Leichhardt Ome-Mile, Riverview and Goodna Community Centres Working in partnership
Community Centres work in partnership to facilitate the Drawn In and Drawn Together programs.
On the 29th May 2013 the Drawn in and Drawn Together project through the support of the City of Ipswich and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), will commence at Leichhardt One-Mile, Riverview and Goodna community centres.
To the knowledge of the centre coordinators, Kym Tuuta, Christine MacDonald and Luck, this will be the first time that three centres have worked in partnership to deliver programs within their community. The indications are that this partnership will assist them to deliver worthwhile, sustainable programs to their communities now and in the future.
At this time, the centres are calling for all who are interested in participating in the new programs to contact their participating centre to learn more or to register for classes.
The class formats are outlined below:
Drawn in workshops are appropriate for all skill levels and are conducted 12, 2 hour weekly sessions. In each session, participants are introduced to a variety of media and the concepts involved in the mark making process.
These workshops encourage the participants to take risks, explore, experiment and express. The rewards are many and range from an developing awareness to the nuances of marks, line, shape, form, tone and colour through to an extended understanding of the freedom of self-expression.
Drawn Together is a group designed for parents and children and is open to parents/guardians with children under the age of 16 years. The group is designed to give both the parent and the child the opportunity to play individually, and also to collaborate in the creative process. The workshops are not outcome based. The participants are encouraged to take risks, experiment and support and encourage each other.
The exercises are designed to develop skills for the beginner, as well as enhance the skills of those with art knowledge. The focus of these exercises and the underlying ideas for the design of the group is to promote and enhance expressive freedom.
The fundamental goal of the group design is to provide a platform for the parent and the child to enjoy a series of positive, shared experiences in a non-judgmental, supportive environment, where both the parent and child are encouraged to explore the creative aspects of their nature. This is why the exercises are process based and the emphasis is that art making is fun.