Kids get art classes at gallery

2016-03-22 06:00

Catherine Timotei, owner of the Leonardi da Vinci Art Gallery, has started a youth art class in Athlone entitled “Art from the heart”.

The programme hosts students from ward 49 at the gallery where Timotei teaches them various aspects of art, including the theory of art. The objective is to develop their interest and enhance their skills.

Timotei would like to arrange an exhibition by the end of the year for the public to view their work and buy artworks.

“I think that this is an extremely interesting opportunity as it allows our children to be involved with something positive and allows them to be steered away from the many challenges they are faced with,” says Suzette Little, councillor for ward 49.

The children who are attending these weekly classes are aged between 11 and 18 years.

“It is our duty as members of communities to ensure that we participate and contribute to the development of our people and communities,” adds Little.

“I am confident that these children will do well and we firmly endorse this programme. We are also extremely pleased that we have the support of all the parents.”

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