A small group of enthusiastic painters got together at the weekend for an SSBA-organised acrylics workshop at Queen Margaret University with award winning artist member Margaret Walty as our tutor.
This year, the annual SSBA garden party was hosted by Anne Carlaw, in beautiful Kinghorn. A great day was had by all, the sun shone, the birds sang and all present had an idyllic afternoon. Mary wore her best ‘Garden Party’ hat and was the belle of the ball.
Kinghorn lifeboat which had been in attendance at a fundraising event in Aberdour made an appearance in the bay and executed doughnuts for us in the sea. Everyone was waving excitedly at them and Sam , one of the crew, told me later they were delighted with our response.
We had a plant sale in aid of the RNLI and thanks to your generosity the SSBA are able to donate £300.00 to this worthy cause.
Our grateful thanks to all involved for making it such a memorable day.
JOHN HOPE GATEWAY, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS EDINBURGH
12.00 – 16.00
Several of our members and committee have been working hard towards the success of Flora Scotia, part of the Botanical Art Worldwide project and exhibition, and for the upcoming Worldwide Day of Botanical Art event, Friday 18 May, at the John Hope Gateway in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
We hope to see you there, enjoying the demonstrations, libations and celebrations.
The event starts at noon with the opening ceremony, and it will be non-stop until 4 p.m.
Meet the Plants – Guided walks around the garden with RBGE botanist Greg Kenicer, at 12.30, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30.
The Botanical Art Worldwide slideshow will run continuously throughout the celebrations
Visitors will get a chance to work alongside Flora Scotia artists on a giant botanical mural
12.00 – Lyn Campbell, Hazel Morris, Julie Price
13.00 – Linda Russell, Sharon Tingey
14.00 – Sheila Anderson Hardy (ink wash), Eleanor Christopher
15.00 – Marianne Hazlewood (buttercups), Janet Dyer (pen and ink illustration)
Many thanks to members Sarah Roberts, Anne Dana, Jacqui Pestell, Nicola Macartney, Jenny Haslemeier, Marianne Hazlewood, Lyn Campbell, Linda Russell, Eleanor Christopher, Julie Price, Jocelyn Anne Rabbitts, Bill Philips, Kathy Munro (Secretary), and Hazel Morris (Director), and all the members of the Scottish Botanical Arts Collective for their efforts towards making this exhibition and day a success.
Last but certainly not least, a huge thank you to all artists who submitted work.
Paint Botanical Art with Acrylics
If you’re interested in learning more, join us at the one-day acrylics workshop in October, led by renowned artist Margaret Walty.
Only twelve places available, and seven are already booked, so don’t delay.
Booking: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday October 7th 2018
Venue: Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret Drive, Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Cost: £50 per member, £60 non member
A series of free events and talks to be held in the Professor’s Room, Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Places must be reserved (see below).
1. The Botanic Cottage, Jane Corrie and Gerry Gallacher
Thursday 15 March 2-4 pm
2. Nepal, Jacqui Pestell MBE
Thursday 17 May 5-7.30 pm. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the garden beside the Cottage.
3. Art in Nature, George Anderson
Thursday 20th September 2-4 pm.
4. Curtis Botanical Magazine, Sharon Bradley
Thursday 8th November 2-4 pm.
5. SSBA members’ Christmas Party
Thursday 6th December 5-7.30 pm. Catering provided.