The exhibition at Chelmsford Library is free and opens from 25 June to 23 July.

Celebrating work produced by our learners on the Pastel Painting, Watercolour Painting and Mixed Media courses at ACL. Visit the exhibition at Chelmsford Library. You can view pictures of some of the art and course feedback below, we hope you are able to visit and enjoy the exhibition.

Learner Feedback

“I’m benefiting from the course by: Learning something new, being part of a social group, improving my well being, time to be creative, improving all the time”

– Jane

The class is very relaxing and helps with my stress levels as well as mixing with new people. I’m learning new techniques and refining ones already learned. I plan to enrol on the same course again as I really enjoy it. Even when my work goes wrong! This class is the only time I get to do something just for me! I love it!

– Val

Benefits of the course: developing skills and getting pointed in the right direction by an expert. Lovely to be part of a group – sense of belonging – especially after recent times. Great to get feedback on my work. Highlight of the week.

– Angela

I have always enjoyed art, but never had the time. Now I am retired I needed something to focus on. My skills have developed I really enjoy the classes. Meeting new people as retirement is not easy.

– Joan

The course has enabled me to develop a new skill in a friendly environment with an opportunity for social interaction. Hopefully will be able to continue with something similar in the future and develop the creative and artistic side of my character.

– Barbara

Good to be with a group. Nice to do art restfully

– Maureen

This course is the highlight of my week – my time to experiment, explore, develop and learn. All taking place in a supportive and friendly environment

– Jeff

Benefits of attending this course have been – I have really enjoyed being part of a sociable group, good to talk and learn from others – especially after lockdown and having to isolate so has been good for my well being. I have learnt lots, new techniques, being more free with my mark making, and to renew my love of art. I’m planning on doing lots more soft pastels and mixed media on canvas.

– Lorraine

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