3D Printed LED Sequin Pendant

14th May, 2018 During week three and four of this term, the Cre8 Lab students were busy designing and building a 3D printed light up pendant.   The first step was to design the front of the pendant using Tinkercad, which is an online, easy to use 3D CAD program that is free to all.  The…

Mother’s Day Recordable Card

14th May, 2018 Last week the students from the Cre8 Lab were busy creating a Mother’s Day Card with a recordable message, to give to their mothers on Sunday 12th May.    Friday was particularly busy with everyone wanting to have their cards finished in time. The cards were decorated with hand made rolled roses…

Clay Lace Jewellery Bowl

26th April 2018 Several finished bowls now and some very happy students. 23rd April, 2018 There are only a few more students that have started their clay blows today.  Most of the other students are now on the final stages of glazing and lacquering.  We have a few photos of finished bowls now, and they…

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.

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…

It’s a Computer Bug’s World!

5th February 2019 Our first week of Cre8 Lab workshops was last week, with our Computer Bugs being booked out.  The students were very excited to create their individual bugs, using computer parts and electronic bits and pieces, watch parts and steam punk cogs.  There was plenty of creative flare and imagination. Although the week…

3D Printed Cupcake Key rings

22nd November, 2017 During the week, members of the library staff were asked to run an activity for a Year 9 ICT class.  This was an end of year treat for the class who had finished all their assessments.  The best activity to suit the timeframe was to teach the students the basics of Tinkercad,…

Cre8 Lab Workshops term 1 2018

15th November, 2017 Another year is upon us and it is now time to organise the workshops for next year. Here is a quick look at the exciting things we have planned for the Cre8 Lab students for the first 5 weeks of term 1.  

Cre8 Lab Showcase

15 November, 2017 On the 24th of October, the Potter library hosted the Cre8 Lab Showcase and Stop Go Claymation Premiere. The students were very excited to see their mini movies played on the large screen in the library forum.  Teachers and parents were invited to drop in and view the movies, as well as…

Stop Go Animation Landscape

23rd October 2017 All the students have finished the Landscape and are on to the filming workshop for the stop go animation. The miniature worlds look fantastic and the LEDs give it a little bit of sparkle to the scene. Each student was given a large piece of wood, moss, rocks, foliage and other bits…