Tack­ling hol­i­day bore­dom

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

PROSER­PINE Youth Space is tack­ling school hol­i­day bore­dom with a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep the kids busy for the next two weeks.

The pro­grams will run Mon­day to Thurs­day for the next two weeks with a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties planned at the cen­tre be­tween 10am-3pm.

On Mon­day the ac­tiv­ity pro­gram kicks off with a Cops vs. Youth day where the kids get to take on the Proser­pine po­lice in ta­ble ten­nis, pool, Xbox and other games.

Tues­day will see a minute to win it fun day and sausage siz­zle at Spalla Park and on Wednes­day the group will meet at the Proser­pine pool for a fun-filled day in the wa­ter, in­clud­ing a bar­be­cue.

The first week fin­ishes off with a mu­ral paint­ing day at the cen­tre on Thurs­day, which will be fin­ished up the fol­low­ing Thurs­day on the last day of the ac­tiv­ity pro­gram.

Mon­day, Septem­ber 30 and Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 1 will be a spe­cial screen print­ing day where kids can de­sign their own funky t-shirts and Wednes­day is a cel­e­bra­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Day of Non-vi­o­lence with a self-de­fence class and some trivia.

For more in­for­ma­tion on any of the school hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties at Proser­pine Youth Space con­tact staff on 4945 5130.

THREE tal­ented Whit­sun­day artists re­ceived the recog­ni­tion they de­served at the an­nual Bowen Art So­ci­ety Show, which wrapped up on Sun­day with more than 180 en­tries.

The four day event show­cased the work of some of North Queens­land most skilled artists, with a num­ber of en­tries com­ing from Vic­to­ria and South Aus­tralia.

Sharon Dews­bury won first prize in Sec­tion 2 for a paint­ing de­pict­ing any ma­rine sub­ject, in any medium with her char­coal and wa­ter­colour draw­ing A Sailor’s View.

Lisa Toohey won sec­ond prize for her char­coal draw­ing Life which de­picted an image of the hu­man form and Reika Kondo re­ceived a highly com­mended award in Sec­tion 3 for an art­work of any style in any medium 2D for her pas­tel piece Break­ing the Si­lence.

Owner of Smart Arts Suzi Han­cock was over­joyed at the re­sults and jumped straight on the phone to con­grat­u­late her stu­dents.

“I think I get more ex­cited about my stu­dents win­ning awards than I do about my own work,” she said.

“It’s very sat­is­fy­ing to teach them skills and see them de­liver such great re­sults.”

Ms Dews­bury has been at­tend­ing classes at Smart Arts for the past six months and can’t be­lieve what she has achieved.

“When I first saw Suzi com­plete a draw­ing I thought there was no way I would be able to do it but af­ter one class I knew I could,” she said.

“The most in­spir­ing thing is that at the end of your first class you go home with a fin­ished prod­uct.”

Ms Han­cock runs art classes from her new stu­dio Smart Arts at the Can­non­vale mar­kets with more than 100 stu­dents. For in­for­ma­tion or to book a class, phone 4946 6705.

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