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.

Normal Opening Times

Please note that the opening/closing times are approximate and can vary depending on usage. If you are interested in joining please email our MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

The club is open to members at the following times: All sessions must be booked in advance.
Tuesday morning 10:00 - 12:00 Open session
Wednesday morning 10:00 - 12:00 Craft group
Thursday morning 10:00 - 12:00 Open session
Thursday evening 19:00 - 21:00 Photography group
Friday morning. 10:00 - 12:00 Art class - currently closed to new members
Friday evening 19:00 - 21:00 Open session
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.

Constitution

Our Premises
Our premises are located on Moray Way North, Dalgety Bay, close to the Eastern Approach Road roundabout. We have a self-contained wooden building 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).
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 supplementary charge of £4 per week.
Please note that due to Covid restrictions classes as such are not taking place at this time.
"Isle of May Puffins" - 2"Button Necklace"PebblebeachWest Nile Street"Vase on a table with Sunflowers and Fruit" by Gwynith Young"Eggs & Peppers" by Moira MacPherson