Summer Kick Arts workshops draw creatives

The Cannery Arts Centre are half way through a three-week ‘Kick Arts’ summer workshop program for children and adults, drawing both local participants and visitors.

Cannery Arts Centre co-manager Shannan Gillespie said the workshops had been very successful, with local and visiting participants and several selling out completely.

More than 15 children participated in the Aquatic Mobiles workshop with tutor and artist Naomi Stanitzki on Tuesday morning, January 15, making aquatic themed ceramic mobiles.

A Beach Rope Weaving workshop for adults is due to be held on Thursday evening, January 17, from 6pm until 8pm following the Sea Rope Baskets workshop from 10am until 12pm.

On Friday, January 18, a Sculptures of the Sea workshop will be held from 10am until 12pm with attendees designing their own sculptures utilising flotsam & jetsam found at local beaches with tutor Louise Lodge.

Young artists will be able to create an underwater shipwreck scene of clay with tutor Krystal Obschonka at the Clay Shipwrecks workshop on Tuesday, January 22, from 10am until 12pm.

The Seabird Figurines workshop with artist Esti Nagy on Wednesday, January 23, from 1pm until 3pm will see participants create their seabird sculpture made mostly from flotsam and jetsam.

With the Pottery Wheel workshop having already sold out, the final Kick Arts workshop will be Sea Fossil Plasters on Thursday, January 24, from 1pm until 3pm.

For more information or to reserve your space at a workshop, visit