A GROUP of young people from Chigwell involved in the Crewative Arts Program have showcased their skills and creativity at an Arts Youth Showcase held in December.
Funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) grant, the Crewative Arts Program was delivered by Joel Imber from Create Crew in conjunction with the Bucaan Community House.
“We’ve been working with people aged between 12 and 17, providing really unique opportunities to engage in programs that they might not normally get to experience,” Mr Imber said.
“It’s engaging these kids in an activity that they don’t really get to experience, introducing them to different creative expressions.
“It’s a great way to bring a group of young people together.”
The group met for two hours over 10 weeks to develop new skills such as hip-hop dancing, t-shirt printing, street art, music video, beats and rhyme.
This all culminated in the Arts Youth Showcase that included an exhibition of artwork, workshops and a documentary created by participants that explored their experience with Crewative Arts.
Mr Imber said the program was a big confidence booster for the participants.
“A lot of the young people thought they wouldn’t be able to make creative artwork, but when they gave it a shot, they realised they could actually do it,” he said.
“The program allowed them to be a young person and have a bit of fun while also meet new people – it became a mini community within a community.”
Twelve-year-old Ella Rose Jeffrey Oakley was one of the participants involved in the program.
“The best part was the experience and just learning new things,” Ella said.
“I also enjoyed showing people they can try new things.
Caption: From left, Crewative Arts Program participants Bridie Young, Ella Rose Jeffrey Oakley and Callum Scott.