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CREATIVE YOUTH | Surface Graffiti Workshop with Lisa Ashcroft

11 April @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

| See below for prices

Calling all children 10-14 years old! Join Umbrella and local artist Lisa Ashcroft from 10:30am – 12pm Sunday 11 April 2021 to create your own abstract canvas piece. You will be guided through a variety of materials (including watercolours, acrylics and oils) and a range of surface patterns, culminating in a colourful work inspired by your own style and individuality. This workshop will take place in Umbrella’s downstairs Makerspace at 408 Flinders St (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths).

Tickets $40 per child | Limited to 20 spaces | Bookings close 5pm Friday 9 April 2021

Adult guardians are not required for this workshop however they are welcome to assist and watch. Children should wear old clothing or an apron as the workshop may get messy! They are also invited to bring objects from the beach, garden or nature, taking inspiration and visual cues from engaging patterns, shapes and colours. All other materials will be provided.


Lisa Ashcroft was born in Lancashire, England and attended Cyprus College of Art and The School of Fine Arts (New York). She has exhibited regularly in solo and group shows in Australia and overseas, and has been a professional artist/tutor for over 30 years. Ashcroft currently has a studio in North Queensland where she responds to the region’s beauty, scale, light and energy. The resultant works are abstract, expressive paintings with luscious textures and vibrant “bubblegum” colours. Her works are inspired by everyday life and are known for their labour-intensive mark making. This includes surface scratches, drips, splashes, translucent layers and textural plains. She loves teaching paint techniques and traditional skills through a learning environment in community youth, adult and kids art workshops based on a variety of “swelling environmental topics”.


Join our other school holidays Creative Kids workshops and activities:
Now is the Time | Kids on Tour (all ages) // My First Gallery (3-5yr olds) // Foam Printing Workshop (6-9yr olds) // Surface Graffiti Workshop (10-14yr olds)
And read more here about our Creative Kids program here.

Visitors must comply with Umbrella’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and directives | Gallery open Tues-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-1pm | Gallery closed Mondays, public holidays and during exhibition install weeks. Follow our social media for updates. | Image: An artwork created as part of Lisa Ashcroft’s 2019 kids’ workshop at Umbrella.

Community Partner
Umbrella is proud to have Townsville Family Life as a community partner for this children’s activity produced in-house.


11 April
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |
408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia