Creative Art Classes
Creative Art Classes provide opportunity to explore, experiment, discover and develop ideas and interests in the visual arts in a supportive and friendly environment. I began Creative Art Classes in 2012 with the support of Lopping Hall Loughton Arts Centre. In 2013 I was welcomed into LifeWorks and have stayed ever since.
I am somebody who believes in and values the ability everybody has to be positively creative in some way. For many people a way to enjoy being creative and making is through Visual Art.
I think that contemporary culture, especially the ‘fine art’ of galleries and exhibitions can be quite inaccessible to a lot of people. Traditional education inevitably causes us to choose between areas of study so that for many, art gets left behind. My Creative Art classes aim to make the practise and processes of making artwork accessible to people of different ability, experience and interest.
The class is designed so that clients can develop individual interests, ideas and skills at their own pace.
"Never done any painting before! I've enjoyed playing around with colours and trying different techniques (including painting with a cut up credit card!) Most of all enjoy having some space to do nothing else, but be creative."
Each week I will bring in a range of resources and suggestions from which clients can choose to work. I bring in objects, photographs, reproductions of artists’ work and examples of my own artwork. I may demonstrate some techniques and styles of working and ways to generate ideas. The class remains small so that I can have the opportunity to teach on a one to one basis. I bring a limited selection of materials for clients to try out before buying their own. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the class. I aim to provide a relaxed, stimulating and encouraging learning environment where clients feel safe to experiment, learn, ask questions and have fun. All class participants are invited to take part in showcases and exhibitions throughout the year.
Lifeworks Centre, Loughton Methodist Church,
260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB
Tuesday 10.30- 1pm
Thursday 10.30 -1pm
Friday 10.30- 1pm
£13.50 PER CLASS including hot drinks and biscuits