If you are between 13 and 17 years old you can become a member of the Gallery Young Creatives Club that is held on the first Saturday of each month from 3pm to 5pm. It is now in its second year and offers you an opportunity to come together with people of your own age to learn and share artistic skills and best of all to brainstorm ideas. A special feature of this year’s program is a project that combines art and business where you will work together to design, develop and make a product for sale. This will involve making a prototype, cost it to go to market, and then present your concept to a panel for feedback before completing it to sell to Christmas shoppers.
During the year Young Creatives will also design and host a drop-in children’s workshop where you will learn about teaching, entertaining and working with younger children. These skills will assist you if you decide to study and make a career in art.
Sessions are held at the Gallery but may occasionally be at different locations in Cairns, in which case parents are asked to facilitate transport for their teens.
Dates: 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December