Galleries to Visit
Galleries are great places to visit, look at the work of artists, take part in workshops and feel inspired.
In Wales we are fortunate to have lots galleries and museums that are free to visit. Sometimes we cannot visit galleries but many now offer the opportunity to view their collections online, join in online classes or learn about artists. In Swansea, at the Glynn Vivian, you can see the works of Josef Herman, Ceri Richards and there is even a painting by Monet. We also have 'The Mission', 'The Elysium' and 'The Attic' galleries. The National Gallery, Amgueddfa Cymru, is in Cardiff and has a large collection of paintings by Welsh artists, Kyffin Williams and Kevin Sinott and Shani Rhys James as well as many, many more.
Looking at the work of other artists can help you to find out what you like or don't like. It can help you to think about what materials you would like to try out - are you interested in drawing with pencils, pastels or charcoal? Do you like big, colourful paintings or do film or photography excite you more?
The most important part of your creative journey is to just have a go, pick up a pencil, a pen, a crayon, whatever is near and draw, draw, draw. Have fun. Take risks, Learn. Spending just four minutes every day will help you to improve your drawing, but drawing the things you find tricky, taking time to build 'deliberate practice' into your learning journey, will help your drawing skills grow even more. Most of all have fun.
Why not share your work in our Cadle gallery?
Send it over - 'submit' it to Mrs Tucker - for our online collection.