The Grosvenor Museum in Chester has announced it will be welcoming back its popular “Art School” from June onwards this year. The upcoming activity invites those aged 16 and over to join local heritage worker and artist India Hackett for informal and fun evening creative sessions.
Participants can join the celebrated Chester Museum once a month at the Art School to explore its coveted collections through a brand-new lens and learn a host of technical skills to add to their repertoire along the way. The school will allow art lovers to experiment with mark-making by exploring colour and painting creating fresh narratives though new and interesting compositions in a relaxing environment.
The Art School is designed for all levels of ability, so no prior art experience is necessary to attend. For the price of admission, all materials for sessions will be provided by the Museum and all artworks produced can be taken home.
There will be monthly sessions, with each one looking specifically at a different area of illustrative art. June will focus on watercolour painting and colour theory, while in July attention will turn to pastel sketching. Abstract mixed-media art will be covered in August and charcoal drawing in September. October, November, and December will recap the June, July, and August sessions.
The Art School will take place at the Grosvenor Museum, which can be found at 27 Grosvenor Street in Chester. The meeting point for participants is Gallery One on the ground floor of the museum.