A SMALL group of children are using their school holidays to learn new artistic skills.
For the first time, Evans Arts Council is offering school holiday workshops to children, in response to demand from the community.
On Monday, Evans Arts Council member Jenni Ford led an art class based around acrylic paint.
The students had a couple of activities to do, including making a colour wheel and doing some sketching, before being given some free time to create what they wanted.
Monday's workshop was one of three acrylic classes scheduled for the school holidays, with the next one to be held on Monday, January 20.
Ms Ford said it was good to see children engaging in the arts.
"It gets them away from the television. This is a very quiet group, but they're very keen," she said.
Parents who would like to sign their children up for the next workshop can contact Ms Ford by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evans Arts Council has also arranged an introductory workshop into Shibori, the Japanese art of folding, tying and dyeing fabric using indigo.
These workshops will be held on Wednesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 22 at the former Evans Shire Council building in Lee Street, Kelso.
For more information about workshops, including costs and how to book, visit the Evans Arts Council Facebook page.