About our Creative Reuse Education Program
Resource Work Cooperative are focused on extending the lifespan of resources through reuse and education.
We offer short in-school workshops and longer term Artist In Residence opportunities that incorporate sustainability and reuse into the current curriculum. These suit early childhood through to secondary. We have a range of drop-in style workshops suited to community events, festivals and other public venues.
All materials are salvaged through the South Hobart Tip Shop, diverting them from landfill. Each item will challenge participants to think creatively and reinvent a range of pre-loved every day objects transforming them into something new and valuable once again.
Through the delivery of our Creative Reuse Education Program, Resource Work Cooperative are educating the community about the steps they can take to reduce their ecological footprint and move toward a zero waste lifestyle.
Our arts workers
Our arts workers are experienced in working with children and young people. They are all professional artists who have a shared passion for reuse and recycling. They are trained in alternative methods of construction and safety and adhere to our strict work-safe policies. Each arts worker holds a current Working with Children Registration.
Resource Work Cooperative can deliver workshops in our onsite Education Centre in South Hobart or at schools, OHSC and childcare centres, libraries, shopping centres and at community events and festivals.
EARLY CHILDHOOD, PRIMARY & HIGH SCHOOL Workshops
What you need to know…
All workshops are 90 minutes long (without a break). We provide all materials and equipment required.
Teachers will also receive an information flyer with links and handy tips to help reduce, reuse and recycle in the classroom. We cater for a maximum of 25 students per arts worker and require a teacher to be present for additional supervision. You will receive a 10% discount if you book more than one workshop on the same day in the same location.
A full PDF workshop package for schools will be avaiable for download very soon. In the meantime, to enquire about our vast offering of school workshops please email our Education Coordinator.
Community Event, Public Venues and Festival Workshops
What you need to know…
Our arts worker comes to you and provides all materials and equipment. These drop in style workshops run for a minimum of 2 hours or as long as you wish, allowing your visitors to pop in and particiapte in thier own way. We can also make them set duration to suit a dedicated time and group. If you anticipate over 30 people per hour we can provide a second arts worker for an additional charge.
A full PDF workshop package for community will be avaiable for download very soon. In the meantime, to enquire about our vast offering of community based workshops please email our Education Coordinator.
All 90 minute workshop prices start at $275 (inc GST) This includes, fees for 1 arts worker + materials + travel (within 30km of Hobart CBD). We can modify any workshop to better suit your direct needs, please contact us for a quote.
Creative Reuse Artist In Residence for Schools
This is an opportunity for Resource Work Cooperative to connect schools with one of Tasmania’s best reuse artists. Students and teachers involved will learn to extend the lifespan of resources, think critically about their use of resources and be inspired and empowered to use creative thinking to reduce waste within their school environment. The Creative Reuse AIR will align to the appropriate Australian Curriculum areas. The AIR length and delivery method can be flexible to meet your schools budget and learning requirements.
For more information about a workshop or AIR please contact our Education Coordinator or call (03) 6223 3891