I would like to introduce myself. My name is Christine (Chris) Sinclair and I have taken over the administration of the Mixed Media U3A Group in Jalon from Ann Riordon.
I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the group, to thank Ann, and Marie and Teresa of the U3A, for giving up their time to get the group going.
The Mixed Media group was set up in October 2019 and it is with great sadness that due to the ongoing virus situation and increased cases in the Vall del Pop, we can no longer meet as a group at Casa Claudia.
Although we are now living in a period of anxiety while trying to abide by the restrictions that are now part of our daily lives, I believe we still have plenty to be positive about. We live in a wonderful part of Spain and are surrounded by such beautiful vistas that are truly inspiring.
The Mixed Media group is still going to continue to enjoy their chosen art forms and with the help of WhatsApp and other social media, we plan to keep in touch. We will continue to support each other, and plan for a future when the restrictions are lifted. Spending more time at home will be a great opportunity to get the brushes or pencils out and experiment. We have lots of new ideas to grow the group, with plans to get out and about to record the local scenery with our chosen media and to have occasional mini-workshops in various art forms. We would love to welcome new members to join us when the situation allows, whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced artist and whatever your choice of medium.
Our group is currently quite small but very mixed with differing skill sets. The purpose of the group is to enjoy and experience different media in a relaxed atmosphere. I believe that anyone can draw!
All you need is a little guidance, encouragement, and lots of practice. Many people say “I have no talent.”, I say you don’t need it! You CAN draw! After all, you learnt to write and writing is a series of straight and curved lines, exactly like drawing or painting. Don’t let the fear of not completing a perfect piece of work stop you. It’s meant to be FUN! It doesn’t have to be expensive; you don’t need to buy loads of equipment to begin to explore the differing formats. A piece of paper and a pencil could be the beginning of a wonderful journey.
Make 2021 the year you decided to have a go.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.