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MAKE&MELD

Fun, creative and sustainable Design and Maker Workshops, catering for all age groups.

Make&Meld offer creative design workshops for people of all ages that encourage participants to see everyday materials in a whole new light. All classes and programs have been designed to cater for specific age groups. Make&Meld inspire creative thinking and problem solving while teaching the skills required to use basic tools and materials. Participants get dirty, use their hands, use their brains and have fun!

HELEN BANKES

Helen Bankes comes from a background of Sustainability with a Bachelor of Environmental Science. Her affinity with the arts and training as an educator meld her into a Make&Meld asset. Helen is a mother of 2 and hopes to be able to share a love of sustainability and creativity with future and current generations.

EMILY HIGGINS

Emily brings a bachelor of Industrial Design, along with many years of Arts and Crafts experience to Make&Meld. Additionally she has experience in cabinetmaking, project management, and interior design. She is also a mother of 2 and the creator and organiser of Messartopia - a festival for kids focused on sustainability. She has a real passion for crafts and making things.

ABOUT MAKE&MELD

Make&Meld is a creative design hub for kids and adults located in Yeronga.

CREATIVE DESIGN WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Make&Meld's creative design workshops focus on exploring and using everyday materials to design and build exciting and innovative creations. 

Workshop participants will: 

  • explore materials and resources available in their everyday environment,

  • develop techniques and gain skills using simple tools to build and make things,

  • engage in the creative process 

  • gain hands-on experience designing and building their own creations. 

  • develop the confidence to explore, design and make things themselves that they can use and enjoy in their everyday life.

BENEFITS FOR KIDS INVOLVED IN OUR PROGRAM 

Design Thinking

Make&Meld's workshops introduce kids to the design-thinking approach giving them skills to problem solve and to come up with creative and innovative ideas and to bring those ideas to life. Using a creative lens for approaching problems, participants will design and create innovative, sustainable and user-friendly products or artworks that they can take home and use to make their life, or the life of others, more enjoyable.

Holistic Learning

The engaging and innovative workshops provide a great opportunity for kids to build on cross-curricular holistic learning and to develop skills such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration while having fun in a supportive environment.

Steam

Make&Meld's creative design workshops link art and creative thinking with principles of science, technology, engineering and maths.  They make learning fun and provide opportunities to use knowledge and skills in ways that are practical, hands-on and applicable to the real world.

Sustainability

With a focus on environmentally responsible use of materials and inquiry into the environmental and social cost of resources, workshops aim to cultivate environmental ethics and explore waste reduction and other environmental issues through the arts.

Creativity

Make&Meld's workshops inspire participants to tap into their creativity, to play and to develop hands-on creative design and making skills.