Archived News - Art
The 10 week Life Drawing course which began on 16th September, is going really well!
The 'students' are very much a mix of all ages and abilities and are enjoying the relaxed and positive learning environment the class provides.
The class currently runs every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and there is tea, coffee and buscuits made available at breaktime giving everyone time to chat in between the drawing activities.
There are plans for another course to run in the early part of next year, so if you are interested in joining us - please don't hesitate to contact me, the tutor on 07976 647885 or via my website www.cgallagherart.co.uk.
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
A new art group is starting in Eaton Bray Village Hall from 15th February for 10 weeks, entitled Art'scool "Can't Draw...Won't Draw?".
For full details, please contact Christine Gallagher on 01525 222575.