Port Macquarie Creative is quickly becoming a popular destination for locals wanting to get in touch with their creative side.Established late 2017 by local artist, Katherine Appleby, Port Macquarie Creative aims to improve the lives of others by helping them connect with their inner artist and realise their creative potential.
Current workshops include acrylic pouring, lino stamping, screen printing, book binding, jewellery making, experimental watercolour, candle-making and more.
The business was born after Katherine ran a workshop for family members in an art studio located on her parents’ property.
“I ran an acrylic pouring workshop just for fun and posted some pictures of it on social media”, Katherine said. “Friends and followers of my page started saying they wish they could take the workshop, and the business idea was born”.
But, Katherine explains, the concept of an arts space like Port Macquarie Creative is a vision she has had for many years. “It’s always been a dream of mine to operate a creative arts business that engages with the community, encourages emerging and established artists, and provides access to creative arts for everyone”, she said.
In addition to offering art workshops, Katherine aims to hold regular ‘crafternoons’ where ladies can come together to socialise and create. She would also like to host regular evening studio sessions inviting people to bring their art or craft project and enjoy the company of fellow creatives.
“Creativity is important”, Katherine said. “We are all born as creative beings, but unfortunately as we get older this part of ourselves is often quashed. I want Port Macquarie Creative to be a space that encourages creativity in a fun, positive and engaging environment”.
For more information about Port Macquarie Creative, and to find out what workshops are coming up, visit www.portmacquariecreative.com.au or find them on Facebook or Instagram.
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