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Brush up on drawing or get dolled up class

TWO courses on offer at local libraries next week will warm your heart and help you develop art and craft skills.

Artist Anne-Marie Wiles will share her secrets to success in ‘Colour Your World – Soft Pastel Drawing’ which runs every second Wednesday until December at Riverwood Library, 11am-2pm, starting on Wednesday, August 10.
She says the emphasis is on having fun and surprising yourself with what you can accomplish.
“We have soft music playing, a lunch break and free tea or coffee,” she said.
“You’ll get a good result in a short time as we only use artist crayons which are high quality, creamy chalks that’s not messy to work with but produces vibrant colour.
“We cover still life, portraits, landscapes and learn how to add mood and brightness or make a subject look like it’s in 3D.
“I’ve had so much positive feedback before so I’m excited to be hosting it again next week.”
Ann-Marie will also be hosting ‘In Stitches – Hand Sewing Dolls’, at Chester Hill Library, with the series starting the following day on Thursday, August 11, 12-3pm, and then every second Thursday until December.
“We also have a lot of fun in this class, learning how to cut out the doll pattern, making faces and hair as well as doll clothes and accessories,” she said.
At the end of the courses, photos of the artworks and dolls will be scanned onto greeting cards for participants to take home or distribute for Christmas.
Cost is $35 for each of the workshop series or $8 a class; book your spot by calling Shazia on 9707 9732.