COVID Challenge – online art classes

What a year it’s been. Following the first Covid Lockdown, I restarted my art classes in September 2020. With safety procedures in place, students socially distanced and individual art packs for everyone, it was great to begin again. That didn’t last long. Level 5 restrictions were announced and I had to close the door once more, but this time, I was able to continue online. Thanks to the tech-savvy members of my household who can film and upload videos, I can now complete this year’s art courses. Covid throws us many challenges. Dealing with the online world can be daunting, but sometimes being forced outside our comfort zone and learning new skills is worth the effort.

Speaking of challenges, as I was closing the door on my art class in Glounthaune Community Centre, Kate, yoga teacher extraordinaire and hall administrator, asked if I would do something for the Halloween Spook Trail. I had just done a Halloween-themed class, so yes, I could definitely help.  I contacted Garry of the Men’s Shed, who kindly let me through their door! Garry supplied me with a panel and cut the outline of my drawing. I finished the painting, and on Halloween morning Garry and Brendan secured the artwork, complete with fairy-lights along the roadside in Johnstown Park. The Spook Trail was brilliant fun and well worth the challenge!

Hoping to start children’s and adult night art classes, Covid permitting in 2021. For more information check FB:

© Maeve O’Keeffe

The Frazzled Mammy

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