I had really good fun at the local community portrait painting workshop this weekend! There were free drinks and nibbles and a chance to meet new people with Plympton St Maurice Civic Association and local artist Jill Griffin.
It was great to have painting and drawing as a social event, chatting with others, without working to a deadline. (I usually spend a lot of time working alone.) There was no pressure to get it “just right” as the workshop was open to all ages and abilities. Some people taking part had not done any art for years and had a lot of fun.
A Portrait of Plympton Drink & Draw Workshop
We invite you to take part by creating a self portrait at one of our “drink & draw” workshops. Portraits will be displayed in an exhibition of portraits by members of the community spanning every age and will be on display in December 2018 at Plympton St Maurice Guildhall.
No previous experience is required, workshops will be fully supported by local artists and all materials will be provided.
The project celebrates the 250th anniversary of Sir Joshua Reynolds founding and being the first president of the Royal Academy.Sir Joshua Reynolds was an English painter, specialising in portraits and was born around the corner from me, in Plympton. He was knighted by George III in 1769.