Events and workshops
All workshop prices include materials and light refreshments.
Suitable for beginners, ages 12+
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Creating rubber stamps
Thu 23 Mar, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | Book online or call 3840 7576
Join Brisbane-based printmaker Kay Watanabe for a hands-on introduction to carving rubber stamps. Kay will show you how to carve soft, easy-to-work rubber to create your own stamps to embellish small artworks and stationery items.
Please wear an apron to protect your clothes from paint and ink, and wear covered shoes as you will work with sharp tools.
Washi paper necklaces
Thu 6 Apr, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | SOLD OUT
Thu 20 Apr, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | Book online or call 3840 7576
Join jewellery designer Barbara Vine for an introduction to making your own necklace using a washi paper-covered shell medallion set into a metal frame, complete with a long metal chain ready to wear.
Kirigami (paper cutting)
Thu 4 May, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | Book online or call 3840 7576
Discover the gentle art of Japanese paper cutting with paper artist Mabina Alaka. Mabina will show you techniques to make beautiful cut-outs to create cards, bookmarks and mobiles.
Thu 18 May, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $35 | Book online or call 07 3840 7576
Join local jewellery designer Mabina Alaka for a hands-on workshop creating traditional Japanese kanzashi flowers from fabric. Mabina will show you how to make petals and the other elements for a brooch.