The Tuesday Painters
The group meets on Tuesdays between 10.00-12.00 am - St Lawrence School Room
Group Leader Joan Axon Contact David Child. tel. 01782 513590 email:-firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the U3A Art Groups recently held and open coffee morning and an exhibition. On display were samples of the art work this particular group had produced over the past three months.The coffee morning and exhibition was held in the upstairs of St.Lawrence's church hall.
During the summer term the group were given the task of producing art works on the theme of 'Making a New World'; During the autumn term the theme was inspired by the 'Pre-Raphaelite Movement'; finally in the spring term the artists were asked to produce work based on 'A Draped Figure'.
The members of the group have certainly risen splendidly to the three tasks with their final 'oeuvres' being very individualistic in interpretation and also illustrating a very high standard of technical expertise. To give some inspiration to the artists a day trip to Manchester Art Gallery ,to view the 'Pre -Raphaelite' paintings on show , was organized .
The Leader of this group is David Child. Joan Axson who ran the group since it started up,several years ago, commented, 'We now have 18 members, some of whom have been attending since the Group was first formed. I feel, that when leading a group like this, it is very important for each of the members to develop their own individual style. Every one who attends is very enthusiastic and it gives me a real thrill to see how each member's skill and creativity develops>'
Tuesday Painters Reveal Their Talent
The talented members of the 'Tuesday Painter's U3A Group' revealed their considerable talents when they recently held an 'Art Exhibition' in St. Lawrence's Church.
The group has been running since 2004 originally under the leadership of Joan Axson. Over the years the members have been able to explore, through observation,and by drawing and painting, using a wide range of stimuli including, ;people, plants,animals , places and objects both common place and unusual.
The artists' work was hung around the Church which providing a great backdrop and gave the visitors to the Exhibition ample opportunity to view the paintings. Not only did the exhibition see family and friends of the Painters attend but also many people from the congregation of St. Lawrence's and also from the wider community. A varied selection of delicious light refreshments were also on offer!
Member,Sue Porter, commented,'I enjoy being a member of this group so much as not only do I enjoy painting as it is so creative, but I also enjoy the social aspect as all the members are so friendly. Joan was a wonderful teacher and an inspiration to us all.'
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