Thursday, 10 July 2014

"Made in Hong Kong" Paper Mache Panda Workshop

Les Designs took part in the "Made in Hong Kong" Panda Paper Mache Workshop in support of the 1600 Pandas project which is a World Wildlife Fund initiative to highlight conservation issues in the world. In this case, the dangerously low number of pandas left in the wild which is estimated to be around 1600.

The World Wildlife Fund commissioned the French artist, Paulo Grangeon, to make 1600 paper mache pandas which are on a world-wide tour to promote conservation which is presently taking place in Hong Kong.

Funds raised by the participants on the workshop were donated to WWF Hong Kong for conservation and education work.

The Original 1600 Pandas on show at the PMQ in Hong Kong

Nikki, Gladys, Sue and Lorraine working on their paper mache panda

Nikki putting the finishing touches to the panda

The team's panda which they called Bao bao which means treasure