- About Our Education Workshops
- Stacks of Towers- what goes up must come down
- Wheels in motion- how far can it go?
- Environmental Art Installations
- Junk Bugs
- Mandala Making
- Scarecrow Sculpture
- Instrument Making
- Funky Puppets
- Creating Architecture
- Custom made workshop for your class to suit your curriculum needs
- Useful Links
About REmida’s School Workshops
REmida is Perth’s Creative Reuse Centre. REmida values waste, transforms resources, and builds awareness towards sustainability.
Workshops at REmida encourage young people to build a relationship with waste and to see how useful and inspirational these reuse materials can be. Each workshop is labelled with the appropriate year groups. This is our recommendation only.
We are currently updating these workshop pages to link in with the Australian Curriculum relevant to each workshop.
The overarching curriculum link to our entire program is “sustainability“.
Excursions to REmida are a great experience for all involved. Children have two full rooms of unique and colourful materials to use in their projects in the setting of our creative reuse centre.
Incursions to your location are available, we understand that bus services can get costly. We are able to pack great materials for these workshops and come to your location to set up for your chosen workshop. Travel expenses will be added to the workshop cost.
REmida’s facilitator’s are a group of passionate artists and educators that undergo training each year in REmida principles, workshop presentation and curriculum overviews.
REmida aims to present professional, informative, creative workshops. .
All REmida facilitator’s have current Working With Children Checks ( WWC).
Our Education team is available to discuss your workshop ideas or you can fill in a booking form.
Additional information about bookings and useful hints to a great workshop experience can be found at the bottom of our bookings page.Top
Stacks of Towers- what goes up must come down ( Year 1-6)
- Children work in groups to stack a multitude of materials, focusing on what is needed for materials to reach as high as possible without falling.
- Children then draw their towers using lead pencil and paper, focusing on shapes and 3D elements.
Wheels in motion- how far can it go? ( Year 1-6 )
- Children work individually with REmida materials to construct a vehicle that can roll.
- Children then test their vehicles on a ramp to discover how fast their vehicle can roll. They can then return to redesigning their vehicle to make it go faster. In their remaining time they can draw their vehicles using lead pencil and paper, focusing on shapes and 3D elements.
Environmental Art Installation ( Year 1-6 )
- The focus of this workshop is environmental sustainability.
- Students work collaboratively in small groups to communicate their understanding of ‘humanity’s impact on the environment’
- Using industrial discards each group produces an installation artwork
- Students are guided through the creative art process, allowing inspiration to come from the materials
- Students are given the opportunity to view each others work and discuss their processes and the environmental themes of the artworks
- Artworks are kept by the school or can be photographed and disassembled
Junk Bugs ( Year 1-7)
- Junk Bugs are fun critters made from REmida materials
- Students build Bugs without the use of glue and tape, and find solutions through binding, tying, sewing and combining compatible materials
- Students will make their own unique creature and imagine the ecosystem and habitat that it may be found in.
- Students also explore concepts around permanent and temporary art practices.
- The focus of this workshop is to use play as a way of exploring REmida materials to understand the properties of those materials.
Mandala Making ( Year 2-7)
- Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”
- Students explore symmetry in the form of a Mandala.
- Students explore simple, elaborate 2D designs and 3D designs using a variety of unique REmida materials on circular templates of different sizes.
- Mandalas are photographed during the workshop and materials are packed away at the end of the workshop.
Scarecrow Sculpture (Year 3-7)
- Students work together to create a scarecrow to place in their school’s gardens.
- Students divide into at least five groups to work together in forming a head, arms, hands, legs, feet and body.
- Students explore team work and collaborative design. Groups must work together to create their part of the body, and must also collaborate with other groups to make sure that the different body parts will connect to each other.
- Students learn about joining techniques using equipment such as needles and thread, hole punches and wire with pliers, children learn about joining techniques. Facilitators have the use of a cordless drill.
- This workshops has an additional 30minutes for the facilitator to complete construction of all components of the Scarecrow to a wooden picture frame.
- It is the schools responsibility to have a star picket available for final installment in your outside area.
Instrument Making ( Year 1- 7)
- REmida materials are wonderful for exploring different sounds and exploring new design ideas for percussion.
- Children will enjoy the process of making a unique instrument and then have an opotunity in forming into groups to play their sounds together.
- Students keep their finished piece.
Funky Puppets ( Year 1-7)
- This workshop plays with imagination and materials as individual puppets come alive during the workshop.
- Children are encouraged to explore the character and features that define their puppets as unique and personal.
Creating Architecture Yr 1- 5
- Children explore images of Architecture from around the world and recreate models using REmida materials.
- Please specify if you would like your class to work in groups or individually.
Custom made workshop for your class.
- REmida can create almost any workshop theme you want and can fit into any curriculum needs. Just ask for our custom made workshop!
- We can meet any curriculum needs in our custom made workshop.
The overarching curriculum link to our entire program is “sustainability“currently ACARA Curriculum links have been included for English, Science and Maths. Remaining links come from the WA Curriculum Framework2.
- Contact Nadia at REmida or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your program needs.