Charnwood Drawing & Painting Club this month launches an exciting programme of free art events sponsored by the COVID Emergency Fund. Club Chair, Paul Lockton believes that the scheme will give new artists the ‘shot in the arm’ they need to develop their painting skills and crucially help encourage new talent into the Club” says Paul.
Each event will be 2 hours long and delivered on Zoom covering different mediums. This enables budding painters to progressively build up their skills in watercolour, acrylic, oils and Pastels.” said Paul. who became Chair of the art group last year.
Jan 27 Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Demonstration) horses in a paddock watercolour 7-9pm
Feb 10 Andrew Geeson (Workshop) with a floral still-life Watercolour 10.30am-12.30pm
Feb 24 Amanda Jackson (Demonstration) beautiful garden landscapes in Acrylic 7-9pm
Mar 24 Phil Biggs (Demonstration) Country Homes Watercolour 7-9pm
April 14 Mike Skidmore (Workshop) Portraiture in Oil 10.30am-12.30pm
COVID 19 presented huge challenges to all arts clubs and artists with many now struggling or shielding. But CDPC has kept faith with its members during this time by doggedly staying open. It did this by moving its product online and teaching its members how to paint using Zoom[m1] ; live shows will hopefully return in the second half of 2021 at the ARC Community Hub Loughborough when restrictions and cash allow them to.
That’s where the COVID Emergency Fund, run by Charnwood Borough Council, stepped in by helping CDPC with a Grant to ease its finances. It also provided funding for this programme of free events to help the Club attract new people to paint with the Club. We are very thankful of this support from CBCby