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, 17 September 2015

Poinciana Wind Hanger

Poinciana Wind Catcher. 5 Poinciana pods, 5 pumice pieces, 40 leopard tree pods, 6 pipi shells - hangs 120cm long. Let me know if any of your readers have ideas for native Queensland dried plant parts that make a soothing sound when pushed about by the winds:)

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Wind Catchers

Now these 'chimes' dont tinkle so I call them Wind catchers...clever huh!?
These natural catchers are made with backyard creek wood and leopard tree seeds, and stilt root mangroves, blackbean pods and shells from Cairns. Another idea for workshops that leads to discussions on the beauty of our jam-packed, natural environment up here in the Far North.