When Steph Evans ran a short “hints and tips” art course she never imagined that it would turn into a valued weekly activity at Christ Church. Now, 5 years later, she is standing down as leader of Art Group, but the group will continue to meet informally on Friday mornings.
“We all enjoy art as a hobby, but for some of us it’s more than that. When my husband died, I found that it was a way of expressing things that couldn’t be put into words.”
Steph ran a few weekly sessions at Christ Church before Easter 2012 with the aim of passing on some of her love and knowledge of art to others. When these proved popular she decided to continue them, and Art Group was born. New members have joined over the years, and they have grown in skill as well as gaining new friendships and just enjoying being part of a welcoming group that shares a common passion.
Art Group has run several exhibitions and sales, highlighting the wide range and interests of the group’s members.
Over the years Art Group has become an important weekly activity for its members. Meeting on Friday morning, the group shares the hall with Coffee Mates, which adds to the welcoming atmosphere. The group will continue to meet and to be a valued part of what goes on at Christ Church.
In summer 2017 Steph decided to step down from her leadership role. She is not “retiring” but has plans to develop other art activities nearer to where she now lives. She leaves with our thanks for establishing Art Group and being such an encouragement to its members.
Art Group will continue! Its members will carry on meeting on Friday mornings alongside Coffee Mates, though without formal leadership.