Author Visits & Workshops

Sharon Baldwin is available for FREE Author Visits within the Blue Mountains, Sydney and surrounds – as well as over Zoom anywhere in Australia.

Sharon currently runs a weekly story time and craft session at Good Earth Bookshop, is a volunteer “role model” with Books in Homes, a member of SCBWI Australia and has extensive experience facilitating children’s workshops including five years as the director of Sydney Creative Play. Email hello@looseparts.com.au to book.

WORKSHOPS

Unique and creative workshops for school incursions, after-school programs, school holiday camps, playgroups, community events, and more!

Creative Writing and Book-Making
Kindy-Year 6
Students are given a creative prompt and we work through exercises to develop characters and write a short story.
Optional add-on: stories are combined into a printed book that students can take home.

Theme-Based Art & Craft Workshops
Custom workshops for any age, around a specific theme/holiday/event
Examples I have run in the past include:
– Nature collages for Easter
– Art projects based around female artists for International Women’s Day
– Upcycling old books into paintings for Book Week
– Seed mosaics for a community garden event

Place-Based Scavenger Hunts
Flexible age groups, one-off workshop
Could be done at community gardens, parks, bush trails, etc.
I create a custom scavenger hunt and map and then facilitate the hunt, culminating in an art activity and/or story. Read about Nature Scavenger Hunts and a Street Art Scavenger Hunt I have previously run.

Sustainable Students Workshops
Flexible ages, 6-12 week workshop series
Utilising books from my series “The Gardeneers”, we explore permaculture principles through DIY activities which may include gardening, craft, building, cooking, sewing and more.

Pricing varies based on group size, workshop length, travel distance, materials required, etc.

Email hello@looseparts.com.au to discuss your needs.

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