Chances to get creative
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 libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz.