APRIL 2016




A series of small group workshops in our community room to engage, inspire, and foster community, for the young ones. These workshops also allow the facilitators to use their skills and passions in an area outside of their normal day to day. Each workshop will be 2 hours in length, have a maximum of 6 children, and include morning tea of organic fruit and (nut free) snacks. Sessions are suited to children that can be left without their parents.


COST: $30 per session inclusive of all materials + morning tea.



with Jamilla McCoy

Monday 04 April : 10am – 11:30am

Pre-schoolers (approx 4-5 year olds)


This session will be run by Jamilla McCoy, a Common Good staff member who has a deep passion for children, craft and play based learning. The session will include a number of small craft activities (glue, paint, etc) under the theme of Jungle Safari.

Jamilla is currently completing her Bachelor of Early Education at Deakin University, is a qualified children’s swim instructor, has a working with childrens check, and a million hours experience of caring for newborn babies right through to older children. 



with Aly Peel (of MAIIKE)

Wednesday 06 April : 10am – 12pm

7-12 year olds


This workshop will focus on cutting, colour and pattern, and learning about natural fibres such as wool, cashmere and angora and their unique properties. Children will explore the use of colour and texture to create a fantasy collage using the fabrics we have explored. 

Aly Peel, who until recently owned the MAIIKE store on Church Street is an established designer and maker, and continues to create and develop for both her online store, and a very wide and diverse global wholesale market.


with Olivia Giovinazzo

Thursday 07 April : 10am – 12pm

7-12 year olds


Participants will be shown and taught how to create their own flower crown with flowers and fauna that will be both bought and foraged, including lots of local varieties. Tips, tricks, and lots of inspiration on how this activity can be re-created at home will be shared.

Olivia Giovinazzo has completed a Certificate II in Floristry, and currently undertaking a Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work). Oly has worked as an Assistant Florist for the Langham Hotel and has a passion for merging creativity with youth development programs.



with Bron Peddington – Webb

Friday 08 April : 10am – 12pm

7-12 year olds

This session will provide participants with the knowledge required to use their own hand-drawn images to create a short graphic novel. It will provide a creative alternative to written/spoken story-telling, and further develop drawing skills.

Bron is a visual artist and student who is passionate about creativity and community development. Bron is currently studying a double degree in Arts and Visual Arts at Monash University and has had her work shown in two local community based exhibitions so far. Bron is an inaugural member of the Common Good team and many of you will recognise her very friendly face!


For bookings email or call 9077 3431

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