Library workshops giving adults the chance to get creative

A recent Paint Pouring workshop at the Cobar Library is the first of a series of adults craft workshops to be offered by the library on a monthly basis. Pictured are the workshop participants with instructor and library staff member, Angela MacDonald.

A series of monthly adult craft workshops is to be offered at the Cobar Library over the coming year.

Drawing on the various “hidden talents” of the library’s staff members, a range of different craft workshops from painting, folk art, candle making and Origami, have been scheduled.

The first of these workshops, paint pouring with Angela MacDonald, was held earlier this month and had a full house.

“They had a lot of fun with the painting and all seemed very engaged,” Angela told The Cobar Weekly.

“Some were nervous in the beginning because they didn’t know what to do or lacked confidence.”

However after a demonstration and a reassurance that they were there to have fun, she said all of the participants seemed to enjoy themselves.

Workshop participants started with basic abstract works and learnt ways to manipulate puddle pours.

A self-taught paint pourer, Angela has been paint pouring for years.

“With paint pouring you cannot predict exactly what you will get,” she explained.

“In the workshop two ladies used the exact same colours and they turned out totally different.

“My visions never turned out the way I expected and at first I didn’t appreciate what I was creating which is an important lesson to learn.

“Whatever you make is art.

“It’s your creation,” Angela said.

She encourages community members to go along to the library’s craft classes