Roger Manns Painting Class at Middleton Elderly Aid

 

Roger, Hard at Work

 

In September 2021 my wife & I visited Middleton Elderly Aid just out of curiosity, to see what was happening there. I was very impressed by the variety of activities and facilities there were for the local over-60s, everything from bacon butties to full week’s holidays, live entertainment, film showings, local walks, and many activity groups – but (being a bit of a watercolour painting enthusiast) I noticed there wasn’t an Art group.

 

 

I commented on this, and was immediately asked if I’d like to run one! So, before I knew it, I was booked for the next Wednesday, and at 9.30 I started my first class with two ladies, with paper and paints provided by the centre.

Now, 8 months later, the group has six regular members, who all believed they ‘couldn’t draw’ when they started, but we have drawn and painted flowers, fruit, birds, penguins, dolphins and lots more, and some of their work is quite amazing – the local Baptist Church even gave us a wall to display some of their pictures at a recent Art Café event they held .

Roger Art Class

Most of the group have even gone out and bought their own paints and brushes etc., and once a fortnight we all enjoy our ninety minutes of creativity, a chance to get away from our daily concerns, at least for a short while.

Roger Manns.

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Sam Says:

Our painting class last Wednesday morning. Why not join us for the next one on Wednesday 15th June. We have had to cancel 1st June due to our jubilee party” .

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“Wilma Armstrong says:

Fantastic way to Water Colour Paint. Roger is a great Artist and Tutor.

Come and learn from him, every second Wednesday at Middleton Elderly Aid Centre.”

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Kenneth Ingram says:

“I’m a amateur Artist myself. John at BITMO GATE The Centre learnt me how to paint. My recent Painting is Haysgarth Falls, in The Dales.  I painted this in Acrylic. Unfortunately John did last week. RIP John.”

One of the Students
Students Paintings at Church Hall.
One of Rogers Students 

 

 

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