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Media Release: Create a limestone sculpture

By April 23, 2008No Comments

Limestone has been used by sculptors around the world for thousands of years to create artwork that is famous for its beauty and longevity.

Councillor Alex Makin said Wyreena Community Arts Centre has two workshops coming up which will introduce participants to the art of limestone sculpture.

“Limestone is a light, even textured stone that is easy to shape, making it a popular choice for artists and sculptors,” said Cr Makin.

“The workshops will show how to use simple hand tools to create your own piece of art for the home or garden, with explanations and demonstrations of the various techniques,” said Cr Makin.

Limestone Sculpture workshops will conducted by Irina Barker on Saturday 24 May or Saturday 14 June from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

The workshops are suitable for beginners to advanced students. Cost is $70, plus $15 for the limestone block.

For more information or to enrol in one of the workshops please contact Wyreena on 9294 5590 between 9.00am to 5.00pm weekdays.

Wyreena Community Arts Centre is at 13-23 Hull Road, Croydon.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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