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Tree house? Beach shack? Tiny home? Tin shed? What comes to mind when you think about your dream building?

Join our diorama building workshop this summer and try our your model building skills or learn some new ones!

Distinct from school project ‘shoebox’ dioramas – these are more in line with techniques used in scale model making, miniatures and tabletop gaming. 

Workshops aim to teach practical skills to young people with little experience in model making and using common, inexpensive materials and equipment including basic craft supplies and items/resources found around the home.

All participants will receive a construction box full of crafting items to get them started with their model building. Additional crafting items will be supplied during the workshop. Participants will be able to take home their construction boxes and any materials they have used in the construction of their model.

To inspire some creativity, we suggest arriving a little earlier than the workshop start time and give the young people with you some time to have a look around our exhibition "Australian Dreams: Picturing our Build World".  The exhibition showcases, paintings, pictures and stories of the buildings throughout our built world.

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Ages: Workshops are aimed at people aged 10-15

Duration: 2hrs

Cost: $15 per participant


  • As part of the construction box, participants will be given a craft knife. As part of the workshop, a safety briefing will be given on the safe and proper use of the craft knives and other materials. 
  • The workshop will be staffed by Library staff at all times. 
  • Parents/Guardians are welcome to assist their children during the workshop if they like.