Artists learn new skills

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The third Moira Arts and Cul­ture Inc. (MAC Inc.) Art Fest un­earthed many new­found tal­ents and pro­duced a col­lec­tion of prized pieces in a wide range of artis­tic forms from Septem­ber 21 to 23.

Art Fest 2018 kicked-off on Fri­day, Septem­ber 21 with an in­for­mal artists chat, with work­shops run­ning on the Satur­day and Sun­day. There were more than 20 work­shops for artists to get their teeth stuck into.

This year’s for­mat in­cluded a free art show on the Satur­day night which fea­tured work from tu­tors and artists from across the re­gion.

Art Fest co-or­di­na­tor Karyn Day thanked the many tal­ented tu­tors who par­tic­i­pated in the week­end for their will­ing­ness to share their artis­tic ex­pres­sions and im­part their knowl­edge with those who were ea­ger to learn new skills.

‘‘We were ex­tremely for­tu­nate to be able to draw on qual­ity artists from a range of artis­tic forms and tap into a well-es­tab­lished knowl­edge and skill base,’’ she said.

The event of­fered cre­ative tasters and work­shops in al­most 20 ar­eas which in­cluded ev­ery­thing from pot­tery, mo­saics and felt­ing to tin lid paint­ing, resin art, pen­cil draw­ing and more.

‘‘We re­ally did have some­thing for ev­ery­one on of­fer, with the aim of Art Fest be­ing to cre­ate an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to come along and try their hand at some­thing they oth­er­wise may not be able to ex­plore,’’ Ms Day said.

‘‘Art Fest is one of the many events on the MAC Inc. calendar which cul­ti­vates cre­ative ex­pres­sion and ex­plo­ration, pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy arts and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences with­out the need to travel out­side the shire.’’

Ms Day thanked all those who sup­ported the event, whether it was through shar­ing their skills and tal­ents, par­tic­i­pat­ing in a work­shop or as­sist­ing be­hind the scenes.

MAC Inc. will join the GRAIN Store Nathalia to present the ac­ces­si­ble video mar­ket­ing work­shop in Strath­mer­ton on Oc­to­ber 7 which will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with the knowl­edge to pro­duce their own video mar­ket­ing cam­paigns.

This work­shop will be pre­sented by Danny Cleary of DC Dig­i­tal Me­dia.

Novem­ber 9 will see MAC Inc. host a Bol­ly­wood per­for­mance in Strath­mer­ton.

For more in­for­ma­tion about these events visit www.moiraart­sand­cul­tureinc.org

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