Creative space launched in Feilding
Feilding’s artistic souls will blossom at a new creativity hub launched by two mothers.
The Space directors Danielle Glynn and Jacynda Murray are offering a series of workshops in art, knitting, photography, cupcake decorating, chalk painting and floral arranging.
The couple would be offering classes with some of New Zealand’s top creative talent.
Glynn, 27, said artistic expression was often lost among the pressures of everyday life and The Space offered people a chance to devote time to the arts.
‘‘We want to inspire people to try something new, learn about interesting topics or take time out to get creative,’’ she said.
‘‘Having a hobby is just as important for good health as exercise - reducing the effects of stress and improving wellbeing. It’s also just great fun.’’
Glynn has studied fashion design and interior design.
Murray, 29, studied graphic design at the Whanganui Fashion School and Shillington College in Brisbane. She moved back to Manawatu as a graphic designer and marketing assistant at The Herb Farm and now owns her own graphic design company called Jam Designs.
The first workshop was held last week and included a session by painter and printmaker Joe McMenamin. Glynn said his flowing organic patterns had won him a following from New Zealand art enthusiasts.
His class was on turning ‘‘doodles into a fine art print’’.
McMenamin moved to Feilding at the beginning of this year, where he took up a one-year artist in residence position at St John’s Anglican Church.
Glynn also said they were moving ‘Makers Morning’, which McMenamin started at St John’s Church, to The Space. This is a two-hour timeframe where people can come for free and work on any projects.
Another initiative starting next month is ‘Boomerang Bags’ where volunteers use recycled materials.
The second workshop on July 26 is Knitting 101, which focuses on following patterns, casting on and off and how to increase and decrease a stitch. It will be taught by Jan Williams and Sharon Atkins.
The workshop on August 8 will be of particular interest to social media users and businesses - flat lay photography - taught by Selena Hardman from Pretty Creative Style.
The Space directors Danielle Glynn and Jacynda Murray.