An art show is being held at Lara Community Centre over this weekend.
Watercolour paintings by students who take classes at the centre are selling their works.
Much of the artwork is of the surrounding areas, including bushland, and iconic Lara landmarks including The Old Lara Hotel and the You Yangs mountains.
The Art Show and classes have been held for the past seven years.
Organiser Carmel Harris formed the group after talking to other locals who also enjoyed painting.
“I paint just to chill out,” she said.
“Sometimes I forget to eat when I paint, time escapes me.”