About Us

Introduction

Dalgety Bay Art Club is one of the largest amateur art groups in Fife. We normally have more than 100 members. It's an adults-only club, as you have to be 18 or over to join. We accept people at all levels of ability, from beginners to very experienced painters or craftspeople. The main focus has always been on painting, however we also have a strong and growing group of crafters among us as well as having our own photography group.
Charitable Status

Dalgety Bay Art Club has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
The club is listed in the Scottish Charities Register, Charity Number SC047241.
Our date of registration was: 15 March 2017.
Our charity's registered name is: Dalgety Bay Art Club.
Our charitable objects are: To promote creative art and crafts, which will include (but need not be limited to) painting and craftwork, by means of meetings, tuition, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and outings, in Dalgety Bay and nearby communities.
If further information is required, specifically, Annual Reports (in Word format) and/or Receipts & Payments (Excel format), these can be provided on application to our Secretary via our “Contact Us” page.

Constitution

Our Premises

Our premises (which we call the Clubhouse - not to be confused with a former local bar/restaurant of the same name!) is located on Moray Way North, Dalgety Bay, close to the Eastern Approach Road roundabout. We have a self-contained wooden building which was recently extended, with central heating, tea/coffee making facilities, internet connection, excellent lighting, toilet, an office and a storeroom.

We have a comprehensive lending library of recent books and DVDs plus a wide range of art and craft equipment to use for copying, mount cutting and framing.

The Club also runs a small shop (open only to members) supplying basic art and craft supplies such as mount card, paper, masking tape etc. We can also order art materials for members online from the SAA (Society of All Artists).

Opening Times

The club is open to members at the following times:
Tuesday morning 10:00 - 12:00 Open session

Wednesday morning 10:00 - 12:00 Craft group meeting. Any Club member wishing to attend will be made most welcome, however due to the popularity of this session we have a Waiting List at this time (as from 18/10/2018). If any member has a query please contact dbac.web@btinternet.com

Thursday morning 10:00 - 12:00 Open session

Thursday evening 19:00 - 21:00 Photography group. Any Club member wishing to attend will be made most welcome.

Friday evening 19:00 - 21:00 Open session

Please note that the opening/closing times are approximate and can vary depending on usage. We suggest that any non-member thinking of visiting us should contact one of the Club Committee members first.

In addition to Open Sessions the Clubhouse is used for demonstrations, workshops and classes which are detailed below.

Exhibitions

The Club organises 2 major exhibitions each year in the Dalgety Parish Church Hall: the Spring/Summer Exhibition is in May and the Autumn Exhibition is in November. Members can submit their paintings, photographs and craftworks for a small entrance fee. The Club levies a commission of 10% for each item sold, which goes to Club funds.

Further exhibiting opportunities are available at other venues throughout the year, details of which are displayed on the notice boards in the clubhouse and on the website.

Demonstrations and Workshops

Demonstrations and Workshops, either by visiting experts or one of our own members, are held in the Clubhouse throughout the year. Demonstrations normally take place on a Wednesday evening and Workshops on a Saturday.

We have teamed up with our friends at Dunfermline Art Club to share demonstrations and workshops so that members of both clubs can benefit from a wider range of events.

We also try to arrange social events from time to time.

Details of forthcoming events are displayed on the notice board in the Clubhouse and on this website. Demonstrations and workshops can be very popular and places should be signed up early to avoid disappointment.

Painting / Drawing Classes

Alan Ross, teaches classes in watercolour/pastel/acrylic painting. The classes run from September until June, from 10:00 till 12:00 on Friday mornings.

There is a fee payable for each class, currently £4. Please note that these classes are very popular. Anyone wishing to join them should contact Alan Ross on 01383 823280 to check places are available.
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