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Published Friday 14 August 2020
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Seymour Youth get creative for health

Young people in Seymour will have the opportunity to receive $300 worth of art supplies and participate in a 10-week program to develop their artistic, health and wellbeing strengths and skills.

The Contrast Seymour Youth Art Program connects Seymour youth through social media, while at the same time unleashing their artistic talents. The program will focus on assisting young people to develop self-worth and community connection.

The program provides art packs with three themes over the 10-week period, with youth linked to wonderful professional healthcare staff to discuss their progress as participants move through each new art medium.

Participants can keep connected through a private Facebook Group which will also be the platform to chat with local Seymour artists, learn how to produce great art and discuss the benefits of art to health and wellbeing.

Starting Monday 24 August, the program is open to young people who live or go to school in Seymour and are aged 13-17. The art supplies will include an acrylic paint pack, calligraphy pack and a clay model pack.

The program is funded by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and is being delivered by Mitchell Shire Council Youth Services. Expressions of interest are being taken now and places are limited.

At the completion of the program an exhibition of the artwork will be held. To apply for the program please complete an expression of interest form on our Seymour Youth Art page.

Comments from Mayor Councillor David Lowe

“The health and wellbeing of young people is so important. This program will give young people in Seymour the opportunity to spend some time away from phone and computer screens and get creative with some art mediums they might not have tried before," he said.

“It will be exciting to see their art works at the end of the 10 weeks.

“This is an important program to help young people stay connected with local health services at a time they might need it most,” he said.

This page was last updated on 20 August 2020.