Imaginative holiday fun in Ballina
Kids who love war gaming but dont want to spend the entire summer holed up at home can now paint their own fantasy figurines with like-minded gamers during the school holidays.
War game enthusiast Tom Finlayson is running Warhammer painting workshops as part of the free holiday activities at Ballina Library during January, and parents can rest assured their children are in experienced hands with this young entrepreneur. At just 21, Tom already runs his own war gaming business, Armageddon Games in Lismore, and just last year he won silver in the national Golden Demon Painting Competition in Sydney.
Kids can choose to paint whatever creatures they like during the workshops, including Warhammer figurines and characters from Lord of the Rings.
Its a great hobby and more interactive than playing video games or watching TV, said Tom. Theres a big gaming community out there so its a great way to make friends and kids love creating their very own heroes and monsters. Their imagination can just run wild.
Toms Warhammer painting workshops are being held at Ballina Library on Tuesday, January 16, and Tuesday, January 23, both at 11am. The classes are open to anyone aged eight to 18.
Ballina Library is also holding storytime for preschool-aged children on January 12, 19 and 30 at 11am, and there are comic art workshops for 12-17 year-olds on January 17 and 24 from 2-4pm. The latter are run by David Lovejoy, who will walk participants through the process of creating their own cartoon characters.
All activities are free and bookings are required for the workshops (limited spaces are available so book early). For information and registration phone 6686 1277.