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Tram Travelers – Stop and Sketch Workshop
Writer, Illustrator, publisher and all-round creative Bobby Graham will share her love of tram-travelling and careful observation of her surroundings with you in this very special workshop.
Travel with Bobby on a mindful adventure of Gungahlin where she will show you how sketching can help you appreciate the present moment and connect more deeply with your surroundings. Participants will travel on the tram with Bobby, stopping off at some local icons along the way and then finishing back at Gungahlin Place for a coffee and final sketch in one of the local cafes.
All levels of drawing experience are welcome in this workshop (including none!) and drawing materials will be supplied. Participants must bring their own charged MyWay card for tram travel, and will have the option to purchase coffee or snacks at the final destination. You may also wish to bring a small foldable camp chair for comfort at the sketching stops.
Bobby is the author of Tram Travellers as well as two other books, and is the founder and director of BGPublishers. She believes strongly in the importance of mindfulness and uses urban and location sketching to balance the pressure of her publishing work. Bobby has a Diploma of Art Therapy, which enables her to apply the principles of art therapy in her sketching classes and help her students ‘get into the flow’ and to draw reflectively and meditatively, for pure enjoyment. As a proud Gungahlin resident, she is delighted to take this opportunity to show people the unexpected beauty of their local area.
This is a COVID Safe Workshop. Please do not attend this event if you are unwell, or have recently returned from overseas or a designated COVID-19 hotspot. You will be required to check in with the Check In CBR on arrival. Please note that part of this workshop takes place inside a light rail vehicle, which is an enclosed and public space. Mask wearing is welcomed in this environment.
This workshop involves small amounts of walking (up to 600m at a time), all on paved surfaces, and with some road crossings, as well as travel within a light rail vehicle.
There are bathroom facilities at the beginning and end of the experience, but participants should be aware that there are no bathrooms available during the workshop.
If you wish to discuss your access requirements, please contact Michele Grimston, Gungahlin Programs Officer on 0403 929 739.
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Artwork by Wita Puspita.
Celebrate Gungahlin Festival is presented by Belco Arts in partnership with Communities@Work, Gungahlin Community Council, Northside Community Service, Crace Community Association and Barnardos.