Local art workshops sell out fast

The Cannery Arts Centre are set to hold a series of Art Labs over the next five weeks, with many already sold out.

Eight pupils took part in the course’s first Pottery session last night, February 13, run by craftswoman Krystal Obschonka.

Ms Obschonka said the session had sold out quickly, with the second workshop expected to exceed the maximum number of attendees to cater to demand.

Cannery Arts Centre Art Lab coordinator Kimberly Jenkins said the creative workshops allowed members of the community to dabble in the arts, with fabulous local tutors. 

“In addition to practicing art for sheer enjoyment, these workshops can increase skills and be quite therapeutic, and there are other benefits as well - such as the benefits associated with being involved and connected in a community,” she said.

“What I can not stress enough is the tremendous value of Art Lab - made possible through external funding.

“When compared to similar courses at the Fremantle Arts Centre for example, the savings can be over 50 per cent.”

The Centre are currently looking for future funding opportunities in a bid to continue offering the courses at the discounted rates and potentially expand the current program. 

The Centre will run workshops in Discovering Printmaking, Pottery Wheel and Clay Sculpture, Portraits In An Evening, Life Drawing and Multicoloured Printmaking. 

If you are interested in attending an Art Lab session, you can register online via  www.canneryartscentre.com.au