Residents from Rand Aid Association’s Thornhill Manor, Ann Raats, Erna Lloyd and Lorna Turner, were among the art lovers who attended a recent exhibition of craft items painted on ceramics, fabric, wood and canvas.
The exhibition, demonstration and talk took place at the Thornhill Manor Community Centre and was given by Lesley Hogg from Creative Image Art Studios, who gave an amusing and informative presentation which held her audience enthralled. She emphasised that her instructors can teach anyone how to paint, regardless of whether they feel that they are too old to learn, inexperienced or lack artistic ability. “Being impressed with Lesley’s teaching methods, we organised this exhibition and demonstration hoping to ignite interest in art and painting, and to inspire our residents at Rand Aid care centres and villages to learn how to paint. Being inspired by the talk, and remembering that no one is too old to learn, plans are now under way to have a weekly painting class at Thornhill Manor in Modderfontein, which will hopefully begin in July,” says Debbie Christen, Rand Aid’s Manager: Recreational Programmes, who organised the event.