This July and August, Curious Legends is working with Port of Newcastle to present our Out of the Box series – direct to your living room! Using materials you can find around the house and LOTS of imagination, join artists from Curious Legends to make, perform, and IMAGINE your way through HEAPS of fun things to do!

*All workshop times are AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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Next Broadcast – Magic Shadows @ 4pm Thursday, August 6th

Join In!

Message us during the stream, and we’ll reply LIVE! How cool is that?
SMS (in Australia): 0468 431 189
Email: projects@curiouslegends.com.au
Facebook Messenger: http://m.me/curiouslegends

Workshop & Performance Schedule

*All times are in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time, or GMT +10), and last between 40 to 60 minutes. Workshops & performances will be live streamed from this webpage, YouTube, and the Curious Legends Facebook page. You can message us during the workshop from the Facebook Live stream, through email, text message, or via Facebook Messenger. We love to hear from you!

To watch live on Facebook, go to: https://www.facebook.com/CuriousLegends
To subscribe to our YouTube Channel, go here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CuriousLegends

Past Workshops

Want to see past workshops? Go to our Archived Box:
http://www.curiouslegends.com.au/archived-box/


Cardboard Craftmasters – Tuesday, July 28th @ 4pm
Learn a bunch of tips & tricks to unlock the boundless world of cardboard crafting with cardboard craft master Zackari Watt of Fingers Crossed Creative. This workshop will focus on fun toys, costumes & more. The sky’s the limit to what can be made with this easily accessible & versatile material!

Join in from home! You will need:
– Strong cardboard (corflute also works – as much as you think you might need for what it is you’d like to make)
– Glue (hot glue is great but will need parents to supervise! Craft glue sticks will also work)
– Tape (sticky tape, cloth tape or masking tape)
– String
– Paper Fasteners (or paper clips if you can’t get fasteners)
– Paints
– Straight sticks (ice block sticks, chopsticks or skewers with the points snipped off)
– Cable ties

Cardboard Castles – Thursday, July 30th @ 4pm
Trash queens in cardboard castles, garbage goblins in bottle cap battlements and masking tape moats – come join Curious Legends artist Joshua Anderson in this hour of fantastical fun, where you make your OWN cardboard castle! Josh will show you how to make locations in your very own fantasy world. You could terraform the planet, raise castles, sunder worlds, witness the rise and fall of civilisations! Or perhaps your castles residents would just like a veggie garden.

Join in from home! You will need:
– Cardboard
– Markers
– Tape
– Scissors
– Paper
– Bits and Bobs! (bottlecaps, tooth picks, match boxes)
– Toilet rolls

Bin Chickies! – Tuesday, August 4th @ 4pm
Join Georgia Gaffney from Curious Legends (maker and performer) as she makes a miniature marionette version of our giant ibis puppet (made by Georgia herself)! Follow along at home with everyday materials to create a new puppet friend, and learn about how we bring to life our GIANT creations!

Join in from home! You will need:
– Hot glue gun
– Plastic bags
– Cardboard
– String
– 2 X sticks
– 4 x straws
– 2 x egg cartons
– Uncooked rice
– Markers

Magic Shadows – Thursday, August 6th @ 4pm
Create your own ‘Magic Box’ shadow theatre with Curious Legends studio artist, Joshua Anderson! Using cardboard, paper, and various light sources, Josh will show you how to create your own portable shadow box, then put it on display in your window or around the house.

Bonus workshop material: Suprise first time performance and backstage pass for everyone at home to a new show Josh is developing! (shhh! we haven’t even told Josh yet…)

Join in from home! You will need:
– Torch
– Cardboard box
– Scissors
– Cardboard
– Paper
– Markers
– Tape
– Craft Paper

Pauper’s Picnic – Tuesday, August 11th @ 4pm
Do you love to travel? Do you like visiting far off lands? Come join storyteller & musician Mitchell Reese on an advenutre around the world! Through music and imagination, magic and more, this storytelling journey will take you to the hidden places where magic still reigns… all without leaving your loungeroom!

Join in from home!

Everyone’s a storyteller, and we’d love to hear from YOU! Message Mitchell during the show, and he’ll respond LIVE in the show!

SMS (in Australia): 0468 431 189
Email: projects@curiouslegends.com.au
Facebook Messenger: http://m.me/curiouslegends

Outlandish Headgear – Thursday, August 13th @ 4pm
Clown and comedian Duckie L’Orange will dial in from Berlin, Germany to upgrade your headgear. Learn to create bizarre hair styles, hats and fascinators using materials from around the home to make you stand out and look strangely fabulous!

Join in from home! You will need:
– Cardboard
– Markers
– Tape
– Scissors
– Paper
– Wire
– Plastic
– Bits and Bobs! (plastic animals, basket, feathers)
– Ribbon


Sponsors

This workshop series is being generously supported by Port of Newcastle, and would not have been possible without their support. Please get in touch if you would like more information about sponsorship and support opportunities for our work!