STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME
Logan West Community ArtShare Alliance Inc is proudly supported by the Aust Govt Dept of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources with its Stronger Communities Programme Round 6 Grant for items for the CASA Studios. The Cleaners and Vacuum will greatly enhance our ability to provide Covid Safe environment to our community workshop participants. The television will greatly assist facilitators deliver various programmes as well as run volunteer training sessions.
We are so thankful for the $24,200 funding from St George Foundation for our Little Dragons Program teaching special needs children at Boronia Heights State School for this year (2020). Children complete different themes in cly handbuilding learning all methods of construction, plus they then finish them with their own chosen colours and adornments. It is envisioned to stage an Exhibition ar=t the completion of the 4th Term sessions so parents, teachers and the community can see how talented the group has become.
Small Equipment Grant
Logan West Community ArtShare Alliance is pleased to announce the receipt of a further $5,000 funding towards purchase of small equipment to enhance delivery of our programs at our studios at Hillcrest from the Department of Social Services. This year we were able to add the following to our assets – Stainless steel bench for Ceramics Studio, Sandblaster Cabinet for our Glass Studio, Scan N Cut machine for the Art Studio and Glaze making equipment and firing tools for our Pottery Studio.
Logan City Council RADF has funded bringing glass artist Margaret Pickett across from Perth to hold a Fritscape in Glass workshop. Fritscapes is designed to introduce students to an exciting new technique for creating pictorial artworks in glass. Margaret Pickett specialises in this technique. Using glass frit and powder students will create Fritscape pieces using simple landscape designs as inspiration. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Logan West Community ArtShare Alliance Inc is grateful for the funding received towards the running of these Master Classes for the Artists of Logan. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
St George Foundation has generously granted us further funding to run weekly classes to special needs children for the year of 2020. These children benefit greatly in taking part in therapeutic clay classes developing their motor skills and creative minds. Over the year our “Little Dragons” will produce works that will be shared with family and the public at an end of year exhibition.
We are proud recipients of our grant from Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Fund that will enable us to hold 20 weeks of workshops for Seniors at $5 per session including all materials.
LW CASA is proud to now own 2 more glass kilns and an extruder funded by a Grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. These kilns will be used in our Glass Fusing Programmes. We will also be able to use the smaller Paragon GK3 for Glass Raking, Clay Raku Firing, and Horsehair Firings.The extruder will enhance our clay handbuilding classes teaching further creation techniques.
Stronger Communities Programme Grant.
Jim Chalmers MP (Member for Rankin) for presentation of cheque towards erection of outdoor Hebel Studio cover funded by Stronger Communities Programme (Aust Govt Dept of Infrastructure & Regional Development). To be jointly funded by Cr Laurie Smith LCC.
Our Association was thrilled to be recipients of funding from the Logan Mayoress Community Service Committee. In 2014, we were able to purchase necessary kitchen and studio equipment to enhance our empty shell and make it more usable for both our volunteers and our class participants.
In 2015, we were funded for garden equipment and tools, chairs and fan for pottery studio and a garden shed.
Bunnings Browns Plains
With the generosity support of Bunnings and their Activities Organiser we were able to convert an old shed into a colourful studio from which we will do our pottery and glass workshops. They assisted with the paint (and worked on the undercoats and supplied the paints for our “CASA des Potters” Mural. The transformation of the shed adds to the vibe the whole venue has. ART – FUN – COMMUNITY – SHARING – CARING
Gambling Community Benefit Fund
We are just so excited with the latest Grant Approval from Gambling Community Benefit Fund for Equipment and Furniture for all our studios. Our whole venue will be so well equipped to cater for the community to provide all forms of visual art programmes. Apart from further wheels for our pottery studio (which will make it 9 wheels for our classes) we are also purchasing kilns, slab roller, computers, printer, projector, shelving, printing press, and furniture. It is heartwarming to know we are able to carry out our aims and objectives for the community with this assistance..
Anthony Shorten MP & Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP Attorney General presenting Grant Certificate to CASA
Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Fund
With Funding from the Greenbank RSL Community Benefit Fund, Logan West Community ArtShare Alliance will be programming subsidized workshops – Creative Ceramics for Seniors. This grant has enabled us to reduce the costs for the workshops to $8.00 plus whatever the cost of bisque or green-ware is chosen to be worked on and firing fees. Participants will paint bisqued plates, bowls and other ceramics with underglazes in whatever designs and styles they wish. Completed works will be glazed and fired.
St George Foundation
We are excited to announce we have received funding from St George Foundation for our Young S.T.A.R. Program (Social Therapeutic Artistic Recreation) to run weekly art therapy sessions for children under 18 years to develop healthy and effective coping skills. We will have 40 weekly sessions (excludes holiday breaks) for children with disabilities (under 18 year olds) where they will create clay works and experience the fun of working with such a tactile and versatile medium.
LCC Community Benefit Fund
We are grateful for the support of Logan City Council Mayor Pam Parker, Councillors – Laurie Smith, Don Petersen, Graham Able, Cherie Dalley, Phil Pidgeon and Trevina Schwarz through the Community Benefit Fund. Funding also enabled us to get table easels made by the Greenbank RSL Mens Shed for the Art Studio attendees.We now have 4 wheels for classes in wheel turning thanks to the addition of two new Pottery Wheels.
Logan City Council Regional Arts Development Fund
Logan West Community ArtShare Alliance was able to stage 5 weekends of Master Classes for artists to participate in workshops to enhance their skills so they can share them with other artists in the community. Masterclass Tutors were sourced and conducted workshops in Watercolours, Portraiture any Medium, Alla Prima in Oils, Acrylics, Leathercraft and Porcelain Piercing. The series was a resounding success and the work of participants as well as work of our existing classes was displayed at our recent Come’N’Try Open Day.
This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Logan West Community ArtShare Alliance Inc is grateful for the funding received towards the running of these Master Classes for the Artists of Logan. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
Small Electric Kiln and Materials Our Caring for Our Community Funding for a small kiln and materials to support our Star Workshops was gratefully received from the Queensland Government Dept of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. It will be a tremendous assistance to coping with firings for the groups.
We also wish to express our thanks to Cheryl Cooper for donating our Gas Kiln which once set up will be used for Saggars and special glaze firings. we intend to add Raku and Horsehair Firings to our calendar as we grow.
MAY 2014 issue “Our Logan”
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