Causeway & Chimney Tops

Causeway U3A



Agherton Parish Church

Day Mon WED Fri
Time 10:30 - 12:30 10.30 - 12.30 10:00 - 12:00
Venue Flowerfield Arts Centre Flowerfield Arts Centre Agherton Parish Centre
Start Date 14 January 2019 16 JAnuary 2019 11 Janaury 2019
End Date 03 June 2019 29 MAy 2019 05 April 2019
Tutor Elaine Harkness Elaine Harkness Louie Windward
Group Leader Janet While Chrissy Butler Ann Tosh
Telephone 02870355152.
Cost £ Flowerfield Fee £ Flowerfield fee £ 45
INFO BREAKS: 18 MArch 2019 15 - 22 April 2019 / 6 MAy 2019 BREAKS: 20 MArch 2019 17 - 24 April 2019


Mon Art

Why would a group of people wish to meet once a week (on a wet wintry morning) to talk art and paint? It would be simple to buy an easy-steps tutor, a DVD, or even to use the internet for tuition. What then, is the motivation?

The characteristics appear to relate to:

- Exploration of the different techniques of painting – watercolour, pastel, oils, pen and ink, acrylic, abstract, landscape, figures, etc, etc, even to the use of a finger dipped in colour.

- Doing something new is a satisfying experience and doing it in the company of others seems to contribute to a social process that is an essential part of the origins of the U3A.

The role of the tutor – this is the major component in the process. It is not enough to be an artist or even a teacher of art. The tutor is responding to a different mix of demands – the participants are not studying for qualifications or commercial achievement. The tutor is now in the more unusual role of encouraging an amateur group in a recreational setting. The results can be seen in the number of friends and relatives who receive pictures for birthdays and anniversaries.