Dear all


It is mid-October already and I am writing with a few Art Club news and updates, and dates for your diary. 


Thursday 21st October, 7.30: Catriona Coultar - From Seashore to Cyanotype

We are looking forward to welcoming Catriona to the Art Club next week to talk about her fascinating sculpture and print work inspired by the raw materials she finds on the shores of Fife. Please visit our website to find out more about her work.


Untutored classes are back!

In late summer the Committee started a comprehensive review of a set of policies and protocols related to clubroom use and access. As part of that review, we temporarily paused the untutored classes because we need to ensure that all Health and Safety requirements are in place and that the classes are equally accessible for all.


Thank you to all who had signed up originally for their patience.


We have now completed a major part of the review and I am pleased to let you all know that the Untutored Classes are back! We have drawn up a set of guidelines which will ensure that the classes can run smoothly and safely. 


Classes will start week beginning 25th October, until the end of term. Classes are scheduled Mondays 2-4, and Fridays 10-12. 


If you would like to join, please get in touch with me and I will then confirm your registration.


Workshop vacancies

A few spaces are available on the following workshops:

Kirsty Tudor, Felted Landscapes, 30th October 

Mark Holden, Watercolour Impact, 31st October 

Shelley Jupitus, Print Making, 13th November 

Lyn Evans, Christmas, 20th November  



Please let me know if you are interested, and I will get back in touch with you.


November Competition

In autumn it is always tempting to set a theme that is connected to the season, the changing colours, the beauty and bounty of the harvest season ... but perhaps that is a bit predictable? So - for November I have tried to come up with a slightly less predictable challenge - but one that lends itself to a seasonal interpretation nonetheless, if you wish.


Your theme for November is 'Simple Things'


You can go in any direction of interpretation, and may want seek inspiration both indoors and outdoors - weather in November permitting. 


Please remember, your entry should be created specifically for this competition, and you can use any medium, size or format. You can use any style, from the representational to the abstract or minimalist. Your art work must be unsigned, and as always, we ask the winner of the previous competition to sit this one out. 


The closing date for the submission is midnight on Monday 22nd November. 


All entries should be sent to . I shall send you an acknowledgement of receipt, and if you do not receive this within a day or two, please let me know.


The Winter Exhibition - Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th December

Please enter the date in your diary and check the website for guidelines on format et cetera. Further details will be sent out in November.


Other dates for your diary

Joint Photographic/Art Club talk (Zoom based) Thursday 13th January 2022


Term 2: 17th January - 25th March 2022

Term 3: 25th April - 1st July 2022


Easter Exhibition: 9th - 18th April

Summer Exhibition: 16th - 31st July (draft)


AGM: Thursday 24th March, 7.30


A greeting from Perthshire

Finally I want to bring to your attention an enquiry we have received from fellow artists in Perthshire, Sue and Roger Gordon. As amateur artists with plenty of art stored in their own home, the decided to contact the Scottish charity Childrens Hospices across Scotland to propose an art sale auction to raise money for the charity. Sue and Roger would be keen to hear from amateur artists elsewhere who might be interested to support the initiative by donating some of their own work for the good cause. If you are interested and want to find out more, please get in touch with them directly at



And that is all for today! Go forth and look for those simple things and simple joys in life that await to be painted or drawn by you - and submitted next month.


With all good wishes





Sabine Hotho

President, St Andrews Art Club