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GETTING ARTY IN EPSOM AND EWELL…

Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 24 Feb 2022

“I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint” – Frida Kahlo

This was the first thing that I saw when I arrived at The Seasons Art Class in Ewell Hall this week. And after that, I was quickly welcomed into the class by some of the friendly members. Minutes later, Alison, the organiser, Lindsay, her assistant, and Paula, the tutor, (who were busily setting up) came over and introduced themselves and the course. I’ve never more welcomed in a room before.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved art. In primary school, our school entered art into exhibitions and I remember being mesmerised by people’s interpretations of their world. I’m still blown away by the creativity and skill that some people possess.

In my first two years of secondary school, I fell in love with art classses and quickly developed a passion for drawing and working in pastel. However, when I moved to a new school, they no longer offered art as a subject.

Even though I had stopped learning art as a subject, my love of art continued to grow, and I have recently spent a lot of time trying different forms of art and techniques that I thought looked fun, thanks to the talented people on Instagram.

So when Dee told me about The Seasons Art Classes and how over the period of the course you learn different techniques and styles of art, as well as learning tricks and tips to make your artwork unique, I was very interested.

It is an adult art class, with people of all ages and abilities, and is an opportunity to develop or progress your artistic skills. During the course, they focus on pencil drawing, oil pastels, watercolour painting and acrylic painting – and all the equipment and materials are supplied, which is fantastic considering how expensive an art passion can be when you’re starting out.

After the initial introductions, and some wonderful chats with my new classmates, we were taught the skills needed to accomplish our watercolour paintings – the focus of this week’s class.

Watercolour has always been very intimidating to me as a perfectionist (when it comes to art) and as someone who battles a bit with patience; but Paula, Alison and Lindsay were absolutely fantastic and very supportive of my developing artwork. They also encouraged me to remember to make the art my own and not to focus too much on what other people were doing.

As a beginner, I was taught the basics of watercolour painting and then attempted a monochrome scene of mountains and water. I was encouraged and supported throughout the session and it was so lovely to be included in the class. I have since bought my own watercolour paint set and have attempted a second painting for my lounge, that I absolutely LOVE.

The men and ladies in the class were delightful and shared such wonderful stories about their experiences on the course. How much they have learned, how much their confidence has grown, how many friends they’ve made, and how they really look forward to every session. My highlight of the class, was walking around afterwards and being able to see all of the incredible artwork.

At the end of the 14 week course, they have an exhibition (the students said that this was a definite highlight) to reflect on the course. Thank you Alison, Lindsay and Paula for a fantastic session, and I can’t wait to take part in another one of your art classes.

If you’d like to find out more about the classes, you can get in touch with The Seasons Arts Classes here:

01372747831

https://www.theseasonsartclass.com/

theseasonsartclass.epsom@gmail.com

The Seasons Art Class, Epsom

Kalli xx

 
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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art and music, and works in digital marketing and social media.

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