Dear Member, our annual Christmas exhibition is fast approaching and I’m looking forward to welcoming those of you who can join us at the preview evening and party on Friday, 6th December. Exhibiting art work can be a very daunting thought but if you have never exhibited your work I would strongly encourage you to consider doing so. If past exhibitions are anything to go by I’m sure the standard will, yet again, be very high. If anyone is still needing assistance cutting mounts, Pam Robertson, as always, is very willing to help any member who would like to acquire the skill of using our mount cutter. You can contact Pam ( or  Jean ( our secretary.


You’ll see from our website that Ailsa has, yet again, organised an excellent selection of classes and workshops for Spring 2020. There are some familiar tutors and one or two new ones and the proposed programme is sure to stimulate your imagination and creativity. Application forms have been e-mailed to all members.

At the President’s evening I suggested visiting the Leonardo 500 exhibition at The Palace of Holyrood House. I’m pleased to say we have had a good number of members who have expressed an interested in this. I shall be contacting those members who are interested with further information shortly.


Since our last newsletter, we have had a full and varied Autumn programme of classes works and talks. Well done to the competition winners - Liz Craig and Brenda Clark. I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who come along to support the Thursday evening talks, especially in these dark winter months.

Lastly, I must, unfortunately, take this opportunity to yet again raise an ongoing problem with tidiness and general clearing up after a class. I would like to remind all our members who attend the tutored and untutored classes to make every effort to leave your workstation / easel / floor clean and tidy. Please also take time to dispose of your rubbish in the appropriate waste bins. Chris Carter has been doing an admirable job sorting out the bins and recycling but this is not always made easy if rubbish is put in the wrong bin! We, the committee, are aware that on occasions the bins have been overflowing and we are trying to address this issue by ensuring they are emptied on a regular basis. As Art Club members we all need to take responsibility for our own mess and ensure that we tidy up after ourselves leaving the club clean for those coming after us.


Our Spring 2020 classes will begin on 20th January 2020.  Until then I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year.
Moira Mukherjee, President

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