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wealogoThe Isle of Wight Branch of the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) has recently moved home to Parkside Pavilion in East Cowes – the town where it all began.

Classes began in East Cowes with a group of young mums and soon developed to draw in older students. Numbers meant that 2 sessions a week could be run and this continues today. Several years ago the groups moved to the tutor’s studio in Wootton but, following the sale of the studio, the classes have now been relocated to Parkside Pavilion on Vectis Road with a new tutor, which brings the Island’s WEA branch full circle back to it’s origins.

Parkside Pavilion has been newly refurbished and is a light, airy venue which has welcomed the WEA with enthusiasm. Friendly, informal sessions where students can learn new skills and develop their creativity, gain more confidence, meet new people, make friends and have fun are on offer. Everyone is  welcome to try what is on offer.

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Art Workshops with Mary Clemmensen

5 week courses each Tuesday and Friday (10:00-12:30) (Week 1 – 10:00-13:00). Fee £53.30 per course but free to learners on Income-related Benefit (proof required at the first class)

Landscapes 2 – 1st November 2016 and 4th November 2016 – Looking at modern art and abstraction of the landscape

Still Life 1 – 17th January 2017 and 20th January 2017 – The traditional approach to Still life, shape form and colour

Still Life 2 – 28th February 2017 and 3rd March 2017 – Abstraction of the Still life, mixed media and techniques looking at the modernists

The Portrait 1 – 25th April 2017 and 28th April 2017 – An understanding of basic anatomy and self portrait

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The Portrait 2 – 6th June 2017 and   9th June 2017 – Portraiture from life, mixed media

For more information on these art workshops contact the tutor, Mary Clemmensen on 07738936107 or email [email protected]

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