Liverpool Centre for Arts Development (LCAD) have been working in partnership with Arts for Women encouraging local women to learn new skills and build confidence through a range of art forms, culminating in an Art Exhibition called “Breaking Down Barriers”. The exhibition has a viewing on Thursday May 1st 2008 at LCAD from 18.00 – 20.00 then is open to the public (by appointment) for one week.

Arts for Women is run by Elaine Stapleton who organised the course for about 20 women. I called in on Wednesday when they were all busy with artist Jo Derbyshire practicing their painting and collage skills – some promising work there.

The previous week they had been working on sculpture with Gaynor Sweeney and the first week they had produced some excellent photography assisted by Elaine Stapleton.

I got the impression that not only were the women really enjoying the course but that they had benefited a great deal from it. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

All the resulting work will be on display around the building on Thursday evening.

Elaine Stapleton:


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