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Yamba students pop in to the pop-up hub

Class 4/5H students from Yamba Public School and artist in residence, Graham Mackie, at the plunge arts and culture festival pop-up hub in the Yamba industrial estate.
  STUDENTS from Yamba Public School have demonstrated no-one is too young to participate in and enjoy the Clarence Valley’s annual plunge arts and culture festival. Students from Class 4/5H attended the festival’s pop-up hub in Neptune Place in the Yamba industrial estate for a school excursion and got their hands, or at least their fingers, dirty producing their own art. Class teacher Emma Hoffman said class members all said they had a great time at the pop-up hub. “They were amazed the artworks were created by locals and enjoyed hearing about how some of the locals went about creating their works,” she said. “They were very engaged in the workshop run by Graham Mackie. “He taught them about different processes and mediums that he uses and of course their favourite part was getting their hands dirty as they had the opportunity to work in a real art studio creating their very own masterpieces.” People can drop into the pop-up hub for the duration of plunge, which runs until April 26. plunge is a cultural service provided by the Clarence Valley Council and groups a range of artistic and cultural activities under one promotional banner. It involves more than 150 activities across the valley. Programs are available at council offices, libraries,a range of outlets around the valley and through