As well as our incredible Home is Where the Art is online offerings, the Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum have helped make it possible for us to run Kirkby Gallery Summer Art School - a free six-week online programme of activities focusing on Impressionism.
Shortly before Kirkby Gallery entered lockdown, we launched the BIG artists book on IMPRESSIONISM, a resource pack for schools looking at the art of the Impressionists with a series of creative learning activities to master the various techniques they used. We are adapting these activities to create a free six-week online Kirkby Gallery Summer Art School for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy at home.
Every Wednesday, from 22 July to 26 August inclusive, we will email you a resource pack with information and instructions for each activity, and give you a "heads up" if there is anything you need to prepare for the following week. You will not need to print anything out. All you will need are basic art materials - pencils, paper, watercolours, acrylic and poster paints and brushes. You don't have to do all of the activities if you don't want to, or can't access suitable materials - we will suggest alternatives wherever possible. We will start with some simple exercises to get you into the swing of things, and for the more experienced artists, it will be a good opportunity to get back to basics. The activities are for you to enjoy in your own time throughout the week, we will just be sending the packs to you on Wednesdays for continuity. There are no deadlines to meet, and there is no qualification available, this is purely for your own enjoyment, to explore the Impressionists at home. To sign up, head to www.prescotmuseum.org.uk/friends.