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Avril Cunningham's demo

On Sunday 27th October Avril Cunningham demonstrated 'Having fun with Gels and Pastes'. Avril showed us many different types of gels and pastes and demonstrated how best to use them to enhance acrylic painting and provide many different textures when using acrylics. She showed us examples of work done using crackle paste, moulding paste, glass bead gel and many others, describing their properties. It was very helpful and informative to see how they would be used, and also to see the finished work. Then Avril went on to demonstrate Gelli Plate printing. This was fascinating, a form of monoprinting in which a gelatin block is used as a printing plate, with water based printing ink or acrylics.

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On Sunday 20th October Heather Gilbert, pottery tutor at the club, demonstrated how best to use Kirkcaldy Art Club's own glazes. Heather gave members an insight to the endless possibilities from the large selection of glazes available at Kirkcaldy Art Club. She showed members different ways to apply glazes, what problems to look out for, how to use wax resist, and also 'what not to do' , reminding potters to 'Clean the bottom of your pot !!' Heather had prepared some beautiful examples. Members left feeling inspired, even those who had been coming to classes for years. We look forward to seeing the examples emerging from the kiln. Also on Sunday 20th October, in the painting studio, Alan Ste

Half way through the term already?!

Already Kirkcaldy Art Club is half way through the first term. Members enjoyed a Mishima and Scraffito workshop on Sunday 13th October with Irene Coulthard whose passion and enthusiasm for this technique shone through. Irene guided us through the stages demonstrating and explaining each step from tracing the design onto the prepared clay, to incising, adding the underglaze and cleaning it up afterwards. Attendees gained valuable insight into the importance of ensuring the steps are carried out at the correct time as dryness levels are key. The workshop was attended by pottery class, painting class and printing class members who all produced exciting and unique work and are all looking forwar

Busy times at Kirkcaldy Art Club

Another busy week, and beyond, at Kirkcaldy Art Club. On Saturday afternoon, 5th October, we participated in celebrating Fun Palaces at Templehall Library in Kirkcaldy. Five art club members provided art activities for two groups of children over the afternoon. Many parents had booked places for their children in advance but some families arrived to change their library books and asked if their children could take part too. This was quickly arranged by library staff and we got busy. So, two groups of children and some extra members had a range of activities suitable for differing age groups. Autumn head bands were made, starry, starry autumn night paintings were produced, using mixed media,

First demo and workshop coming up

This is now the third week of this term. New members are becoming familiar with the routine at Kirkcaldy Art Club and will soon find out about the further opportunities to learn more about ceramics and drawing / painting. On Sunday 6th October, 2-4pm, Simon Ward, a world wide renowned ceramicist, will be sharing his skills and techniques with members. He will be 'Throwing and hand building' an assemblage of forms to make vessels. Simon is having a break from tutoring at Kirkcaldy Art Club to travel round the world, always developing his skills further. He has extensive experience of producing and exhibiting his work in the UK, Europe and the far East, and more recently exhibiting in the famo

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