Learn to cre­ate your own de­signs

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@ news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

AFTER huge suc­cess in Bris­bane for 17 years, Koala Con­ven­tions is bring­ing its hand­made expo and work­shops to the Whit­sun­days.

The event, hosted by Can­non­vale State School, is called the Whit­sun­day Cre­ative Arts Fes­ti­val and is guar­an­teed to inspire cre­ative cre­ation.

Tu­tors from around the world will con­verge on the Whit­sun­days to de­liver ex­pert tu­ition on em­broi­dery, cy­ber art, felt­ing, silk paint­ing, quilt­ing and cre­ative pic­ture fram­ing.

The hand­made mar­kets will show­case the work of 33 tal­ented lo­cal artists and also fea­ture the work of the tu­tors.

A spe­cial­ist em­broi­dery and tex­tile shop will of­fer for sale spe­cial­ist prod­ucts not avail­able any­where else.

The shop will be open from July 1–7, all days ex­cept the Wed­nes­day.

Fes­ti­val fa­cil­i­ta­tor Wendy Wilson said the fes­ti­val would be a cre­ative and in­spir­ing event where like-minded peo­ple could come to­gether to learn new tech­niques, have fun and make friends.

“Apart from the teach­ers and learn­ing skills, it is about women com­ing to­gether and be­ing them­selves,” Ms Wilso said.

“Our old­est stu­dent is 97 and ev­ery year she has come in on her walk­ing frame to do a whole lot of work­shops.”

The two-day work­shops of­fer the chance to get cre­ative and learn new hand­made skills and will run on July 1–2, July 3–4 and July 6–7 from 9am–4.30pm.

Wendy said the work­shops al­lowed peo­ple to es­cape their day-to-day iden­tity and be­come part of a big­ger com­mu­nity of like-minded peo­ple.

“There is a real buzz around the events,” Wendy said.

The felt­ing work­shop is ex­pected to gen­er­ate in­ter­est from the younger crowd, who can cre­ate hand­made felt clothes.

The two-day work­shops, in­clud­ing morn­ing/af­ter­noon tea and lunch, cost $365.

On top of this base charge, each tu­tor also charges a kit price, which can range from $50 to $100.

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■ Whit­sun­day Cre­ative Arts Fes­ti­val

■ Can­non­vale State School

■ July 1–7

■ Mar­ket is free, work­shops from $365 A great wave of feel­ings in­di­cates you re­ally wish to en­joy your­self this week, and to in­dulge in your favourite ac­tiv­i­ties with favourite peo­ple. But events may have some­thing else in store, so en­sure you plan some time out or you may be swept off your feet by oth­ers’ de­mands. Work out where the line is that you will not cross in be­ing help­ful to oth­ers, or you may feel put upon.


BRIL­LIANT: An ex­am­ple of what you can cre­ate at the fes­ti­val.

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