Unleashing artistry

Derek Newton (back left) with participants.
Derek Newton (back left) with participants.

Wanneroo artist Derek Newton tutored 21 stroke survivors and their carers in the gentle art of pencil sketching using shading and tone.

‘This was a break with a difference, a challenge to stroke survivors to produce a work of art under Derek’s wonderful tuition,’ co-ordinator Sally Allen said.

‘Imagine our surprise to find we could all achieve a drawing that resembled the object in front of us.’

Mrs Allen, who cared for her late husband after a stroke, thanked the City of Wanneroo for its grant towards the stay.

‘Thanks to Derek for his dedication to our special needs and a huge accolade to Club Capricorn staff (especially the cook) for accommodating us,’ she said.

‘We welcome all stroke survivors and their carers to join our group to discover that there is life after stroke.’

The group meets on the second Friday of the month at Wanneroo Recreation Centre, at 3pm. Call 9403 3456 for details.