Workshops

Private workshop is available on request

Origami, Kanzashi flower (Tsumami zaiku), Clay beads & accessories,
Kirie ( kirogami), Japanese gift wrapping and more !

Please call Mabina to discuss

Fees: (for 2 hours)
Less than 3 people – Total fee $ 120
4 or more than 4 people – $40/each

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Japanese kanzashi flowers

Kanzashi flowers

**This event is now sold out.**

Join Japanese designer Mabina Alaka for this popular beginners workshop, learning to create traditional Japanese kanzashi flowers from folded fabric. Mabina will show you how to make the petals and other elements for a brooch.

Check out the other craft workshops available in the Library Shop this summer, to learn other skills from local artists.

Suitable for beginners ages 12+.

Thu, February 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/learning/shop-summer-2017/kanzashi

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Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show – National Recycling Week

https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-venues/king-george-square/whats-on

Join a free paper craft workshop at … Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show – National Recycling Week

Friday : November 4, 2016 4-9pm

I have prepared the paper decoration for this event !!

Recycled paper origami

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Paper cake

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3D Rose

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Kusudama Flower

 

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Furoshiki & Paper Wrapping Workshop

at Ipswich Art Gallery

Date : 5 & 6 / 12 / 2016

Time : 10 am – 12pm or 1 pm – 3 pm

Booking  : 3810 7333
RSVP by 29 Oct 2016
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https://www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/allevents/japanese-furoshiki-paper-gift-wrapping-workshop/

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WORK SHOP at Reverse Garbage – Brisbane

3D rose using recycle paper

Oct 18 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/elemental-brisbane-master-class-rescued-paper-rose-mabina-alaka-tickets-27925174950

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Library Shop, level 1, State Library

Japanese kanzashi flowers (introductory)

Kanzashi flowers

**SOLD OUT**

Our most popular introductory workshop is back with Japanese designer Mabina Alaka as she shares how to create traditional Japanese kanzashi flowers form folded fabric. Learn to make individual petals first to create your own flower brooch.

All materials are provided, and you can purchase additional kits and equipment, as well as stunning ready-made pieces by the artist to inspire your crafting at home.

When:Thu 18 Aug 2016, 6:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Venue:Library Shop, level 1, State Library

Cost:$30, incl. materials and light refreshments

Bookings: Required

More information:

SLQ Shop | 07 3840 7576 | libraryshop@slq.qld.gov.au

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At Hands On Brisbane

Kanzashi Flower with Mabina Alaka (28/08/16)

Class Schedule : Workshop is held on Sunday August 28th

at 10:30am-12:30pm.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to make Kanzashi flowers
  • Learn the process step by step with Mabina
  • Learn to make a Kanzashi flower brooch

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At Hands On Brisbane

Japanese Style Fabric Brooch Making with Mabina Alaka (06/03/16)

Description

Learn how to create a Japanese style flower brooch with Mabina Alaka.

This workshops will take you through the process of choosing fabrics and cutting your template, stitching and connecting each element of the flower and assembling the flower brooch.

Mabina will work with each participant to make sure everyone executes each step correctly and can make more flowers at home.

In this workshop you will create a brooch but you can create more flowers at home and turn them into anything you like, from fabric flowers to a vase, to napkin holders.

All materials included.

Small class size of a maximum of 10 means everyone gets lots of attention!

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Japanese furoshiki bags and gift wrapping

Thu 29 Oct, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, SOLD OUT,

add your name to the waitlist
Thu 26 Nov, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, book online
Suitable for beginners, aged 12+

Learn how to make bags out of square Japanese furoshiki material, gift wraps using fabric squares, an origami box, and other wrapping techniques.

Local paper artist and jewellery designer Mabina Alaka will teach you to create standout Japanese styled wrapping for your gifts for any season

Japanese kanzashi flowers (advanced)

Japanese kanzashi flowers

Thu 12 Nov, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, SOLD OUT,

add your name to the waitlist
Suitable for ages 12+

Join local jewellery designer Mabina Alaka for a hands-on workshop creating traditional Japanese kanzashi flowers from fabric. If you’ve attended one of Mabina’s introductory kanzashi workshops, come along to build on your skills and learn additional techniques.

Kanzashi tools will be available to purchase on the night.

Chigiri-e and kirigami — Japanese paper cutting

Thu 10 Sep, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, SOLD OUT
Suitable for beginners, aged 12+

Join paper artist Mabina Alaka for a hands-on workshop on cutting paper in the Japanese chigiri-e and kirigami styles.

The ancient art form, chigiri-e, involves tearing and cutting handmade Japanese paper to create art. Kirigami involves cutting paper to create a silhouette.

You can use your paper ‘paintings’ and cutouts to create cards, bookmarks and mobiles.

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http://www.shop.slq.qld.gov.au/events

Japanese kanzashi flowers

Thu 20 Aug, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | Book online
Suitable for beginners, aged 12+

Join jewellery designer and paper artist Mabina Alaka for a hands-on workshop creating traditional Japanese kanzashi flowers from fabric. Mabina will show you how to make petals and the other elements for a brooch. If you’d like to continue creating at home, you can purchase kanzashi tools on the night.

Japanese kanzashi flowers

http://www.shop.slq.qld.gov.au/events

 

Kids Origami and Paper Planes with Mabina Alaka (01/07/15)summer origami kids

Winter in the Gardens Kids Program

Origami and Kirigami with Mabina Alaka

Ages 5-10

Date: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Time: 10:30-12:00
Participants: 10 children
Cost $25 (+bf)

 Wearable Clay Accessories with Mabina Alaka (26/04/15)

Date: Sunday 26 April 2015
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Participants 10
Cost $35 (+bf)

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At Hands On Brisbane

Chigirie and Kirie Paper Garlands with Mabina Alaka (19/04/15)

Date: Sunday 19 April 2015
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Participants 10
Cost $30 (+bf)

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KIRIGAMI (JAPANESE PAPER CUTTING) WORKSHOP

with Mabina Alaka

Thursday 7 or Saturday 9 May

2.00–5.00pm | GOMA In conjunction with ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ experienced local artist Mabina Alaka will conduct special Members workshops in the traditional Japanese craft of Kirigami or paper cutting. This traditional craft features in ‘We can make another future’ in the interpretive work of Yuken Teruya, who uses paper in all its forms to create intricate artworks that address much significant world issues. Learn how to create beautiful cut-paper pieces in this special hands-on workshop. No experience necessary. Cost includes workshop materials and refreshments. Suitable for ages 13 and up. RSVP by 17 April / $xx Members / $xx Non-Members

Japanese workshop

Japanese kanzashi flowers

Japanese kanzashi flowers

 Thu 26 Feb, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, book online
Thu 7 May, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, book online
Suitable for beginners, aged 12+

Join jewellery designer and paper artist Mabina Alaka for a hands-on workshop creating traditional Japanese kanzashi flowers from fabric. Mabina will show you how to make petals and the other elements for a brooch. If you’d like to continue creating at home, you can purchase kanzashi tools on the night.

Japanese earringsEarrings Japanese style

Thu 26 Mar, 6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1 | $30, 

book online
Suitable for beginners, aged 12+

Learn how to make earrings with origami and stamped Japanese yuzen paper, coloured paper and findings for pierced ears. Local designer and specialist in traditional Japanese art forms Mabina Alaka will help you to create two pairs of earrings with the supplied materials.

Additional materials and paper will be available for purchase on the night.

‘FUTURE BEAUTY’ WORKSHOP:

AVANT-GARDE ACCESSORY DESIGN

Thursday 12 or Saturday 14 February

2.00–5.00pm | GOMA Tsumami Zaiku is a traditional Japanese craft that involves using small, square-cut pieces of cloth that is pinched and folded to create decorative objects. One common design is the beautiful Kanzashi flower, which can be used as hair ornamentation, jewellery or brooches. Create your own ‘Future Beauty’ inspired Kanzashi flowers in a special hands-on workshop with local artist Mabina Alaka, who will be generously sharing her knowledge and skills to help you create a unique, contemporary piece to take home. No experience necessary. Cost includes workshop materials and refreshments. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

Summer in the Gardens Kids Program

January 2015

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Origami and Kirigami with Mabina Alaka (13/01/15)

summer origami kids

Ages 7-12.
Date: Tuesday 13th January 2014
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Participants 10 children
Cost $30 (+bf)

Origami and Kirigami with Mabina Alaka(19/01/15)

summer origami kids

Ages 7-12.

Date: Monday 19th January 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Participants 10 children
Cost $30 (+bf)

Japanese Kanzashi flowers

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Thursday, 25 September 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

Brisbane, QLD

Join jewellery designer and paper artist Mabina Alaka for a hands-on workshop creating traditional Japanese Kanzashi flowers from fabric. Mabina will show you how to make the petals and the other elements for a brooch.
Date:          Thu 25 SeP
Time:          6pm-8pm
Venue:        The Library Shop, Level 1, State Library of Queensland
Enquiries:   3840 7576 or email LibraryShop@slq.qld.gov.au
Cost: $30

Gift wrapping Japanese style

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State Library of Queensland

Thursday, 6 November 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

Brisbane, QLD

Learn how to make an origami box, decorations, Japanese gift wraps and ribbon ties for the festive season. Paper artist and jewellery designer Mabina Alaka will help you create standout Japanese styled wrapping for your festive season gifts.

Date:           Thursday, 6 Nov 2014
Time:           6pm-8pm
Venue:         The Library Shop, Level 1, State Library of Queensland
Enquiries:    3840 7576 or email LibraryShop@slq.qld.gov.au
Cost:            $30

Gift wrapping Japanese style

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State Library of Queensland

Thursday, 20 November 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST)

Brisbane, QLD

Learn how to make an origami box, decorations, Japanese gift wraps and ribbon ties for the festive season. Paper artist and jewellery designer Mabina Alaka will help you create standout Japanese styled wrapping for your festive season gifts.

Date:           Thursday, 20 Nov 2014
Time:           6pm-8pm
Venue:         The Library Shop, Level 1, State Library of Queensland
Enquiries:    3840 7576 or email LibraryShop@slq.qld.gov.au
Cost:            $30

Card Making using Kirigami and Origami Techniques with Mabina Alaka (27/09/14)

Kirigami and Origami Mabina Alaka

Card Making using Kirigami and Origami Techniques with Mabina Alaka

Use the techniques of kirigami (paper cutting using scissors) and origami (paper folding) to make a range of designs which can be applied to cards, garlands or used on their own as decorations.

We provide Japanese washi papers including yuzen papers and cards and scrapbooking papers and all the tools and materials.

Materials provided. Participants should bring pens and pencils, a notebook, scissors and a ruler.

Date: Saturday 27th September 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Participants 15
Cost $30 (+bf)

Paper Flowers with Mabina Alaka (05/10/14)

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Using piles of second hand books learn to create a range of paper flowers including Kusudama; Japanese Folded Flowers.

Paper flowers can be used in home décor, for wedding decorations and as accessories.

With the popularity of scrap booking there is no shortage of amazing papers to be found to turn into paper flowers.

Date: Saturday 2nd August 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Participants 15
Cost $25 (+bf)

Kirie (Japanese cutting) workshop

Location: The library shop at State Library of Queensland (Stanley place, South Brisbane)
Date: 17th of July, 2014
Cost: $30.00
Enquiries: 3840 7576 or email LibraryShop@slq.qld.gov.au
For more information or to book your place at this special workshop, click here

Jewellery workshop Brisbane

Paper clay beads workshop

Location: The library shop at State Library of Queensland (Stanley place, South Brisbane)
Date: 14th of August, 2014
Cost: $30.00
Enquiries: 3840 7576 or email LibraryShop@slq.qld.gov.au
For more information or to book your place at this special workshop, click here

Jewellery workshop Brisbane

Bleeding heart workshop

Date: Saturday 2nd August 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Participants 15
Cost $25 (+bf)
For more information or to book your place at this special workshop, click herepaper-flowers1

 

 

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