On 28 August, Brightwell Art Club held their first Summer Workshop in the Village Hall. It was a Mixed Media workshop tutored by Janet Lueck, which involved lots of mess, paints, wallpaper, fabrics, glue, tissue paper, seeds, sand and a lot of fun! Everyone really enjoyed the new experience and the day’s pleasure was added to by lunch in Anne Hedley’s beautiful garden at Swan Cottage. Given the success, workshops are set to be a regular feature on the Art Club calendar for the future.
Fancy a new hobby……….??
The Art Club also has a new entry on the village website. Just go to http://www.brightwellcumsotwell.com/, click on Local Services, and you can see what they get up to and examples of their work, including Olive Sutcliffe and Rosemary Greasby whose work many locals already know. The calendar changes every term, but portrait and still life classes are regulars on the agenda. However, they also have lots of demonstrations and specialist classes throughout the year as well as plenty of opportunity to just “do your own thing” and socialise with a group of friendly, like-minded people.
They also meet for longer these days - on Saturday mornings from 10.00 a.m. till 12.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Three tutors rotate during the term and, with different areas of expertise as well as general tutoring knowledge, it means all members can get great tutoring if they need it whether they work in watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels, charcoal (or whatever) – and all for only £4.50 per week! They have over 20 members, but are always on the look out for new members – it’s never too late to learn something new! So if you fancy reviving an old hobby or starting a new one, then just contact me on 01491 824228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for some more info.
They’re a very friendly and sociable group, with jaunts to the Red Lion at the end of each term for lunch and a drink and a Christmas lunch. This year, their Annual Exhibition in the Village Hall will be held on Saturday 7 December. As always, there will be other local arts and crafts alongside their work, refreshments and a raffle – this year in aid of a local charity (yet to be decided). Please put the date in your diary and come along and support your local artists and craftspeople. Or pop in for coffee with them one Saturday morning around 11 if you think you might like to join.
Secretary to Brightwell Art Club
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