The Wall Station teamed up with street artist and art educator Akisiew (Kim Siew) to roll out two weekends of upcycled Christmas Decoration workshops for kids at AMP Capital’s Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre.

The free drop-in workshops were hugely popular with creative and eco-conscious families in the Inner West of Sydney.

Children from 3 to 13 pitched in to make upcycled Christmas Decorations to decorate the 50+ living Christmas trees at Marrickville Metro. Materials included reusing existing egg cartons, buttons, pom poms, wire, string and paper to turn them into some creative waste-free Christmas decorations.

Four Christmas Decoration activities were undertaken over the two weekends in November and December. Workshops included:
Button Mini Wreaths
Create a Colourful Button Mini Wreath: make a bright mini Christmas wreath using odd buttons. Tie it up with a bright ribbon and add it to the living Christmas tree.

Paper Baubles
Using up-cycled old books, music sheets, magazines and gift wrap by turning them into a paper bauble to decorate the living Christmas tree. If you like you can learn how to create a tassle for some extra sparkle.

Non Tinsel Tinsel
Thread up-cycled egg cartons, bottle tops and buttons to create a unique tinsel string. Create your own or add to one at the table.

Wrapped Yarn Stars
Using different wool threads, wrap your very own Christmas star. Make it shine bright with a pom pom if you like!

The Wall Station creates inspiring public art, street art, murals and workshops that capture and celebrate the visual narrative of the communities and clients that we work with. Our programs empower participants to explore the creative process, develop self-esteem and collaborate as a team. We are experts in creative planning, artwork installation, project management, community consultation and risk management.

Akisiew, also know as Kim Siew, is an artist and illustrator working in Sydney’s Inner West. She has been exhibiting her work both on and off the street since 2010. She has been commissioned for murals largely around the Inner West and most recently with QVB, Casula Power House and Paddington’s Perry Lane Art Project. Kim is also an artist educator, offering workshops in all things paper such as zine making and book binding.