CREATIVE: Jorja Whitney, 11, Theo Brown, 12, and Tiana Brown, 8, at the Proserpine Library for Pam Finlay’s art workshop. Students are creating visual montages at libraries throughout the Whitsundays.
CREATIVE: Jorja Whitney, 11, Theo Brown, 12, and Tiana Brown, 8, at the Proserpine Library for Pam Finlay’s art workshop. Students are creating visual montages at libraries throughout the Whitsundays. Keagan Ryan

Art takes over local libraries

PROSERPINE children have joined an artistic wave to sweep the Whitsundays.

Bowen artist Pam Finlay has held workshops in Proserpine, as well Bowen, Collinsville and Cannonvale, thanks to the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Participants have been encouraged to be innovative and create visual artworks which will be displayed across all of the region's libraries.

"This artistic endeavour has enhanced and empowered the children to create using their artistic skills," Ms Finlay said.

"It has been a joyous time for the children painting their masterpieces."

In the workshops children have been inspired to create original artworks by engaging with their favourite storybook illustrators, while also exploring the elements of texture, colour, shape, line and pattern.

"We have experimented with a wide variety of collage techniques that have included painting, drawing, cutting and collage," Ms Finlay said.

"They have also experimented with a wide variety of collage techniques and different mixed media to create pages for a unique and expressive journal of discovery. These pages have been used to create a series of artworks."

These contemporary paint techniques have been gathered together to create and original visual art montage at each of the region's libraries.

Proserpine will host one last workshop tomorrow at the Proserpine Library.


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