Tayvallich, the idyllic village on the shores of Loch Sween – reached from the road along the Crinan Canal – is offering tennis and art classes to all comers.
The tennis facilities are first class – and come with a stunning view. And Scotland’s best known colourist, John Lowrie Morrison – aka JoLoMo – has put the village on the art trail.
ArtMap Argyll, with artist, Fraser McIver one of its founding members, has just had its Open Studios weekend, with the area in and around Tayvalllich notable for the number of studios open to view. Fraser is the tutor for the art classes – details below.
Serving up tennis
Gordon McGuigan, a level 3 tennis coach from Glasgow, has been giving lessons in Tayvallich for about 3 years now.
He will be coaching there again over the weekend of 15th and 16th September.
Anyone can apply for a place, whether or not they live in Tayvallich, whose facilities are excellent – and with a view.
People from outside the village are very welcome and the starting age range for classes is 5 years to wherever, so beginners, improvers etc will all find the level they want.
There is a charge for the sessions and Sue Hillman from Tayvallich will tell anyone interested what it is likely to cost for what they want. Email her at: email@example.com
Painting for pleasure
The course on offer is ‘Watercolour to Acrylics: Painting for Pleasure’, taken by Fraser MacIver.
Anyone wondering what to do with the evenings as winter draws in – and it’s coming [like its not really been away] – might think of booking on to this informal art course. There are no tests or assignments, just a chance to meet with a like minded group of people and paint under the skilled guidance of Fraser McIver, a celebrated local artist.
- WHERE? Achnamara Village Hall
- WHEN? Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9.30pm from 23rd October to 11th December inclusive.
- HOW MUCH? Course cost £80.
- HOW DO I BOOK? Cheques payable to Achnamara Village Hall and sent to Kerrie Grant at Innisfree, Achnamara, Lochgilphead. PA31 8PX to confirm your place. Places are limited.
Contact Kerrie Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries – or to express an interest in joining us.
Details of what the course will be doing
This is given to us as a broad course outline – but sessions are likely to be flexible depending upon the interests of the group.
Session 1: Watercolour introduction - paper stretching; wet into wet free application; hard edges; dry brush
Session 2: Watercolour Still life
Session 3: Watercolour Outdoor studies
Session 4: Acrylic introduction to techniques
Session 5: Acrylic / watercolour behaviour comparison and experimentation
Session 6: Colours and textures
Session 7: Practical application – composition
Session 8: Practical application – continued.
There will also be one full day of outdoor sketching and practice, planned over a weekend to suit all participants.