TUMBULGUM artist and art teacher Francesca Yasukawa displays artwork with son Naoki.
TUMBULGUM artist and art teacher Francesca Yasukawa displays artwork with son Naoki.

Essential work for young at art



YOUNG children will be able to get creative this month when the Tweed River Art Gallery holds the first-ever school holiday workshop aimed at a younger age group.

Children aged from four to six years will be guided through paper decorating by Tumbulgum artist and art teacher Francesca Yasukawa on January 19.

Ms Yasukawa said it was important to teach sensory exploration with paint and textures to young children.

"In this workshop we will do lots of fun things like finger painting and blowing bubbles - a lot of art games," she said.

"This is really important for young children, as that's how they explore themselves and the paint - the tactile experience.

"There will also be a paper decorating workshop on the same day for children aged seven to 13 years."

The workshop for children aged four to six will be held from 10am to 12pm (DST) and for children aged seven to 13 from 2pm to 4pm (DST). Cost is $20.

Inquiries to the gallery on (02) 6670 2790.



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