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OPEN Ealing launches its New Year classes


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Why not try some of our new arts classes this January at OPEN Ealing. In January we have special taster sessions on creative writing and drawing and painting to set alongside the return of our popular painting, printmaking, life drawing, Pilates ,Yoga and dance and exercise classes. Full details on our website at or phone us on 020 8579 5558.

Introduction to Creative Writing Taster Session with Fleur Lloyd – Tuesday 24th January 7- 8.30pm

Creative writing is fun. To do it, all you need are pen paper, imagination, memories observation, but above all, a passion for reading. If you have never written before, or if you are an enthusiastic wordsmith, you will discover on this popular course how writing is a skill and not an art. We welcome complete beginners. The course will cover all aspects of the process of writing fiction, from the finding of inspiration to the craft of making a story work on paper. We will work together on structure, pace, dialogue, scene-setting, mood and plot. We will use a variety of stimuli to explore many different styles and genres including the short story, drama and poetry; we will enjoy the chance to pastiche and parody. To help develop technique, we will read extracts from some published fiction, and discuss it. This is very often one of the most enjoyable aspects of the course.
After an extensive career in the arts, working with the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, The Old Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe, Fleur Lloyd returned to teaching. She currently lectures in English at the University of West London, is the creative writing tutor for Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Education and has been the creative writing tutor at Marlborough College Summer School for the last nine years.

Taster Drawing and Painting Session (adults) Saturday 21st January 2012, 11am – 3.30pm.
Cost: £15
This session is designed to be a relaxed art taster day for all levels of ability, from beginners to the more advanced. Various drawing and painting exercises will be introduced, as well as fun creativity exercises, to get your inspiration flowing and unlock your creative potential.
You will need to bring along your own materials – your choice of paint, brushes, palette, pots etc, pencils and cheap sketch paper as well as at least one piece of good quality or strong paper to hold the paint. There will be a break for lunch at 1pm for half an hour so please bring along a packed lunch. Tea and coffee available on a donation base at OPEN Ealing.
Your tutor for the day will be practising artist Rachel Baylis (see, who is very experienced in running art courses for all ages. She also runs “Creativity “ workshops so she will incorporate some of these ideas to help get you started. Feel free to email her if you would like further information:

 5th January 2012


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