I Beg to Differ
Anne's story was inspired by the theme of art.
Her story was about trying to encourage people to do art.
"Art is individual to you."
I believe that everyone can do some form of art. If someone says they cannot draw I beg to differ and that I can prove them wrong.
About 5 years ago I applied to Awards for All for a grant to start an Art a Group and was asked to put on an Exhibition at the Metro a Centre in Gateshead for 2 days. I wanted to show people that art is individual to you.
Adults would approach me and ask if children could use the equipment that I had provided for the day and when I had said no the equipment was for Adults they said they could not draw this is when I said I beg to differ and I can prove you wrong. I would ask them to hold a pencil and put a small number 6 in the middle of the paper, then draw. Some brackets around this number 6. The picture would get bigger and bigger and when they had put enough times around I asked them to put a capital V at the bottom and to add a line joined to that, I then told them they had drawn a Picasso Rose. They were so amazed they had actually drawn something and that it was so simple to do, they suggested they would go and find a local art group to enrol with.
I like to think because of all the artwork that is out there people will seek inspiration to go and look at local museums or when they go on holiday they will seek out the art scene to. As long as you can put a dot or a line on paper with a pencil, crayon or chalk you can draw.
Stories from the Studio
Stories from users of North Tyneside Art Studio, touching on themes of recovery, art, friends and family