New sessions to find your inner artist

Residents are being invited to find their inner artist after a production company moved into new premises.

Monday, 14th October 2019, 6:07 pm
Updated Friday, 18th October 2019, 12:13 pm
Assemblages by Artist Gilly Rogers who will be leading four walks exploring whitley bay. The group will be creating mixed media works with found objects and sketch book drawings.
Assemblages by Artist Gilly Rogers who will be leading four walks exploring whitley bay. The group will be creating mixed media works with found objects and sketch book drawings.

SALTo Arts Productions, producers of the Whitley Bay Carnival, are now in the first floor of the old Job Centre Plus on Whitley Road.

And over the next few months they are holding creative experiences led by professional artists and craftspeople based in the area.

The events are free thanks to Whitley Bay Big Local securing one of a handful of places in the new Creative Civic Change programme initiative.

SALTo co director Richard Broderick said: “We hope local residents, especially those who think they are not artistic at all, will take a leap in the dark and come along to have a bit of informal fun, share ideas and learn a new skill.”

Sessions begin next week with artists Cath Hodson, Gilly Rogers, Wendy Helps, Sally Southern and Michelle Goulder.

Each will be running four weekly workshop sessions aimed at giving you a flavour of their ways of working.

Richard added: “Thanks to the enthusiasm shown at the extended community consultation in the lead up to the CCC bid earlier this year we are confident that all sorts of Whitley Bay folk are ready to have a go at something new. The secret of art us that there is no secret. Its all about jumping in and doing it.”

For a full programme visit the SALTo Arts Facebook page or Whitley Bay Big Local’s www.whitleybaybiglocal.co.uk