Free fun at Tree House gallery

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

FUN events for peo­ple of all ages are planned at the Tree House gallery, gift shop and café in Skelmersdale.

Chil­dren can make and paint their own Easter dec­o­ra­tion, us­ing dough and flour (gluten free), led by pro­fes­sional artist Gaenor Hall at the Sandy Lane Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day, April 5, 10.30am-1.30pm, and Wed­nes­day, April 12, 12.30-3.30pm.

Cro­chet drop-in ses­sions will take place ev­ery Wed­nes­day from April 19, 11am–12pm.

Peo­ple can share ex­pe­ri­ences and skills, and there will be some­one to guide be­gin­ners.

For those who en­joy board games to help keep the brain tick­ing over, Fri­day fea­tures free games ac­tiv­i­ties, 1-4pm, in­clud­ing chess, scrabble, domi­nos or draughts, start­ing from Fri­day, April 21.

Any­one aged 18 plus who fan­cies learn­ing to paint can sign up for a free six-week block of ses­sions with a pro­fes­sional tu­tor.

The course will start in May, and ses­sions are 10.30am-12.30pm and 1–2.30pm.

Places are lim­ited and must be booked in ad­vance.

Con­tact the Tree House on 07869 617353 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The range of mak­ers sell­ing unique hand­made goods is in­creas­ing as the cen­tre goes from strength to strength and there are still plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties as the first floor is be­ing de­vel­oped.

Peo­ple who make and sell goods in­clud­ing clothes for all ages, ac­ces­sories, gifts, can­dles, cards and soaps can take a space in the gallery from £5 a month.

The devel­op­ment of the first floor will also pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal groups look­ing to ex­hibit their work

Dave Tilleray, West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil di­rec­tor of leisure and well­be­ing, said: “Th­ese are ex­cit­ing times for the Tree House gallery, gift shop and café so come along and see what is on of­fer.”

The Tree House is a com­mu­nity ven­ture run by the Friends of Sandy Lane and sup­ported by the bor­ough coun­cil’s arts devel­op­ment ser­vices.

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