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Art sessions after dark for adults to 'play' and have fun

Artist Emma Ward will be running Wine and Watercolour art sessions once a month at the art gallery.
Artist Emma Ward will be running Wine and Watercolour art sessions once a month at the art gallery. Allan Reinikka ROK070217aarts1

'PLAY' can be a foreign concept for many adults.

Particularly those that work long hours, have children to care for, furthering their education through university or TAFE, or just generally lead a busy life.

That's why Gracemere artist Emma Ward told the Rockhampton Art Gallery it needed an after hours program for adults to give them something to escape to.

And now she's about to host her first Wine and Watercolour two-hour art session tonight.

Mrs Ward said she picked watercolours as it was very versatile and unpretentious.

"It's easy to learn with and fun to play with,” she said.

"And to achieve a piece of artwork in two-hours is very doable with this medium.”

The Wine and Watercolour art sessions will run monthly, every second Wednesday from 7pm-9pm until December. The cost is $30 per person and tickets can be purchased via the Pilbeam Theatre box office or online at www.rockhamptonartgallery.com.au/Programs/Watercolour_and_Wine.

Mrs Ward said the sessions were also about using unusual techniques in the process of play and reminding adults about the process of play.

The workshops are aimed at complete beginners or those who have some drawing and painting experience.

These classes will teach the practical skills and techniques used in watercolour painting, whether the artist wants to use this medium for illustrative work, typography or fine art painting

The sessions will be held at the Rockhampton Art Gallery in the Beatrice Hutton Room (entry via Beatrice Hutton Room, directly off Victoria Parade).

Topics:  art emma ward rockhampton art gallery whatson



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