Thursday 10 June, 6-8.30pm, Adventure pack & sleeping bag for Courage Dolls

This class with Hilary Jean Tapper is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

Create an Adventure Pack and Sleeping Bag for your Courage Doll! Bring along some cloth from home to turn into a darling wee pack and sleeping bag for all your Courage Doll adventures. Together we will learn how to craft a 3D rectangular shape from cloth to make a small backpack, as well as sew together a travel-friendly sleeping bag and wool-stuffed pillow. The pack perfectly holds the sleeping bag too, enabling your Courage Doll to have all they need for their next tramp into the mountains!

Bring along some cloth to make your pack and sleeping bag from. For the pack you'll need a piece of cloth ideally 30cm x 30cm, and for the sleeping bag you'll need two pieces of cloth also 30cm x 30cm. The best materials are cotton, wool or linen, and for the sleeping bag it is best if the cloth is a light material (not too thick or heavy).

This class is suited to adults, though capable youngsters 12 years old and over can attend with adult supervision.

There are 5 places available in this workshop.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

About your tutor

Hilary Jean Tapper is a children's illustrator, creator of Courage Dolls and arts therapist in training, devoted to sharing the healing and moving power of the arts and creative expression. Hilary created her first doll five years ago during difficult circumstances, and was so moved by the process that she began regularly making dolls which soon began to sell online. Hilary has since made dolls of courage for women all over the world, each with her own story of inner strength, and pursued the study of arts therapy, bringing a therapeutic and contemplative mood to her dollmaking classes. Self-sufficiency, resourcefulness and natural materials are a significant aspect of Hilary's dollmaking; she uses hand-crank and foot-treadle Singer sewing machines and re-purposed natural fabrics, threads and wool stuffing. 

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.

We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.





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