Creative Reuse Education Workshops

About our creative reuse education package

Resource Work Cooperative are focused on extending the lifespan of resources through reuse and education.

We offer in-school and onsite workshops and longer term Artist In Residence opportunities that incorporate sustainability and reuse into the current curriculum. These suit early childhood through to secondary students. We also 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 workshop will challenge participants to think creatively and reinvent a range of pre-loved every day objects and genuine rubbish items, 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 steps they can take to reduce their ecological footprint and move toward a zero waste inspired 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.

Our locations

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… Workshops begin at 90 minutes (without a break). We provide all materials and equipment.

Educators also receive resources to help create a zero-waste approach in their classroom or centre. We cater for a maximum of 25 students per arts worker and require an educator to be present for additional supervision. 

Please be aware some of our workshops will need preparation time of up 3 weeks depending on the size of the group. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our workshops..







PDF workshop packages for schools are available for download here;




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 participate in their own way. We can also make them a 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 PDF workshop package for our community workshops is avaiable here;



Cost: All 90 minute workshop prices start at $340 (ex 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


The Creative Reuse Workshop Program was developed thanks to the financial support of the City of Hobart, via the Dr Edward Hall Environment Grant.