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As part of the cultural program for 2014’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Highpoint Shopping Centre hosted a series of fashion, beauty and craft workshops in a pop up creative space called ‘The Colour Studio’.
Lady AB and I were invited to participate in a workshop with Melbourne craft-based artist Kitiya Palaskas to make our own piñata. Lady AB enjoys crafting and I pretty much never do it at home with her (not enough time/too much mess) so I always jump at the chance for her to demonstrate her creative instincts and let someone else clean up afterwards!
The Colour Studio was a live art installation created by Melbourne based artist Hayley Scilini. It was a vibrantly coloured space filled with brightly coloured geometric shapes that crept up the walls, the chairs and the couch, with the centrepiece being a large craft table with all sorts of exciting materials to play with.
Lady AB and I cut, pasted and decorated our little paper piñata, with Lady AB concentrating hard for almost an hour while perched on her stool – not bad for a 3 year old’s attention span.
The best bit was the end, when she got to fill up her piñata full of confetti (I didn’t tell her about the lollies could go into her piñata as well) and wore it around her neck proudly.
We dribbled confetti all the way through Highpoint shopping centre before the piñata finally burst its sticky-taped seams at home and released a heap of colourful paper in our hallway…for mum to sweep up!
The Colour Studio workshop was colourful and playful and a fun outing for a little girl. I hope Highpoint host more child-friendly craft sessions the rest of the year as we would definitely sign up!