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Free Summer Art Workshops

This year, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council is pleased to be hosting two Artists in Residence in their studio space at Leigh Community Centre. Susan Allen and Kerry Doyland are sharing the space in partnership after their previous residencies were interrupted by the pandemic.

Since taking over the scheme they have received funding to provide a scholarship scheme for life drawing classes supporting young artists with materials and tuition. They have also planned a series of free art events over the summer holidays, with something for everyone, including children, older adults, those with no experience and those who are a bit more advanced. All sessions are free to attend and where not otherwise stated will be held at Leigh Community Centre, from 2pm - 4pm.

Drawing for Relaxation and Mindfulness, Wednesday 20th July - Relaxation and mindfulness through drawing using easy and fun techniques aimed at taking the terror out of drawing and making it a means to find blissful peace and calm. All materials provided. 

Dementia Art, Wednesday 27th July - Art activities for dementia patients. All materials provided.

Walk and Draw on Two Tree Island, Wednesday 10th August 10am-12 - (Meet at the main car park by the Scouts hut) A gentle walk around Two Tree Island with lots of drawing. Bring a hardcover sketchbook or loose paper on a clipboard and pencil.

Summer Arts and Crafts for Juniors, Wednesday 17th August - A fun afternoon of art and crafts for juniors and parent/carers. All materials provided.

Watercolour Beginners - Have a Go! Wednesday 24th August - Learn basic watercolour skills and create a simple watercolour painting. All materials provided.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited. Please email susan_allen_smith@yahoo.co.uk to book