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Unfortunately, the Digital Art Workshops for Over 50's have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We are currently trying to secure new dates and will provide an update as soon as possible.

Apologies for any incovenience.

People in Cambridgeshire aged 50 and over are invited to attend free workshops to learn how to draw, paint and create digital artwork using computer tablets.

The workshops, run by cultural solutions uk as part of The Library Presents programme in libraries, offer participants the ideal opportunity to create some unique vibrant artwork or just have fun exploring new ways of using a tablet.

The workshop dates are:

  • St Neots Library on Wednesday 23 January and Wednesday 13 February, 10am12pm
  • St Ives library on Wednesday 23 January and Friday 25 January, 2pm4pm.
  • Huntingdon Library on Friday 25 January and Friday 1 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Running the sessions, professional artist Jason Wilsher-Mills will dispel the idea that digital art is complicated or inaccessible and will work with people to produce work based on their everyday lives and personal interests. Jason has worked on high profile community projects for the last six years and has inspired and supported over 30,000 participants to unlock their creative imagination using digital art.

Jason said: “I am looking forward to working with The Library Presents and sharing my digital art skills, whilst having fun, making friends and using art to tell stories. I will show people just how easy it is to make art using a tablet. By the end of the sessions they will be amazed by what they have achieved and I promise to make everyone laugh at least once!”

Christine May, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Assistant Director for Cultural and Community Services said: “The workshops will be friendly and accessible. We want to show people that there is a lot more to a tablet than emails and shopping. If someone can use a tablet for these then we can help them become an artist. At the end of the workshops there will be an opportunity for the participants to share their work online and in the libraries.”

Each session are two hours long, including a refreshment break and participants are welcome to attend either one or both sessions in each location. No need to bring anything as all equipment is provided.

Ten places are available for each workshop and even though the sessions are free places must be booked in advance through the participating libraries.

All Cambridgeshire libraries offer a digital service to the public including free Wi-Fi, computers and online information about library services. Further workshops with more community groups will be announced next month.

Artist Jason Wilsher-Mills will run these free sessions in Cambridgeshire Libraries.

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