A PROACTIVE artistic workshop for teenagers at the Tamworth Regional Library has been hailed a success.
Joblink Plus Youth Connections Consultant Brittany Cain said the two day CREATE workshop aimed to inspire, motivate and encourage teenagers to express themselves through art.
Ms Cain said the two day workshop included solo and group artistic projects.
“The workshop included skills based learning activities and specific art projects. We also allocated time for them to experiment with a range of materials and create their own pieces with a Youth Week theme,” Brittany said.
“They each worked on their own individual pieces and then came together and each contributed to a three piece Youth Week mural to showcase in the library,” she said.
CREATE: Gabi Deweger and Joblink Plus Youth Connections Consultant Brittany Cain put the final touches on one of the Youth Week murals.
During the two days the Esther Halliday Art Studio was filled with beads, sculptures, canvas, fabrics and plasticine which gradually formed expressive pieces of art.
Tamworth Regional Library children and youth services assistant Katey Allwell said interest exceeded expectations.
“We were completely booked. The Library is a central point for a lot of kids so it provided us with the means to directly talk with them, hand out flyers and let them know what was happening during Youth Week. We also had it on our Facebook page.
“CREATE was a great success. It was amazing to see the change in the group from the first morning they arrived to the second day. They had come out of their shells and were really confident in everything they were doing,” Katey said.