update - 9th August 2022
we approach the last of our five Late Summer classes I am almost ready to
announce a new set of dates for the autumn.
five classes have been a great success, extremely well attended and with
fantastic models. I wanted to
test how we might cope with no booking, no masking and no equipment.
Really it has been like going back in time, pre-c;
so normal that I have had to make an effort to remember to wedge
open the doors for extra air flow.
lack of equipment has been partially solved by using my car as a base for
boards, paper, clips and easels. Yes
I leave it unlocked (it's a cheap old car - have it if you want it); and
you have been most willing to collect from the car and thankfully take it
all back again. However for the future, when it is cold and dark, how will
we get the heaters, lights and cables into and out of the class? Somehow I must marshal you all like pack horses to make the
trek to and from the car park.
Looking further into the future The Meadows, as with Buchan Street, is set
to close completely in November prior to demolition.
The new Hub, (save me), currently being built next to the Meadows,
is to open at the same time. I
had some input into the new building about three years back when I spoke
directly to the architect at the consultation.
summary I am actively looking to run more sessions in the autumn and
hope to have news within two or three weeks when I have confirmed the