Classes & Workshops
These are for Club MEMBERS ONLY.
There are places available in some classes and workshops,
please see below for details. These will be filled on a first come, first served basis
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Descriptions of Classes
Monday am Susan Forsyth 15th Jan - 19th Mar. £60/10 weeks
‘Different ways to Paint Water’
The course will be looking at different styles and techniques for tackling water. This will include the sea, rivers, reflections and waterfalls. We will study how different artists tackle the subject and work from provided resources. As always, it’s great if members wish to use their own resources.
Tuesday am Sarah McLeod 16th Jan – 13th Feb £50/5 weeks
2 PLACES AVAILABLE
We will be working from life, studying the full figure, clothed and nude, with particular attention to proportion, observational drawing, tone and colour. Materials are supplied but members are encouraged to have a sketchbook and work in a variety of mediums of their choosing. Suitable for all levels.
20th Feb – 20th Mar £40/5 weeks
Working from life with a variety of models we will do a series of head and shoulder studies, with the emphasis on observational drawing and creating a likeness. Materials are supplied but members are encouraged to have a sketchbook and work in a variety of mediums of their choosing. Suitable for all levels.
Tuesday pm Andrew Parry £60/10 weeks
7 PLACES AVAILABLE
This course aims to provide a variety of creative experiences. With Andrew’s guidance, you will be able to try out a range of media from collage, photomontage and monoprinting. There will also be an introduction to some sculptural techniques. This will include using plaster, wood, wire and how to include found objects into your pieces.
Tuesday eve Susan Forsyth ‘16th Jan – 13th Feb £30/5 weeks
‘Painting realistic landscapes’
This course will focus on developing skills and techniques for painting tightly and being true to the subject. We will work on a range of landscape subjects provided by either myself or members.
20th Feb – 20th Mar £30/5 weeks
This course will focus on developing a looser approach to interpreting a variety of landscapes - encouraging a range of mark making techniques and looking at different ways of working with colour.
Wednesday am Lyn Evans £60/10 weeks
‘Watercolour with Line and Wash’
4 PLACES AVAILABLE
Watercolour, line and wash with some white grouch mixed with watercolour so that colour can be applied on top of colour, giving a different result from pure watercolour. The subjects will include street scenes, buildings, landscape, still life and abstract designs. I will be teaching painting with a loose, free flowing technique and well as some detail. The aim of the course is to have fun and experiment with colour and different techniques.
Wednesday pm Lyn Evans £60/10 weeks
3 PLACES AVAILABLE
This course will be a follow on from Lyn’s previous classes and will be an opportunity to build on previously learned skills. However, it is also perfectly suitable for complete beginners as well as pastelists who have got experience but just want to paint with friends and have someone to give them support if needed.
Thursday am Andrew Parry £60/10 weeks
‘Drawing and Painting with Oils and Acrylics’
1 PLACE AVAILABLE
Over ten weeks, using either oils or acrylic paints, this is a course exploring the importance of drawing and composition in painting. With a mix of practical exercises and longer projects this course aims enable you to paint better pictures and help you to express your ideas in paint.
Thursday pm Rebecca Chalmers
Study Art: Create Art
8 PLACES AVAILABLE
18th Jan – 8th Feb ‘Turner in January’ £35/4 weeks
Visit Turner in January, only on display in the month of January, at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh and be inspired to create landscape works of your own. This is an exhibition comprising sketches, watercolours and vignettes. After the first week’s gallery visit we will create one or more artworks, inspired by Turner, in the clubrooms over the next 3 weeks. Although many of his works in this exhibition are watercolours, our scope will be wider and focus on his ‘expressive colourisation’ – the way he used colour to express mood and feeling in a landscape. We will look at other Turner reproductions in the classes and talk about his methods. The class will be for any medium. This is a great way to get new ideas and inspiration and put them into practice.
1st Mar – 22nd Mar ‘Be Inspired by McTaggart and Constable’ £35/4 weeks
8 PLACES AVAILABLE
Visit Constable and McTaggart exhibition at Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh and create artwork inspired by the visit. This is a small collection of works but a must-see. Up close there is so much in the quality of the artists’ craft and the detail of the paint. The exhibition tells the story of the similarities in the two artists’ work and the influence of Constable and McTaggart. The works are free-flowing and rich in colour with an emphasis on brushstroke. After the first week’s visit to the gallery we will spend the 3 weeks of classes creating landscape based works, inspired by the paintings. We will work on the qualities of colour, brushstroke and narrative discovered in the artworks. Throughout the classes we will look at reproductions of other works by Constable and McTaggart. The class would suit acrylics or oils.
Come along to the clubrooms and paint or draw in a friendly atmosphere with other members.
Descriptions of Workshops
Saturday 10th February Tom Barron £25
‘Alla Prima seascape oil painting workshop '
3 PLACES AVAILABLE
The class will explore alla prima (in one sitting) oil painting techniques within the seascape subject
Wet on wet oil painting with tutor Tom Barron demonstrating throughout the day. Suitable for all levels.
Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th March Rebecca Chalmers £30 + entry fee
Be inspired – A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950
7 PLACES AVAILABLE
Visit the exhibition and create a piece of work inspired by Scottish Avant Garde art. This is an exciting exhibition, exploring the development of modern art in Scotland looking at less well known works of artists such as FCB Caddell and William McCance, and of lesser known artists who created artworks which pushed the boundaries of the art of the time.
This is a chance to try a new style of painting, or just to find new ideas for your work.
Saturday 3rd March : 1.00pm – 3.30pm.
We will visit the exhibition at the Scottish Modern Art Gallery 2, Belford Rd, Edinburgh. As we go round the exhibition we will discuss the different movements of the time and look at styles and techniques of individual paintings.
Participants will choose a style or painting they are drawn to in the exhibition that will bethe starting point for inspiration for the next day’s painting. We will make sketches and notes and discuss ideas for the Sunday workshop.
Sunday 4th March: 10am – 4pm.
We will develop ideas from the previous day to create a work in the medium of our choice.
Saturday 10th March Ruth Stiven £25
‘50 Shades of Grey!’
1 PLACE AVAILABLE
Have fun using absolutely no colour at all!
TONE = the degree of lightness or darkness, which we'll explore using only black and white, to create a myriad of wonderful greys in between. Any black, white and grey materials can be used......pencil, pen, graphite, pastel, charcoal, paint or ink.....together or separately. You can choose your reference(s) or vary the subject matter - likewise your work surfaces. After a series of exercises you may wish to produce a final, main piece of work, or you may prefer to experiment further, without a final outcome. With the complete absence of colour, one develops a real awareness of the beauty in countless varieties of grey and how applying these appropriately can create the magic of 3D illusion.
Saturday 17th March Gina Wright £25
‘Expressing light and colour in Pastels’
6 PLACES AVAILABLE
We will be using a still life set up to study the interaction of light and colour in Pastel and looking for the abstract shapes within the set up.
Monotone and colour studies with be done with charcoal and pastel then finally we will use pastels to convey the light and colour observed in the still life.
This workshop is suitable for all levels and those new to pastel.