woolloongabba, in schools, OSHC and childcare centres, libraries, shopping centres, festivals and events.
Our workshop education program caters for Early Years Learning up to Year 12. We cover a range of themes that fit into the QCAA and Australian curriculum areas of Sciences, Technologies, Mathematics, the Arts, English and HASS.
|You come to us||We come to you|
|A visit to the warehouse in Woolloongabba is part of the experience||We come to you - it's more convenient, no need to organise transport|
|Participants have access to a wider range of materials and have the opportunity to explore the warehouse||Facilitator(s) bring all the tools & materials|
|Maximum 26 participants||Maximum of 30 participants per facilitator|
|Duration and theme can be adjusted to suit your requirements||
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Drop In Workshops
Our 'Drop In' Workshops are suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years old and our range of themes appeal to kids from all walks of life.
We select the least bulky of our materials (eg. coloured paper, old books and catalogues, sheepskin offcuts, plastic bits 'n' bobs) to reduce the amount of space required to run these workshops (and create less mess!), but children will still love what they can create in them using simple joining and collage techniques.
Drop In Workshops are ideal for festivals and other events that cater for large groups.
**Please note that children aged 4 to 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult whilst participating in a Drop In Workshop.
We come to you
Set Time period
|We come to you to conduct the workshop at the event site. ...facilitator(s) bring all the tools & materials, bump in & bump out||Conducted on a drop-in basis for a set time period so participants can come and go ... minimum 2hr duration.||
Ideal for large numbers of people. Max. 20 people per hour per facilitator
Early Years Learning
Aimed at children aged from 3 years to pre-Prep, our Early Years Learning program combines hands-on fun with interesting art activities focussed on using clean, non-toxic offcuts and discards to create art.
Our EYL program is designed to give children the opportunity to explore the properties, textures, colours and functions of materials and to experiment with their manipulation.
Prep to Year 3
Our Prep to Year 3 program builds on skills acquired in the early stages of schooling. Students develop confidence in the manipulation of materials and extend their knowledge of material properties, with a particular emphasis on creating 3D sculptural forms.
Students are encouraged to plan and design, select appropriate materials, then construct and decorate their artwork. Workshops are designed to enable critical thinking, problem solving and experimentation.
Year 4 to Year 6
Workshops are designed to enable critical thinking, problem solving and experimentation through the creative reuse of our clean industrial discards.
In order to ensure direct applicability to the curriculum, students are encouraged to plan and design, select appropriate materials, then construct and decorate their artwork.
Year 7 to Year 12
Students will gain knowledge of construction techniques and confidence in the use of hot glue, hand sewing and the constructive manipulation of a variety of materials using tools specific to the workshop.
Our Year 11 and 12 program focuses on addressing Essential Learnings in Visual Art. Workshop experiences will increase students’ knowledge of sustainable design by exploring waste minimisation and the manipulation of discarded materials to create art and useful objects.
Our OSHC themes are chosen because of their suitability for a variety of age levels and abilities.
School Holidays Eco-Art program
Our school holiday eco-art program offers children a break from the school routine but not from fun and learning!
Designed for children aged 4 to 12, our themed workshops combine art and environmental learning, while encouraging creativity with salvaged materials.
Monthly Adult Workshops
We run internal workshops, once a month, on a Saturday in our eco-art workshop space in Woolloongabba. Designed for a variety of skill levels these workshops provide artists, designers, craft workers and hobbyists an insight into sustainable, creative practices.
Professional Development Workshops
We run Professional Development workshops for teachers, carers and educators, to inspire and inform the use of salvaged materials to create eco-artworks with children in their care.
We run Team Building workshops to explore, investigate and creatively "play" in a professional setting.
Sustainability in Early Learning
Making time to explore, investigate and creatively "play" in a professional setting is not only fun but also improves creativity and builds rapport amongst participants by developing interpersonal relations and social interactions.
Creating together is a powerful exercise that requires trust, communication, compromise and co-operation. Our workshops are a perfect way to allow for a "fun part" during a day of training and can also be used as a "thinking outside of the box" exercise. We assist staff to see the many creative possibilities and hidden potential of salvaged materials, manipulate them to achieve specific outcomes as well as play and experiment to see what happens!
Festivals and Events
We have a proven track record of running workshops for festivals and events, large and small, addressing environmental themes.
In particular, we aim to engage participants in identifying waste as a resource, reusing and repurposing salvaged materials and reducing consumption through the complete use of resources currently at hand.
Working within a budget, we can provide all tools, materials and facilitators and schedule workshops designed to engage communities anywhere in South East Queensland.
Special projects are quoted on a one off basis, depending on the scale and requirements of the project. If you are planning an event, and have a particular idea in mind, we’d love to hear about it! We can develop a custom theme or activity to compliment your event, inspire your community and provide an enriching and creative experience for participants.