CHILDREN are able to explore their creative talents and find their inner artist at Liverpool Women's Resource Centre.
The Ashcroft-based centre and will be running the Creative Kids arts program for children aged five to 11 years old at the start of the next school term.
The 10-week program runs each Wednesday after school hours.
Creative Kids program facilitator Sonia Smith said participants would learn many valuable skills.
"Children learn social skills, creative skills and techniques and critical-thinking skills," she said.
"Through art they can explore emotions in a nonverbal way — which a lot of people, especially children, find difficult to do."
The program involves working with a range of different materials including clay, plaster, wax, a variety of paints and recyclable products.
Participants will be able to display their completed artworks at a mini exhibition that will be held at the end of the program.
Ms Smith said she had seen many improvements in children who were previously involved in the program.
"Art creates a sense of wonder of the world," she said. "It opens children's creative sides.
"They learn social skills. Now they're supportive of each other and they work as a group.
"I've seen improvements in children's self-confidence and self-esteem."
The program costs $5 a family.
Bookings are essential.
Details: Liverpool Women's Resource Centre, 9607 7536.