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Posted on May 11, 2007

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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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May 1, 2010, Christine Gallagher says:

Hi there
Just having a quick look at the new look website, which is very impressive by the way! and noticed that my advert for the 'Art'scool' Thursday evening class is still on there.
I haven't had any enquiries from the EB website about it or anything, but thought I would notify you that Art'scool isn't running at the moment and so you might want to remove it.
However, I do have plans to approach the Parish Council soon with regard to running a 10 week course on Portrait painting in the Autumn and I am due to run an Open Studios event in conjunction with Open Gardens on 13th June, so you might want to put some information about that in its place...? or maybe a link to my website

Best wishes
Christine Gallagher

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