Craft Punk: Small Offerings Exhibition

I just love the name ‘Craft Punk!’ So what’s it all about? Well Craft Punk is about getting a hands on craft experience and learning from the best industry experts. This Craft Punk event seems to be centred Christmas, Terraniums and Upcycled Jewellery and are focused on producing things that represent ‘Small is beautiful.’ Craft Punk is all about giving you the tools to take making into your own hands!

Succulent Terrariums: Quirky green worlds in a jar
1 and 2 December, 10.30am – 12.30, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Beginners welcome (age 14 years and over)
$45 adult, $40 Powerhouse member (includes Museum admission)
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Ever wanted one of those nifty terraniums that you’ve seen all over Pinterest? Well fret no more, terranium-maker expert Amy Wong will teach you how to create a succulent terrarium with attitude. You will learn plant selection, soil composition, terrarium care and hints for propagating succulents and plants. If you want to drool a little more over these super cute minature worlds, Amy has her own online business Petite Green – arg so cute!


Fakery Finery: Jewellery Workshop
1 and 2 December, 10.30am – 12.30, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Beginners welcome (age 14 years and over)
$45 adult, $40 Powerhouse member (includes Museum admission)
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What would happen if you mashed artifial foilage and funky jewellery designs, you would get something like what contemporary Jeweller Melinda Young produces. With a love for frippery, fakery and the ‘un-natural’ Melinda will show you how to use the creative potential of discarded plastics and found objects as they are deconstructed into fabulous wearables. With lots of techniques to learn, you can bring your own colourful additions to add to provided materials.

Drop In Workshops:
Radical WRAP 
1 and 2 December, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Time to get creative and get into making some ‘designer’ wrapping paper for your Christmas pressies. It’s the best way to say Merry Christmas with your own personal signature and style through DIY Craft Punk Radical Wrap. All materials supplied including brown paper, pom poms, stencils, felt pens, coloured dots and assorted decorations.

Here is a video from the Powerhouse team about what happens on Craft Punk days:

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If you’re out and about, I’d recommend a visit – it’s to dye for.

Images from here and here.

Until next time,
Love, Festival Girl

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