Burley: Art classes paint a positive picture thanks to the OWLS

Today’s topic at Owls Art Class was portraiture in pencil. Photo: Ivor Hughes

By Ivor Hughes

OWLS (Older Wiser Local Seniors) is one of several hyper-local community initiatives supported and part funded by Leeds City Council. Their catchment in West Leeds includes Burley and Kirkstall.

Among OWLS’ wide range of social activities is a beginners’ art class. The class is held  every Tuesday morning from 10am-12pm at Left Bank Leeds, an arts and events venue based in the former St Margaret of Antioch Church, Cardigan Road, Burley.

The number of students attending is typically around 20 with a wide range of topics. On the day of our visit it was portraiture in pencil with the model (pictured) on screen.

All materials are provided and the suggested donation £3. First visit free. The art class is followed by a social gathering from 1-4pm.

OWLS is online or telephone 0113 369 7077.

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