Make an artistic splash at Crooked Spire Coffee House

James Hunt, Michael Sells, Mike Matich (Crooked Spire Coffee House), Lainey White (Crosslinks) and Connaire Gibson. Picture: David Baylis          d446559
James Hunt, Michael Sells, Mike Matich (Crooked Spire Coffee House), Lainey White (Crosslinks) and Connaire Gibson. Picture: David Baylis         d446559

VISITORS to the Crooked Spire Coffee House can take their caffeine fix with a splash of creativity next Tuesday (December 1) as part of an event for Disability Awareness Week.

Crosslinks project officer Elizabeth Small said they would set up easels and canvases for young people with disabilities to paint.

Members of the community are invited to join in and ‘add a dabble’ using a sponge or paint brush.

“I am hoping that this activity will reverse a little of the usual thinking where people with disability are often the ones who are apprehensive and a little scared to venture into something new,” Ms Small said.

“This event will give others the opportunity to see what is going on and wondering should or should they not ‘add a dabble’ to the canvas.

“Those that do step up and ‘add a dabble’ will feel really good afterwards and we feel for the few minutes they have taken out of their day they will bring many minutes of discussion about what they did at the end of their day.”

Crosslinks is on Cale Street in Midland.

Crooked Spire is on Victoria Street in Midland.

Disability Awareness Week runs from November 28 to December 5.

Crosslinks received a $500 grant from the Disability Services Commission to assist with the cost of materials.