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After the collection…adult art class display their work

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 After the CollectionMembers from the Glynn Vivian’s Wednesday afternoon 55+ adult art class will be showcasing their talents at the Civic Centre this month, as the group display artworks they have created over the past  four months.

The participants have been working in a range of media and techniques, from mosaics, clay and plaster, to drawing, textiles and watercolour, and have taken inspiration from a wide variety of artists from the Gallery’s collection including Gwen John, Evan Walters and Brendan Stuart Burns.

The classes were set up to inspire our adult audiences to learn new skills through workshops focused around the collection, touring exhibitions, and their own personal experiences.

The classes give participants the opportunity to meet new people and to look, discuss and create artworks, taking inspiration from the Glynn Vivian collection.

 Participant Chris Slee said, ” The workshops have been a real lifeline and I have made new friends who have similar interests. The Wednesday sessions also create a focal point in the week and being part of a group feels very After the Collectionimportant to me. ”

 “I have learnt new artistic skills in watercolour and ceramics and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to gain these skills. It is so good that the workshops have continued even though we have been offsite.”

The Wednesday Afternoon 55+ Art Classes have been running at the Gallery since January 2010 and classes have continued through our offsite programme at the YMCA, while the Gallery is closed for a major redevelopment.

The groups next workshop session will take place on Wednesday 14 August with our  current Artist in Residence, Gemma Copp.

No previous experience or knowledge is required and all of the sessions are free to attend.

For more information about any of the Glynn Vivian’s workshops, call us on 01792 516900 or visit the website.

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