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Published October 30th 2013
Tap into your creative spirit with art workshops
The hills around Montville and Maleny are home to many artists and three talented artists will be sharing their creative secrets in workshops over the next few months.

Unleash your creativity and make your mark
Tree Frog Gallery regularly holds art workshops and the next one on November 17 and 17 will be taught by mixed media artist Kym Barrett who creates abstract works that reflect the natural world as you can see in the painting below called After Rain Roses.

Art workshop by Kym Barrett
After Rain Roses by Kym Barrett

Kym Barrett's Make Your Mark workshop will focus on mixed media, helping participants explore acrylic paints and a variety of drawing materials and techniques.

Kym is not only an accomplished artist; she's also an experienced teacher. After a career as a high school art teacher, she has been teaching adult workshops since 2009.

Treefrog Gallery is located at 926 Montville Road Maleny. Contact details are (07) 54352303 and

Print making
Maleny artist and teacher, Sonja Georgeson is holding four workshops on printmaking during November.

On Saturday November 16, her focus is on using styrofoam to make prints and on November 17, she'll be sharing the skills on linocut printmaking.

Sonja Georgeson printmaking workshop
This collaged linocut print, Babouches, by Sonja Georgeson shows the potential of printmaking

On the weekend of November 23 and 24, Sonja's printmaking workshops will cover gelatine plate printing and glass plate printing.

Sonja is an experienced teacher and has been teaching art classes and workshops for 25 years. She's also a multi-talented artist with a portfolio that ranges across print-making, drawing and painting, using a variety of media.

For workshop bookings and more information contact Sonja on 0407 238 026 or or email her at

Pearls from the Press exhibition
Not sure if printmaking is for you? Check out its potential at an exhibition of collectable prints called Pearls from the Press by the Maleny Printmakers on November 8, 9 and 10 at 37 Coral Street, Maleny.

Pottery and clay sculpture
Get your hands dirty and turn mud into a masterpiece with award-winning potter and sculptor, Cathy Lawley at her Fried Mudd studios in Maleny.

Pottery workshop
Potter and clay sculptor Cathy Lawley

Cathy holds workshops regularly in her sandstone studio overlooking the hills of Maleny and the next ones are on November 23-24 and December 14-15. Phone 07 5494 2892
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When: Summer 2013
Where: In and around Sunshine Coast Hinterland
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