Art workshops to engage youth
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 ashburton.wa.gov.au 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.
Paraburdoo artist DMERC will host art workshops for Ashburton's National Youth Week celebrations.