A project in Llandudno is proving that ‘anyone can be an artist.’ Local people flocked to classes at the Freehaus Art School, housed in the former RAFA Club building in Augusta Street, during the summer of this year. There were different art activities every week over seven weeks. Activities included book-binding, drawing, flower arranging, hat making, creating installations, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
During LLAWN a selection of the work created by the Freehaus students will be exhibited upstairs of the Llawn Hub at 10 Vaughan Street, whilst Freehaus resident artists have their own exhibition at 26 Augusta Street.
“Being here in the heart of the community I have watched people walk past the building and drop in to talk to us. They have been inspired, signed up, joined the classes and created exciting art works. It has been amazing to encourage students who assume they can’t ‘do art’ to recognise and release their creativity,” says Nadine Carter-Smith, Artist, Freehaus Associate and workshop facilitator.
The FreeHaus Art School is part of CALL’s “Lost Spaces” project, which sees the Social Enterprise developing cultural activities in disused and derelict buildings in Llandudno. CALL has received financial support from the Arts Council Wales ‘Ideas: People: Places’ grant and Mostyn Estates Ltd. to facilitate this initiative.
More information can be found on the CALL Facebook Page www.facebook.com/cultureactionllandudno.
The Freehaus Art School Student Exhibition shows Sat 24 and Sun 25 Sep 10.30am-6.00pm at 10 Vaughan Street.