Women love brushing up on art skills at Aldershot
FOUR years ago, experienced local artist Sue Crickitt found a group of women who were interested in learning about painting as a hobby.
She started inexpensive, three-hour social painting mornings with 10-12 women at the Aldershot Community Hall and said it has turned into a delightful social and productive session.
"We have a basic beginners program in folk art and decorative painting as well as advice and encouragement for those with more experience," Sue said.
Those who complete the beginners' program will receive a graduation certificate.
"You don't need any paints or brushes initially as I'll provide all that's needed to get started for a small fee."
Shirley Robinson has been learning with Sue for four years and said the group kept her going physically and mentally.
"If it wasn't for the class I think I would be a total cot case," she said with a cheeky smile.
"I do a lot of travelling and I take plenty of photos, bring them back and see if we can paint them and that's fun."
If you don't like doing a project, you find something that you do like and that's what Larraine Bellert does.
"I try to do everything but there are some things I don't do so I just move on," she said.
"My parents and siblings paint and I thought I was missing out on something so I started learning about three years ago.
"I find it relaxing and it's great to meet up and chat with other people who do the same thing."