The trees are starting to turn yellow so it must be time to start thinking about Christmas, right?
And that means presents, so this new workshop could be very timely for some members.
Our lovely tutor, Angus Grant, will be leading a day of jewellery-making in the Inverallan Chuch Hall in Grantown next month.
He will take you through a range of basic techniques and you will use semi-precious stones to make three pairs of earrings and a bracelet.
This is our first workshop in association with the Cairngorms Learning Partnership so it would be great if we can get a good turnout. Please pass this information to anyone you think would be interested.
The price for SAG members and associates is £45, while for non-members, it is £55. Materials and tools are included – all you need to bring (according to Angus) is your lunch and plenty of enthusiasm.
You can see the course description and book your place here.
The art shows involving Spey Art Group members continue this week, with the start of our tutor Angus’s exhibition.
We all know that he loves fishing and Beyond Reasonable Trout features a range of landscapes with a fishy theme. His work is previewed on his website.
The show opens on Saturday at Grantown Museum and the launch is at night from 6-9pm. All are welcome to join Angus for a glass of wine and nibbles.
The exhibition is on every day (including Sundays) until July 10.
And of course there is still time to catch our favourite Dolly Allsorts, whose exhibition is still on until Thursday June 30.
Our counterparts down the valley – the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists – have a few arty workshops on offer in the next few months.
The first is ‘Object and Memory’ led by Eleanor White, of Bridge House Art, Ullapool. It will explore everyday objects and consider the stories that they tell. This course, costing £75, runs over two days:
- Friday April 22 – 7pm-9pm, and
- Saturday April 23 – 10am-4pm
Get more information by clicking here.
The second is ‘Painting on Location’ with local artist Dan Cottam. He will teach a number of techniques for oil and acrylics landscape painting. This class will take place on May 7 at Loch Insh Watersports from 10am-4pm.Price – £55. Get more by clicking here.
And the third, which is also taught by Dan, is a life drawing class at the Iona Gallery. You’ll learn how to draw the human form, including lessons on composition and proportion. Get more information on the course by clicking here.
They’re being organised through the Cairngorms Learning Partnership. Even if you don’t fancy these ones, the CLP has a range of crafty workshops, all taught by local experts. Even our very own tutor, Angus Grant, is taking part. He’s teaching a felt-making workshop on March 19.