Hi Sheddies - this is a very brief update to let you know the volunteers and facilitators will be taking a break during the school holidays. Last week we had a great session with Natalie, who guided us through Shibori dyeing techniques at a member meetup. The community centre looked lovely with all the finished items on the line. We will be planning another session soon, hopefully on a Saturday.
Before we have some time off we have more fun planned this week:
Tuesday : Drawing for beginners - just bring a pencil and pad to get grounded in the basics
Thursday : Treat yourself to a chilled day with yoga at 9.30 followed by weaving at 11 (come to either or come to both)
Saturday : Members Craft retreat - Macraclay. Start the day making some handbuilt clay bowls - . Follow that with a walk, and then move onto macrame plant hangers. Finish the day by returning to your pottery and making any finishing touches. You will be able to keep your favourite piece (after glazing and firing). We want to make a few extras for sale at the open day on August 8th.
The shed will be offline from 26th June until 12th July, but that doesn't mean you can't keep in touch via our members app - band. You can use band to set up chat rooms, make plans and join in with ideas for new groups. We are currently discussing setting up beginners guitar, beginners ukelele , a sewing bee, our nexxt shibori meetup and a social book club. The band app also links to our calendar so you can see what's happening in one place.
Our walking group will continue to run during the break - please make sure you book online as they will be meeting for a spot of gentle street orienteering next week. At Sunshine beach.
After the break we will be back with more workshops including vegan bliss balls and dips with Sara, and another session with Martine, our finance guru. Please check our calendar for the latest workshop info.
One more reminder - tickets are still available for the Evening with the Dragon event on 26th September. We have been given priority access to the tickets, so if enough of us can go we will have the place to ourselves! If you have never seen a Japanese Anagama firing you are in for a treat- these pottery kilns only fire once or twice a year, and this one, Syrinx, also makes pizza :-). Tickets go on sale to the general public 1st of July.
Hope to see you soon
Most activities are run from the Coolum Men's Shed Community Centre. 26 Research Street, Coolum 4573 QLD
Our purpose - connection through recreation