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Richmond resident Damian Curtain, a talented artist, will be teaching art classes at the Finbar Neighbourhood House in Kent Street, Richmond.
Curtain's artistic aptitude has seen him master painting, sculpture and wood carving among other pursuits.
According to Finbar's Lisa Clarke, he's a pretty good tutor too.
"Damian is one of those gifted people. He is equally at home teaching people who have never done art before those who want to brush up on their skills.
"The classes are varied to keep people interested. One week might be life drawing, the next week working with clay and then sometimes if it's nice, the class will go for a wander outside to find something of interest to paint."
"We've held these classes for two years, which gives you an indication of how much people enjoy them."
The classes are $25 for six weeks. Groups are small and Clarke says: "there's an emphasis on friendly."
During the six weeks, classes will experiment with styles, portraits, landscapes, pastels, pen and ink, life drawing techniques and different materials.
Classes for the new term beginning in April will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm to 8.30pm and Thursday from 9.30pm to 11pm.
Clarke recommends booking a spot for next term 9428 7668. In the meantime, take a sneak preview at some of Curtain's work at www.angelfire.com/art/antechinus.
While we're at it, older residents might be interested in the gentle exercise and stretching classes at Finbar. They're Only $2 per class so it's best to call first to make sure a place is saved. -PW
Richmond News - 25 February 2003
|"BRADLEY, 10, (pictured left) wasn't afraid of this vicious flesh-eating dinosaur, but is now looking forward to making a few more at Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House's papermaché workshops on Sunday. The workshops for children aged 6-15 will be run by a sculptor from 1.30-3pm at 57 Linda Ave, Box Hill North. Youngsters have the chance to create their favourite Australian animals and landscapes. For more details on the art course phone 9899-7660." - Box Hill paper|
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