Art for the peo­ple

An op­por­tu­nity to try out new art styles and learn tech­niques...

Central Otago Mirror - - WHAT’S ON -

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 mary­on­ or Wyn Dry­den at wdry­ be­fore Fe­bru­ary 10.

Alexan­dra pho­tog­ra­pher Eric Schusser will run a work­shop.

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