Art club set to strike oil with new painting class

Colin Christie
Colin Christie

Glenrothes Art Club is launching a new series of Oil Painting Classes in March of this year with tutor Colin Christie, a well known and respected painter and lecturer, resident in Midlothian.

Colin began drawing and painting in his early teens and went on to study at Edinburgh College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art. He worked in Graphics and Architecture until 1984 when he changed career and joined staff at the then Napier College in Edinburgh. He lectured in Interior Design, Computer Aided Design, Graphics and Technology until 2001.

He then worked as a freelance designer producing all manner of computer generated graphics and visualisations for Scottish and London based commercial clients. Recently his career has taken off and he exhibits with many Scottish Galleries and holds regular workshops at Birnam Arts Centre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

The three Saturday classes on 17th, 24th and 31st March will be a course in basic work with oils and materials are supplied.

These classes, run by Glenrothes Art Club, are open to everyone 16 years and over and cost a total of £45 for the 3 weeks (£15 deposit, with the balance due on the first week). For further details and bookings contact Lilian Sloan on 01592 771925 or email

Now in its 57th year of activity, Glenrothes Art Club continues to lead the way in arts and crafts in the voluntary sector in the local area and is proud of the good reputation it has built up over the years both in providing exciting activities, events and also in helping to serve the local community of Glenrothes and surrounding area.