Course that's proving a big draw
Posted on May 11, 2007
Work by new artists was a real draw at a special private viewing in Eaton Bray Village Hall.
The artwork was created by adults on a new course, called Art'scool, held at the hall.
Tutor Christine Gallagher was delighted with the work produced by students on the 10-week course, which was aimed at beginners.
Christine, who lives in Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, has drawn and painted for many years. She decided to set up Art'scool after hearing people complain that they couldn't draw or that they hadn't been encouraged enough in art at school.
Christine said: "There seems to be a lot of adults saying that, although they'd love to try, the opportunity to learn never seems to arise.
"That's why I started Art'scool, as I believe that, given the right encouragement and a willingness to learn the basic techniques, everyone can learn to draw and unleash their creative side."
She was really impressed by the students' work. "I'm amazed, really," she said. "I didn't think that they would produce the standard that they did.
ART'S COOL: Budding artists assess
their work at a private viewing.
"It just goes to show that people really can learn. You can't teach people talent, but you can certainly teach them the techniques, and then the confidence comes from there - and I suppose the creativity comes out of the confidence."
Christine has received letters from people who took part in the course, saying how much they enjoyed it.
She said: I am going to be running the courses again in June, and can offer daytime or evening sessions for anyone who wants to come along and learn."
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 9 May 2007
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