Tilligerry Arts Group Inc. run exciting school holiday programs to encourage children to enjoy their own creativity

Tilligerry children  Zoey, Noah, and Grace proudly showing their acrylic spooky sky creations.
Tilligerry children Zoey, Noah, and Grace proudly showing their acrylic spooky sky creations.


THE children of the Tilligerry Peninsula have enjoyed expanding their artistic horizons these school holidays.

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Fortunately they have had the Tilligerry Arts Group Inc., fondly known as TAG close by to guide their structured creativity.

The group was formed over eleven years ago, by a small group of Tilligerry artists and craftspeople who saw a need for a local art network to provide encouragement and support.

Due to the group’s popularity, their membership has now expanded to embrace members from the wider Port Stephens and Newcastle area.

The group run a variety of art sessions and courses from their gallery located in the old Lemon Tree Passage Rural Fire Brigade building.

During the summer school holidays the group has concentrated their focus on children’s art.

The group is fortunate to have children’s art teacher, Donna Ling on board.

TAG Inc. Gallery Manager Jannine Deneen told News Of The Area, “We have been privileged to have Donna Ling provide lessons this holidays.”

“We are hoping that this can be repeated in other school holiday periods.”

The group also has a papercraft teacher who has provided classes for children to broaden their artistic interests.

Ms Deneen said, “She is very talented and experienced in papercraft.”

“The groups she ran last year were enjoyed immensely by the children who participated.”

With the return to school just around the corner, many children are gathering stories to share with their friends.

Ms Deneen said, “We hope the classes will give children a love of all things arty and start them on the life’s path of enjoying their own creativity.”


By Kelly MAY

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