Time to dabble in art for little Picassos
THE next generation of talented artists can perfect their skills with the Douglas Arts Base running an inaugural after-school art course.
Starting on Monday, April 16, the course will be run Monday afternoons for 10 weeks and will teach the students techniques in drawing, colours and tones, shapes, textures and dimensions in art.
Tutor Debbie Rasmussen has studied arts and will guide the students in the course, which is an expansion from after-school classes currently being held for St Augustine’s Primary School students.
“It was the principal’s idea and the school community approved it and it has been very successful, we got more students than we thought,” she said.
“It just happens that DAB and the school asked at the same time and this one has been successful and now DAB is giving an opportunity for the rest of the community.
“There’s a variety of media we’ll be using, skill-based courses incorporated into the lessons with references to artists, so they can be little Picassos and Van Goughs.
“They don’t need any experience, they just need to like art.”
Although Debbie’s preferred art medium is textiles, she is happy to work with different mediums to teach the students different artistic skills.
There are only 10 spaces available for the after-school workshop so if you are interested get in quick and book on 4098 3337.
Young Picassos: Josh Varney, Ashley Harrington, Tristian Sutton, Holly Armour and Phoebe Brown