Dunfermline: Workspace to host Pittencrieff House art school for summer holidays

AN ART SCHOOL run by Workspace Dunfermline could give parents a welcome break this summer.

The initiative, led by artist Alan Grieve, will occupy the ground floor of Pittencrieff House for 10 days between July 27 and August 7.

“It will be a pop-up studio for all ages,” he explained.

“People can come and the material is provided, each session will last three hours.

“It’s aimed at kids, but parents are free to come in and get involved or sit down and have a cup of tea.”

After running a similar program over spring break, Alan wanted to expand the program to provide activities for children during the summer months.

“There will be drawing, painting and embroidery,” he added.

“There will also be outdoor drawing on Saturday.

“For adults, there will be evenings on Thursdays with special speakers.”

The summer school will take place from July 27 to 31 and August 3 to 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to participate.

Alan has just set up a new exhibit in Perth and helped organize the Dunfermline Picnic in the Park, and is currently teaching classes at Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.

He is also planning his next venture of showcasing football in Fife, working closely with Kelty Hearts and Dunfermline Athletic.

Kayleen C. Rice