Mixing Paint and Pixels at iPad Art Workshops

Burdekin residents young and old will discover new ways to use their iPads and mobile devices for art-making, photography and teaching in a series of hands-on workshops this weekend.

Cathy Hunt from Brisbane’s iPad Art Room will visit Burdekin Library on Saturday and Sunday April 21-22 to conduct free workshops for residents.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the workshops were a great way for local educators, parents, community members and children to explore digital art-making techniques.

“Cathy will run a dedicated Primary and Secondary Teachers Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, giving teachers the opportunity to find out how to use iPads for teaching and learning in Visual Arts,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Even more workshops will be held on Sunday catering to local children and community members interested in animation, art and photography.”

Children will create their own stop motion animations with an iPad or iPhone in a hands-on course from 8.30am to 10am, which will be followed by a Mobile Photography Skills Session, suitable for beginners 12 years and over, from 10.30am to 12 noon.

“Participants of the photography skills session will explore various techniques for creating interesting compositions, effects and artworks with mobile photography,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“The final workshop at 12.30pm will be a Drawing and Painting on iPads for Beginners session for residents 12 years and over, exploring a toolkit of exciting apps and a variety of techniques on iPad.”

Participants are asked to bring their own iPads for several of the workshops and may need to download a number of apps on arrival. For more information and requirements please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Burdekin Library on (07) 4783 9970.

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