CHALK-TASTIC: Paige Hutchinson, 9 and Elizabeth Rodwell, 10 decorate themselves.
CHALK-TASTIC: Paige Hutchinson, 9 and Elizabeth Rodwell, 10 decorate themselves. Christopher Chan

Chalk artist shares skills

CHALK drawing has come a long way from using the traditional blackboard and duster.

Pavements and other public places have become the modern-day canvas for this funky new urban form of art.

And leading the way is urban chalk artist Amelia Batchelor, who spent the best part of last week in Gladstone during her artist-in-residency program.

Children and adults marvelled at Ms Batchelor's work, taking the opportunity to meet IZIT? Entertainment's talented artist, who ran a series of chalk art design and drawing demonstrations and workshops between last Monday and Thursday.

Ms Batchelor worked with a range of young people in three-hour workshops each morning before applying her artistic talents to four urban chalk art opportunities at Stockland Gladstone, O'Connell Place, Bray Park stage area in Boyne Island and Gladstone City Library Square.

One of more than 40 activities offered as part of this year's youth holiday program, the Urban Chalk Art program was made possible by the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund, a State Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership program.

 



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