Resourceful skill workshops for tamariki

30 September - 13 October 2019 - Boys' High

Social enterprise Rekindle is dedicated to creating opportunities for resourcefulness, or making what we need from we have around us. The organisation shares creative skills to transform undervalued resources through craft.

During these spring school holidays, Rekindle is offering the following workshops:

Doll-making with tī kōuka leaves

Tī kōuka cabbage tree leaves are such an abundant and multi-purpose material that we can find all around us.

This fun workshop will teach kids how to make a simple doll with cabbage tree leaves. It is perfect for older kids, 8 years and up – those comfortable working with scissors.

Please note: 8 to 11 year olds require caregiver supervision.

Ages: 8+

Cost: $18 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Date: Monday 30 September 2019

Time: 9.30am to 11.00am

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Harakeke weaving for tamariki

During this workshop, which is an introduction to a wonderful resourceful and traditional craft, Adrian will share his love of harakeke/flax weaving or raranga.

Children/youths will learn how to weave through a project to suit beginners, such as making putiputi (flowers) or ika (fish). They will also learn some of the basic concepts of tikanga (customary protocols) and hear stories.

Please note: Caregiver supervision is required.

Ages: 8+

Cost: $20 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Dates: Tuesday 1 and Tuesday 8 October 2019

Times: 10.00am to 11.00am and 12.15pm to 1.15pm

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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String and rope making from tī kōuka leaves

This workshop will give you a resourceful skill that your children will be able to use in so many ways for the rest of their lives!

This technique for making string and rope is simple and can be used with many different materials.

Please note: Caregiver supervision is required.

Ages: 5+

Cost: $16 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Dates: Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 October 2019

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Pocket doll: An introduction to dollmaking with Hilary Jean Tapper

Children/youths can learn how to make their own simple doll from the resources they have around them with dollmaker Hilary Jean Tapper.

Create an enchanting 12 centimetre doll by hand. Participants are also welcome to bring any preloved fabrics from home that they would like to make their doll from, as well as sewing materials.

Please note: 10 and 11 year olds require caregiver supervision.

Ages: 10+

Cost: $35 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Date: Monday 7 October 2019

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Block printing with Kuva Zakheim

Experience the incredible world of block printing!

Kuva Zakheim will take you on a journey into the mysterious and rich history of Indian hand-block printing and share his knowledge and practice of this tradition.

You will have the opportunity to block-print an item from your own home or closet.

Please bring a shirt, skirt, pants, bag, pillowcase – something you would like to give new life with block printing!

Please note: 7 to 11 year olds require caregiver supervision.

Ages: 7+

Cost: $35 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Date: Wednesday 9 October 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Spoon carving for youngsters

Come along and learn how to make a spoon with your youngster!

This workshop is an opportunity for young people and an accompanying adult to work closely together to carve a spoon from green timber.

Children will learn basic whittling techniques with a straight and curved whittling knives, and hear about the ancient tradition of woodworking.

Please note: Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver for one-on-one supervision.

Ages: 10+

Cost: $45 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Dates: Friday 11 and Sunday 13 October 2019

Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Childrens chopsticks

Kids, learn to carve your own chopsticks! Using local wood and a knife, you’ll make some beautiful chopsticks you can use and treasure.

Perhaps they might even travel with you and replace disposable chopsticks.

Please note: Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver for one-on-one supervision.

Ages: 10+

Cost: $35 (caregivers free)

Bookings: Required and non-refundable

Dates: Friday 11 and Sunday 13 October 2019

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Rekindle, level one, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.