The Creativity Ability Hub is bringing art workshops for all abilities to Bundaberg with two new workshops being added to the schedule, set to take place in January and March.
Jacqueline Read runs the workshops and for the past three-and-a-half years said her activities in the visual art sector had been focused on supporting people with disabilities.
She holds one-on-one sessions to engage people in visual art activities in her home studio and within the community.
Jacqueline said she was hoping to be able to offer a more comprehensive series of all-abilities art workshops in 2023.
“I am hoping to spread the word about two all-abilities visual art workshop series which will be held over four weeks at Coronation Hall, Bundaberg,” she said.
“Each series will consist of four-weekly workshops, covering the basics of one medium each week: drawing, acrylic painting, watercolour and mix-media.”
With art activities recognised as being beneficial to everyone, Jacqueline said she hoped the workshops would provide a chance for people of all abilities to take part.
“The benefits of visual art activities socially, mentally, physically and psychologically is widely recognised including within the disability sector,” she said
“This is a pilot series intended to be affordable and accessible to people with disabilities.
“Each series is offered for a nominal fee thanks to support from a Bundaberg Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant and in-kind contribution from the event organiser and artist.
“The workshops are designed to allow people to bring their support person with them and to explore their creative abilities and engage with likeminded people in a fully supported environment.”
Jacqueline Read is a practicing visual artist, illustrator and writer who has exhibited along with well-known local artist Adrienne Williams in the Landscapes exhibition held in BRAG’s Gallery 1 in 2012.
She is the illustrator of the children’s book, My Big Bear Story, 2014, produced by Creative Regions and her own picture book manuscript, Beep Beep and Mischief.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
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