Henty Active Arts is offering an introduction to watercolour painting class on Sunday, August 4. Using a DVD by Irish artist Frank Clarke, they will be working through his process to complete two paintings during the day.
The steps are simple and everyone should be able to create some lovely artwork. From 9.30am for 10am start. Finishing either at lunch if only doing the first picture or about 3pm if doing both pictures. Venue is the Lutheran Primary School Art Room.
For more details, contact Debbie at the Henty Post Office. Bookings required by Wednesday, July 31.
The long-awaited Henty World War I history book, compiled by members of Henty and District Historical Society, has been completed.
The book, still to be printed, is in the process of being proof read, having had three and a half years of research. It is now in the hands of an independent historian proof-reading and fact checking.
The book encompasses much of the history of this war, the soldiers with a connection to Henty, their experiences and the hard-won battles they fought, both in the infantry battalions and in the Light Horse regiments. Some of our soldiers were there at the start of the Gallipoli campaign, with one being one of the last to leave Anzac Cove and the Western Front. Included are the battles in the deserts of Egypt and Beersheba.
The book has already been described as being unique in that it encompasses much of what was being done back home in Henty during those years of war.
For returning soldiers, much of their lives back in Australia has been researched and selected information has been placed in the book. The society is hoping for a November 2019 release.