Hillhouse and Earnock

Art Group



Dates for new session:

            Term 3 (8 wks)            30th Apr/1st May – 11th/12th June




Exhibition Venues:

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
normal hours)
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.









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All sessions led by Heather Darling, Art Tutor.
Please contact Heather on 07979222391 or email hbd_scot(at)yahoo.co.uk















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