Throughout the month of August, ACH Group is hosting a series of fun, interactive art classes designed to encourage more people to try art for the first time.
Coinciding with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, the FREE Come & Try Art Groups will be held in East, West, North and South Adelaide as well as Yankalilla and McLaren Vale in the Fleurieu.
All are welcome to take part in the art classes which will be facilitated by an experienced artist and cover a range of techniques and mediums.
The classes will be presented in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere and participants will feel a sense of achievement as they create a stunning piece or two for their own home or as a gift for a loved one.
"We know that art can bring so many benefits, including relaxation, a sense of satisfaction and joy, the chance to make new friends and challenge ourselves to try something new," says ACH Group's Katey Elding. "Art classes give people the opportunity to try art for the first time or renew to an old passion or interest."
Ms Elding said ACH Group, which marked its 65th anniversary last year, had long recognised the value of art in healthy ageing. "We've been running arts classes for older South Australians for more than 30 years," she says. "From Hilton in the north to the Not the Da Vincis in the north, there are a wide range of groups across the state."
Supported by a generous grant from the ACH Group Foundation, ACH Group is proud to be part of this year's SALA Festival. Residents, customers, volunteers and staff have created a range of visual works, from paintings and photographs to mixed media, based on the theme "A Moment in Time, and Everything in Between".
"This year is our biggest SALA to date with over 150 pieces of artwork selected for exhibition," Ms Elding says. "We look forward to sharing these works as part of this wonderful community festival."
Ingnite a new passion or re-discover your creative spark with the FREE ACH Group Come & Try Art Groups this August. Bookings are essential. Multiple classes are running, be sure to check out the best location and time to suit you:
Multiple classes are running, be sure to check out the best location and time to suit you:
Monday 13, 20 & 27 August, 1-3pm
Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 August, 10am-12pm
Wednesday 8, 15, 22, 29 August, 12.30-2.30pm
Friday 24 August, 10am-12pm
Friday 31 August, 12.30pm-3pm
All enquiries and bookings can be made by calling 1300 22 44 77
For more information on the Come & Try Art Groups, please visit achgroup.org.au/event/art-group-mclaren-vale-come-try-for-free