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Tami’s workshop was a treasure trove of inspiring materials and props that allowed a sense of freedom where the children’s imaginations could run wild. Tami has a magical way with kids and brings out the best in each individual. We’d highly recommend Wacky Workshops!
WELCOME TO THE WACKY WORKSHOPS PAGE
Did you know that some experts believe children who are not regularly exposed to art and the materials to create it do not read and write as well as those who are?
According to the Child Development Institute, children who had higher exposure to art were better at reading and writing than their peers.
Sir Ken Robinson, an expert in learning and children’s education, says imagination is one of the key components of creativity and innovation.
He recognises that creativity and problem-solving are basic skills that everyone needs, but says learning to think outside the box is a skill that requires imagination and the ability to see things beyond reality. Read more.
Wacky Workshops is all about fostering creativity and imagination in children. This is something needed more than ever as the temptations of technology take over from the wonders of making things by hand.
The director, Tami, has been teaching arts and crafts to children in the lower Blue Mountains area for nearly 20 years.
A professional potter, Tami held pottery workshops for children as The Dragonlady of Blaxland.
These workshops morphed into arts and crafts activities – Wacky Workshops – encompassing various forms of art, including sculpture, painting, mosaic, drawing, and crafts.
WHY COME TO WACKY WORKSHOPS?
Inspiring creativity and imagination in children has numerous benefits. It can even help kids read and write – read How to Help Children Learn More Through Creativity.
It can give them important coping skills for adulthood – read How to Craft Your Way to a Better Life.
Tami is passionate about her love for nature and preserving our beautiful planet’s resources. She encourages students to think outside the box and discover new ways to use old things. Read How to use Nature to Make Kids Thrive.
Past students entered the annual Netwaste Waste to Art competition with great results.
Tami nurtures the students’ creativity and lets them experiment with materials to create their own masterpieces. Tami listens to their ideas & helps them express their artistic talents. The students have fun while making friends.
Tami also works as an art therapist to people with disabilities.
Learn more about Tami by clicking the About page in the menu.
WACKY WORKSHOPS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Check out the program for Term II, 2017. Next term’s program coming soon.
The cost of $185 for the nine-week term includes all materials. Aprons and paint shirts are provided.
Each student receives a Wacky passport (for our international crafts), a display folder, all their creations, and an achievement certificate at the end of the term.
Feel free to browse around this website by clicking on the menu items. You will find plenty of wonderful craft projects in the Wacky Workshops section.
There are also lots of stories on the importance of living life creatively.
However, be sure to come back to this page for regular updates. Also, follow the Wacky Workshops Facebook page.
Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tami.