Get creative with your iPad at Burdekin Library workshop

Do you have an interest in using your iPad as an art device? Then sign up for the upcoming workshop at the Burdekin Library Ayr branch.

Burdekin Shire Council’s Library Services Manager John Scott said the workshop, which was funded by a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund, would be run by international educator Cathy Hunt.

“Cathy is an educational consultant, presenter, author and experienced Visual Arts teacher from the Gold Coast,” he said.

“She has a passion for using art as a vehicle for engaging with creative processes, improving visual literacy and divergent thinking skills.

“Cathy is keen to share her knowledge and experience in transformational learning in the art room.”

Mr Scott said Ms Hunt would host a free six-hour workshop for primary and secondary teachers on Saturday, February 27.

“This workshop will show teachers how to use iPads to for teaching and learning in Visual Arts, how to mix paint, draw digitally, create artistic movies using still images, pencil portraits using typed words and paintings using photographs,” he said.

“We have had a great response from teachers and positions are filling fast for this event, so if there are any more teachers in our community that would be interested in coming along they should register now to secure a spot.

“We have put the registration details on the Burdekin Library Facebook page or you can call the Library on 4783 9970.”

Mr Scott said a separate event would be held on Sunday, February 28, for other interested members of the community.

“Sunday will be an opportunity for the community to come along and learn from Cathy what applications you can use to create various digital images and effects,” he said.

“People taking part will then be encouraged to take some photos and create different effects, some of which we will display on the Burdekin Library’s Facebook page to show what is possible.

“We also will have extra iPad’s available for those who don’t have one to use on the day.”

Mr Scott said the final details of the Sunday event would be released next week.

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