Kalamunda’s creative youngsters enjoy fun in the sun

Proudly showing off their terrariums at Kalamunda Community Garden are Matilda Blades (9) and Anika Zonta Albillos (11) and, in front, Grace Blades (11), Jessica Henderson (12) and Sierra Zonta Albillos (13). Picture: David Baylis d459940
Proudly showing off their terrariums at Kalamunda Community Garden are Matilda Blades (9) and Anika Zonta Albillos (11) and, in front, Grace Blades (11), Jessica Henderson (12) and Sierra Zonta Albillos (13). Picture: David Baylis d459940

YOUNG creatives have joined in a range of activities in the Shire of Kalamunda in the past four weeks.

The first of its kind, the month has been hailed as a big success, with young people from across the region enjoying a variety of free and low cost events, including making a terrarium.

The ‘Make a Terrarium’ Workshop at the Kalamunda Community Garden was one of the most popular events.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said there were 46 events across the 30-day Young Creatives Month program.

“We wanted to help nurture the creativity in youth, as well as try something new,” Cr Waddell said.

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“The month was a huge success and we would like to thank all the community groups for their support in running and promoting activities throughout the month.”

Young Creatives Month kicked off at the opening of the Youth Arts Festival exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery.

At the exhibition, three local emerging artists were featured and given the opportunity to have their first professional art exhibition.

An online Youth Art Competition attracted more than 20 entries and 150 people voting on the people’s choice prizes.

The Shire also hosted two skate park filming workshops.

These workshops were well received with 13 young people learning filmmaking skills and more than 20 young people participating.

The Shire hosted three technology workshops – Minecraft, Introduction to Game Design, and Robotics – which were all booked out in advance.

Kalamunda Village Markets provided free stall spaces for young craft markets, with three youth stallholders taking up the opportunity.

A kid’s craft day was also held by the Country Women’s Association.