Mandurah: Junior artists get master class in sculpture thanks to Alcoa

Artist Andrea Vinkovic (left) and Sculpture by the Sea educator Demelza Wheatcroft (right) with the children who took part in the workshops.
Artist Andrea Vinkovic (left) and Sculpture by the Sea educator Demelza Wheatcroft (right) with the children who took part in the workshops.

BUDDING artists created their own sculptures during free school holiday workshops in Mandurah made possible by Alcoa.

About 20 children, who have family members working at Alcoa, took part in the two workshops.

The events form part of Alcoa’s long running partnership with the annual Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe.

The workshops were led by artist Andrea Vinkovic, whose sculpture Seed was on display at this year’s Cottesloe exhibition.

Alcoa employee Raelene Jones, grandmother of seven year-old Claire Harrison from Dawesville, said the workshops were a fun and unique opportunity for both children and adults.

Riley Holland (6) from Halls Head, whose mother works at the Alcoa Regional Office in Pinjarra, enjoyed the hands-on experience

“I got to make all sorts of creations,” he said.

“I loved getting my hands messy and working with the clay.”

Alcoa has supported Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe since its inception 14 years ago and will again be a key partner at the 15th exhibition in March next year.