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A fine time of year for getting creative

Media Release
8 November 2002


A fine time of year for getting creative

Now that winter is behind us it’s the ideal time to start thinking about creative Christmas ideas. Manukau City Council's Manurewa Community Arts Centre (Nathan Homestead) is hosting a pre-Christmas workshop day in November to help you catch the Christmas ‘bug’.

“This event will appeal to anyone who likes personalising their Christmas festivities,” says Pat Kadarmia, Programme Co-ordinator. “We’ll be holding four workshops on Saturday 30 November, where people can create unique Christmas gifts, ornaments and decorations.”

The workshops include teddy bear making, decorative egg creations, timeless Christmas ornaments and ‘A New Zealand Christmas’. The New Zealand Christmas workshop will give people ideas about how to make their Christmas reflect our Pacific summer lifestyle, from tree trimming to gift-wrapping. Participants will also have the opportunity to make their own Christmas wreath (sample now on display in the Homestead foyer).

Enrolments are being taken now for the workshops. Call Manurewa Community Arts Centre on 267-0180 for more information on any of their courses.


Workshop details:
A New Zealand Christmas with Maree Wilson
Inspired ideas in Christmas table settings, tree trimming, wreath making, and gift wrapping that reflect our summer Pacific lifestyle. Optional: Maree will assist any who wish to make their own Christmas wreath in the last portion of the workshop. Wreath purchased separately: $15 for plain wreath; $25-30 for finished wreath.

Timeless Christmas Ornaments with Erica Ganter
Make a range of beautiful ornaments to set off any Christmas décor! Kits ranging from $5-7 each purchased separately from Erica on the day; price list provided on enrolment. Samples on display in Homestead foyer.

Classic Teddy Bear Making with Elaine Andrewartha
Choose from 3 styles of classic teddy bears & complete one on the day. Kit purchased from Elaine on the day at a cost of $20. Each kit has a different type of fur and contrasts; price list provided on enrolment. Sample on display in Homestead foyer.

Decorative Egg Creations with Linda McComb
Embellish a pre-cut duck egg and create an exquisite jewellery box in the style of Faberge. A unique Christmas gift! Kit purchased separately from Linda on the day at a cost of $20.

ENDS

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