The Art group began in Jan 2017 when a number of RTAI members expressed an interest in exploring some art techniques. We were delighted that Marian Sweetman, a highly experienced secondary school art teacher and potter, agreed to lead us in our journey of discovery!
We meet in the SMA Community Centre every Wednesday morning.
The number of members in the group fluctuates between 7 and 13 each week. Due to many factors people find it difficult to commit on a weekly or termly basis but this doesn’t deter Marian who takes the time to ensure that through individual attention nobody misses out. We have all been encouraged by the non-competitive environment created by Marian and have benefitted enormously from her expertise and creativity. There may be budding Picassos among us but no better person than Marian to foster our creativity & individuality and to find the positive in all our efforts.
What do we do?
We draw with pencil, charcoal, chalk and watercolour pencils and are constantly learning new techniques which challenge us to be more observant and to see the world differently. Next term (Sept 2018) some members wish to continue with drawing techniques while others hope to take to the paint brushes and paints.
New members would be most welcome – no experience necessary. If you are interested please contact Clár at 0876829281 to join the Sept 2018 classes