Kirkby Gallery: Sumner Art Sessions

Kirkby Gallery: Sumner Art Sessions Kirkby Gallery: Sumner Art Sessions


Venue: Kirkby Gallery
Dates: 03/06/2020
Times: 13:30 - 15:30


The Sumner Art Sessions
at Kirkby Gallery in 2020

WEEKLY SESSIONS MOST WEDNESDAYS – please check the list below for dates

These are a new and FREE series of art workshops for adults which take their inspiration from the exhibition themes and subjects.

They are funded thanks to the generosity of the estate of Irene Sumner. Irene was a self-taught artist who came to painting in her later years after retiring from a long career in nursing. Born in Litherland in 1917, Irene first picked up a paintbrush aged 60 during a course at Newsham Park Adult Centre in 1977 and then carried on painting.

These workshops are being funded to ensure people have access and enjoyment of the creative learning opportunities to which Irene was so passionate about.

The Wednesday art workshops, all running 1.30pm – 3.30pm on the following dates:

  • 5th February: Drawing (pencil and graphite powder)
  • 12th February: Collage
  • 26th February: Drawing the figure (clothed)
  • 4th March: Drawing the figure (clothed), using chalks, charcoal and pastel
  • 11th March: Painting from Still Life
  • 18th March: Painting still life, oil painting – intermediate to advanced level
  • 25th March: Introduction to watercolours
  • 1st April: Urban sketching
  • 29th April: Drawing from the exhibition (Impressionism)
  • 6th May: Acrylic painting from the exhibition (Impressionism)
  • 13th May: Drawing from the exhibition (Impressionism)
  • 20th May: Acrylic painting from the exhibition (Impressionism)
  • 27th May: Drawing from the exhibition (Impressionism)
  • 3rd June: Acrylic painting from the exhibition (Impressionism)
  • (all sessions are introductory level unless otherwise stated)

All places must be booked via contacting Tina, Vicky or Emily on: galleries@knowsley.gov.uk / 0151 443 4936

Maximum number of adults per workshop 12 adults.

Please note should you book a place on a workshop and do not attend or do not give 48 hours notice, you will not be able to book further workshops, as we anticipate high demand.

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY