Laura Connell and Ella Hope learn from gallery assistant Pat Benkendorff.
Laura Connell and Ella Hope learn from gallery assistant Pat Benkendorff.

Kids get their kicks in craft

CRAFTY children are getting their hands dirty this week, enjoying the holiday program run by the Warwick Art Gallery.

Over the school break, the gallery is running the Rose City Buds program to keep the boredom at bay with art and crafts.

Gallery assistant Pat Benkendorff said the program, which is still in a trial stage, had already proved to be a great success.

“We’ve got so many kids coming in from the Warwick area. It has really grown” she said.

Pat, along with other gallery assistants running the program, will teach the children new skills in painting and help them produce crafty creations.

Some of the children’s work will go into the gallery’s park display for the upcoming Jumpers and Jazz festival.

“On Thursday, the children will be working on white textile creations for our White Exhibition. We will frost the park, making a winter wonderland,” Mrs Benkendorff said.

The children who took part yesterday learnt new tricks with a paintbrush and experimented with mixing colours.

Laura Connell got a real kick out of playing with the paint.

“It’s fun and easy and you can do anything with it,” she said.

For anyone who missed out on the fun, the program will be running at the gallery again tomorrow at a cost of $5 per child.



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