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Arts and Crafts Workshops
6 Nov 2014
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The main aim of this course is to deliver art and craft workshops that maintain Indigenous Culture through community involvement in the Perth metropolitan area. This includes having qualified professional Indigenous artists and other professional artists to deliver the program and showcase their knowledge and skills. The program includes people from other cultures and nationalities to allow for a better understanding, reconciliation and harmony in the community. Indigenous people will have the opportunity to learn traditional skills for future generations.
Aim 1 To revive the arts and crafts of Indigenous peoples as practiced by their ancestors.
Aim 2 Share collective skills within the group across tribes and other cultures
Aim 3 To transmit the different styles and/or methods across the diverse range of Indigenous participants.
Aim 4 To explore and contrast the different styles and/or methods used by the Indigenous peoples throughout Australia.
Aim 5 To grow employment opportunities for Indigenous people through their arts and crafts by showcasing their works at various events.
Aim 6 To reduce isolation and intolerance.
This course runs on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 2pm. The course runs through term time only and does not include school holidays.
Anybody can attend including Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, CALD and disabled clients.
Our potter is Sheryl Chant and our painting facilitator is Elaine Foley. Lunch is provided.
The program is funded by The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for the next three years.
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