Evolve expands reach to all creatives

News Update 17 July 2019

Registrations are open for Evolve, the City of South Perth’s annual series of arts, skills and culture workshops. 

Running throughout August, the Evolve program has expanded this year to appeal to a diverse audience of creatives, with exciting, low cost sessions for children, adults and seniors alike. 

Last year’s workshops had the highest number of attendees in Evolve’s five-year history, with 87 per cent of attendees saying they would use the skills they’d learned outside the workshop, and 93 per cent saying the workshops were good value for money. 

The Evolve program creates opportunities for the community to learn from some of the State's most talented and experienced practicing artists. It’s a unique chance to get hands-on and receive practical and theoretical advice from industry leaders and experts.

This year’s workshops are affordable and diverse, and include floral design with international award winning floral designer Matthew Landers’ Academy, fashion illustration with Michelle Pike, puppet making for kids with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and much more. 

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty is a strong supporter of the arts and is pleased to see the wide range of options in this year’s calendar. 

“The Evolve series has always been popular with our residents and this year has even more to offer,” Mayor Doherty said. 

“We’re planning to carry last year’s momentum forward with our great schedule in 2019. 

“Bringing people together to explore their artistic skills and connect on a creative level is another way the City can enable our community to come together and make new skills and friends.

“I’m looking forward to seeing children get involved this year and hope our seniors also get crafty with some of these great sessions.  Whatever your age, creativity is a special way to find out what hidden talents we all have.” 

2019 Evolve events listing

3D Needle Felt Workshop
6-8pm Wed 7 August
John McGrath Hall
$20 + booking fee

Ceramic Handmade Mug and Saucer Workshop
1-4pm Sat 10 August
Manning Community Centre - Manning Early Years Room
$50 + booking fee

Fashion Figure Illustration Workshop
2-5pm Sat 10 August
Quest South Perth Foreshore
$50 + booking fee

Teen Comics Workshop
10am-12pm Sun 11 August
Manning Community Centre - Manning Early Years Room
$10 + booking fee

Seniors Storytelling Comics Workshop
10am-12pm Wed 14 August
Manning Senior Citizens Centre
$10 + booking fee

Creating a Terrarium Workshop
10am-12.30pm Sat 17 August
John McGrath Hall
$40 + booking fee

Chai Blending Workshop
2-3pm Sat 17 August
John McGrath Hall
$30 + booking fee

Winter Vase Floral Design Workshop
9.30am-12pm Sun 18 August
Studio 64 Group
$50 + booking fee

Hand Puppets Workshop (4-6yrs)
4-5.30pm Wed 21 August
Manning Library
$10 + booking fee

Beginners Acrylic Painting Workshop
10am-1pm Sat 24 August
John McGrath Hall
$50 + booking fee

Brush Lettering Workshop
1.30-4.30pm Sat 24 August
Quest South Perth Foreshore
$40 +booking fee

Introduction Into Paper Cutting Workshop
10am-1.30pm Sat 31 August
South Perth Library
$50+ booking fee

Junk Puppets Workshop (8-12yrs)
2.30-4pm Sat 31 August
George Burnett Leisure Centre
$10 + booking fee

For more information, visit the City's Evolve page, phone 9474 0777 or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au.

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