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21st Century 'Make-a-tivities' for Youth Week & school holidays

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21st Century 'Make-a-tivities' for Youth Week & school holidays

Monday 27 March 2017 Making beats workshop

Teenagers will be able to experiment with digital music and visual mediums during Youth Week with two exciting free workshops organised by Bega Valley Shire Library.

Programs and Partnerships Officer, Scott Baker said that the theme, ‘21st Century Make-a-tivity’ aims to combine teenagers’ use and acceptance of technology with their desire to create and re-create.

“The workshops coincide with the school holidays and will see kids experimenting with 21st Century technologies to make something unique using music or photos as the medium,” he said.

Making Beats is the first workshop where participants will learn the basics of electronic music making using Ableton Live and Push controllers. This free workshop is perfect for teenagers just starting out with electronic music making and will give them an opportunity to learn from someone with ten years’ experience producing music using the Ableton software. Making Beats, will be held at Tura Marrang Library on Tuesday, 11 April, 10am-2pm.

A second workshop called Beyond the Selfie will allow participants to explore options for using a variety of mixed media to work over the top of a printed digital photo portrait. Beyond the Selfie will be on Thursday, 13 April at Bega Library, 10am-1pm and will run in partnership with the Bega Valley Regional Gallery.

Places are limited for both the Making Beats and Beyond the Selfie workshops which are free. Book online or phone Bega library on 6499 2127 or Tura Marrang Library on 6499 2340.

The South Coast Music Project and South East Arts will also run a Music Production & Recording workshop at Bermagui Library on Wednesday, 12 April for young people aged 16-25 years who are interested in making music. For more information or to apply for the Music Production & Recording workshop please email


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