How we organise our Art Society
New session restarts Thursday 14th September 2017
Carnoustie Art Society
Founded in 1981, Carnoustie Art Society has now been in existance for more than 30 years and continues to grow from strength to strength with our main session commencing in September and finishing at the end of May.
We have club rooms in the Carnoustie YMCA, High Street, on the first floor and demonstrations are held on a Thursday evening as noted in our syllabus. An informal group also meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm till 3.30pm to paint and enjoy each others company. A few people occasionally go along to paint on a Tuesday evening at 7pm.
Once a month we have demonstrations by well known local artists such as Ethel Mary Webster, Jim Dunbar, Fiona Haldane, Alfred Alan and others. We are also lucky enough to have artists from further afield such as Gina Wright, Liz Yule and Jean Martin. These demonstrations are well attended and we are able to listen and learn from the artists who give these demonstrations. There are a variety of subjects and mediums covered and there are opportunities to ask questions and pick up useful tips which aid learning and and help us to develop indivdual styles and medium of painting.
We also hold six or seven workshops during the year, again by some of the above mentioned artists. These workshops are always fully attened and have been of benefit to members both old and new. Again, there is a variety of subject and medium and pesonal help is always provided by the artist.
An annual exhibition is held at the beginning of November every year and we are grateful to all who support our club in this event with the sale of many paintings.
We hold get-together events during the year for people to meet up and we also have a Christmas night social evening with a Christmas card competition. We also have a restart lunch at the begining of the new session, a summer outing and a theme night. We have put together a very interesting and varied programme for 2015/16 and this can be viewed on our syllabus page.