Wine keeps creative juices flowing at new class
FIRST there was mindful colouring, but now a new class is helping Southern Downs residents relax and explore their creative side at the same time.
A Paint and Sip evening is being held at Freestone Hall on January 19, a beginners class run by local artist Sue Keong with a glass of wine included to keep the creative juices flowing.
Although this class is sold out, more are planned for next year.
At $40 per ticket, all proceeds are being donated to the hall to be put towards wheelchair accessible toilets.
Freestone Memorial Hall Committee secretary Erin Keong said it was a good way for the community to get to know each other.
"I think it's a really good way to have a bit of a relax but also do something productive,” she said.
"It's a bit more of a relaxed environment.”
With only 10 people in each class, they are designed to offer a one-on-one experience to people just starting out in painting.
Ms Keong said there were different events planned in the new year to draw people to the hall.
They include a Valentine's Day Dance on February 17 and a Lazy Sunday event in March, when a barbecue will be held and a band will play.
Ms Keong said the committee was determined to make sure the hall stays open and utilised, especially as a place for the community to gather.
"Everyone's really friendly and you live side by side and don't even realise who they are,” she said.
"Coming together and making a community, that's what it's about.”
The next Paint and Sip evening is expected to take place in February.
Keep an eye on the Freestone Hall Facebook page for details about upcoming events.