It’s never too late to pursue a passion.
In fact, numerous studies have shown that taking up a creative hobby can reduce stress and improve dexterity, especially in people who are advancing in age.
It can also be the catalyst for conversation, opening up new ways of making friends and socialising.
Now older people in Cork are invited to learn approaches to botanical drawing and painting at a class set in one of the most inspirational buildings in the city.
Wildflowers and Weeds, this season’s Art Club Senior at The Glucksman Gallery at UCC, will be led by artist Ciara Rodgers, who will guide participants as they explore the form, colour and details of plant specimens found in the University College Cork lower grounds.
The course will offer an introduction to different mediums and techniques including graphite drawing, watercolour painting and pen and ink sketching.
Beginners are welcome…
There’s no need to worry if you’re a complete beginner; everybody’s welcome to participate at their own pace.
The six-week course for students aged 55+ takes place on Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm, from September 17th until October 22nd. The fee is €100/€85 for Glucksman members.
To book, call 021 4901844 or email [email protected]
Who knows, a new career might be beckoning.