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Forget painting by numbers learn from an expert artist
If you've always wanted to learn how to paint, this is your chance. You are never too old to gain a new skill or develop a hobby and with an adult masterclass, you can learn from an expert and take part in a unique weekend event.
Learn to paint at this Adult Masterclass (Image: Jeff Dahl)
Taking place on Saturday 10th February, this is your chance to learn a new skill from a professional artist. Led by the Manchester-based artist Sheila Meeks, who has run many popular art classes, the session will help beginners learn the basics of watercolour painting. Many people want to be more creative and learning how to paint is one simple way to do it. Watercolours are easily available and there is not much equipment needed to start this hobby, so it could be the perfect activity for anyone looking to gain a new skill.
This is your chance to learn from a professional - what better way to gain tips and tricks than from someone who paints for a living. Sheila Meeks has an impressive career, sharing her work with top galleries in the area including the Manchester Art Gallery. She has the skills and expertise to help those looking for a new hobby or anyone looking to start a career in the arts. Sharing her knowledge, Sheila will teach watercolour techniques and help people improve or develop painting skills. This is a popular class, which has been brought back due to demand, so make sure you don't miss out.
Taking place at the Portland Basin Museum between 10am until 3.30pm, this is a great way to spend an afternoon. Relax, paint and create something new with this friendly group. Everyone is here to learn and the class is welcoming to everyone, from beginners to professionals. If you are still working on your new year's resolution, which may be to have a new hobby, why not start now.
The Masterclass is part of Adult Study days, hosted by Tameside council. They cost £35 or £30 for concessions. The price includes all materials, so there is no need to splash out on expensive equipment if you are simply trying out a new hobby.
Come along and have a creative start to your weekend.
The class will take place at Portland Basin Museum