Potfest and Art in the Harbour
On Sunday 10th June Kirkcaldy Art Club held its’ Annual Outing. More than 30 members boarded the coach in Kirkcaldy to travel to the PotFest at Scone Palace, Perth. It was a warm, sunny day with so much to see. Potters showing and selling their very varied pieces while others demonstrated their skills for all to see. Lots of information gleaned talking to exhibitors. The Raku firing was a very popular event, with both adults and children, with exciting pieces appearing from the unusual “bread bin” kilns! Some members wandered through the gardens ablaze with rhododendrons while others got lost in the Maze! A most enjoyable event with lots of purchases made before returning to Kirkcaldy where most members headed off to the Strathearn Hotel for High Tea. Last week the Club participated in a very successful exhibition in the Mercat with the Mining Heritage Society and the Civic Society. Members demonstrated their painting skills while chatting with members of the public. Interest was shown by some to joining in September when Enrolment takes place for 2018/19. Art at the Harbour led by Bill Bruce. Members met at the car park near the harbour on a lovely summer morning. Bill Bruce explained the plan for the days, to make a number of quick sketches and not to try to create a complete picture immediately. He pointed out various possible interesting views.This two day course has almost become an Art Club tradition and it is good to have a tutor who really knows the harbour and it's history so well, not to mention his knowledge about the many boats there. The weather was very kind to us on the first day, dry and mainly warm and sunny. Some of the group had never painted or drawn outside before but with Bill's patient assistance and guidance everyone achieved a result and enjoyed their day. Day two saw the weather a little cooler and definitely windier! Most of us managed to find sheltered spots to work in and again many sketches were attempted successfully. Many different types of medium were used from simple pencil sketches to pastel works and watercolour studies. The course provided many pictures which will be developed into more complete images later in the year, possibly when term starts again in September.