Colour in your world

Let a glass of red be the cat­a­lyst to your cre­ativ­ity

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

PAINT­BRUSH in one hand and a glass of wine in the other – it’s hard to find a bet­ter evening than that.

The Art Hub in Caloun­dra hosts paint­ing nights with BYO to de­velop confidence and pro­vide a space for peo­ple to try some­thing new and cre­ative.

The Art Hub fa­cil­i­ta­tor Natasha Hol­loway said “it’s a paint and sip evening.”

“The whole con­cept is to in­tro­duce paint­ing to peo­ple who might not have ever tried it be­fore.

“All of the paint­ings are cre­ated so a novice can walk away feel­ing ac­com­plished or suc­cess­ful in their paint­ing.

“For peo­ple who feel cre­ative they can use the evening to build upon that,” said Ms Hol­loway.

The ses­sion is about two and a half hours long and par­tic­i­pants fo­cus on one paint­ing for the evening.

“We en­cour­age peo­ple to put their own touches on it.

“It’s a won­der­ful, so­cial evening. We don’t even call it a class, we call it a so­cial.”

The idea ini­tially came via so­cial me­dia.

“I used to see all th­ese posts from my friends back in Canada.

“They were com­ing home with th­ese won­der­ful paint­ings,” she said.

Ms Hol­loway de­cided the idea would be well re­ceived by the Sun­shine Coast and she in­vites lo­cal artists come in to teach the ses­sions.

“That way it helps the artists to form a com­mu­nity at The Art Hub as well.”

The paint and sip socials aren’t the only cool thing hap­pen­ing at the hub.

Chil­dren’s art classes, life draw­ings and even drama col­lab­o­ra­tion are all hap­pen­ing un­der the hub’s roof.

“We do a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent things and it gives peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to try dif­fer­ent things,” said Ms Hol­loway.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit thearthubs­c.com.au

PHOTO: PATRICK WOODS

SIP AND CRE­ATE: The Art Hub cu­ra­tor Natasha Hol­loway hosts paint­ing nights with BYO.

PHOTO: PATRICK WOODS

CRE­ATE: Art in­struc­tor Grace McC­ly­mont thrilled by the so­cial nights.

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