Wednesday, 16 May 2012

One of our Arts on Prescription courses has proved to be quite a hit!

Painting and Drawing, which began in February this year, was due to end this month. However, students who had enrolled on the course protested against it ending, claiming they were all beginning to get to know each other and thoroughly enjoying the course.

"I have been attending the art classes in Clitheroe with tutor Michael Kirkbride," said Valerie Trimby, a student on the course. "They have given me a great deal of pleasure and the opportunity to be with other people."

It has now been decided to keep the course running indefinitely with the existing participants, and new students are welcome to attend, with the first 12 weeks for free.

Kirsty Rose, Pendle Leisure Trust's Arts Development Manager, added: "People always love our courses and don't want them to end, so I'm really pleased that we have finally found a way to run a permanent course."

The course covers all aspects of painting and drawing, including learning about art history and various artists, as well as studying painting techniques, including composition and colour theory. The course is suitable for complete beginners and is held every Thursday between 9.30am and 12.00pm, in the Community Room at Clitheroe Fire Station.

Anyone who is interested in the courses mentioned, or wants to know more about Arts on Prescription, call Kirsty Rose on 01282 661784 or email

New students can enrol for free for 12 weeks - if you are an existing student you can attend for a fee of £5 per week!

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