U3A art show raises funds

WORKS OF ART: University of the Third Age art class attendee Denise Taylor works on a painting for the U3A art show.
WORKS OF ART: University of the Third Age art class attendee Denise Taylor works on a painting for the U3A art show. Claudia Baxter

THE University of the Third Age will stage an art show to raise money for the Queensland Cancer Fund.

Works created by members of the Ipswich U3A art classes will be on sale from November 12 to 26 at the Old Courthouse Gallery.

U3A is a voluntary organisation offering courses for anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in learning anything from foreign languages to computer skills and line dancing.

Art teacher Fay Steel said she and her group of 10 students had produced about 50 works to go on display.

"There is a wide variety of work. We have traditional work and more abstract paintings," she said.

Mrs Steel said she preferred to let her students use their imaginations, rather than coach them specifically on how to paint.

"There are so many U3A courses and it is so cheap," she said.

"It is such a great thing, especially for the older people."

Anyone who wants to buy a painting during the two-week exhibition can use cash or Eftpos.

Most of the works will be priced between $40 and $200.

The show will take place daily from 10am to 4pm.

To take part in the wide variety of courses offered by U3A phone 3282 7484.

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