Get creative at summer art classes

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It’s not all about the kids this summer - East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust has launched an ambitious arts programme for grown ups.

This year’s Get Creative Adult Summer Programme is all about learning new skills in the friendly and relaxing surroundings of Kilmardinny House, The Barony Chambers and Lillie Art Gallery. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people while working with some of the most experienced tutors in Scotland.

Booking is essential for all creative courses, which are being run from East Dunbartonshire’s three cultural venues from Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 10.

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A spokesperson for EDLC Trust said: “It’s even easier than ever to book adult courses – now available through our new online booking service or by calling 0141 777 3143.

“There are further details of everything that’s going on during this summer, in the July –

September What’s On, or the homepage of the Trust website at

The programme highlights include:

Life Drawing - Exclusive use of Lillie Art Gallery working with Sandy Grant, one of the top life drawing tutors. An uninterrupted two day course within gallery 1 drawing from a live model both days.

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Beginners Drawing - for complete beginners. Looking to find your way round a drawing? Your tutor will build up your skills, vocabulary and confidence in equal measures. A friendly step by step short course to give you confidence in future courses.

Oil Painting: The Next Step This course is for students with some painting experience who want to develop their technique. Looking at still life and structured exercises, with a focus on tone and colour. There will be step by step demonstrations of different techniques to painting.

Creative Textiles – Silk Painting & Batik This informal one day course will interest anyone who enjoys watercolour techniques or using fabrics, as well as experimenting with colour, wax and textile media. Explore these fascinating textile crafts, using dyes and fabrics to produce various items.

Councillor Alan Moir, Convener of the Council’s Development & Regeneration Committee

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said: “This is a great selection of art courses and I’m sure there’s something here for


“Lots of people dream of picking up a pencil or a paintbrush but don’t get round to it. Well this is your chance, particularly the Beginners Drawing Class which starts at the very beginning!”

Trust Chair, Scott Hill, added: “As well as planning lots of new courses, we’re also keen to make it as easy for people to get themselves booked on.

“There are lots of different options now including our online system which we hope makes things easier for people to get involved.”