July 20th - Newhaven Harbour
Members have enjoyed a series of outings, including this one, over the last few months. We are looking forward to two more in August. See the Blog for more images from the Newhaven trip.
Apr. 20th - Artist talk / demo
This week artist Damian Callan will talk to the Club, and provide a demonstration. This will be our final talk this term before our Spring & Summer outings begin. We still have a couple of class nights though.
Apr. 1st - Exhibition is open
We've been open a couple of days, and hope for a busy weekend ahead. Open 11.00 to 17.45 Sat. and 14.00 to 17.45 Sun., in Greyfriars Kirk, closing Wed. 6th at 16.30.
Mar. 24th - almost exhibition time
Over 200 framed paintings are soon to be submitted for selection into our Exhibition opening to the public on Thursday 31st March. Members should look at the Blog page about framing.
mar. 16th - Talk / Demo
with Sophia burnell
In a change to our Programme, artist Sophia Burnell will talk about her work, and provide a brief demonstration. Sophia is an en plein air painter, which will be of interest to many members.
mar. 9th - Crit Evening
Another Crit Night this week, this time with artist & tutor Hayley Whittingham. Hayley provided plenty of feedback on our work, to help us improve both those paintings we'd brought along, and future ones.
mar. 31st - annual exhibition
Our 64th Annual Exhibition opens in Greyfriars Kirk at 11:00 on Thursday 31st March, and runs until Wednesday 6th April. Come and see us!
mar. 2nd - class night
This week we're back together for a class night at AUC.
feb. 23rd - Club AGM (on zoom)
I hope members will grab a cuppa (or something stronger) and join us this evening on Zoom for our AGM.
feb. 16th - Talk (on zoom)
Reiach & hall, architects
We like to mix things up, and this week it's architecture. Neil Gillespie is our speaker, and you can expect to hear about some award winning Scottish buildings. One that got my attention is the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney.
feb. 9th - crit night
We all enjoy these Crit evenings. This one is on Zoom with our own Diana Jackson, and I'm told there are 25 paintings to be discussed.
jan. 26th - Artist Talk & demo
A treat for all of us this week, but especially for the watercolour painters amongst us, a talk and demo over Zoom by Sheena Phillips. Inspiring and educational! See the Blog for some more pictures.
jan. 12th - Club social evening
Members should prepare a wee drink, and join our Zoom call at 8pm tonight for some chat, a quiz, and more!
jan. 1st - happy new year
Best wishes for a happy & healthy 2022.
dec. 23rd - Merry Christmas
Holyrood Art Club wishes everyone a Happy Christmas.
dec. 8th - final class night
Well, that's it all over for 2021. Diana prepared a challenging still life for the final class night. Upstairs, we had two great models for the portrait and draped life classes. Members are looking forward to our Social Night over Zoom on Jan. 12th.
Nov. 24th - Artist talk
The Club welcomed artist Brigid Collins to talk about her work. Members enjoyed her slides of paintings, ceramics, and 'poem-houses' all incorporating text from collaborations with poets. See brigidcollinsart.com for much more detail.
Nov. 17th - Crit night
This week we had a Crit Night with artist and tutor Graeme Swanson providing advice and guidance on a wide variety of paintings brought in by members. More photos on the Blog page.
Nov. 10th - Artist talk
Members were treated to another interesting talk this week from artist and art therapist Ingrid Bell, about the use of art in therapy. Very thought provoking!
Some new Artwork
Head to the Gallery to see this piece (Inchcolm), and 4 other works, by Roger Emmerson. Members should note tomorrow (10th) is a talk by local artist and art psychotherapist, Ingrid Bell.
Oct. 27th - artist Talk
This week artist Jaya Cauchy Ogilvie provided an interesting and lively talk, that included many of the artworks that she'd brought along for us to see. Check the Blog for more.
Evie jamieson - solo exhibition
Congratulations to HAC member, Evie Jamieson, on her solo exhibition (21 paintings) at the Scottish Arts Club. Closes noon Sat. 23rd. so last few days!
October 13th - talk / demo
Members enjoyed our first talk / demo of the term with artist Kenneth Le Riche. Great insight in how to approach a piece, and lots of tips. More pics in the Blog.
October 6th - class night
The first class night of the new term is this Wednesday, 6th October, at Augustine United Church.
A successful 2021 exhibition
Our Exhibition closed on 29th Sept. Fifty five paintings were sold, from the 225 framed, and a few unframed, images on display. Thank you to all our visitors.
Outing - dalkeith country park
Another fine day for our 2nd outing this month, on Wednesday 25th August.
Important members info
Please see your emails about sending back your Exhibition S.A.E. this week, by the 21st August, and your membership renewal form.
Crit night favourite
This pastel by Michael Coutts was voted Crit Night favourite by the Club Council and will be used as online Exhibition advertising.
Summer Painting Outing
Wednesday 28th July 2021 to Cockenzie Harbour & House at 2pm.