Situated in a heritage listed house in Everton Park, The Nest is a place where women and children from diverse backgrounds and ages gather to embrace the art and love of making, exchanging skills and knowledge that will not only benefit themselves, but also benefit communities into the future. Our mentors and workshop facilitators come from diverse backgrounds and ages, but all share a love for community development, sustainability and living in a handmade environment. We hope that those who visit The Nest will remember it as a place for women and children to engage, bond and connect.
As the daughter of Roz, Edde has grown up in a home with an Art Studio. Making has been part of her family for generations. She has the patience of a saint and all the girls love working with her and more importantly the wonderful chats that come from having a teenage friend!
odie Behn's experience in working with young children as an assistant at "Molly's House", a swimming instructor at "Sue Mickelson Swimming", a teacher aide at Windsor State School and her work within community respite centres brings a wonderful broad spectrum of teaching knowledge and understanding of children. Her love and experience in working with sustainable products has lead her to run "Rumpus Art", art and craft classes for primary school children for many years.
Rebecca Cason has been working in the not-for-profit arts sector for almost 20 years specialising in arts management and creative enterprise. Always a maker at heart she runs her small business edward & lilly, is the organiser of the Brisbane chapter of Brown Owls craft group and volunteers her time to a number of arts, cultural and community service organisations.
Roz Fenson's career spans over 30 years working globally in creative industries from theatre, film, television, events and toy design. Today, she operates a highly successful art practice and manages her husband's property maintenance business. For more insight into Roz's craft history, go to her website http://www.rozfenson.com