Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Summer Saturday

The first workshop in the Bradon Forest School Summer Saturday series was a great success! The school's art department, who have been running popular ceramics evening classes for two years, have branched out to offer a variety of art sessions to the community.

Saturday saw all the windows blacked out for the Life Drawing class. Ros, one of the attendees, said: "Everything about the class was great. The model was very relaxed and professional, the facilities were superb and we had expect tuition. A brilliant day!"

Sally Cooke, the school's art technician, is our community ceramics teacher. The evening courses have proved so popular that she has answered demand by running beginners as well as intermediate classes.

"We have such great facilities here that I thought it would be a great idea to open them up to the public. The 'Summer Saturday' series seemed a great way to offer the local community taster sessions in different art forms, and so far the response has been really positive!"

The workshops run from 10am to 4pm with refreshments and as we only want to make sure we cover costs, they are great value! The next class is Saturday 12 June where you can learn to create your own medieval letters and then we have Oil Painting for Beginners on Saturday 26 June. Both these classes cost only £25 with a £5 material charge to be paid to the tutor on the day.

The final workshop is Clay Sculpted Heads with Ron Holmes on Saturday 10th July and is only £25, covering all materials. We also have our matinee performance of the summer musical Sweet Charity on this day, starting at 12pm, followed by our second annual Twenty20 cricket match between school staff and Purton village at 2pm. The PTA will be providing their delicious BBQ and cream teas... what a great way to spend a summer afternoon!

If you are interested in booking yourself on any of the Summer Saturday workshops, or would like to find out more about Sweet Charity and the cricket, please contact me on 01793 773981. Full details can be found on the website.

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