ARTIST Shirlei Barnes is preparing to host the first art activity of the season, as part of the 2014 Stawell Neighbourhood House Spring Program.
Between 5.30pm and 8.30pm each Wednesday evening participants will meet together to design and paint multiple 90x90x90 millimetre cubes, which will be strung on wires in the entry to the Powerhouse.
To inspire ideas, Shirlei has even painted a miniature model of how the project might come together.
Participants will explore drawing and painting, understand colour, solve problems, work in groups and learn new skills.
Each participant will be able to bring their own experience to the project and help others to achieve their goals.
Once the Powerhouse project is complete, participants will be able to apply what they have learned to produce their own artwork.
Stawell Neighbourhood House co-ordinator, Jenny Greenberger said the cost of the 10 week program is $95.
"We are really looking forward to seeing what the group come up with and plan to host a grand opening of the art installation and an exhibition of participant's work towards the end of the year," she said.
"It is not too late to join the group. Just call into Powerhouse at 42 Sloane Street to enrol, or come along at 5.30pm on Wednesday."
With a generous donation from Carey Covers, Stawell Neighbourhood House has been able to purchase a selection of acrylic paints and other art supplies. David O Jones Mitre 10 assisted with the purchase of timber.
The project has been further supported by Stawell's Men's Shed, where members have kindly cut up lengths of timber into cubes, and drilled holes for hanging.