WorkshopsLynne Adams has found a solution to the ugly issue of waste, especially plastic bottles. With her PET bottle flower concepts, children are being prompted to look at everyday waste with a creative eye. This is an exciting way for children to reconsider the environmental message: reuse, reduce and recycle.
Lynne has facilitated a number of school workshops and kids art classess to educate children on the environmental impact of our consumption and waste in a fun and creative way. Some of the workshops have assisted with installation projects such as Octopus' Garden and the community installation, Flower Power.
Masterclass - Tweed Regional Gallery - 2018Lynne was commissioned to conduct a masterclass: Create from Recycling, as part of the Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk program.
This 3 hour class provided Lynne the opportunity to pass on her knowledge and skills to appreciative students. Lynne taught participants a range of techniques covering all components of the process, from sourcing, cleaning, cutting, painting and setting/fastening. The use of heating tools to form a variety of plastic forms was also covered.
A number of participants gained additional skills and confidence to employ in teaching duties within schools. All were excited to take their finished creations home.
Anzac Poppy Art Project - 2015With the aim of creating 5,000 poppies from 10,000 bottles it was recognised that the involvement of local schools as well as Seniors from Currumbin RSL would be required. A series of workshops were planned and organised with Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Elanora State School and Currumbin Primary School and Currumbin Ignite Building (RSL), with the Fun and Ageless.
Palm Beach Currumbin High School was a great help with Paula Hall offering the school premises to use a band saw and for the storage of bottles. All the students from the schools enjoyed being a part of this community commemoration of Anzac. Workshops for the Fun and Ageless group were well attended and they were honoured to be involved, as we all were.
Once again it was pleasing to see the completion of such of project with so many involved. Thanks again to Swell and Currumbin RSL.
Byron Community Primary School - 2010The Byron Community Primary School participated in a series of sculpture workshops facilitated by Lynne Adams. Students, Kindergarten through to Year 6, used recycled bottles to create a magical Octopus' Garden. The sculpture appeared as part of the artsCape Biennial at Clarks Beach Reserve, Byron Bay in 2010.
St John's Primary School - 2010During her week in residence at St John's Primary School, Lynne ran a series of classes for students from Kindergarten through to Year 6. The classes were aimed to raise awareness of the importance of addressing some important social and environmental issues: consumerism, waste and sustainability. The recycled bottle is the perfect art medium - easy to shape and colour, durable and readily available, and a wonderful way to educate children on these serious issues in a fun and creative way.
Currumbin Primary School - 2009The workshops, held at the Currumbin Primary School during July 2009, were an opportunity for both learning and fun; not only for the children, but for teachers and volunteers as well. The workshops were designed to stimulate visual awareness and provide a variety of experiences.
Making fun of series issues – consumerism and waste, Lynne and 960 school children from the Currumbin Primary School collaboratively worked on creating a community sculpture. Consisting of more than 5,000 painted flowers, hand cut from 5,000 PET (polyethylene terephthalate) carbonated drink bottles. The Flower Power sculpture was exhibited draped over Currumbin Rock as part of the Swell Sculpture Festival exhibition and the Swell Kids Program in 2009.