Art is a very personal thing but if the one you love, loves art, there are gifts you can get them that take some of the stress away.
If they would like to try their hand at painting, how about a workshop with Sip & Paint, these start at just 20 euro and are guided sessions whereby Victori, the tutor, takes budding artists step-by-step through the process to paint a specific picture. Workshops are held either outside, in the studio in San Gwann or online. Follow the facebook page to stay updated with the variety of classes available or to purchase vouchers.
Once they have the bug, why not get them a set of fine art materials, including paints, brushes, pencils, palette and more, all in a quality wooden box. Available in Oils, Acrylic and Watercolour. Boxes can be put together to meet your budget. Prices start from € 100. Get it from Vee Gee Bee Art Bellavista Str, San Gwann or online www.vgbart.com.mt
Malta Society of Arts has an astounding number of classes available starting in January.
The eight Visual Arts subjects will be Human (Nude) Figure, Art for Juniors (varying ages), Preparation for Art O’Level, Art for Leisure, Art for Mature Students, Workshops in Art and Workshops in Portraiture.
For a full schedule of the courses on offer, please visit www.artsmalta.org/courses. If you would like more information, you can call the Malta Society of Arts on 21244339/21244400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not gift a leather or fabric paint brush / pencil holder? These handmade beauties come in a variety of colours and are great for artists who work en Plein air. Leather ones are 40 euro and in fabric, 25 euro.
Call/Whatsapp +356 99891722 or email email@example.com for more info.
Of course, we have our very own Artists’ Directory which showcases 100 Maltese and Malta-Based artists, available for 35 euro which includes delivery.
There are more artists online too, in case these don’t whet their appetite!
Galleries that represent the artists featured are listed in the back of the book, in case you really want to spoil them!
Our favourite gallery, ChristineX has a 20×20 exhibition running where you can purchase a small work of art from a local artist, there are a few left for sale so don’t delay! Don’t blame us if you end up buying something for yourself too!