Deanna Maich-Kohler - the driver but I take passengers!

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Environmental Artist Deanna Maich-Kohler is a registered teacher and offers environmental workshops in her local region of Atherton. Her workshops are available as one on one of group over most holidays. The include: eco dyeing cloth, natural dye painting, upcycling clothes, hapa-zome (hammered plant prints). "The lack of legislation around plastics and toxins in landfill and our marine world can be overbearing. Changing our language and habits are things we can do to make this world more liveable for future generations" Deanna delivers workshops not only focussing on new skills, but investigating where we source our arts supplies, the role we play in maintaining a healthy environment, and how we can influence others with environmental choices. Deanna has an undergraduate degree in languages and theatre, a diploma in arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She is one of the founding members of ACAC - Atherton Childrens Art Club, which was established in 2014. She has recently (Dec 2017) illustrated three of her sister's books - Bianca Begovich.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Big Board Game - "A world we would like to live in"

Deanna as one of the Guides - red sparking hat:) In 2014, the TANKS Performing Arts Centre, Cairns, invited Owen to provide a Big Board Game for a one day Children's Program on the theme, A New World. The Board Game was concpetualised as A World I Like To Live In.
Owen Allen Phoenix Functions - Tanks Arts Centre Childrens Festival

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Barking Owl Puppet

Made this with felt for my daughter Bella:) The barking owl is a hawk-owl as it doesnt have the heart/disc shaped face of the tyto/barn owls. We hear their soft barking in the middle of the night on our property.

This reminded me of my tree kangaroo - Lumholtz that I made from felt two years ago for my daughter's mobile...which originally had a generic set of white teddy bears circulating about her head:) (I have photoshopped in the branch hanging in suspension!)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The trees and Me

My sister's 2nd book - the first being The Sea and Me
http://shop.copypress.co.nz/shopn/spi//COPYP_1_NEW_12444


Big Board Game Project - Tanks Childrens Festival

Social, emotional learning with an interactive performance based board game  ...