3D Printing Workshops at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre December 2019 and January 2020 – ages 10 and up

Are you interested in 3D printing your Minecraft creations?

Join workshop facilitators Mark Edwards and Daniel Wallwork as we explore the world of 3D design and printing. Students will use Minecraft to create their own artwork to 3D print and take home, as well as work on a team project to design, build and 3D print one of Cairns’ iconic buildings. Workshops are suitable for JAVA and Bedrock users.

WHEN: Mon 16 & Tue 17 Dec 2019 | Wed 18 & Thur 19 Dec 2019
Mon 20 & Tues 21 Jan 2020 | Wed 22 & Thur 23 Jan 2020
TIME: 10.00am – 2.00pm (all dates, both days) COST: $50 inc b/fee
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
INFO: Mark Edwards M.Edwards4(at) (07) 4044 3266
BOOKINGS: (07) 4032 6650 Limited places available.

Some creations including the Cairns School of Arts building built to 1:500 scale.  What would you like to make?

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Skins Workshops at Cairns City Library 3-5 July 2019

Thanks to everyone (60 kids!) who came to the skins workshops. We had a blast. All students made at least one skin, some made many more! The skins for download and fashion parade video are now available on the Skins page. See you at the next workshops in December.


Tanks Arts Centre school holiday program 8-12 April 2019

Thanks to everyone who came along to the sell out Resource Pack workshops. It was AWESOME!

The Resource Pack that students worked on is now the default pack for the Cairns Minecraft server. Make sure that Server Resource Packs are enabled in your multiplayer settings. If you would like to download the current version of the Cairns Minecraft Resource Pack (zip file) click here. If you would like to add to the work that has been done by editing your own blocks just email the .png files to us at

Facilitators Mark Edwards and Daniel (Wally) Wallwork in a painting on the Queenslander display home with cyber pig and bush turkey!

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Students getting busy

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A quick tour of the Workshop World.


Tanks Arts Centre school holiday program 3 – 5 October 2018

Workshops were held at the Tanks Arts Centre on 3 – 5 October 2018. During the workshops students built Lake Street and Shields Street. The students used printed detail plans and Google Earth to measure the sizes and used Google Street View to work out what textures to use. See the images below of what was built and have a look at some of the plans we used. If you would like to finish the Shields Street section, have a look at the plans down the page and get on the server!

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Find out more about the development of the streets:

Shields Street Heart stages 1 & 2

Shields Street Public Art

Lake Street

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Lake Street redevelopment

Lake Street


Shields Street stage 1


Shields Street stage 2


Ravenshoe School Holiday Program 11 – 13 April 2018

Cairns Minecraft delivered workshops at the Ravenshoe Community Centre where 8 students and 3 volunteers worked together to measure and build the Ravenshoe Community Centre complex. The workshops also covered server management, plugins, World Edit, World Painter and mini game design.

The students built a Spleef arena in the two basketball courts next to the community centre and with a little help from some players in Cairns they created an awesome meteor impact crater Survival Games arena. Check out the video below.



Community Centre complex with houses in the foreground


Temple of the Rainbow Sheep and Meteor Survival Games Arena to the top left.


Students hard at work.


World Painter map, 4000 x 4000 blocks which equates to 4 km x 4km.


Aerial view.


One of the awesome houses.


Coding and Robotics workshops at Cairns Libraries

The Hour of Code workshops were a huge success. Students learnt coding, developed skills in the popular virtual world of Minecraft and explored the Cairns Minecraft server. Hour of Code is a global movement introducing millions of young people worldwide to computer science, inspiring them to learn more. For more information click the links below:

Image below: Will showing off his build during the Hour of Code workshop at Headspace Cairns.


Check out the Cairns Sun story from the April 2016 workshops at the Tanks Arts Centre!