QEII catering for people from all walks of life

Mayor Shane Van Styn with members of the QEII Art Class.

Mayor Shane Van Styn with members of the QEII Art Class.

The Queen Elizabeth II Seniors and Community Centre is breaking the mold with their popular inter-generational art class, catering for people from all walks of life.

Every week, beautiful masterpieces are created from people of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds.

Local artist Jim Evans runs the class and is inspired by the diversity of his class members.

“The youngest person I’ve had in the class was seven years old and the oldest was 104,” he said.

“I have people come in here from all facets of life including seniors, high school students and people with disabilities.

“I have beginners in here and people that have always wanted to learn to paint through to advanced artists so it’s wonderful to see such a wide range skill set in the class and we see some amazing work produced.”

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the aim of the QEII Centre was to promote inclusivity and that’s exactly what the art class encourages.

“It’s great to see such a diverse range of people attending the art class and all of the other programs that the centre holds,” he said.

“There is a stereotype around a lot of the classes that they are only open to seniors but this isn’t the case. We encourage people of all ages to see how they can benefit from the QEII Centre.”

Owned and operated by the City, the QEII Centre offers over 30 programs with everything from indoor bowls, computer lessons, ukulele classes and dance lessons.

For a full run down on all the events visit the City website or call the QEII Centre on 9956 6636.