Gabby explains how to recreate the abstract style of David Hockney
Angell Art Group
ANGELL ART GROUP
The Angell Club is an informal, welcoming group with the aim of enabling people with multiple sclerosis to enjoy the uplifting qualities of art through a social group. We share skills and knowledge, learn new skills or revive forgotten ones, it is as much about the appreciation and love of art as it is the creation of art. Our themes and topics evolve naturally –there is no end to the possibilities! As a group we explore the use of different mediums and it is aimed at all abilities.
We have three parts to our group sessions:
Practical – we explore how you can adapt existing skills and adapt different uses of artistic techniques so all artists can continue with their passion, despite having multiple sclerosis.
Appreciation – we use existing pieces of artistic work of an artist as a focus for appreciation, discussion and possible inspiration.
Observation – a big element of our group is to consider the visual/sensory world through a variety of medium including objects and photographs.
WHY IS AN ART GROUP SO BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
Enjoying social and leisure activities within a group setting can help in many ways, both physically and emotionally. This can include lifting mood, reducing stress and improving confidence by providing a feeling of achievement. If you feel you aren’t Arty enough to get creative, but enjoy looking at the end product, this Club is still for you! It is an opportunity to form new friendships and widen your support network.
HOW TO JOIN THE ANGELL ART GROUP?
At the moment our Angell Art Group is full but we will soon be launching a new art group on Tuesday afternoons. Please email the team if you would like any further information. We also have a dedicated Angell Art Facebook Group. We have regular challenges set by our lovely volunteers Judith and Gabby, as well as extra tips and crafts for you to try.
The latest art challenge takes inspiration from a beautiful Spring flower - the daffodil
Sometimes all you need are simple lines. Try capturing your favourite buildings or cities with straggly lines.
Nature inspires so many artists with its amazing shapes and forms. Let it inspire you.
Can you take inspirations from churches or interesting architecture near you to create a masterpiece?