Merv Beamish enjoys taking workshops and during his time at NEA has presented workshops on favourite topics including abstract painting and making and using oil pastels.
Over the years Merv spoke of his dream of providing mentoring support, along with other artisans, at 'drop in' workshops to be held at NEA in which people would bring their own projects.
Merv's dream became a reality over the past year when he and Irina developed a studio behind their home and made it available as an 'Open Studio' on Tuesdays for mentoring support. Whether arriving to actively work on projects or just call in to mull over matters artistic, a number of NEA and community members have enjoyed the chance to use the studio space and be gently guided by Merv and Irina.
For a number of reasons Merv and Irina need to take a break from offering their 'Open Studio' for the moment. Thank you so much for developing and offering your 'drop in' mentoring concept to NEA members and broader community, Merv!
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