Get crafty at Art Fest

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Ev­ery­thing from black­smithing, lead-light­ing and mo­saics to bob­bin lace­mak­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy and pot­tery is on of­fer at the Moira Arts and Cul­ture Art Fest.

Held in Co­bram on Satur­day and Sun­day, Septem­ber 16 and 17, the Art Fest will cater for res­i­dents from across the shire and pro­vides an ac­tion-packed pro­gram suit­able for be­gin­ners through to the ad­vanced.

A se­lec­tion of ex­pe­ri­enced in­struc­tors will host more than 20 dif­fer­ent work­shops over the week­end and guide par­tic­i­pants in their se­lected artis­tic field.

Art Fest co-or­di­na­tor Karyn Day said the two-day event was a chance for the ex­pe­ri­enced and the not-so-ex­pe­ri­enced to hone their skills and get cre­ative.

‘‘The Art Fest is now in its sec­ond year and we are ex­cited to be able to ex­tend this year’s pro­gram and pro­vide a more di­verse of­fer­ing of work­shops,’’ Ms Day said.

‘‘If there is some­thing you’ve al­ways wanted to have a go at but were never sure where to start, this is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to jump in and a have a go un­der the guid­ance of an ex­pe­ri­enced in­struc­tor.’’

Half-day, full-day and two­day ses­sions are avail­able with book­ings es­sen­tial, as some work­shops have limited spa­ces and ma­te­rial re­quire­ments.

Work­shops will be held at the Co­bram Show­grounds.

‘‘We had par­tic­i­pants from across the whole shire, and fur­ther afield, get on board last year and re­ceived in­cred­i­ble feed­back so we are look­ing for­ward to build­ing on that suc­cess and de­liv­er­ing a big­ger and bet­ter Art Fest for 2017,’’ Ms Day said.

‘‘All work­shops will be held in the Co­bram Show­grounds precinct so they’ll be a real buzz of ac­tiv­ity and lots hap­pen­ing over the week­end.’’

Work­shops, which are suit­able for par­tic­i­pants aged 16 years and older, also in­clude a tu­tor’s dis­play with all ma­te­ri­als cov­ered as part of the work­shop cost.

De­pend­ing on the work­shop cho­sen, costs vary from $20 to $60 per work­shop.

Book­ing pass­ports are avail­able at BP Co­bram, Kata­matite Post Of­fice, Ba­rooga Post Of­fice, The Com­mon Thread Nu­murkah, Cafe 3641 Strath­mer­ton and Ava look An­tiques & Col­lecta­bles Ber­ri­gan.

Moira Arts and Cul­ture is spon­sored by Moira Shire Coun­cil and de­liv­ers a range or events and art pro­grams across the shire.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to make a book­ing, phone Karyn Day on 0448 624 865 or email kday@west­

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