Toowoomba art studio Tinker is opening its doors again for its 2021 calendar of events.

Tinker is known for its paint & sip evenings, crafternoons, kids classes and as a space that supports our local creative community. Adding to Tinker’s much loved art classes this term there are new themes such as pet portraits, alcohol inks, cement pours and more.

According to Director Alex Stalling, what makes Tinker classes unique is their teaching style. “Classes at Tinker will have you drawing and painting your own original designs, with every session developed with the fun, social and beginners in mind. You will not be replicating an image instead our teachers will show you easy ways to break-down your own ideas into original works of art,” she said.

Tinker will also introduce a new face to their regular kids classes. Local artist Davina Else will be joining the team as one of the after school kids teachers allowing for more students to
access supportive, individualized art classes that inspire their imagination. Alex said she is excited to be able to expand the kids art classes to offer more sessions. “Our regular classes
have been hard to get into since we opened in 2018 with our students loving the space so much they stay on term after term.”

Alex was also “excited to be able to offer regular employment for another local artist. Toowoomba has a wonderful collection of career artists that often need to leave the region to be able to secure regular employment. Knowing that Tinker is supported by the community that enables ways for us to keep our creative talent local is really important.”

Tinker was founded in 2018 “the first of its kind for the Toowoomba region”. Offering a space for career artists to host regular workshops for adults and kids at their HQ Studio as well as
online and pop-up collaborations. Founder Alex Stalling is known in the region for her work advocating the importance of creative opportunities for regional spaces.

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