Winter Courses at the MSA

Date(s) - 03 Oct 2016

Winter Courses starting on Monday 3 October

A complete list of the various courses, as well as details of each course can be found on the Courses page here, on the Facebook Page ‘Malta Society of Arts’ or by calling on 21244339 or 21244400. Applications are to be sent by post or handed in at the Palazzo de la Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta.

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This year the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) has added courses in Saxophone, Music Improvisation and an Art Workshop, while other popular courses like Human Figure Nude Painting, Cake Decorating and Crib Building are expected to fill up fast before their start date in October.

The Malta Society of Arts was the first organisation to offer training in skills related to the arts, and to this day is still offering high-quality courses taught by a few of the best tutors in the respective fields. Winter Courses will be starting this October, with some finishing by January, and others continuing through the scholastic year until May 2017.

Highly-acclaimed musician Carlo Muscat this year will be joining the MSA’s team of teachers to give training in Saxophone to pupils of all ages. This will be the first time that saxophone will be taught at the Society. Carlo will also be teaching Music Improvisation, which is another novelty on the list of courses. This course will focus on helping musicians understand the meaning of music improvisation and the skills required to become proficient in it, and will include theoretical aspects like harmony, melody and rhyth, as well as music listening repertoire and ear-training exercises.

This autumn artists of all genres and forms can join the Art Workshops taking place at the Palazzo de La Salle, where the group will get together every week between October and June to create art, discuss ideas, and generally encourage each other. This is a new concept being introduced by the MSA to promote the idea of an artist community that supports its members in the creation process.

Like every year, in the run-up to Christmas, tutor Charles Bellia, President of the Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju, will be giving a Crib Building workshop aimed at creating a traditional crib. Other courses in the applied arts will include cake decorating, lace making, crochet, tailoring, curtain making, knitting, clay modelling and more.

In the visual arts section, children over the age of 11 can already start preparing for their Art ‘O’ Level exam by attending a course designed specifically for this purpose. Younger children can join the Art for Juniors, while adults can attend Art for Leisure or Art for Mature Students. The Human Figure Nude Painting course given by established artist Jesmond Vassallo continues to fill up places fast every year and those interested should make sure to book their place early.

In the performing arts, students of all ages can start learning guitar, violin, pianoforte, accordian or even improve the use of their voice at the voice studies course.

For further information about the Malta Society of Arts and its Winter Courses, kindly contact:

Joe Scerri
Palazzo de La Salle
219, Triq ir-Repubblika, Valletta VLT 1116
Mobile: + 356 79244339
Tel: +356 21244400 / + 356 212444339