RELOCATING back to Salt Ash, The Art Shack is offering school holiday art classes.
Previously known as Deborah’s Art On The Bay, the newly located studio was originally located in Salt Ash for eight years before moving to Salamander Bay for four.
Deborah Parker has been teaching art to children, adults and people with disabilities for over 25 years.
She offers classes in both painting and drawing at her home turned art studio.
Classes are usually held from 4 to 5pm after school, but are being offered during the holidays on Tuesdays 3-5pm ($15 per child) and Wednesdays 12-3pm ($20 per child).
These classes are designed for young children and incorporate feeding the animals on the farm, games and different activities during painting breaks.
The Art Shack has students as young as 3 and as old as 93.
Both children and adult students have sold and exhibited their art in the past.
Deborah also has practice in Art Therapy.
She has studied the benefits of art in dealing with stress, depression and grief.
Art has been used to build self-esteem and helps people relax and reduce anxiety.
Adult classes are designed to be peaceful and relaxing, offered from 10am to 12pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Deborah told News of The Area, “The new studio is set up and ready for students to have a go at painting or drawing and indulge in their creative flair.”
“Come with experience or none at all and take home a canvas to hang on the wall,” she said.
For the month of July receive your first class for half the amount ($12.50).
If you want to get creative, check out the Art Shack, or book an appointment call Deborah on 0468 412 916.
By Simone JOHNSON