Get creative at the Butter Factory Arts Centre
  • Wednesday 18 July 2012

Sunshine Coast Council invites residents and visitors to discover their creative talents at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre with exciting new workshops on offer in July and August.

Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington said our talented local artists are engaged to present the workshops for the community to enjoy.

"The local creative industry is extremely vibrant. All artists, be they professional or amateur, enrich our community. Everyone has latent talent just waiting to be unearthed," Councillor Wellington said.

"The range of workshops on offer is diverse and there is something for everyone.

"For example people can discover the art of making and decorating beautiful plant fibre paper in a one day workshop with local artist Pam Walsh.

"It is also a pleasure to welcome back Rene Bahloo for her popular six week Weavery 101 workshop. Rene will teach weaving techniques that twist, coil and sculpt natural fibres into fabulous woven objects. "

Cr Wellington said the launch of the inaugural Get Creative event on Saturday 21 July from 10am to noon will also add to the festivities in July.

"The Get Creative event will be held on the third Saturday of each month and is designed to bring the community together for inspiration and creativity," he said.

"Council will provide the materials for people to spend time creating their own artworks. Workshop artists such as Rene and Pam will demonstrate how to create fine art from recycled materials, and there will even be face painting for the kids.

"Visitors to Get Creative will also have a chance to view the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Tertiary 3 (SCAP T3) exhibition of emerging tertiary students’ art in the gallery space."

To book into a workshop visit council’s library website or phone the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050 for further details.