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“Lockdown Art” is Thriving in Woodborough

Woodborough Art Group have been established for nearly 40 years but covid 19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions has not stopped its creativity and artistic talent.

Since we stopped meeting in March we have established a WhatsApp group on which we share our work and chat and give support, as well as keep in touch with what is happening in members everyday life.

Each week one member sets a challenge and we all have a go at meeting the brief, posting ideas, sketches and other preparatory work, by Thursday, our normal meeting day, the challenges are all posted on the group and we take it in turns to choose the favourite for the week. The winning picture gets posted as the group icon on our what’s app page and the winner sets the challenge for the following week.

So far we have had challenges like, Self Portraits, Spring time, Travel, and inspired by music to name just a few. We try to keep our subjects topical and this weeks challenge (week 13) is in celebration of ‘The Forces Sweetheart Vera Lynn’. The standard of work is amazing’ says group President Joyce Andrews ‘Each week I am astounded by the level of talent, creativity and exploration of the challenge, it really is pushing everyone and it is so good to share work in this way and know that your work is seen and appreciated. ‘ Member Diane said, ‘Weekly Challenges stretch our imagination, it is certainly keeping me busy and such a great way to spend spare time.’

Member Sue commented ‘ I have loved being part of the Whats app group, and have gained so much. I’ve always wanted to spend more time on my art, I can honestly say I have not been bored at all during lockdown. This vibrant, creative and artistic group is a real tonic.’ We are hopeful to re-start our meetings in September with a vibrant programme of activities and a fabulous exhibition. We are looking for exhibition venues, if any one reading this has exhibition space please get in touch.

When lockdown restrictions are lifted and we can resume our meetings we welcome new members to the group, beginners and established artists alike. Our meetings are Thursday 10.00 – 12.30 in The Institute Roe Lane, Woodborough. If you want to be in touch before then please email me.

Jenny McKenzie

01629 258349

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