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Last demo and workshop

This Sunday, 1st March, there will be two events at Kirkcaldy Art Club. Jenny Rae, a Fife ceramicist, will lead a workshop in the pottery, 'Fairy tale Towers and Turrets. Meanwhile, in the painting studio, Philippa Mitchell, an artist based in Crail, will demonstrate her skills and techniques in painting with oils. With only two weeks of term left many members are working towards our annual exhibition and open weekends. The annual exhibition is on Saturday and Sunday, 21st and 22nd March, followed by an open weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th March. It has been an very busy and very productive term. Soon our printing class, new this year, will have their own exhibition in the

Busy times at Kirkcaldy Art Club

Last Thursday, 13th February, Perthshire ceramic artist, Ceri White gave an entertaining and informative demonstration to an enthusiastic group of potters . Ceri specialises in hand- thrown planters which she decorates with coloured slips before carving designs through the slip to expose the colour underneath. She demonstrated this technique and another where dots of slip are applied to the surface of the pot to create texture and pattern. Ceri also talked about her experience taking part in the 'Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, a national public art trail held last summer. Ceri was one of the artists selected to decorate one of the statues - '' Wullie, Yer A Pure Dancer" was depicted dres

demos and workshops coming up

Last Sunday Philippa Mitchell's demonstration was cancelled due to stormy weather. It has now been rescheduled for Sunday 1st March, 2-4 pm. On Thursday 13th February, 7-9 pm, Ceri White will be demonstrating how she decorates her work on raw clay and will also talk about the 'Oor Wullie and Crieff Cowch' projects that she worked on last summer. Then, on Sunday 16th February, 10 am - 1 pm Heather Gilbert, one of our tutors, will lead a workshop in 'Animal Forms'. Looking to later in February, Sunday 23rd, 1-4pm, Daniel Scottow, an artist based in the East Neuk, will lead a workshop in acrylics, 'Dramatic seas, skies and silhouettes'. This follows a demonstration which he did last y

Chi Zang's demo

5th February 2020 Last Sunday, 2nd February, several art club members enjoyed 'something completely different' in the form of a demonstration of Chinese Brush Painting by Chi Zhang. Chi is a renowned artist based in Edinburgh at the Confucious Institute for Scotland. Initially Chi talked through the brushes, made from animal hair, and demonstrated their use, by showing various strokes. This was done on rice paper. Chi stressed the importance of having several practice strokes before transferring to the finished piece. It was surprising to learn that shadows and perspective do not feature in Chinese painting and some things are left to the imagination of the viewer. While demonstrating by pai

Chi Zang's fantastic demo

Last Sunday, 2nd February, several art club members enjoyed 'something completely different' in the form of a demonstration of Chinese Brush Painting by Chi Zhang. Chi is a renowned artist based in Edinburgh at the Confucious Institute for Scotland. Initially Chi talked through the brushes, made from animal hair, and demonstrated their use, by showing various strokes. This was done on rice paper. Chi stressed the importance of having several practice strokes before transferring to the finished piece. It was surprising to learn that shadows and perspective do not feature in Chinese painting and some things are left to the imagination of the viewer. While demonstrating by painting various flow

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