Kids. Sometimes they have some unusual fashion choices – we’ve been there too, grocery shopping with a caped hero wearing rubber boots in the heat of summer. Or who doesn’t like to rock a tutu every darn day! Love or loathe fashion, it’s our parental duty to recap some fashion rules with a dose of fun!

Kids aged between 5 and 16 are invited to express their creativity a series of super fun fashion collage workshops at the Art Centre Gold Coast on February 10.

Kids, tweens and teens will explore big ideas with hands-on making activities inspired by the exhibition Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast.

These workshops are perfect for crafty kids or junior fashionistas. They will be able to break all the fashion rules with hot glue guns and glitter (there will be glitter EVERYWHERE).

The workshops will be hosted by Patience Hodgson (lead singer of The Grates) and Rachel Burke (of I Make You Wear It and Apomogy) and have an emphasis on glitter, pom poms and colour!

The glitter-filled workshops run for one hour and will see the kids makeover old magazines with sparkles and neon to create your own FASHUN!

The Arts Centre Gold Coast project officer Sally Wright says this new craft meet fashion approach that we are seeing at festivals is not stereotypically ‘childish’ and is all about making fashion accessible.

“We are finding a place in fashion and craft where everyone is welcome and we are super excited to have these two rad chicks coming to work with us,” Sally says. “It’s great to have people who usually administer workshops with adults working with young ones.

“Patience has two kids of her own and is now starting to consider kids as an audience for her work.”

Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online. All kids under 8 must have a parents or carers with them, but don’t worry you can join the kids for free.

The Artlab Fashun workshops are a part of the Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast exhibition, which celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past century of fashion. The exhibition is running until February 18.

Visit www.theartscentregc.com.au



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