Creative Upcycling Workshops

Event Date: 

20 May 2017
27 April 2017

Event time: 

9.30am - 3.30pm
Upcycling Example

Would you like to learn how to create beautiful mosaics or sculptures from used materials?

Bellingen Shire Council in partnership with MIDWASTE are hosting Creative Upcycling workshops including mosaics and sculpture workshops at The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre in Raleigh.  Participants will learn how to get creative with old stuff and turn used materials into something useful and beautiful.

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of turning waste materials and old, used or unwanted products into new materials or items of better use or quality – Creative Upcycling!

At the Creative Upcycling Sculpture communal project workshop, participants, working with sculptor Paul Miller, will learn how to work with found materials to create a combined group sculpture. Participants will learn how to use materials and tools, come up with a group design and create a combined artwork which can be displayed at The Bowerhouse.

At the sculpture workshop, participants will work with Paul to learn how to work with used materials to create a personal artwork or sculpture and Paul will show examples of the work he has created and processes for making art and sculpture using recycled materials.

The Creative Upcycling mosaic workshop with local artist Fiona McAulay will teach participants indoor and outdoor mosaics techniques, working on a small project during the day and starting a quality take home project. There will be displays of great upcycling mosaic examples and the opportunity to share ideas as well as gaining knowledge and experience on basic design theory and some technical considerations.

The Creative Upcycling workshops are at The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre, Short Cut Road, Raleigh and cost $60/$30 concession per workshop.

Upcycled Sculpture (communal project) Saturday 6th May 9.30am – 3.30pm;
Upcycled Sculpture (individual project) Saturday 20th May 9.30am – 3.30pm, and
Upcycled Mosaics Saturday 27th May 9.30am – 3.00pm

To register visit  This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.


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