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Unique and fun art camp for young Queensland artists

17 March 2015

These Easter school holidays, young artists and art lovers will have an outstanding opportunity to broaden their artistic skills at the third annual Artiz@Miles Art Camp, to be held at Columboola Environmental Education Centre from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 April.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development and Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman said Dogwood Crossing, Miles has partnered with Flying Arts Alliance to once again bring this unique arts program for regional young artists to the Western Downs.

“The Artiz@Miles Program is a great opportunity for young people, aged between 14 and 18 years, from regional Queensland to learn and work alongside respected artists and industry leaders,” she said.

“This year’s fully supervised art camp will focus on environmental and indigenous themes, with students taking part in a variety of hands-on creative activities, such as: outdoor sculpting and rendering; model making and casting using different materials; contemporary painting and drawing; and sculpture and assemblage with natural objects.”

Cr Tillman encourages young people interested in the visual arts to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their artistic skills.

“Our region has a wealth of talented and creative young people and I strongly encourage them to come along and gain insight into art training, education and careers, through the many camp activities and campfire discussions they’re sure to have with visiting professional artists,” she said.

“Students have travelled from across Queensland to attend past camps and the opportunity to network with like-minded people from around the state broadens the experience for participants.

“Flying Arts Alliance has an excellent track record of presenting intensive, fun packed, visual arts programs for young artists, and the bush backdrop at Columboola Environmental Education Centre gives a unique dimension to this inspiring experience.”

The Artiz@Miles Art Camp runs from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 April and is open to all people aged 14 to 18 years. Registration for the three-day camp is $255 for residential students and $195 for day students.

Registration closes on Friday 27 March and places are limited.

The event is fully supervised with accommodation, tuition, meals and materials provided for participants. Young people can also participate as day students with tuition, materials and morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided. For those who need to travel, Flying Arts will be operating free buses from Roma to Miles and Brisbane to Roma, and all points in between.

For more information and to register, visit the Flying Arts Alliance website www.flyingarts.org.au/artiz or phone Dogwood Crossing, Miles on 4679 4430.

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