art students complete art and design course
learners from Burnham-On-Sea have this week completed an art and
design course with the help of the town's Somerset Skills and
This was the first 'level 1' art course of its kind to be run
in Burnham for almost ten years.
Students can have the opportunity to achieve a similar artistic
qualification when a new course starts in the autumn.
To pass the course, the learners had to produce portfolios of
work that demonstrated their competence in a number of artistic
skills and mediums, including drawing pens, pastels, charcoal,
watercolour and acrylics.
The successful group, pictured, are Felicity Hamm, Linda Page,
Evelyn Rouse, Maureen Urch and Debra Humphries (not pictured)
with their tutor Ade Bowen.
Felicity, who lives in Burnham, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I
have very much enjoyed achieving this qualification. I have learnt
so much about art from this course and I find myself looking at
things completely differently now."
Evelyn added: "I really feel so much more confident with
my drawing and painting. It's remarkable how much my skills have
developed in such a short time."
Examples of their work can currently be seen in the window of
the Burnham Library.
If you fancy having a go at something new, the next level 1 course
starts in October 2013, but if you cant wait, you can get
involved in the Adult Learners Week workshops in May, or any of
the short courses over the summer. Visit www.learnsomerset.co.uk/leisure-learning
or call 0845 688 0488.
Pictured: The group include Felicity Hamm (top left), Linda
Page (top right), Evelyn Rouse (bottom left), Maureen Urch (bottom
right) and Debra Humphries (not pictured) and tutor Ade Bowen