Group outings

Socially distanced art

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With uncertainty over when the group may meet again, some members have been holding an informal – and socially distanced – gathering in the middle of Grantown over the past week.

Here you can see members in the gardens outside the Garth Hotel.

While some members picked up their paper and pencils, others were happy to chat and catch up on the last few months.

It has been mooted to make this a regular meeting – depending on the weather and venue.

Edinburgh site trip

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The group will be making an exhibition site trip to Edinburgh on the February 17th. This will include the BP Portrait Awards at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Artists Book Market at The Fruitmarket Gallery and Songs of Winter exhibition by Pauline Burbridge and Charlie Poulson at City Art Centre (stitched fabric, drawings, sculpture).
Transport is up to the individual with a meeting point to be decided.
Hopefully some of you can make it?
For further details, please contact Rona

Summer learning

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Our counterparts in the Society of Badneoch and Strathspey Artists are holding a week of free art classes in the Iona Gallery in Kingussie.

Subjects on offer include acrylic and watercolour painting, felting and weaving. And there’s even a class teaching how to make “fauxidermy” – needle felting to make a fake animal head trophy.

Organisers are trying to get an idea of numbers interested so they can ensure that there is enough material and equipment to go round and spaces in some classes may be limited.

Best of all, it’s in the school holidays so if you’re babysitting or have some children to entertain, this could be a welcome addition to the schedule. But children must be accompanied by an adult.

The climax of the event is a big exhibition of all the work created during the week

Anyone looking for more information should contact:

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April 5: Pie and chips!

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A reminder that it’s the end of term so we’re celebrating with a visit to The Craig Bar for pie and chips. Please note: The classroom at Grantown Grammar is not available.

Art group is off for a couple of weeks. Check the Summer Term page for details of what we might be up to when we get back.

But keep going with the wonderful work you started this term – lots of exhibitions coming up next term…

Craig Bar, Grantown
All roads lead to The Craig Bar

Christmas lunch

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We’re off to the Garth Hotel for Christmas lunch at the weekend. Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures of people in Christmas hats! Remember to take your cameras!

March 23: Pie and chips

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CraigBaredit2It’s all change on our spring timetable.

Because of the committee meeting, Wednesday night’s group painting activity became ‘try pottery’ night. And this week, on March 23, we’re off to the Craig Bar for pie and chips at 7pm to celebrate the end of term. Members should tell Spencer if they wish to attend. The room hire at Grantown Grammar will be cancelled.

But do not despair, group painting will return…

Directions for sketching trip on Saturday

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Take the A95 from Cromdale towards Advie for 3 miles.

There’s a lay-by on right hand side – drive past this for around 250 yards (cottages on right) – turn left down track – Tulchan A Beat.

If you reach traffic lights at Dalvey Farm you have gone too far!

Could you let Rona and Viv know if you are or are not going.

Floral Hall

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Such a wonderful place to visit and sketch. For those who couldn’t make Rona’s trip, I’ve taken some pictures. We’ve got stacks more in the art room for you to look through for inspiration.

Painting outdoors 25 june

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Meeting at school for 7pm then departing for Old Spey Bridge (Classic spey art group subject).

Group will be encouraged to sketch unusual viewpoints of this often painted landmark. Bring your favorate sketching media. watercolour and water soluable pencils encouraged but not essential.

I will provide some foldy chairs and a choice of “smidge” or “skin so soft”.