What is visual art?
It is more than paintings or sculpture. In our homes we all have visual arts like ceramics, photographs, TV and films… Visual art is all around us in everyday things that we all know and love!
But, visual art is not just good to look at.
Did you know that 82% of people noticed that their health and wellbeing had improved after doing something creative? In this #CorbyCulture guide we’re focusing on activities that make us feel good!
1. HD Media CIC
“HD Media trains young people in the art of digital storytelling offering professional mentoring in camera operation, sound, lighting, editing and scripting.”
They offer wonderful opportunities for younger people to gain knowledge and practical experience in digital production.
Check out what they do in their 6th podcast of the series below…
2. Stevie Way Art Group (S.W.A.G.)
Meeting at Stephenson Way Community Centre every Monday from 11.30am until 1.30pm, the S.W.A.G group get creative! Occasionally, the group have special projects but are open to all types of art during their sessions – you can bring your own project or experiment with club materials.
To join S.W.A.G you can just turn up, pay £2 for refreshments and have fun whilst learning new skills.
3. Various Workshops @ Rooftop Arts Centre
The Rooftop Arts Centre often run workshops of different forms:
- Paper marbling workshops
- Life drawing
- Young Creators
The Rooftop Arts Centre link workshops/classes in line with the themes of their upcoming exhibitions.
For all the latest updates, keep an eye on their Facebook page Rooftop Arts Centre.
4. Friendliest Photography Group
“The Friendliest Photography Learning Group is for people of all abilities from beginners with a camera that have no idea what all the bits are, to people wanting to brush up on skills and learn further.”
Suitable for all ages with a fun, no pressure approach and tutored by Andy Eathorne.
The group meet every Friday from 6pm – 8pm at the Rooftop Arts Centre.
Sessions cost from £15 a week, savings can be made if booked in advance.
For more information and booking please contact Andy at:
0779 0128 046
5. The Time of Our Lives – Corby Community Arts
Join Corby Community Arts for their new regular sessions as they take a new look at getting older.
Disrupt the stereotypes of older people through a range of different art forms from photography and film to makeovers, and have fun at the same time!
Contact Lola on 07547705129 to reserve your place.
6. Various Groups @ U3A
The Great Oakley & District U3A have over 7 art groups for its members to enjoy which are not limited to the ones below!
They also have a ukulele group, a music appreciation group, a book club, play-reading and theatre groups.
|Craft & Textile Group
2nd Wednesday of the Month
To find out more about what the U3A has to offer or to join a group, visit their website HERE.
If you have any more suggestions for our #CorbyCulture Guides, then let us know on our Facebook page and #JoinTheConversation!
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