RepairLab Workshop series
EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY TO REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE
The NightQuarter RepairLab has a mission to empower the community to participate in the circular economy. The space provides opportunities for the community to meet with skilled local makers, artisans and craftspeople to repair and reuse furniture, clothes, jewellery, bicycles and more.
Join our regular workshops on how to make art out of plastics, gardening, composting, recycling electronics, repurposing jewellery and glass.
We proudly collaborate with Living Smart, an environmental sustainability program run by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Sustainability Team.
Gretchen Keelty is a Sunshine Coast artist who has lived, studied and worked in various parts of Australia and the world. She completed her Masters of Fine Art Production in Valencia, Spain, in 2018 and her most recent works have been in collaboration with biologists and agro-ecologists, examining ecosystems and biodiversity. Her latest adventures involve joining the Sunshine Coast’s Reef Clean Team, helping to keep local coral reefs safe and healthy. She works across various media and has a background in biology and loves to educate, challenge and delight her audiences.
Gretchen will be hosting the launch series of sustainable workshops at the NightQuarter RepairLab ‘Nothing New for Christmas’.
NOTHING NEW FOR CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP SERIES
Hosted by Feature Artist Gretchen Keelty
MEET & GREETWITH GRETCHEN KEELTY
Date: November 8th Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Age: All Ages Cost: Free (+ NightQuarter entry pass) To celebrate NightQuarter’s opening weekend, come down for a meet and greet with the RepairLab’s feature artist Gretchen Keelty. Locally based on the Sunshine Coast, Gretchen is passionate about the circular economy and crafting.
MAKE A SUMMERMAT FOR YOUR PET
Date: November 15th
Cost: $50 (+ NightQuarter entry pass)
Bring your old sheets (1) and make a personal gift for your dog or for Christmas
MAKE A HEAT PACK FROM AN OLD SHIRT
Date: November 22nd Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Age: 12+ Cost: $50 (+ NightQuarter entry pass)
Bring an old shirt and learn to make a heat pack or an eye pillow or shoulder/back pack – perfect for a male or female gift. Great as a Christmas Gift for family or friends.
A PERSONAL TOUCH: MAKE A PERSONALISED GIFT BOX
Date: November 29th Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Age: All Ages Cost: $50 (+ NightQuarter entry pass)
Instead of using gift wrap, why not create a unique box that can be treasured and used again. With a self-portrait, or a portrait of the recipient. Bring a photo of the ‘subject’.
FEATURE WORKSHOP FUR-BULOUS:
MAKE A HANDMADE CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOUR PET
Date: December 6th Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Age: 12+ Cost: Wishlist Foundation Donation (+ NightQuarter entry pass)
Living Smart presents an afternoon of craft and upcycling with Gretchen Keelty. Make a personal gift for your dog or cat for Christmas such as a crunchy or rope toy for your pooch or a rod toy for your cat.
FEATURE WORKSHOPHANDCRAFTED CHRISTMAS:
CRAFT CARDS, ORNAMENTS AND GIFT TAGS
Date: December 13th
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Age: 12+ Cost: Wishlist Foundation Donation (+ NightQuarter entry pass)
Living Smart presents an afternoon of craft and upcycling with Gretchen Keelty. Using recycled materials, make your own wrapping paper and card for that special gift at Christmas.
Don’t buy your ornaments and add to the waste pile, make them out of repurposed and foraged materials! Stars, snowflakes and Christmas angels….all out of recycled old items.
FEATURE WORKSHOP INSPIRED BY NATURE:
FORAGED CHRISTMAS CENTREPIECE OR WREATH
Date: December 20th Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Age: 12+ Cost: $15 (+ NightQuarter entry pass)
Living Smart presents an afternoon of craft and upcycling with Belinda Kuhlewein from Husk and Vine and Gretchen Keelty. Make your Christmas table centrepiece or wreath spectacular using foraged and upcycled materials.