Art for the people
An opportunity to try out new art styles and learn techniques...
If you’ve always had an inkling to get in touch with your artistic side, then Arts At Alex could be your calling.
Two days of workshops led by eight different artists are being put on by the Central Otago Art Society on February 25 and 26.
It is the first ever weekend workshop run by the Art Society.
Organiser Maryon Beer said workshops were an opportunity to ‘‘try out new art’’ styles and learn techniques in bone carving, jewellery making, painting, drawing, photography and ceramics.
Beer was hoping for up to about 60 enrolments, but ensured classes would be kept ‘‘small and personal’’ to offer the best teaching from each of the eight tutors.
Tutors from Central Otago,
North Canterbury and Te Anau would work with groups of about eight across the two days in the hope participants would gain an understanding of new techniques and further their skills and knowledge, she said.
‘‘It is many years since Central Otago Art Society have held a weekend workshop.
‘‘This event promises to be an exciting opportunity,’’ Beer said.
The workshops would be run in the technology rooms at Dunstan High School from 9.30am to 4pm.
To enrol contact Maryon Beer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wyn Dryden at email@example.com before February 10.
Alexandra photographer Eric Schusser will run a workshop.