Despite the damp weather, (we are used to that at Mission Beach), the wide verandahs of Ninney Rise provided an excellent space for many hands on at the second workshop creating cassowary sculptures for the festival parade.
This time it was to create the shapes from the drawings with loya cane and attach them to the bamboo frames.
Then wallpaper glue was sponged onto tissue paper. The glue sodden paper was then placed over the shapes. Lots of gooey fun!! All toxic free and water soluble.
It was wonderful to see it all evolve. The sculptures have been stored to let the glue paper dry crisp.
Next workshop will be adding colour, texture and ... up to the imagination..! See full program and features of the festival here.
An enthusiastic group of kids and adults met today and started work on the life size sculptures being created for the Drumming of the Cassowaries Parade. It was a perfect day at a perfect venue on the wide verandahs of Ninney Rise.
Under the experienced guidance of art teacher Jan Davies, at the first of five full day workshops, the group was given lots of inspiration to set their imagination free.
Drawings have been realised in larger coloured paintings and the bamboo frames made ready for the next phase when loya cane and other mediums will be used to transfer the concept into the large sculptures.
Cassowary sculpture workshops
Follow the progress of the life size cassowary sculptures being created for the Drumming of Cassowaries parade made possible with The Regional Arts Development Fund. A Queensland Government and Cassowary Coast Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture