Get creative in Hemlington

We went along to Hemlington Library to meet the Art Group.

They’re a self-taught and very supportive group of people with a shared interest in creating art. It’s a space to share skills in drawing, watercolours and oils over tea, coffee and companionship. Friendship is the heart of their group.

The group are looking for a few new members. Take your brushes and paints along, meet the group over tea and coffee. It’s free! 

Norman, 82, runs the group and has been attending for 10 years says:

“I was taught by Harold, our oldest member, 91, and he’s been coming to the group over 40 years.”

Geoff recently joined the group and said:

“My wife goes to a knitting group in the library and saw a poster about the art group. Joining the group has given me a new way of life.”

Tom, one of the art group members has exhibited his work at Grangetown Library and his work has been featured in the Gazette. Tom travels from Eston and says:

“I enjoy coming, its a good break for me.”

The group has also donated pictures to various charities such as Zoe’s Place and Teesside Hospice.

If you’re wanting to brush up on your painting skills pop along with your paints and brushes to Hemlington Library on Tuesday afternoons, 1.30-3.30pm. 

They would like a guest artist to teach/talk about watercolour and oil painting. If you are an artist and can offer some time to share your skills and expertise, please contact Hemlington Library on 01642 591918 and leave a message for Norman.

 Hemlington Art Group 2

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