The Coventry Umbrella Club was best known as ‘the Brolly Club’ back in the good old days, the 50s and 60s when Coventry was flourishing. Terry Watson was the main driving force behind the club whose main aim was to foster participation in all the arts in Coventry. Terry died in 2009 and left a relatively small sum of money in his will to be granted to arts organisations in Coventry. At present, the Club has a small group of members who have extensive awareness of the arts in Coventry and have personal knowledge of projects which Terry would wish to support.
We were so chuffed when they offered to support Arty-Folks with a grant of £1,312 ! The Brolly Club said: “Arty-Folks is continuing Terry Watson’s legacy of encouraging artistic creativity in others, especially those who lack confidence in their own potential.” For more information visit coventryartsumbrella.blogspot.co.uk
January 2017 we will engage with this funding artist Tanya Kozin, a highly respected sculptor with extensive experience working from model. She will teach us how to use calipers to measure the model and step-by-step transform a bag of terracotta clay into a life-size and life-like head sculpture. The whole process from start to finish will take 8-10 weeks and will put our observational skills to the test as well as our determination to see things through to completion. What a challenge to start the new year with!
If you are interested to attend courses run by Tanya visit