As the arts and markets in Wrexham continue to make the news with the new and exciting Ty Pawb project taking shape and opening in just a few months we at news.wrexham.gov.uk will be taking a look at the existing arts scene in Wrexham over the next few weeks and first on our list is a popular event organised by the Wrexham Independent Gallery (tWIG) and Oriel Wrecsam (OW)

Called tWIG on Toast the event combines weekly art and craft classes at OW which also includes a communal lunch at the independently run Cafe in the Corner – getting together for lunch makes sure everyone gets to know each other which acts as an ice breaking and helps build confidence and develop the group’s social skills.

The free classes are on watercolour, jewellery making and other useful craft skills.  tWIG is based in the South Arcade of the former People’s Market – now called Ty Pawb and as well as helping encourage the local arts scene they also showcase and sell work by local artists.

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tWIG’s founder, Keith Evans said:

“The workshops have proved immensely popular and feedback has been completely positive, ranging from “wonderful” to “life changing“.  We are providing new skills and are also helping to build confidence and develop social skills.  OW provide the space and the Cafe in the Corner provide a lunch this means everyone gets to know one another before work begins which always helps bring a group together.  The workshops have proved so successful that the regulars have now formed their own Art Group which will meet weekly and I’ll be pleased to lead this group in the future.

Further details are available from tWIG

In order to continue the scheme tWIG has started a Crowdfunding camaign on Just Giving – check out their social media or contact Keith at twigwxm@gmail.com for further details.

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