An­other Strange Gar­den work­shop is on next week

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS / PEOPLE -

DUE to pop­u­lar de­mand, the Mans­field High Coun­try Fes­ti­val will run a sec­ond Strange Gar­den work­shop next week.

Fol­low­ing on from a suc­ces­ful ses­sion at the Mans­field Kinder­garten, the work­shop will be run at the Mans­field Li­brary next Tues­day, be­tween 1pm – 4.30pm.

Strange Gar­den Sculp­ture is a un­qiue take on turn­ing re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als into works of art.

Castle­maine based artist, El­iza-Jane Gilchrist, trav­elled to town ear­lier this month and spent the day with fel­low artist Karen Pirie and stu­dents from the shire.

“This is a great way for pri­mary school and kin­der aged chil­dren to work to­gether us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate some­thing vis­ually stun­ning,” Ms Gilchrist ex­plained dur­ing her last visit.

“It’s about teach­ing them that just be­cause it isn’t made of pre­cious things, doesn’t mean the end re­sult isn’t pre­cious.”

Those in­volved were de­lighted with the three di­men­sial card­board cre­ation, and the re­sound­ing suc­cess of the visit has seen the fol­low up work­shop sched­uled for next week.

Ms Pirie will host the Mans­field Li­brary Strange Gar­den, spon­sored by the Pro­duce Store.

The ini­tial Strange Gar­den piece will be on dis­play as part of the Mans­field High Coun­try Fes­ti­val.

STRANGE: An ex­am­ple of a Strange Gar­den Sculp­ture dis­play, as will be fea­tured as part of a work­shop next week at the Mans­field Li­brary.

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