Sarah Krebs has an awesome time at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery’s holiday workshop for kids making tie-dyed T-shirts.
Sarah Krebs has an awesome time at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery’s holiday workshop for kids making tie-dyed T-shirts. Scottie Simmonds

Children make tie-dye masterpieces

SCHOOL children will be better equipped when they head back to the classrooms after spending yesterday creating library bags, handkerchiefs and tie-dyed shirts.

The fun kicked off at a Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) workshop, with 40 children creating their own colourful masterpieces.

BRAG marketing officer Chloe Camilleri said yesterday's sessions were a great start to school holiday fun.

“They are doing some pretty cool stuff,” she said.

This week's workshops are called “material magic”, while next week will offer printmaking party sessions.

Avenell Heights mum Leanne Krebs said her daughters Sarah and Madeleine attended the workshops each holiday period.

“We love it,” she said.

“We try to do it as much as possible when we are not away.”

Mrs Krebs said it was a cheap and entertaining way to keep her daughters busy over the holidays.

“It's something different and they have never done tie-dye before,” she said.

“Both my girls are very into art.”

Mrs Krebs said it was a great opportunity for children to roll up their sleeves and get creative out of the home.

“It's good that they can do it here and make a mess here and not at home,” she said.

Sarah, 6, said she thought the activities were “cool”.

“You get to do lots of things like painting,” she said.

Vacancies are still available for this week's and next week's workshops.

For more information, contact BRAG on 4130 4750.

Other activities in Bundaberg this week include a trip to Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, surf lessons and a teddy bears' picnic.

For more information visit the Bundaberg Regional Council website www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au.



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