Cre8 Lab Workshop #4 Decoupage Pots

Term 4, 2022 Our new library was in dire need of some counter storage for pens, rulers, staplers and scissors, so the Cre8 Lab students came to the rescue! Using discarded books and printed paper napkins, they learned the art of decoupage – upcycling some plain terracotta pots into stunning new stationery holders. These have…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #3 Tin Can Luminaries

Term 4, 2022 In Cre8 Lab, we always try to reuse materials as best we can. The students saved clean tin cans from their rubbish bins to give them new life as luminaries. Punching holes in the tins to create patterns, the girls also learned valuable skills such as using hammers and discovering which parts…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #2 Quilled Sugar Skulls

Term 4, 2022 Cre8 Lab students had a lot of fun learning the art of quilling – rolling thin strips of paper into tight or loose coils which are then pinched and glued to form different decorative shapes. Starting with a blank skull template, they each designed their own pattern and colour scheme to create…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #1 Mechanical Insects

Term 4, 2022 Cre8 Lab has a brand-new home in our refurbished Potter Library! The Technology Workshop is a dedicated space for our older students to design and create in, and to kick off our Term 4 workshops, we reflected this theme. The students upcycled old computer parts and electrical components into some truly unique…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #4 Drones

Term 3, 2022 Cre8 students have taken to the skies (in our new Technology Hub) with the AHS fleet of drones. ⁠What a Buzz! Students connected our Tello drones via Bluetooth to handheld flight controllers to manually fly the drones through obstacle courses and challenges. This enabled the students to develop skills in manual take…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #3 Macramé Plant Hanger

Term 3, 2022 High Tech and Low Tech.In the Cre8 Lab we love to explore the intersection of computation, physical materials, manufacturing processes, traditional crafts, and design. The Cre8 Lab students engaged in the ancient technique of Macramé. Developed by sailors over the years Macramé is the art of using knotted rope to make useful…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #2 3D Design and Printing

Term 3, 2022 Creating with 3D digital design platform, Tinkercad, our Cre8 Lab students created succulent planter pods. When printed on the 3D printer, the pods fit together to create a tessellating group which drain into each other. Tinkercad helps students develop visualisation, design and engineering skills. Most of all, students had fun seeing their…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #1 Digital Art Masterclass

Term 3, 2022 The students enjoyed learning about digital art in a lunchtime Masterclass facilitated by some of our very talented year 12 students. We discussed the merits of different software, equipment and how to get started. Over the week the students improved basic drawing techniques looking at shapes, perspective basics, light, shadow, colour, anatomy,…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #4 Manga Masterclass

Term 2, 2022 Manga are Japanese comics or graphic novels and they are very popular in the Library at AHS. The storytelling is created through very expressive black and white line drawings with limited reliance on text. The world of Manga is multi-billion dollar industry, immensely popular with people of every age in Japan and…

Cre8 Lab Workshop #3 3D design and 3D printing

Term 2, 2022 Creating with 3D digital design platform Tinkercad, our Cre8 Lab students used codebocks to create and print a pendant design. 3D printing has influenced so many professions and industries from building and engineering, to sport and medicine, to name but a few. Providing our students with the opportunity to learn about the…