Thursday 17 June 2010

Get crafty this school holidays at Eumundi Markets

With its focus on handmade goods and art and craft made by local designers, the Eumundi Markets will be giving market visitors a chance to get crafty themselves in the upcoming school holidays.

Market Manager Peter Homan says there are workshops that will appeal to market visitors young and old, and will run the mornings of Sat 26 June, Wed 30 June, Sat 3 July, Wed 7 July and Sat 10 July at The Original Eumundi Market.

"A workshop that mum and dads can get involved in along with their kids is the Eumundi Paving Project," says Peter.

"Use your creative skills to carve a paving brick that we will then fire and have set into the pathways throughout the markets", he says.

"This is a chance to get creative and leave your mark on Eumundi," says Peter. "And you'll have fun finding your paver on future visits to Eumundi Markets in years ahead!"

Crafty kids will also be able to get creative in ever-popular ceramic painting workshops led by local artist Merrie Tomkins. While they are designed for children, big kids (teenagers and adults) are welcome to take part too – if spaces permit.

The holidays will see the introduction of a badge making workshop – where visitors can develop their own design to then be made into a souvenir badge they can wear home as a memento of their day at the market.

Another special workshop addition for the upcoming school holidays is a candle making stall, where market visitors can experience the joy of sculpting wax to create their own unique, colourful candle.

"Spaces are limited in all the workshops, so market visitors are advised to book in to the stalls on arrival in Eumundi," Peter says.

"And while they welcome to get involved in the creative fun, children under five must be accompanied and assisted by a carer – to help them with the tricky bits!," says Peter.

As the biggest and best market in Australia, Eumundi is renowned for its quality art and craft – with stalls selling products for visitors of all ages.

And when you need a break from the shopping, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the groove.

There's also a great range of alternative therapists (for mums and dads looking for a massage or some health and healing), fabulous face painters and a jumping castle for the kids.

Further information: Katie Harvison 0417 776 957 or Peter Homan 0419 733 468          

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