Last Sunday, 8th September, it was very busy at Kirkcaldy Art Club, as we were participating in Doors Open Days. It was a beautiful sunny day and our first visitors arrived 15 minutes before opening time at 10.45 ! In fact one visitor assisted with hanging up the Doors Open Day banner. From then on there was a steady flow of visitors, including whole families. In all 110 adults and 30 children came in to see the building, see our lovely pottery, view an exhibition of member's work and enjoyed our coffee, tea and magnificent home baked cakes. The children enjoyed the activities in the pottery, making bracelets, using clay to make a range of items, designing lovely cards and other art activities. Most people were visiting all the Doors Open Day venues, and were really interested in the history of the building, once the laundry and domestic offices for the Carmelite Monastery, which then became Dysart House, owned by the Sinclair and Nairn families. Many were amazed that the same building is now a convent. Other visitors were just strolling around Dysart, enjoying the sunshine and exploring. Several people didn't even know that Kirkcaldy Art Club existed, and immediately started asking how it worked, and asked about classes. Taking part in Doors Open Days takes a lot of organisation and preparation but it is worth it. We get to meet all these lovely people who are interested in art and history and like bringing their children along to do the arty activities.
Next week our first term begins form Monday 16th September. We have five tutored painting classes, four tutored pottery classes, a children's class and a new class in printing. Most classes are full but there are still some spaces in painting and printing classes. Details of these spaces and prices are on our website kirkcaldyartclub.co.uk/classes and on our Facebook page.
A lovely little note left by one of the children