Workshop: Tiny Garden Jewellery with Jeff McCann
Get creative in the Studio and have fun making unique wearable gardens!
Join upcycling artist and cardboard king Jeff McCann for one of his Tiny Garden Jewellery workshops.
Jeff McCann's exhibition Tiny Gardens, which featured in the museum's Wonder Cupboards during 2021, is a celebration of the artist's childhood memories of time spent playing in the garden, discovering ladybugs, running away from bees and chasing butterflies.
In this workshop you will be given the option of making a necklace, brooch or earring. Students learning how to transform everyday materials (like cardboard) into works of art that you can wear.
In this workshop you'll learn various cardboard construction techniques with Jeff letting you on a few tips and tricks they've learnt along the way of their craft.
Please make sure you check the current conditions of entry for the museum, as these will change over the coming months.
Meet the Tutor: Jeff McCann
Jeff McCann is a Sydney based creative who works between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including public art, event decoration, illustration, workshops and fashion/wearables. His innovative practice strives to create inclusive work that encourages their audience to get involved.
Jeff’s choice to work with primarily recycled materials creates a playful and tactile quality to their work. He enjoys the challenged of taking what is considered “rubbish” and transforming it into something of value again.
Jeff’s illustrative style draws inspiration from textiles, fashion, street art, architecture and the natural environment. Utilising pattern, colour and often surreal composition to create work that depicts energetic and playful imagery.
Over the past few years Jeff has worked projects for clients including the City of Sydney, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), City West Housing, the Surry Hills Creative Precinct, Heaps Gay and the Spilt Milk music festival.
He has created wearable pieces for performers such as Montaigne, Thelma Plum, Haiku Hands, Nina Las Vegas and Handsome.
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