Chances to get cre­ative

Northern Outlook - - WHAT’S ON -

Brush up on old skills or learn some new ones these school hol­i­days.

Waimakariri’s li­braries will be run­ning a How-To Fest through­out the school hol­i­days, with a range of work­shops on of­fer.

Join in the fun be­tween Satur­day Septem­ber 30 and Sun­day Oc­to­ber 15 for a range of events for ages pre-school to adult. For peo­ple want­ing to learn an­other lan­guage, there will be an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence Chi­nese cul­ture in a fun and in­ter­ac­tive work­shop.

Tu­tor Jim Cul­li­nane will of­fer two Movie Labs, one for chil­dren, one for adults, to show how iPads have changed the way videos can be pro­duced. The hands–on work­shop will guide par­tic­i­pants to dis­cover how to make bet­ter movies, in­clud­ing plan­ning with sto­ry­boards, shot lists and se­quenc­ing a movie.

Award-win­ning il­lus­tra­tor and au­thor He­len Tay­lor will share her ex­pe­ri­ences on how pic­ture books are made at two fam­ily night events. From the first blos­som­ing of an idea, through to the fin­ished hands-on-page-turn­ing-book.

Join Les­ley Ottey from Eco Ed­u­cate to learn how to re­pur­pose toys into pup­pets and doorstop­pers, and cre­ate re­us­able shop­ping bags from yarn or t-shirts. There will also be an op­por­tu­nity for pre-school­ers and their par­ents to make a tod­dler drive-in movie.

Spa­ces for all of the events will be lim­ited and book­ings can be made at any Waimakariri Li­brary or by phon­ing 03 311 8901. Pick up a flyer from any Waimakariri Li­brary, or visit li­

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