The Art Mentoring program has been running for 5 years and this year has been indeed one of the most challenging. Sponsored by the Sally Foundation and supported by Canowindra Art Gallery, Art Mentoring was established to mentor young artists in the basics of art mediums and techniques.
Sue Hodge is the program Mentor and coordinator and this year says, “It has been very hard to fit in 10 lessons and put an exhibition together during continued lockdowns. We started in Term 2 and are now just getting it completed.”
Sue’s mother, Doris Pfeiffer, is also an experienced artist and has assisted her in with the program. “This year we started with 10 students and because it’s been a bit hit and miss have had an average of 8 students, aged 9 and up attending. The students rise to the challenges but definitely enjoy the messier lessons more – like paint pouring” Sue says.
The exhibition will be full of different styles and mediums. “What has impressed me the most, is the students personal projects. The students had the freedom to try any style they like. We have some amazing talent in our small group and they are so individual – its great! We have one young man who is fantastic at landscapes, that’s just his thing, and a young lady who is great at pencil sketches. It couldn’t be more diverse.”
The Canowindra community are warmly invited to come and see what great talent we have in our future artists. The exhibition opens Thursday and will run over this weekend at our local Canowindra Art Gallery on Gaskill St.
By Sue Hodge