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Creative Kids Matariki Stars Workshop

Cost: $12 – $25



1 Olympic Place
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 New Zealand

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Phone: (09) 826 4276

About this Event

Come and celebrate Matariki with EcoMatters and author/artist Emma Hinton in this contemplative children’s workshop.

Join us to take a walk, linking ourselves with a string to symbolise our collective journey. Along the way, we’ll pause to add natural treasures to our thread.

Upon returning, we’ll decorate recycled frames with the nine Matariki stars, using our connecting thread and weave in layers of colours to reflect each star. The finished pieces will be exhibited at EcoMatters throughout the Matariki season.

Next year we’ll unwind the threads and repurpose the artwork in the garden, allowing the string to return to the earth. Then, we’ll create new stars for a fresh display.

Suitable for ages 5+ with an accompanying adult.

Emma grew up flying on the wind, collecting treasures on her family farm in the Waikato. Becoming a mother, she wanted to share this with her daughter and connect with their whakapapa by learning Te Reo. ‘Finding Grace’ is her first picture book. She lives in Waitākere, Auckland.