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Make and Create Workshops for Children


Wed 12 Oct 2011, 10:00am–12:00pm
Thu 13 Oct 2011, 10:00am–12:00pm
Fri 14 Oct 2011, 10:00am–12:00pm

Where: Wainuiomata Community Hub, 1a Queen Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Per family: $10.00
  • Per child: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: louise_down2003

Hutt Valley Community Arts proudly presents Make & Create, a series of workshops for children aged 5 - 12 years for the October school holidays.

Make & Create brings together local artists with kids to make fantastic, wild and wonderful noises, cardboard creations, dancing and music.

The workshops will be held in both Petone and Wainuiomata during the first week of the school holidays from 12 - 14 October.

Each workshop costs $5 p/child or $10 p/family. Spaces are limited so bookings are recommended.

For further information please phone Catherine on 04 5683 488 or e-mail

- The Wonderful World Of Cardboard Toys workshop with Jojo Garcia Jowett
Successfully run in the April School holidays, this workshop will inspire children to create with cardboard and other recycled materials. Children will start by drawing what they’d like to make and think about how it will work in 3D. Then with the assistance of the tutor will begin to make their fabulous cardboard creation.

Jojo Garcia-Jowett arrived in New Zealand from the Philippines in 1990 as a qualified Naval architect and Marine Engineer. Finally following her artistic inclination completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2007. Jojo has exhibited work at Farsite Gallery, Fridge Gallery at WelTec, The Dowse, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Nelson World of Wearable Arts Museum and was commended for her piece in the red section of the 2007 WOW awards. She works with a wide array of mediums such as sculpture, painting, mixed media, glass and more recently packaging materials. Jojo is an art tutor at The No.1 Trust in Lower Hutt.

- African Dance workshop with Laetitia Techer
Find where your wild things are! Wild children wanted – elephants, tigers, lions, giraffes, meercats, monkey, porcupines, rhinoceros...!

This workshop is an introduction to African dancing. It will explore basics of African dance using animal and natural elements as inspiration. It will enable children to express ideas using their body’s own rhythm and freedom. Children will describe their favourite animal and then be encouraged to find their own rhythm combining the animal characteristics with the elements of fire water earth and air. Children are welcome to come dressed up as their favourite animals.

Laetitia Techer is French with an Afro-Caribbean background. She has trained with various companies in France in break dancing, African rhythm, drumming, and theatre. In New Zealand she has been part of the Butoh dance company With Lime, performs as a clown in festivals around Wellington, drums with the Newtown drumming group and performed with Sam Manzanza. She has taught African dance at the Berhampore school in Wellington.

- Indonesian Dance & Music with Megan Collins
Randai is a dynamic dance/theatre form of West Sumatra in Indonesia. Incorporating martial-arts based dance moves, singing, clapping and pants percussion, Randai is a fun way for Kiwi kids to experience the culture of our closest Asian neighbour. Steeped in the ancient traditions of the Minangkabau people from West Sumatra, the music used with the dancing includes talempong gong pots, which the children will be able to try.

The workshops will be lead by ethnomusicologist Dr Megan Collins, who is a performer and researcher of Minangkabau music and dance. No experience in music, singing or dancing is needed. Please wear comfortable clothes.