Booking creative future

Joan Lewis, left, and Barbara Nettleton, of the Art to Art (Wigan) group based at Sunshine House, Scholes, show off the childrens' art book they have produced to Coun David Molyneux
Joan Lewis, left, and Barbara Nettleton, of the Art to Art (Wigan) group based at Sunshine House, Scholes, show off the childrens' art book they have produced to Coun David Molyneux
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CHILDREN who want to get creative have a new artistic guide.

Artist Joan Lewis, 63, of Ince, is the brains behind the glossy notebook which offers easy to follow instructions on a number of art mediums, including drawing and painting with water colours.

Around 200 copies have been printed, which are available from Sunshine House, in Scholes.

Joan, said: “I made some notes to give to the children in the class I teach at the centre, and I left the notes there while I went on holiday and Barbara Nettleton, who runs the centre, organised for it to be made into a book.

“It was based on ideas I had. I was helped by conservation artist David Shepherd, who was coached to use different mediums, and also Brighton artist Trudy Friend. I wanted to show these artists, who meet at Sunshine House, that once they pick up a pencil and make a mark on the paper, they can do anything.”