As a community activity I initiated a social night for people wanting to have a go at painting. My friend Ann Martin organised with the community centre the use of all the equipment etc. and last Thursday we had 21 people turn up (an amazing effort for this small community) at the hall for a truly fun night – drinking bubbly, snacking, socialising and painting, in a Covid-safe way of course.
I projected 2 pictures on a large screen (Starry Night and a Mexican sugar skull) and set up a still life, for them to copy. The blank, white canvasses were a little intimidating at first but with a little encouragement everyone soon got to work.
Most were complete novices, but a few had a little or quite a lot of experience in the past. All are now artists in their own right and will (hopefully) continue to explore their creative sides.
1 1/2 to 2 hours, and a few tipples later, we had some fabulous results. I feel like a proud mother hen. Just look at these fabulous results. Well done all! Love your work!
A lot of enthusiasm was expressed for another night, in fact many other nights, so we are planning one for the New Year after the kiddies go back to school. What will we tackle next time? After photographs and congratulations all around, we toddled off home to show off our fine artwork.