Our congregation has an art group which has been meeting since 1997. We mostly live in South Edinburgh and meet on Monday mornings at 9:30 till 12.30 in the Recreation Hall in the Kirk Centre during school terms. The Recreation Hall makes an ideal studio, well lit, spacious and warm. The best time to see us is to join us for coffee at 10.30am and stay as long as you like.
As well as developing our own styles, we share ideas and provide support and encouragement to each other. We usually use watercolour, acrylic or pastels and chalk. Some of us like to work from a still life and some from their own sketches and photographs.
At least once a term we arrange visits to galleries and (weather permitting) have an outdoors sketching morning with lunch to follow. From time to time we arrange exhibitions of our work. We have our own library resources and can supply equipment and advice on what to buy.
Whether you are looking to join an art group or simply take a look, you will find a ready welcome from the group members.
We thought it would be interesting to exhibit from time to time, a couple of examples of our work.
Silent Auction of Paintings
Kathleen Donald was one of our first female elders and a founder member of our Art Group.
When she passed away recently, some of her paintings were bequeathed to Liberton Kirk to be auctioned to provide funds for the Kirkgate Trust, a body set up to provide facilities and assistance to young people in the South East Edinburgh area.