A two-day Art Project will help young people to develop artistic skills while creating a public art installation, painting the walls of B-SPACE.
A two-day Art Project will help young people to develop artistic skills while creating a public art installation, painting the walls of B-SPACE. Karma Barnes

Four ways to fight off holiday boredom

HAS holiday boredom hit in your home?

Fear not.

Social Futures youth hub in Ballina, B-SPACE, is up and running with a host of events and workshops to bring some spark to your summer days.

Social Futures B-SPACE Coordinator Kate Higgins said there's something to suit all tastes in their summer workshop series designed for 12-17 year olds.

"We are running a really varied program from skateboarding to art, music to woodwork - and all young people are welcome,” Kate said.

"You don't need any prior skills. Just come along for a good laugh, some new experiences and to meet new friends.”

Workshops on offer include skateboarding, presented by TruckStopSk8, where young people can learn to perfect their skating style, as well as woodworking where participants learn great skills and take home their own wooden box creation.

For those with a creative bent there are visual art and music workshops available. The two-day Art Project helps young people to develop artistic skills while creating a public art installation, painting the walls of B-SPACE. And for music lovers, there is the B-SPACE Jam session where local musician, Greg Stock, will run a three hour musical workshop.

"With so many awesome workshops you can be involved in, there's no need to sit at home watching Netflix all holidays - come and jump into B-SPACE!” Kate said.

The workshops have limited space so bookings are essential. Contact Kate Higgins on 0427 884 678 or kate.higgins@socialfutures.org.au to book or for more information.

Skate Workshop

  • A three hour skate workshop presented by TruckStopSk8 for 12-17 year olds.
  • When: Monday, January 14, 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Where: TRUCKSTOPSK8 2/19 Clark Street, Ballina (near Ballina Ten Pin Bowling).
  • Cost: $10. Booking is essential.

Woodworking

  • A three-hour workshop for 12-17 year olds where you will build your own timber box to take home.
  • When: Wednesday, January 16, 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Where: B-Space 32 Swift Street
  • Cost: $10. Booking is essential.

Two day Youth Arts Mentoring Project for 12-17 year olds

Join us for your opportunity to develop your artistic skills, personal creative language, collaborate with a creative crew and be part of a street art style installation in-scribing your art on the walls of B-SPACE! During the project you will: Explore art making and new materials such as spray paint and stencils, have fun and challenge yourself working on collaborative art projects, freestyle paint on a street art style install, and create some awesome take home works of art using spray paint, masking and stencils.

  • WHEN: January 21 - January 22, 9am-2:30pm.
  • WHERE: B-Space 32 Swift Street
  • COST: $35 including lunch both days. Booking is essential.

B-Space Jam Workshop

  • Musician Greg Stock is running a free three-hour music session for 12-17 year olds at B Space. You can come along and perform or just enjoy the vibe. No musical experience needed.
  • When: Friday, January 25, 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Where: B-Space 32 Swift Street
  • Cost: FREE!