Lantern workshop designed to inspire youth

GLADSTONE Region youth have been invited to participate in a lanterns art workshop on Saturday and Sunday, held in conjunction with the council's Year of Light youth art competition.

Community Services portfolio spokeswoman Maxine Brushe said the two-day workshop, hosted by Creative Gladstone, was be open to 12- to 18-year-olds and was designed to provide artistic inspiration.

"This workshop will encourage youth interested in entering the competition to consider different artistic mediums and ways of depicting the Year of Light theme," Cr Brushe said.

The workshop will be facilitated by artist Dan McClure, who will teach youth sculpting paper techniques to produce three-dimensional work.

"This is the third of four artistic workshops tailored to emphasise the different ways in which art can be interpreted or used to deliver a message," Cr Brushe said.

A final youth art workshop, titled Geometric Art in Light and Shadow, will be held on September 5 and 6, focusing on creating imagery and sculptures which adapt to sunlight, moonlight or projected light.

Entries for council's Year of Light youth art competition will be accepted until Friday, September 11.

Entrants have the chance to win an iPad Mini as first prize, or an Encouragement Award of $100 worth of art materials.

The competition will culminate with an evening art exhibition on September 18.

Workshop costs apply and bookings are required.

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