The 18th September is the beginning of the autumn term at The Omega Art School for adults. It’s also our third anniversary since the school began.”Some of our students have been with us from the start and the quality of their artwork is stunning.” said Kevin Dean Artist and founder of the school. “We have just put up a small show of student’s work at Milton Perk Coffee shop, on Milton Road. We plan to keep refreshing the exhibition with new pictures, so that as many of our students as possible gain exposure and have a chance to sell their work.
Earlier this year we had a very successful show at The Jack House Gallery where most of the students who exhibited, sold their work. Of course, it’s not all about selling art and becoming an artist, people join the school for a variety of reasons, from wanting to meet like-minded souls, to exploring a long-held ambition to become more creative, or to learn new skills and keep the mind active. What I find so exciting, is that the majority of our students come to us as complete beginners, often lacking in confidence and with little knowledge or experience of painting and drawing, but within a few weeks they are producing some really interesting, high-quality work.
Qote: “Fantastic team of talented and dedicated tutors. Varied programme. Great venue. Nothing else approaching this quality available in this area.”
Picture credits: Pathway III Student work taught by artist Kevin Dean Collage Jay Anna Foley Student work created in our Preliminary Art Course taught by artist Jacqui Mair
Looking ahead, we plan to have more shows in the coming year and are constantly looking at ways of improving the school and offering new techniques and materials for students to try. For example, Ella Kilgour is joining our team of tutors, Ella is well known for her traditional oil paintings, with a contemporary twist and she is going to be introducing this medium to our students in the autumn term. We are also looking at new pathways, plus we are planning a series of lectures from practising artists and art historians, for which anyone can buy a ticket.
We have two new 10 week Preliminary courses suitable for both beginners and those looking to refresh their skills and knowledge of the rudiments of art, starting in September. Along with other courses suited to people with more experience. Take a look at our website for information about our upcoming courses, our tutors and our ethos of offering high quality art courses to anyone over 18 years old, regardless of experience.