Kaleidoscope: Creating Me and Creative Me
(Community Arts for Wellbeing)
We are collaborating again with Cumberland Council this year to celebrate 2023 October Mental Health and Diwali by doing a series of free workshops and using the art created to do public art installations in Friends Park.
The aim of this project is to provide an opportunity for the youth population to explore the connection to culture and identity through mosaic work and advocate the well-being benefits of engaging with artmaking (arm knitting and finger knitting) within the community. Along with promoting a sense of belonging and community connection through yarn wrapping.
GET INVOLVED BY ATTENDING ANY OF THE FREE WORKSHOPS
KALEIDSCOPE CREATING ME
(12 - 25 YEARS)
Cost: FREE Age Groups: 12 - 25 yrs
These workshops aim to promote mental health awareness among youth and the broader community.
Mosaic art workshops are scheduled every Tuesday throughout the month of October. Each week will introduce a new art theme, with the final week dedicated to exploring cultural symbolism.
If you wish to participate in all the art workshops and create up to five distinct artworks, you can view and register for other sessions on this website.
DATE TIME WHERE
3rd October 4 pm - 5 pm Auburn Community Centre REGISTER
10th October 4 pm - 5 pm Guilford Community Centre REGISTER
17th October 4 pm - 5 pm Merrylands Oval Hall REGISTER
24th October 4 pm - 5 pm Pemulwuy Allan G Ezzy REGISTER
31st October 4 pm - 5 pm Mindkshetra Studios REGISTER
KALEIDSCOPE CREATIVE ME
Cost: FREE All ages & families
These workshops aim to promote mental health awareness among families and communities who live, work and access the Cumberland area.
Finger and arm knitting workshops are scheduled every alternate Wednesday and Friday throughout October. Each week, members attending can create knit pieces to contribute to the public art installation.
Location: Wentworthville Community Centre
DROP-IN sessions; no registrations are required.
DATE DAY TIME ROOM
4th October Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm Kurrajong room
6th October Friday 4 pm - 6 pm Banksia Room
13th October Friday 4 pm - 6 pm Kurrajong room
18 October Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Kurrajong Room
25 October Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Kurrajong Room
27 October Friday 3:30pm - 6pm Lytton Street Park