The RAW Art Workshop opens in West End.

Tracy McDowall is a practicing artist and teacher and founded RAW Art in 1994 to provide artworkshops and classes mainly in schools in Queensland and New South Wales.  In 2015 McDowall has opened The RAW Art Workshop, a new creative space for toddlers, kids, and adults in the heart of West End. They run a range of hands-on activities for all ages, and all creative types – from the absolute novice through to the true artist and craftist. They aim to create a relaxed environment for people to create, share ideas and to inspire each other .

Botanical Fibre Workshops

Lesa Hepburn, botanical fibre artist, continues to develop her new works in hand twined string for sculptures and two dimensional works with her handmade papers. She has just completed her sixth annual workshop incursion with Ascot State School using her handmade art practice to help 125 Grade 2 students better understand the science of materials in a really hands on way.

First Shows for 2015

Kym Barrett's first solo exhibition of 2015 is a collection of acrylic works on canvas and cold wax and oils on panel. Marks, Memories and Meaning opens at The Garden (formerly Le Jardin Garden), 34 Mountain View Road, Maleny on Saturday 21 February running until 21 March. The evening event includes a 3 course meal, music and gallery opening. Bookings are essential: 07 54999928 or on The Garden's Facebook page.

'A Paris Sketchbook': Painting in Paris

David Henderson will be teaching a watercolour workshop in Paris for Australians Studying Abroad next year from 11 - 20 May. The programme will combine a series of outdoor painting sessions in and around Paris with visits to museums and galleries. It will also include visits to places associated with painters such as Van Gogh, Cézanne and Monet as well as the opportunity to meet and work alongside local artists.