Gunning is buzzing with creativity as a small but dedicated group of budding artists have learnt how to draw.
Under the watchful eye of internationally recognised Australian artist Margarita Georgiadis, Creative Gunning's Fine Art Classes have inspired a group of residents to pursue the arts in new and exciting ways.
The five-week course, which is due to conclude in a week, is a blast according to participant and Gunning resident Michael de Percy who decided to give the classes a go.
“I have always wanted to draw but felt I lacked talent until recently and now Gunning is buzzing with creativity,” he said.
“When I think back to when I used to draw, I can only recall doing so as a young child, when I was less than ten years of age. To put it another way, in three lessons, I have drawn more than ever before.
“Margarita has everyone drawing on the first day, and in three lessons, I have several drawings to my credit. They may not be the greatest, but I can see that, upon completion of the beginner's course, and with a little practice, I will be able to add drawing as another hobby for rainy days.”
Ms Georgiadis said she wanted to make the whole experience simple and fun.
Teaching casually in 2005, she hopes to run print making, oil painting and life drawing workshops in the future.
“Art and drawing teaches people to see everything in a different way. You really start to look at things and appreciate their form,” she said.
She said participants “fed off” each other’s energy, and brought people together.
The beginner classes in drawing are run on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm at the Tony Foley Centre in Gunning.
A six week intermediate class will run from March 24 to April 28.
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