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Artist in Residence Offers Free Community Painting Workshop

Starting on Wednesday 24th April between 3pm and 5pm The Folkestone Academy will be running a free 5 week painting workshop, run by their Artist in Residence Sonia Cufley.  The workshop is open to members of the local community who are keen to learn skills and techniques from a local artist. During the workshop participants will explore artists Fiona Rae and Alexandra Sheldon looking at what inspires their style of work, learn techniques on mixing colours and ways to create layers on the canvas. 

Sonia Cufley has been The Folkestone Academy’s Artist in Residence since September 2011. Her role allows students to have the opportunity to study with a professional artist and learn creative skills they might not otherwise be exposed to until college or university.  The community workshops will allow Sonia to reach a wider audience to share her knowledge and talent.  She comments: “I am really looking forward to running this painting workshop.  It’s open to anyone who has a design they would like to paint or are just looking for inspiration.  There will be lots of experiments with texture and layering and it will be lots of fun throughout.”

Places are still available and can be booked up until 30th April.  Telephone 01303 842400 to book a place.