Picasso said: ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.’
This autumn and winter we have introduced a new initiative – Unleash Your Inner Artist. These are art classes for adults with no or very little art experience. Our aim is to show that creating art is a more about the process and the enjoyment of it rather than purely focusing on the end result. The classes take place once a month on every third Monday of the month. Participants can come to just one class or visit regularly. Unleash Your Inner Artist is developed in a way that there is something new to do each class. We focus mainly on developing various drawing skills, which participants learn and can implement whilst drawing independently. All materials are provided on the spot and the participants can take their artwork with them at the end of the class.
Unleash Your Inner Artist art classes are run by Jaanika Okk, founder of Okk Arts. Jaanika has diverse experience in teaching in Estonia when she is originally from and in the UK. Jaanika has studied Arts in Tallinn (Estonia), Canterbury, and London. She holds degrees in fine arts, specialising in printmaking at Estonian Academy of Arts, and earning a Master of Arts in Arts and Project Management from Birmingham City University.
Unleash Your Inner Artist is held at the Lost & Found in Birmingham city centre. This is a restaurant with a private function area, where the classes take place. The classes are aimed towards adults, however, we also welcome parents with younger kids as the classes are tailored to cater to various skill levels.
Unleash Your Inner Artist October class
The next Unleash Your Inner Artist
- Monday, 18th February, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
- Monday, 18th March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
- Monday, 15th April, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
- Monday, 20th May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
- Monday, 17th June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Classes cost £21.55 which include all materials, hot drinks and booking fees. You can book either via Eventbrite link (please see above) or on spot via cash or card. However, if you are intending to pay then, please let Jaanika know in advance that you are attending either by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0121 572 6935
If you are looking for a present to someone who already has everything, then Unleash Your Inner Artist Gift Card is a perfect solution. Each card is handmade and different so you can have an actual piece of artwork as a Gift Card.
Gift for one art class costs £22 which includes also postage. If you are interested, then please e-mail email@example.com or call 0121 572 6935
Find out what some of the participants thought about the event