CENTENARY MEN’S SHED PAINTERS JON CHURVEN, OF CORINDA, COL GRIFFIN, OF JINDALEE, (INSET, ABOVE) AND MAX WICKENDEN, OF FOREST LAKE (BELOW) ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE THEIR OWN STUDIO SPACE. PICTURES: MAL LANCASTER.

CENTENARY MEN’S SHED PAINTERS JON CHURVEN, OF CORINDA, COL GRIFFIN, OF JINDALEE, (INSET, ABOVE) AND MAX WICKENDEN, OF FOREST LAKE (BELOW) ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE THEIR OWN STUDIO SPACE. PICTURES: MAL LANCASTER.

 IT IS not just about nail guns and wood varnish at the Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed, there is art there too

The building of an arts studio at Centenary Suburbs Men's Shed completes the final phase of a construction plan that began in 2015, which offers men of all ages from the Centenary Suburbs and surrounding areas of South West Brisbane, a place to meet and become involved in numerous activities.

The opening of the Arts Studio in March 2019, enhances our Mission Statement, to encourage social inclusion by providing an opportunity for men to be productive, maintain an active body and mind and enjoy the company of men in similar circumstances.

There are currently several shed members who are competent artists, prepared to pass on their skills to those with a desire to dabble with the paints.

At this point in time, acrylic paint will be used by the artists, and it is intended to have guest speakers specialising in the art of painting on canvas to lecture on a regular basis and pass on their knowledge.

The CSMS Board has opened up membership for men wishing to learn or expand their knowledge of painting. The studio will be open from Monday to Thursday from 8am to midday. Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed is at 125 Monier Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks.