The “Teaching the Eye to See” Art Group Exhibition
In 1998, a group of academics, who were retiring from Liverpool Hope, decided they wanted to learn to draw and paint. Peter Moore (art lecturer, also retiring) was asked to form such a group and the class was born.
Soon there were two classes of 20 students in each, and after 14 years they are still going strong with a long waiting list.
The fee-paying group, who come from all walks of life, also has two residential art weekends at Hope’s Plas Caerdeon, near Barmouth. The two-hour weekly sessions are held on the Hope Park Campus each Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The exhibition will be running from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July from 9am to 5pm in the Grace Room at the Creative Campus. You can also call the 0151 291 3939 if you wish to view the exhibition out of these hours.
The course director will also be giving two talks on Wednesday 11th at 2.30pm and on Thursday 12th at 7.30pm and all are welcome to attend.
The Exhibition reflects the struggles and achievements of individuals within the classes as well as indicating the projects designed to develop classical skills needed for all artists. There is a special camaraderie within the group where diligence is shared with enjoyment. This shows in the work.