Avant Garden Centre has become the latest local venue hoping to raise the profile of the massively talented artistic community of Lancashire, with the aid of local artist, Judith Herring.
Avant Garden Centre has undergone major investment to expand its indoor area and cafe as part of its rebuild last year. The new Cafe, reopened under the name of Cafe Gallery, runs a continuous exhibition of the work of artists, sculptors and craftsmen and women from all over the Northwest and has been so well received that exhibitions are fully booked until the end of 2013.
Judith, one such exhibitor, has a degree in Graphic Design and worked freelance designing greetings cards for Athena, Hallmark and other well-known companies. After exhibiting in local open art exhibitions, two years ago Judith was delighted to have her paintings purchased for reproduction by M and S, Next and B and Q. Now Judith plans to show folk with no prior skill how to use oil pastels to create collages, just one of her many creative passions. She says the course is a must for anyone with imagination as well as a love of colour and textiles and the aim is to create bold, colourful works using simple techniques.
Judith says “I am really looking forward to this new opportunity to tutor and share my skills. I found this quote in a magazine and thought it was a wonderful summing up of what I hope to achieve”.
“Being a teacher is not about being an expert or knowing the most. Being a teacher is about sharing what you’ve learned, sharing your experiences and offering help. Being a teacher is about being generous and encouraging others. ”
Judith’s workshop will be held each week from Wednesday 01 August and is just one of the events on offer at Avant’s new function room. For further enquiries about Judith’s courses or about hiring the venue for similar events please contact Juliet Taylor at Avant Garden Centre, Leyland (info@avantgardencentre-co-uk.stackstaging.com). www.facebook.com/avantgardens.cafegallery