Clay Lace Jewellery Bowl

18th April, 2018 Today there were several  students starting on their clay bowls.  Some of the girls have become more creative, making some clay flowers to add to their bowls.  They are all very excited to come back to finish off at the end of this week. 17th April, 2018 The first workshop for the…

Google Expeditions

28th March 2018 Last week in the McAuley Makerspace the students were introduced to Google Expeditions. Imagine staring into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane, or swimming amongst the beautiful coral and fish in the Caribbean. Google Expeditions provides students with the opportunity to be engaged in immersive lessons where the outside world meets…

Mother’s Day High Tea Flowers

28th March 2018 The McAuley Makerspace students have been asked to make decorations for the annual Mother’s Day High Tea, which will be held in the Brisbane City Hall during May. The girls are very excited about making giant flowers in pink. First step is cutting out of many petals that will be used to…

Paper Beads

6th March 2018 The final workshop for term one was paper beads.  All the students that attended were very excited to create some original beads to use in a jewellery project. The first step was to decide on a pattern and colour that would work well when the paper was rolled into an oval or…

Cre8 Lab Workshops Term 2 2018

27th February 2018 We are all organised for term 2 in the Cre8 Lab and also the McAuley Makerspace with some exciting workshops and activities planned.  Check out the video below for more information on the Cre8 Lab workshops.

Kitty planters

Week 5 20th February 2018 The students in the McAuley Makerspace are now onto their 3 project for the year.  They are making Kitty Planters out of recycled 2 litre milk Bottles.  Both the top and the bottom of the milk bottle is used, creating a self watering pot for a small plant. Here are…

Macrame Keyrings

15th February 2018 The McAuley MakerSpace has been a hive of activity during the first 4 weeks of term.  Students have enjoyed creating paper flowers, pom poms, name badges and this week they are learning the skill of Macrame. Creating their own key ring out of natural cotton cord or jute and adding a couple…

Recycled Plastic Bottle Poppies

13th February 2018 Our current workshop is all about upcycling.  The students are creating poppies out of recycled plastic soda bottles. We are hoping to have a beautiful display for Anzac Day next term, so we are starting to make and collect as many poppies as possible. The workshop is fun and the students can…

Basket Weaving

13th February 2018 Here are some of the finished projects. More to come. 9th February 2018 During week three, the students were introduced to basket weaving.  They were able to choose between raffia, twine and wool. Using different techniques such as coiling and blanket stitch weaving. It was a very social workshop with the students…