Free fun at Tree House gallery
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.