Art class update... At the moment I'm still good to go with both my Weds morning class at Waingroves Methodist Church (watercolours tomorrow) and my Weds evening collage class at Fleet Arts 😊 Whether anything will change in light of the new Covid restrictions/rules, I've absolutely no bloody clue!!! If I hear anything from either venue I'll let everyone know ASAP
I've waited six months to get my art classes back up and running. Two weeks in and I already feel like I'm on borrowed time 🙄 Struggling to keep my normal upbeat positivity going today!!!
Can you believe it's almost October? 😲 Or #inktober as it's been for me for the past two years... 31 ink drawings during the month of October. You can draw what the hell you like. You can follow the daily prompts/themes if you want. Or, if you're me... You'll foolishly embark on a month of drawing 31 ink portraits of people you know or recognizable celebs!!! It's a tough little challenge. Some portraits work out great, others less so, but hey ho 🤓
So, in a few days time I'll be getting my ink pens out again and yes I'll be once more looking for willing portrait volunteers. If anyone fancies having their inky portrait added to my #inktober portrait gallery, just let me know. I generally trawl through your Facebook photos to find an image suitable to work from. I may get more than 31 volunteers and I may not get round to drawing you. I tend to work through the people with the best photos first. So apologies in advance if I don't draw you; it's nothing personal.
And if anyone does like their inky portrait and is vain enough to want to own a copy, I can get prints done for a small price 😊
So there you go... Who fancies being drawn???
Art class news...
My Weds evening mixed media collage course at Fleet Arts is now practically full, so just to be extra safe I won't now be accepting any more arty people into this current class.
My Thursday morning art class at Sharpe's Pottery Museum which was due to kick off tomorrow is now completely cancelled, as the venue have decided not to now open ☹ Apologies to my lovely arty people who were keen to return... Hopefully this class will return sometime and somewhere soon 💗
Best laid plans and all that 🙄
Cue lots of 'do you want to buy my artwork' posts from now on 🤓
My mixed media collage class finally returns this week 🙂
Weds 9th September 7.00 until 9.00pm at Fleet Arts Belper... And then every Wednesday evening until Weds 21st October.
All covid friendly, no previous experience required and I do still have spaces available. So if anyone does fancy a few fun arty creative hours on a Weds evening, do let me know 💗🙂💗
It's been a tough old time without being able to run my art classes. Now that I can, I can't get people to come along 🤓 So I make no apologies for bombarding social media with updates about my upcoming art classes 😊
So, a week later than originally planned, assuming I can get enough arty people to come, I'll be beginning a 6 week art class at Waingroves Methodist Church. on Wednesday 16th September from 9.30 until 11.30am
Weds 16th Sep - Watercolours
Weds 23rd Sep - Watercolours
Weds 30th Sep - Pastels
Weds 7th Oct - Pastels
Weds 14th Oct - Pen & ink
Weds 21st Oct - Pen & ink
The venue is totally compliant with the new Covid regulations. The space will be cleaned before and after each session. The art room is large and well ventilated. Tables will be spaced apart. Hand sanitizer will be available. The venue now has a one way system in and out of the building to help with social distancing.
So there you go... If anyone does fancy an enjoyable few arty hours on a Wednesday morning, do let me know. I can then give you details on cost, equipment and anything else you might want to know 😊
I know the world is rather messed up right now and I appreciate that lots of people would rather stay locked away for a while... But I also know that for many people, meeting up and sharing a few hours socially with others has been a massive loss this year. So, I'm back if anyone wants to join in 💗💗💗
After months away, next week I'll be starting up three of my private art classes...
Weds 9th Sep 9.30 - 11.30am - Waingroves Methodist Church, Waingroves - Mixed media art class (watercolour, pastels, pen/ink) for 7 weeks
Weds 9th Sep 7.00 - 9.00pm - Fleet Arts, Belper - Mixed media collage class for 7 weeks.
Thurs 10th Sep 10.00 - 12.00am - Sharpe's Pottery Museum, Swadlincote - Mixed media art class (watercolour, pastels, pen/ink) for 7 weeks
Due to Covid I am running all of these classes with a limited class size, so it's really important that I know who's attending and who isn't. So if you do usually attend one of these classes and you haven't already let me know one way or another, can you please do so 😊
And if anyone new does fancy trying any of these classes, contact me as I probably will have spaces and I can give you all of the relevant information.
My teaching returns 💗😊💗
Mixed media collage class - At Fleet Arts, Belper. Wednesday evening 7.00 until 9.00pm
Classes begin next Weds 9th Sep and continue every week until Weds 21st Oct (so 7 weeks in total)
Ordinarily this class is full, fun and lovely, but due to Covid I have had a few people reluctantly drop out until life gets back to normal... So I do have a few empty slots to fill 😊
So if anyone does fancy giving this Covid friendly art class a go for the next few weeks, do let me know, as places are limited. I can then give you all of the relevant info.
Stay safe people 💗😊💗
Day two of the Belper Arts Trail and another chance to purchase some of my arty creations from the Trail's Online Store 💗🙂💗
In case anyone missed my little self portrait demonstration for the Belper Arts Trail today... Here it is again 🙂
And do please check out some of the other wonderful demos & arty videos too 💗