At Potter Around we run art classes and sell art by local artists. We always have canvases and acrylic paints in the studio if you want to drop in and paint. The countryside and views around the studio provides great inspiration for landscape artists. Children of all ages are welcome to drop in at any time and paint, make collages or indulge in messy art and crafts.
Oil Painting Workshops
You can join our oil painting workshops at any time. They run on Thursday mornings from 10.30 -12.30 for adults as well as Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Kids oil painting classes run on Wednesday evenings from 5-6.30pm. Classes are taught by local artist Kirsty McDiarmid and are suitable for all levels, from beginners up. Classes are £20 for adults (£70 for a block of 4) and £15 for children (£50 for a block of 4). Call us to book.
Kirsty is a local artist who has been painting seriously for several years, particularly in oils. She loves the flexibility and richness of the medium of oils and strives to achieve depth and realism in her work. Before returning to West Lothian, she spent 5 years living in Ireland where she was a member of the South Tipperary Art Centre and studied oil painting technique. Going on to assist in the running of the clases, Kirsty also successfully exhibited and sold her work. She is now a member of the Livingston Art Association and is eager to continue sharing her knowledge of oil painting. The classes are sure to be instructive and enjoyable.
During school holidays we often run both acrylic and oil painting workshops. Just check our facebook page to see when they are on.
Artists on Display in the Studio
We currently have pieces on sale in the studio by Kirsty as well as by a variety of other local artists. Kirsty’s highland cow paintings are proving particular popular and she takes commissions too.
As the oil painting classes are now into their second year, those who have been coming all that time are now feeling confident enough to display their work too and some are for sale. All the artists will take commissions so just give us a call to arrange this.