Fulwood sisters making proud artists out of creative beginners

Posted on - 5th May, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ashton-on-Ribble, Friargate, Fulwood, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Art Donkey session participants at The Aviary
Art Donkey session participants at The Aviary

A new art event offering from two Fulwood sisters is going down well with creative beginners in the city.

Sally and Lucie Ward have been running introductory sessions with Art Donkey at venues around Preston since February.

The events – which are designed to be welcoming and relaxed – have been held at Chain House Brewing Co. Taproom, The Aviary and Plug and Taps.

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Speaking to Blog Preston, Lucie said: “Feedback so far has been really positive. Lots of people have commented on the relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed the fact that everyone has made a very individual and personal piece of art to keep or gift.”

L-R: Lucie and Sally from Art Donkey
L-R: Lucie and Sally, who have been arty all their lives

Lucie added: “Some people have described how they were apprehensive to come alone but then felt welcome and got chatting to lots of people. Others have said that they ‘didn’t think they could draw’ but came away feeling more confident and proud of their artwork.”

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Since Art Donkey’s launch, Sally and Lucie have also held workshops with a local youth theatre and a Preston-based community charity.

Art Donkey workshop participants with their paintings
Art Donkey workshop participants with their paintings

The next Art Donkey events will focus on creating decorative initials. Sessions cost £20 each and are taking place as follows.

  • Tuesday 7 May, 7pm to 9pm at Chain House Brewery in Market Street West
  • Thursday 16 May, 7pm to 9pm at The Aviary¬†in Blackpool Road
  • Wednesday 29 May, 7pm to 9pm at Plug and Taps in Lune Street

For updates and details of how to book, visit @artdonkey_2024 on Instagram.

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This story was made possible by support from you, our readers, and a host of organisations in the city, through our Crowdfund Lancashire appeal, which unlocked support from the Lancashire Culture and Sport Fund provided by Lancashire County Council. You can see all our coverage and, if you know of an event or arts project in the city we should be covering, send details to

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