Oriel Celf / Art Gallery
The Old Bank Gallery / Professional Art Tuition
THE OLD BANK GALLERY Y TABERNACL
The Tabernacle Chapel is one of Llandudno's best loved, listed historic buildings. The schoolroom's use as an art gallery enables the chapel to be kept open for visitors.
It is a perfectly preserved example of a 19th. century Welsh Baptist Chapel, complete with marble baptistry. It was opened in 1875 by the Welsh Nonconformists and was extended in 1902 to incorporate the schoolroom, the Ionic pillared portico and the new main entrance. The Tabernacle was the first in Llandudno to solemnise marriages, had the first resident minister and the first sunday school. Lewis Valentine, a highly influential figure in Welsh cultural and religious life, preached here for 34 years from 1921 to 1955. He was the first president of Plaid Cymru and author of ''Finlandia'' - known by some as Wales's ''second'' anthem!
The Tabernacle, at the corner of Llewellyn Avenue and Upper Mostyn Street, with it's remarkable architecture, history and associations, as well as the art gallery, is worthy of a visit by locals and visitors alike.
Regular Art Classes in watercolour and acrylic painting techniques are held in the gallery on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Groups are small to enable individual tuition to a range of ability levels. Each session is from 10.30a.m. to 1.00p.m. and is complete in itself. Refreshments are included in the charge of £13.00 per session. Please ring to book as places are limited.
Regular day workshops are held in textile techniques. For silk painting and batik, all materials are provided at cost price. For machine embroidery you will need a basic sewing kit of threads, pins, scissors, plain background fabric, some scraps of coloured fabric and a sewing machine. (Help available to unload and set up!)
Textile Workshop bookings are available on a Thursday or Friday (min. 4 persons)
These groups are small to ensure individual tuition, and cost £45.00 per person (including tea/coffee) Usual times are from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00p.m.
There is parking nearby and plenty of places to eat in Upper Mostyn Street.
Please ring Christine or Peter in the gallery (01492 872233) for further information, to make a group booking or to book a place on a scheduled art class.
PLEASE REFER TO OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASS DETAILS.