We set up a WhatsApp group and have used this and emails to keep in touch.
In July 2020 we all met in the park (distanced of course) and put together ideas for the next year’s programme which started in September. We were hopeful of meeting in the hall by then! How things have changed. We did manage a few weeks of four at a time meeting weekly at the kind invitation of the Men’s Shed. This provided a chance to paint together on a rota basis, but then that stopped with the November lockdown. However we have worked to the programme from home and put pictures of our efforts on WhatsApp.
January programme subject was hats and umbrellas, here are two examples of our work.
We can’t wait to meet again but in the meantime we will continue to paint and share.
We hope to make an exhibition of work completed in Lockdown for our contribution to the Open Day.
This is an article published in the Spring 2021 edition of the Hayling Island u3a newsletter