Artist John McDonald is looking for participants from all walks of life to be part of a 3 month project THEMES OF LIFE. Regardless of whether you have creative experience or not you can join John in his creative exploration of the lives and social history in and around Andover cemetery, where our Chapel Arts Studio’s site is based.
In the first instance you are invited to register to attend regular sessions on Wednesday or Thursday between 11am and 3pm (starting Wed 12 February). During these sessions John will take participants on a journey, developing their confidence and skills, not just in visual art but potentially in sound recordings, creative written work and in researching social archives over the course of the residency. The work will result in a final exhibition open to the public.
Themes of Life is a CAS:AIR project funded by disability arts organisation Unlimited.
I tried to go to art classes 20 years ago, I was terrified.” says John “Growing up I was desperate for paint, I was lucky if people threw a crayon at me… and the paper was grey! When you visit me at The Chapel in the Andover Cemetery it’s not going to be an art class, it’s going to be a club where we support each other to make spectacular art rooted in local history and personal stories.”
To start with, John will be working with members of the public on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s between 11am and 3pm. Materials for painting and making will be supplied free of charge. No prior creative experience is necessary.
Booking is essential, as space is limited. Please register your interest in Wed or Thu sessions by 7th February.
WEDS & THURS SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL
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07.02.20 Launch Event: Introducing John McDonald, 5pm- 8pm
11.04.20 Opening Night: Themes of Life Exhibition,
Get directions to CAS from www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/contact
15.04.20 Community Activity Day – drop-in, all welcome
About CAS:AIR is a repeating, annual, community programme focused on involving people in the arts. In everything we do CAS aims to inspire, challenge, engage, collaborate and include. Our programmes support and develop artists, provide creative education for young people, and bring art to local communities.