Our art workshops down at Beeliar Community Centre are now well and truly underway. So far our main art focus has been on experimenting with acrylic paints. The different effects and textures that can be made by combining acrylic paint - with things you might find in the kitchen for example (like glad wrap and baking paper) create colourful effects that are always a surprise!
Our Beeliar artist is a very keen sketcher and often finds art inspiration from his surroundings -including a graffiti wall at the Cockburn Youth Centre, and the old Court House beneath the Art Gallery Of WA. Tom has been working from his drawings and has also started exploring ways of applying paint onto the wood surfaces. Tom has also been developing his wood turning technique - as you can see from the photos - Tom has been busy!
One of Tom’s highlights so far was our outing to the AGWA where we did some musing, wandering and sketching. The old courthouse below the gallery was a fantastic find - the old holding cells definitely captured his imagination!
Claudia Richards - Activities officer