locals and visitors are invited to take part in two very special school holiday
workshops with a difference on Thursday, January 15, and Thursday, January 22,
at Coffs Harbour’s Regional Museum.
Jarrett is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman who teaches the Gumbaynggirr language in
Nambucca, but on January 15, Coffs Harbour kids aged 6-12 will be able to enjoy
and learn from her creative skills in a special holiday arts and crafts
will inspire her participants with her cultural knowledge and love of colour as she teaches rock painting using stories and symbols to explore
indigenous and personal stories,” said Museum
Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers.
decorate their own rocks and will no doubt be enthralled by this fascinating
teacher. All children are welcome to this cultural and creative event.
Thursday, January 22, children of all ages are invited to attend ‘old
fashioned’ needlecraft activities at the Museum.
can learn some basic sewing stitches safely using sewing cards, while older
students can learn how to make a bracelet or small placemat using ‘french
Johnston-Learner, the Museum’s Education Officer, will also show children how
to make their own pompom creatures at this class. All the children will be able
to take home a creation of their very own.”
Both classes run
from 10am-midday. Cost is $5 per session. This covers all materials. Bookings
are essential. Parents are advised to pack a small snack for their child and
all participants need a sunhat and sunscreen. There are limited places at both
events. Bookings can be made by calling 6648 4847.
The Museum is
located at 215 Harbour Drive.