Blokes “missing out” on Summer School

Brooke RolfeSouth Western Times
Helena Sahm shows off her rust dying creation made from the pattern on a tin can.
Camera IconHelena Sahm shows off her rust dying creation made from the pattern on a tin can. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

Hundreds of people visited the Stirling Street Arts Centre this week with its Summer School workshops as it enters its second week.

A fresh program of exciting classes has drawn growing interest from the public and many have already been completely booked out.

Coordinator Sue Dennis said the 2017 schedule had been planned to accommodate a wider audience and was offering a number of new classes including taxidermy and oil painting.

She said it had been “really nice” to have well known Bunbury artists like Andrew Frazer, Sue Kalab and Dee Mosca on board to deliver classes in their areas of expertise.

“The whole thing is really exciting,” Ms Dennis said.

Basket making has been one of the most popular workshops so far with its classes the first to be filled, followed closely by Mozart and Friends, a workshop delivered by Philharmonic South West.

Once again this year the WA Aerial Fitness Group is delivering classes on aerial hoops and silks, which Ms Dennis said were also very popular.

She said due to there being significantly low male enrolments in previous years, the school wanted to encourage their involvement by providing some “blokey” options.

“We’re always trying to attract guys, because they’re very under-represented in Summer School generally,” Ms Dennis said.

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