Recovery workshops continue for art lovers

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

A passion for art in the community that started with the Harvey Bushfire Recovery Art Project in 2017 has continued with monthly art workshops in Yarloop.

Yarloop Community Resource Centre manager Julie-ann McMiles said the workshops began in response to the community’s enthusiasm for the bushfire recovery workshops series.

“When we held the workshops as part of the art exhibition they were so popular and we had such a calling from people to run more,” Ms McMiles said.

“We decided we would do mixed art groups so people could bring whatever they want for the day and we’re also planning on having more structured workshops with teachers,” she said.

“We had one lady who came in, she was so inspired by the art exhibition she decided to come in and be a part of it.”

The next workshop will be on Thursday, March 22, with Brunswick artist Sharon Reaves teaching mosaics.

Ms Reaves had also taught the mosaic workshop in the Bushfire Recovery workshop series.

Ms McMiles said the guided workshops could include specialised artistic styles including acrylic pouring, papier mache and alcohol ink.

While currently held on a monthly basis, Ms McMiles said the popularity of the workshops could see them run fortnightly in the future.

“Anything that people really want to do we’re happy to cater for and this was so popular,” Ms McMiles said.

For more information on the workshops or the centre’s other activities visit the Yarloop Community Resource Centre Facebook page.

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