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Make a start in art this SALA

older person paining at ACH art group

ACH Group will host a series of free art classes during the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival next month to encourage more people to try art for the first time.

Come ‘n’ try classes will be held in east, west, north and south Adelaide as well as Yankalilla and McLaren Vale in the Fleurieu.

“We know that art can bring so many benefits, including relaxation, a sense of satisfaction and joy, the chance to make new friends and challenge ourselves to try something new,” says ACH Group’s Katey Elding. “Art classes give people the opportunity to try art for the first time or renew to an old passion or interest.”

Ms Elding said ACH Group, which marked its 65th anniversary last year, had long recognised the value of art in healthy ageing.

“We’ve been running arts classes for older South Australians for more than 30 years,” she says. “From Hilton in the north to the Not the Da Vincis in the north, there are a wide range of groups across the state.”

Supported by a generous grant from the ACH Group Foundation, ACH Group is proud to be part of this year’s SALA Festival, to run during the month of August. Residents, customers, volunteers and staff have created a range of visual works, from paintings and photographs to mixed media, based on the theme “A Moment in Time, and Everything in Between”.

“This year is our biggest SALA to date with over 150 pieces of artwork selected for exhibition,” Ms Elding says. “We look forward to sharing these works as part of this wonderful community festival.”

Find a come ‘n’ try class near you here.