Indigenous Weaving Workshops for Kids
As part of commemorations for Goulburn 2020, Southern Tablelands Arts is pleased to present Indigenous weaving workshops with Ronnie Jordan from Culture on the Move.
Workshops are available to schools on the 21st or 23rd of October. Ronnie will also host a public workshop for the entire community to enjoy on Saturday 24th October 2020.
Hi my name is Veronica (Ronnie) Jordan I’m a Kalkadoon woman from Mt Isa, I have been teaching and working with my culture for a number of years. I am a proficient trainer specialising in traditional Indigenous games, traditional painting techniques, traditional coil basket weaving incl. animal and doll making and I share my expertise on bush tucker plants. I have taught Indigenous culture to a wide range of people from children to the elderly, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. This includes teaching traditional games at various schools across NSW during NAIDOC week and also at an Aboriginal women’s conference in 2012. In my role as a cultural ranger I taught other Aboriginal women traditional weaving techniques which assisted them to reclaim this knowledge and reinvigorate our culture.
I am a qualified professional weaver who delivers workshops for schools, community groups, cultural organisations, festivals and to government departments. By teaching the cultural techniques it ensures the skill of weaving continues for generations to come. Workshops provide a hands-on experience empowering participants with a sense of connection, as it was designed to do hundreds of years ago.
Traditional Doll and Animal Making (ages 5-Adult, max 1 class group for approximately 1hr) Participation in this workshop provides people with an understanding of how our culture is still very much alive and relevant. By using both traditional and modern materials students gain knowledge and understanding of a long-used practice.
All materials provided
- Each session is designed to cater to one class group.
- Schools booking two sessions must be on the same day.
- Session times can be tailored to suit the school timetable within 9:30-1pm.
- Cost is $75 per single session or $100 per double session
For bookings email email@example.com.
Please also reach out to us if cost is a hurdle to booking the workshop at your school.
Workshops are offered until fully booked on a first come first served basis with a maximum of 2 sessions per school.
The weaving program is generously supported by Goulburn 2020 through the Goulburn Mulwaree Council.