Art work­shops to en­gage youth

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

The Shire of Ash­bur­ton will be cel­e­brat­ing 2017 Na­tional Youth Week with a se­ries of art work­shops.

Shire pres­i­dent Kerry White said ac­tiv­i­ties which en­gage lo­cal youth are al­ways im­por­tant and play a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of com­mu­ni­ties, as well as pro­vid­ing kids with op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn.

“En­cour­ag­ing our youth to be ac­tively in­volved in their lo­cal com­mu­nity pro­vides valu­able op­por­tu­ni­ties for ex­pres­sion of ideas as well as skill de­vel­op­ment,” she said.

“It is also a way in which we can ac­knowl­edge their pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to our towns and en­hance their sense of be­long­ing.”

Art work­shops will be held in Pan­na­won­ica, Tom Price and Parabur­doo in the com­ing weeks and will be hosted by lo­cal Parabur­doo artist DMERC.

The work­shops are open to those aged be­tween 12-18 years.

Par­tic­i­pants will learn dif­fer­ent spray paint­ing tech­niques and be able to cre­ate their own piece of art­work to take home.

Pan­na­won­ica’s art work­shop will be held at the vol­un­teer fire sta­tion on Satur­day, April 8 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

Pizza, soft drink and tunes will be pro­vided for the work­shop.

The shire along with the Tom Price Youth Sup­port As­so­ci­a­tion will be de­liv­er­ing the first Youth, The Voice one-day lead­er­ship train­ing fo­rum.

YTV will be held at the Onslow Mul­ti­pur­pose Com­plex on Tues­day, April 18.

Twenty Pan­na­won­ica and Onslow youth will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn new skills, meet new friends, have fun, stay healthy and re­alise dreams all in an in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ment.

The fo­rum will al­low par­tic­i­pants to de­velop their lead­er­ship and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, set goals and make ac­tion plans. The fo­rum is part of wider plan to reg­u­larly en­gage with and in­volve lo­cal youth to as­sist in the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of lo­cal gov­ern­ment projects and plans.

Dates and times for Tom Price and Parabur­doo’s art work­shops and train­ing fo­rums are yet to be con­firmed.

Visit ash­bur­ for up­dates. Na­tional Youth Week runs from March 31 to April 9 and cel­e­brates the con­tri­bu­tions and achieve­ments of young peo­ple.

The an­nual event is for young peo­ple aged be­tween 11 and 25 years and is cel­e­brated across the coun­try with events and ac­tiv­i­ties through­out April.

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Parabur­doo artist DMERC will host art work­shops for Ash­bur­ton's Na­tional Youth Week cel­e­bra­tions.

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