Dates for new session:
The new session for Hillhouse and Earnock Art Group starts Wednesday 4th September. The classes are run in Hillhouse Parish church hall 10.30 -12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
At present both classes are full but if you wish to join and put your name on a waiting list you will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available.
There are spaces in the Thursday evening class in Hamilton Rugby Club, Bent Road, Hamilton
from 7 - 9pm
The cost is £65 for 12 weeks not including the school October week. This includes materials, paper and tuition. Beginners welcome.
Dates for new session:
Term 1 (12 wks) 4th/5th Sept – 27th/28th Nov. (off school week 14th Oct)
Term 2 (10 wks) 22nd/23rd Jan – 26th/27th March
Term 3 (8 wks) 30th Apr/1st May – 11th/12th June
Calderglen – 21st - 30th September 2013
Chatelherault – 1st May – 30th May 2014
Topics weeks for Next Session:
Suggested topics for next session:
1st Term NATURE
2 weeks Water – watercolours
2 weeks Water – acrylics
2 weeks Flowers/plants
2 weeks Fruit/still life
2 weeks Birds/animals
2 weeks Any medium
2nd Term 5 weeks Portraits
5 weeks Own work
3rd Term Buildings – perspective
PRESS RELEASE 14th May, 2011
Following the tremendous success of the 2010 Exhibition The Hillhouse
and Earnock Art Group are looking forward to repeating that success
this year. Again it will take place in the Courtyard Gallery at
Chatelherault Country Park, Ferniegair in Hamilton where they have
exhibited for the last six years.
The Hillhouse and Earnock Group’s Art Exhibition will run for almost
two weeks, running from Friday 24th June to Tuesday 5th July 2011
There will be a TV and Press Preview night on Saturday 25th June from
7.00pm to 9.00pm. and to add to that occasion, they have especially
invited the Rev. David Burt of the Hillhouse Parish church to
officially open it.
Over the years the Rev. Burt has made available hall space for
three of the art classes to take place and without that generosity the
classes may not have been able to happen.
The Exhibition will be open from 10.am to 5.00pm except on the Sunday
when it will be open from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. (The Visitor Centre’s
It also hoped that another keen supporter of this particular Art group
in Hamilton ,Margaret Mitchell MSP, will be in attendance as she has
been wonderfully supportive and encouraging.
This local group has been running for eight years and comprises of
four groups. –Three adult (No limit to age) and a children’s group for
over 7’s. Their activities include painting, drawing and model
making, all in an interesting variety of media.
There were art groups in Hamilton but Heather Darling saw a gap in the
need for one in the Hillhouse and Earnock area. Heather had formerly
taught at Earnock High but had always harboured an ambition to teach
and encourage art in the community. She then formed the group in 2003
which is now run by an enthusiastic committee and they have displayed
and sold their work for the last eight years. Heather said, “She gets
great pleasure from seeing people progressing in technique and
confidence in achieving their own work of art.”
And as a tutor, she is on hand to offer advice on their drawings and
paintings whether a novice or advanced.
As an extra special treat on the Preview Night only, for the 5th year
running, they will have musicians playing – The Westerly Winds Quintet
and, in which, one of the members of the art group, Alison
Simpson, will be playing the oboe.
Mrs. Darling concluded by saying, “You could have an original for your
home at an affordable price and she hopes that people will come to the
exhibition to see and enjoy the variety of paintings.”
Entrance to this exciting Annual Arts Exhibition will be FREE and
suitable for all ages so all are welcome.