Maldon Life Editorial July 2015

This month we are going to revisit an artist who started using the centre towards the end of last year. Lodewyk Pretor; who I finally met recently.   It was a hot sunny day and Lodewyk roared up on a fabulous blue easy rider motorbike looking every inch the artist he is.  Convincing my dear neighbour Glenda that NO, I would not, be having my photo taken on the bike, we finally got to talk.

It seems that Lodewyk has moved his slot on Thursday evenings to Monday mornings 10.30-12.30, in the Linton Room which is more suitable for his students.  Now a little more about him:

He is an Artist, Teacher, Painter and Sculptor who studied Fine arts in South Africa, who started his own art school in Cape town which flourished until he emigrated to the UK where he now lives in Mayland.

Since then he has held several successful exhibitions in London and was also commissioned to build a public sculpture in Leytonstone London for the Bus Terminus.   Having taught for many years both in S.A as well as in Epping where he taught A levels and adult education Art he is well positioned to assist in whatever area of art that interests you or needs improvement.

His new classes are for artists of all abilities, covering watercolour acrylics and drawing.  His vast experience allows for tailored, one to one teaching within a group environment and includes theory, and the practical execution of painting and drawing with demonstrations.

So if you want to improve on your current level of skill, gain a better understanding or simply to loosen your style, contact Lodewyk on one of the following:-

Tel 07966 463156 Website:   Email:

Facebook: Lodewyk’sArt School   or simply turn up on a Monday at 10.30am. You will be made very welcome. Bring along your paints and brushes together withsomeof your previous work and let Lodewyk help you achieve your aims.

Now as you will know the main Hall is suitable for a number of sports but did you know that there is a purpose built Badminton Court?  Yes, the sports Hall was built with the height such that Badminton could be played. With the limited availability of such courts in the Maldon area perhaps you’d like to book the hall for that purpose. If so contact John our Bookings manager on 0300 0111995.  We also have greater availability during the summer for weekend bookings so if you’re thinking of organising a summer function why not see if we can help you.

Finally we have our next Quiz-night on July 11th at our usual start time of 8pm in the Hall. Get a team of between 4-6 players together and come along and challenge for the monthly prizes. £3.50a head for 10 sets of 10 questions with a joker to play on your strongest section giving double points to hopefully throw a spanner in the works.  Great fun and anyone can win with Kevin Brigg’s special brand of questions.  Bring your own drinks and food.   Contact Sue 01621 840951

See you there we hope.