Creative workshop offers new ways to communicate
TEENS who are deaf or hard of hearing will soon be able to express themselves and communicate through art in an upcoming creative workshop.
Not-for-profit organisation Hear For You has organised the event to teach young people who are deaf to communicate through art.
Participant George Storie, 15, has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember.
The 15 year old’s dad Dugald Storie said his son was an incredibly talented artist and his work reminded him of something you would see in a Roald Dahl book.
“George’s work has really amazing detail, and he’s very talented,” Mr Storie said.
“I think he should become a children’s book author – not just because of his art, but also because he’s very articulate and he’s an avid reader.”
Tinker art studio’s Alex Stalling said participants would be painting patterns and plants on canvases for the workshop.
“It’s a really fun acrylic painting class that’s quite free, so you don’t have to conform to anything, and it’s all about the individual developing their own style and having fun,” she said.
“When you’re working with art, you’re really tapping into that mindfulness state where you can just relax, let go and play with paint as a sensory tool.”
The workshop will be held at 10am on September 28 at 8 Dexter St.
Tickets are $88 and may be covered by the NDIS.
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