Wise the Bap was established in 2004 to offer adults from local communities in North Down access to the arts: to learn new skills, develop talents and confidence, and to express their views about issues of relevance or importance to them through a variety of art media, and all in a safe and comfortable environment.
Classes take place in the Resource Centre and have included:
- Creative writing
- Water colours
- Screen printing
- Dry-point printing techniques
Classes are usually, but not always, led by an experienced artist and are typically themed around health or social issues, giving focus to the work. No artistic flair or experience needed.
Wise the Bap is:
- Suitable for men and women
- Weekly, 2 hour classes
- Requires no cost from participants
- Restful, relaxing and great fun!
Members of Wise the BAP (pictured below) with Director of Seacourt Print Workshop, Robert Peters (far left, first photo below), at the launch of the ‘Inspire’ exhibition in the Andrew Gallery at the Titanic Centre, Belfast. The exhibition comprises monochromatic artworks based on the theme of ‘Make It Happen’, the focus of this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations for which the exhibition was created.
An open invitation was extended to artists, professional and amateur, from across Northern Ireland, which drew in the region of 90 submissions, twenty seven of which were chosen for display. Five of those accepted are from members of our very own ‘Wise the Bap’.
The exhibition is now open and you can view it until the end of March 2015. Entry is free.