Express yourself in school holiday workshops

Published on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 1:37:33 PM

The October school holidays are shaping up to provide a range of great interactive workshops the whole family can enjoy as part of the Shire of Dardanup’s ongoing calendar of community events and programs.

First up, under the EnLighten event’s theme of “What Brightens Your Mood” the Shire of Dardanup is inviting the community to get involved in an opportunity for creative expression.

The Happiness Co Foundation Find Your Beat Program, facilitated by Dindindi Drums will run two workshops in preparation for a supportive community performance at EnLighten on Saturday, 1 October.

The Foundation says music can be a powerful tool, evoking emotion for when you’re feeling happy or sad or just need to get moving! During these workshops, participants will learn the art of drumming, make some noise, find their rhythm and create great new connections within their local community.

The workshops will be held during the first week of the school holidays on 27 and 30 September.

Rolling into week two of the school holidays, the artistic theme continues with the Tronox Spring Out/Word Up! Project.

The Shire of Dardanup is on the hunt for all the good words from this and past generations. For example, things were ‘groovy’ in the 70s, ‘Rad’ in the 80’s and ‘Excellent’ in the 90s. But there are many more examples out there in Noongar and English and we want to collect up as many as we can.

Talented local artist Nathan Gardiner will run two workshops providing participants with an opportunity to design and decorate placards representing the letters from each of the good words collected.

The good word placards will then be displayed in an exciting art installation forming the event entrance to the Tronox Spring Out Festival held at the Eaton Foreshore on Sunday, 30 October.

This community art project will showcase positive, happy words, bringing joy and laughter to this festival celebrating National Children’s Week.

Registrations for both workshops open on Monday, 15 August and can be made by clicking on the event links above.

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