In this workshop, Dani, a passionate Environmental Educator and Camille, a Visual Art Educator will take you on a journey where your creative expression will be influenced by your experiences in nature.
Dani will guide you through the EcoSanctuary walking, resting, smelling, tasting, and connecting with the tranquil environment. Sometimes referred to as Forest Bathing, this takes you through the space learning about the plants and animals, as well as taking time to draw on your senses. You will even connect to the sense of taste through a native plant tea service. Returning to the EcoClassroom you will be fuelled with awe, wonder and deeper feelings of connection, ready to create.
In the EcoClassroom, Camille will guide you through a pottery workshop where you will make your own mug using a pinch-pot method, with a local stoneware clay. To decorate your piece, you will be invited to imprint with natural items or carve designs inspired by the plants, animals and elements that you connected with in the sanctuary. After the workshop, Camille will glaze and fire your pieces ready for collection 6 weeks after the event. Every time you use your mug, it will be a moment to tend to yourself and evoke the feelings of connection and wellbeing experienced at the sanctuary.
After the workshop, you will be able to draw on the creative skills you learnt again and again, as a tool to connect to natural places. Likewise, you can repeat your nature-connection experience in any natural spot – your garden, the beach, a national park.
The EcoClassroom Sanctuary at Tatachilla Lutheran College is a 3.37 ha revegetated site, modelled on natural ecosystems that once existed in the McLaren Vale region. The sanctuary is home to native fauna including endangered Brush-Tailed Bettongs, Long-Nosed Potoroos and Tammar Wallabies, as well as lizards, frogs and birds throughout. The workshop space is a rammed earth sustainable building connected to the plants and animals surrounding.
- This workshop is suitable for adults and older responsible children (i.e. 15 and up) due to the nature of the EcoSanctuary.
- We have First Nations sponsored places available, and may be able to offer sponsored places for those struggling financially.