Talent expands thanks to RADF Art Workshop

The RADF art workshop held at the Rainbow Beach Sports and Recreation Club last month was a huge success, with 23 local painters from Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay given master classes by prominent artist, Aileen Shaw.  

The workshop provided an opportunity for everyone to expand their creativity and explore new painting techniques including collage arrangement, colour composition and pattern design.  It allowed both new and established artists to create and expand artistic talents while enjoying a relaxed, fun and social week.  The week ended with a social dinner on the Friday night and all artwork was displayed at the club for public viewing.

Workshop organizer Peggy Howe was overwhelmed by the positive feedback received from participants. “Everyone was positively surprised by the new techniques that Aileen taught us, even the new artists very enthusiastic and delighted with their results.”

“It was great to see the enthusiastic response to the workshop from the entire Cooloola coast community, for not only did we learn new skills, we all agreed that we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Once again I would like to give my thanks to Rick and his staff at the Rainbow Beach Sports and Recreation Club, for their constant support of our local art community.”  

The workshop was funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) which promotes the development of art in regional communities. It is a partnership between the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Councils to support local arts and culture.

“The financial support that RADF provided has been wonderful – it’s enabled us to bring such a talented art teacher as Aileen Shaw to Rainbow Beach. Her teaching skills enabled us all to improve our artistic talents in a fun atmosphere.”

“Everyone was so pleased with the event, that we are planning further workshops and future RADF grant proposals. If anyone has suggestions as to what type of workshops they would like to participate in, please contact me and let me know.”

If you are interested in future classes and have any suggestions contact Peggy on 54868064.

RADF Round 1 2013/14 Funding Closes September 4

Application forms and guidelines are available from Council offices, regional libraries and for download from council’s website. For assistance please phone 54810760 or radf@gympie.qld.gov.au

1 Artist Aileen Shaw is proud of the workshop’s results

2 Some of the local painters showing off their goods

3 Judy Cantrell loving the workshop