Small Art Adventures

Small Art Adventures: Creative Recycling with Tom Buckland

Small Art Adventures | 5-7 years
Creative Recycling with Tom Buckland

Saturday > 10-11:30am or 1:30-3pm

18 May – 22 June 2019

Use recycled materials to make a variety of three-dimensional sculptures, utilising a wide range of methods and processes. Develop making skills, hand skills, imagination and recycling practices.

About Tom Buckland >

Tom Buckland

Tom Buckland is an Australian based sculptor who graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with honours in 2015. Tom makes experimental and interactive work with a strong focus on re-use and recycling.


Week 1 (18 May)
Dream Collages: Using drawings and cut-out pictures from magazines, channel your inner Salvador Dali and learn to make wacky, wild and surreal dream pictures. Go crazy with your imagination!

Week 2 (25 May)
Rockin’ Pet Rocks: Paint and make yourself a googly-eyed pet rock companion to take home with you.

Week 3 (1 Jun)
Potato Prints: Learn how to make your own stamps and paintbrushes using potatoes and pipe cleaners.

Week 4 (8 Jun)
Papier-mâché Creature, Part 1: Papier-mâché is a fun technique that can be used to mould shapes out of torn up paper. Learn how to make anything that your imagination can dream up. We’ll start making a wild and wacky creature.

Week 5 (15 Jun)
Papier-mâché Creature, Part 2: In the fifth week, we’ll learn more about papier-mâché and continue to construct our creature.

Week 6 (22 Jun)
Papier-mâché Creature, Part 3: Now that the glue has dried, the model becomes hard and can be decorated any way you like.

Cost >


All materials will be provided.

Enrolment >

Please indicate your class time preference (10am or 1:30pm) by selecting one of the start dates below. Should you find that your chosen class is full, please add yourself to the waiting list on Eventbrite and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.

More info >

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.