Aimee's Friday Art Group


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Welcome to Aimee's Friday Art Group 

I will be uploading all sorts of arts, crafts and photography including work from my Art Group and also some of my own pieces


About Aimee's Friday Art Group

From 16th January 2015 i started a community art group based at Artisans Collective,The old Library Heritage centre in Prestatyn. Back then it was just a simple short term venture but today it has grown into an amazing inclusive hub of Creativity, friendship and an Integral part of Prestatyn’s Community Wellness. We are now looking for sponsorship to enable us to put on extra sessions to continue being a part of Social prescribing program. Social Prescribing helps reduce social isolation, depression/anxiety, and helps improve peoples overall Health and Wellbeing. The aim of this art group is to bring people together, share ideas, techniques, socialise, make art/crafts and have fun. I truly believe that art makes a significant contribution to improving lives, health and well being.Many people’s lives are enhanced by the arts. The arts are enjoyed and valued as part of our personal wellbeing and development, and as part of community life. Through the arts we can express and fulfil ourselves, and engage with other people in ways that other forms of communication do not offer.

Where and When 


The Art  group will begin at 10:00 and run for 2 hours every Friday in the Artisans Collective, old Library, Prestatyn. Tea and coffee will be supplied, toilets are situated upstairs (Disabled toilets are located off site opposite Ty Nant council building), Any age/ability welcome.

Fee £3 per 2 hour session which includes tea or coffee.


What we do during Art Group sessions

It is now the group's 5th year and  we have covered many topics and created many beautiful and interesting pieces including 2 calendars and outdoor artwork for Voluntary Arts week and Prestatyn Flower show any many more.

  • Sessions Topics- Imaginative, landscape, seascape, portrait, still life, working from photographs (preferably your own).
  • Experimenting with different techniques, paints, fabrics, modroc, glass, pastels, marbling, mixed media and more.
  • Sharing skills/techniques etc
  • show & tell (help with idea building)
  • Art  idea sessions. this is to highlight anything that the group may want to try out.
  • Gallery visits and outdoor painting
  • Look at local Artists and invite them to the group for a session and to show us their work/craft
  • If you have your own project  and want to do that you are more than welcome to

All sessions that i set themes/projects to are only ever a suggestion,if  you are working on a piece and want to continue that please feel free to do so. The group has a wide range of artists from absolute beginners to more experienced, we help and guide each other and only give constructive advice and criticism when asked.  We welcome new members with open arms .

No experience needed, friendly help is always provided.

Phone Aimee 07541039703 and leave a message or email aimeesfridayartgroup@gmail.com 







News - Updates
  • Online Art Sessions-Live streaming

    Due to our current situation Our Friday Art Group sessions will be virtual sessions rather than in person at Prestatyn hub.
    I will keep you up to date as to when we will be reopening the hub and re-starting the Art group session as well as other sessions. Pete and Steve will keep you updated on all events over at the prestatyn hun- ICAN centre. You can follow the link below and keep informed about all community groups. We will be posting videos and new information across our social media sites.

    Please subscribe on youtube to keep up to date https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm8qnpF3OOLlDJxwZzo-fog

    You can also visit facebook   https://www.facebook.com/aimeesfridayartgroup/
                                              
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    Thank you, keep safe and stay creative





  • Life Drawing session coming soon

    We have a new life drawing session coming up on Friday 06th March.
    We have a male model for those who want to join us.
    An extra charge of £2 pp will be added to the usual session fee.
     Please contact me for more details.


  • ICAN Mental Health Awareness Training

    Attended the ICAN mental health awareness session 3/2/2020 at Artisans collective, Prestatyn Old Library. Lead by  Alexis Conn Prestatyn Iach's Occupational Therapist.


  • Whats coming up

    On 7th December we will be having our first life drawing session with the lovely Billie as our model. The group can't wait to draw her!

    Friday 14th December will be our last session of the year, We'll be doing Christmas Crafts to get us in the festive mood.


  • Arts in Health in Wales

    Great seeing Aimee's Friday Art Group in the latest publication for Arts in Health in Wales. 
    Our Art group also has connections with our local Gp/OT service in Healthy Prestatyn Iach / Healthy Rhuddlan Iach to help tackle social isolation and enhance overall health well-being through social prescribing.


  • #EPIC Awards Short List

    #Epic Awards,  Artisans Collective and Aimee's Friday Art group Have been Short listed
    .(written by Peter Harrison-Artisans Collective CIC)
    Out of the 4 Welsh Entrants selected for the #EPIC awards 2 are from Prestatyn. In fact 1 is ourselves and the other is Aimee's Friday Art Group. Are we chuffed? you bet we are :-)The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

    The shortlist for #EpicAwards2018 has now been revealed! Find out more about all of the projects on the shortlist and remember to cast your vote in the People's Choice Award.The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year.
    Representatives of each of the winning projects (and national runners-up) will be invited to join us in Dublin in May to celebrate the #EpicAwards2018! 
    This year's ceremony will take place in Richmond Barracks in Dublin on Thursday 3 May 2018.


  • Thank you

    I would like to say a Massive thank you for January & February's donations to the Art group. Without donated materials or money raised for the Art group we would not be able to continue the community sessions/projects. So no matter how big or small the donation we are truly grateful.  


  • A Piece of Me


  • First Project of 2018 Complete and on Display

    Well as we head into February the Art group have completed their first project of the year "A Piece of Me".
    This collaborative installation is made up of 18 separate pieces that join together to create community collage. Each piece has its own unique style and theme.
    "We are individuals but together as a community we can create something beautiful"!
    Check out the the Link to our Facebook page


  • Community Endeavour Awards 2017

     Steve and myself for Artisan's Collective and me as an individual for the work with my Friday Art Group receiving Community Endeavour Awards from the Mayor this evening (11/12/2017), along side of Mens Sheds, Mind Music volunteers and many other community groups and individuals who give up their time to help others. Well done everyone.


  • Visit by Local MP Chris Ruane



    Chris Ruane was impressed by Aimee's Friday Art Group's interpretation of Kerry Darlington's Mad Hatters Tea Party and the charcoal study of Gassed the WWI painting.

    Great to meet the Prestatyn Artisan's Collective who are a talented & inspirational group of volunteers in Prestatyn increasing community participation and reducing loneliness — at Artisans Collective CIC Community Hub at the Old Library Prestatyn.




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