Hands mould cre­ative ideas

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

CHIL­DREN and teens moulded imag­i­na­tive de­signs from lumps of clay, let­ting their cre­ativ­ity soar when they at­tended the come play with clay school ac­tiv­ity at the pot­tery stu­dio at Ma­reeba Cen­te­nary Park.

The in­ter­ac­tive class was run by Karel Grib­ble who taught par­tic­i­pants how to cre­ate tiles, Santa Clauses and wizards.

“It is the grown-up ver­sion of play­ing with mud or play- dough and it is great fun,” Mrs Grib­ble said. “Every­one can take their cre­ations home with them once they have been dried and glazed.”

First time par­tic­i­pant Shenice Portelli said it was an amaz­ing day with every­one learn­ing new things and en­joyed the cre­ative out­let that art al­lows.

“It was a good day with every­one hav­ing fun. I did pot­tery in high school, I loved it and it is great to learn the skills again,” she said.

“You have your own imag­i­na­tion and you can cre­ate some­thing beau­ti­ful to show the world. Art sets you free, you can cre­ate any­thing.”

AIM mem­ber Lynn Pot­ter said this work­shop was one of eight work­shops that had been held in Ma­reeba aimed at beau­ti­fy­ing the town.

“We would love to see Ma­reeba re­vi­talised, with in­ter­est­ing con­tem­po­rary art spa­ces that will en­hance the cre­ative im­pact of the town and make Ma­reeba a more vi­brant place for vis­i­tors, tourists and the Ma­reeba com­mu­nity,” she said.

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