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Blooming Art brightens up the Gateway


Local Artist and teacher Gail Stubbings of Blooming Art is proudly exhibiting “A celebration of play” – with over 100 pieces of art exploring play.

Opening last Friday and running throughout the month of August, Blooming Art’s students have produced a wonderful exhibition of art for the people of Warrington to enjoy. With artists ranging in age from 6 to in their 90’s this is a widely varied compilation.

Gail and her team of volunteers provide art classes and tuition to all comers and in just 4 years has built her lessons into a huge community hub.

Based at the Warrington Club on Bold Street Gail says her aim is “To bring art to the whole community, whatever your age, by working and developing partnerships with art and non-art organisations.

“Community Art enthusiasts are given the opportunity to articulate, explore and express themselves through the window of art, aiding a healthier and happpier lifestyles.”

The exhibition entitled “a celebration of play” is a marvellous eclectic collection of various styles and types of art and is of very high quality.

The students producing the pieces come from many backgrounds and many are able to complete their Level 1 NCFE Art & Design full accredited course many of which are fully funded.

Teaming up with the Post Code Lottery and Learning Curve Group to put on the exhibition, Blooming Art is also able to receive full funding for many of the courses as Gail is employed by the Learning Curve Group as a Pathways Tutor.

Learning Curve Group specialises in education and training that supports the needs of three client groups; FE providers, employers and learners. Their combination of expertise and experience has created a sought-after model of success and a reputation for pioneering market leading learning.

For over a decade they have either directly delivered or provided services which support apprenticeships, diplomas, literacy and numeracy qualifications, vocational certificate programmes and short courses which meet the needs of employers and individuals alike.

Our accredited programmes are designed to complement employers’ existing in-house training provision and improve each learner’s knowledge and skills by assessing their core competencies against national standards.

Some of the artists at the opening of the exhibition explained how Gail’s help, encouragement and enthusiasm he’d helped them overcome problems in their life and that art was a remedy and therapeutic. Exhibiting artists Brian and Susie Worsley, Jackie Humphreys, Lisa MacKenzie, Carol Mayo and Lydia Phelps, who have all recently completed their Level 1 course told how they have developed a strong friendship and social bond and that they all intend to go on and do their Level 2 accreditation together.

Blooming Art are also running a Summer Art Camp which begins on July 31st and runs throughout August.

Details of all the Art Courses available from Blooming Art can be found here Blooming Art or by phoning Gail Stubbings on 07758124582

Live from the Gateway centre with BloomingArt

Posted by Warrington worldwide on Friday, July 20, 2018


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