Education Program

Resource Work Cooperative is committed to promoting creative and practical waste minimisation in our community. We provide a range of educational opportunities for young and old including Tip Shop tours and workshops in creative reuse onsite at our Resource Education Centre or offsite at your school, event or centre.

 

Creative Reuse Workshop Package for Tasmanian Schools and Community!

Thanks to the financial support of the Hobart City Council, through the Dr Edward Hall Environment Grant Program we now offer an extensive package of Creative Reuse Workshops. The package is broken into two areas;

Education (early childhood, primary and high) 

Community (eg; events, festivals, shopping centres, aged care facilities and libraries) 

These workshops connect participants of all ages to some of Tasmania's best reuse artists. The community workshops are designed to either be delivered as a drop in style or set duration.

The education workshops are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework, start at 90 mins in length and are suitable for delivery within a classroom setting.  

To find out more about our Creative Reuse Education Workshops click here!

 

ARTS PARTS - COMING SOON:

Thanks to the financial support of the Hobart City Council, through the Waste Reduction Grant Program we are currently developing an exciting new art and craft supplies service. Arts Parts will be a one stop supply shop brimming with cheap, clean and safe materials suitable for a variety of creative projects including art and craft, fashion and jewellery making, party or event decorations and more!

We are sourcing our Arts Parts direct from Southern Tasmanian manufacturers, diverting them away from landfill. They'll be available for purchase direct from our South Hobart Tip Shop or you can order online via our website and we'll post them to you using Australia Post.  By choosing Arts Parts you'll be assured that you're reducing your ecological footprint and contributing to a global waste reduction movement.

If you wish to be told when Arts Parts are available for purchase, please email our Education Coordinator.

 

TIP SHOP tours:

Resource welcomes tour bookings from schools, community groups and curious folk. Take a behind-the-scenes look at what is involved in running the Tip Shop, from receiving drop-offs to the sorting area to scrap recycling. Tours are approximately 20 minutes long and can be delivered between Monday to Friday. They begin at $35 (GST exc) for a group of 25 people. Why not think about ending your tour with a creative reuse workshop! Tour guidelines are available here tipshop_tour_guidelines.pdf/ post tour workshop information and pricing available here post_tip_shop_tours_workshop_offering.pdf

For enquiries and bookings please call (03) 6223 3891 or email Brooke our Education Coordinator

 

resource Education Centre - now open!

We now have a Reuse Education Centre located onsite at the South Hobart Tip Shop. This space is perfect for creative reuse workshops and we're currently using it to deliver a number of waste minimisation projects. If you wish to come to us for a workshop and Tip Shop tour we'd love the have you! Currently the space has difficult access and no disabled toilet, we aim to address this in the future.

PS: Don't forget we LOVE to support community groups with discounted or donated materials, please contact Brooke our Education Coordinator if there's something you need.